Preparing for the Big One: New Earthquake Measures Unveiled for Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

On March 29 the Japanese government rolled out a new emergency response plan in the event of a major earthquake rattling Tokyo and the surrounding metropolitan region. The strategy outlines procedures for mobilizing disaster relief personnel, transporting emergency aid, and other vital measures following a major temblor.

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Sasakawa USA sends condolences, support to Kumamoto

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Volunteer efforts are mounting in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, after twin earthquakes on April 14 and 16 razed buildings, triggered landslides, and crippled infrastructure. The magnitude-6.5 and 7.3 quakes killed more than 50 people, injured thousands, and displaced many tens of thousands from their homes as aftershocks in the region continue.

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