Posts Tagged ‘ earthquake ’

Fuksuhima victims rally to support class-action suit against govt, plant operator

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Survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami who were forced to evacuate following the multiple meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant are taking legal action against the power company operating the plant and the Japanese government, for damages caused by the disaster. TOKYO (majirox news) — At least 350 Fukushima...
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Revised quake estimates predict 9,700 deaths in Tokyo


Tokyo Metropolitan government revamps quake plans TOKYO (majirox news) — The 5.4 magnitude earthquake this morning was a reminder to residents of Tokyo that they live in a seismically active zone. Though today’s 5:22 a.m. quake near Chiba was minor (on the Japanese intensity scale, it measured a 4, and a 3 in Tokyo...
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Faiths join hands in mourning

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Faiths gather together to remember the dead, and to help those who have lost all TOKYO (majirox news) — The country paused in sadness on March 11 to mark the first anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that claimed nearly 19,000 lives and triggered a continuing reconstruction crisis. The government...
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Japan extends student loan repayment period until job success

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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan will award interest-free loans to help financially needy students pay for their educational expenses, declared the government’s Student Supported Organization today. Additionally, there will be a repayment grace period after they graduate until they can earn a salary of more than 3 million yen ($37,500 dollars) per year. “The...
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New survival emergency regulations for Tokyo companies


TOKYO (majirox news) — Today the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced a new ordinance for companies in Tokyo to provide their employees with enough food and water to survive an emergency for three days. Depending on how serious and widespread the crisis, there may be no supplies in nearby stores and no way to leave...
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Site helps fill the gaps in aid to disaster victims

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TOKYO (majirox news) – “It breaks my heart,” wrote British Chamber Commerce Japan, (BCCJ) volunteer driver Dru Taylor on the Wecare Web site. “The main reason we do what we do is the thought of our own kids going without food, especially fruits and vegetables, and especially after going through what the people in...
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Japan’s political chaos


TOKYO (majirox news) – Japanese politicians are totally consumed by a power struggle rather than concerned with national interests and the people in Tohoku. It’s a situation that is leaving the overwhelming majority of the Japanese public disgusted with the politicians of the country, according to Gerry Curtis, professor of Japanese politics at Columbia...
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Tokyo Hacker Space gets the data

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TOKYO (majirox news) – A group of hackers, techies and activists met in Tokyo May 10. On the agenda was the Safecast project to help the victims of Japan’s disaster. Safecast currently provides people with data on levels of radioactivity from the country’s schoolyards, highways, farmlands and cities in the Tohoku region. The organization...
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Charity Soccer: Nakata to the fore

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TOKYO (majirox news) – It was a busy day for Japanese soccer on May 17. Two charity matches for Japan were held in Thailand and Germany. Take Action in Thailand was organized in Bangkok by Japan’s former national star soccer player, Hidetoshi Nakata, along with other Japanese players and Holland’s star Edgar Davids. Nakata...
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Doc in Tohoku


TOKYO (majirox news) – Watching people walk outside while drinking coffee at Starbucks in Tokyo’s fashionable Midtown Roppongi district, Nobuhara Harada felt he was in a different world. The 35-year-old medical doctor had just returned to Tokyo Monday after treating Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims at shelters in the town of Minami Sanriku, where...
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