“The river water receded with a squeak” testimonies from people who saw the tsunami along the Toyama coast
On the 5th, the 5th day since the earthquake occurred, the situation of the tsunami at the time became clearer from the testimonies of people who were on the coast of Toyama Prefecture.
Ishikawa: Earthquake with a seismic intensity of 4 in Wajima City. No worries about tsunami M4.4
There was an earthquake at around 10:09 pm on the 5th. There is no need to worry about a tsunami from this earthquake. The epicenter was in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, at a depth of 10 km, and the magnitude, which indicates the scale of the earthquake, is estimated to be 4.4. The seismic intensity of each municipality is as follows. ▼The seismic intensity was 4 in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Student arrested for allegedly stealing mandarin oranges in disaster-stricken area: “I came as a volunteer”
On the morning of the 5th, a self-proclaimed male university student was arrested on suspicion of theft after breaking into a house in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was affected by the earthquake, and stealing oranges. Police have received more than a dozen reports and consultations about such damage in the Noto region, and are urging caution.
Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture: “Construction of temporary housing will begin in Wajima City and other areas within next week”
Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture announced at the Prefectural Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters meeting held on the evening of the 5th that he plans to begin construction of temporary housing in Wajima City and other areas as early as next week.
Unable to contact three elderly facilities in Ishikawa Prefecture, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare continues to confirm
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, damage such as water outages and power outages have been confirmed at 108 elderly care facilities in Ishikawa Prefecture, but the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Ishikawa Prefecture have confirmed that they are unable to contact three of the facilities. We are.
Haneda Airport accident controller told the Japan Coast Guard aircraft that he was number one in takeoff order, did he recognize it as permission?
It has been revealed that before the collision and fiery accident between two planes occurred at Haneda Airport, an air traffic controller had told the Japan Coast Guard plane that it would be first in line to take off. It showed the order of Japanese aircraft after landing, but in reality, since they entered the runway before landing, it is possible that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism thought that they had already received permission to take off. We are proceeding with confirmation.
3-day holiday starting tomorrow “Please refrain from volunteer inquiries” Ishikawa Prefecture
Many disaster-affected areas are not ready to accept volunteers for the three-day holiday starting on the 6th, and Ishikawa Prefecture and other prefectures are asking people to refrain from making inquiries at this time.
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress pay their condolences to the Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture on the Noto Peninsula earthquake
Through their close aides, Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress conveyed their sympathies to Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture, which suffered severe damage from the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake.
Tsunami may have run up more than 4 meters in Shiga Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, and the ground has risen more than 4 meters in Wajima City
A group of researchers surveyed the area following the Noto Peninsula earthquake on the 1st of this month, and found that in Shiga Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, where tremors with a seismic intensity of 7 were observed, tsunamis are thought to have run up the land to a height of over 4 meters, and in Wajima Island. It was found that the ground along the coast of the city had risen more than 4 meters.
“Tsunami inundation area exceeds 120 ha, possibility of further expansion” Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism analyzed images taken from above the cities of Suzu and Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture during the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake, and found that at least 120 hectares were flooded by the tsunami.
Haneda Airport Runway C: ``We are making every effort to resume operations on January 8'', Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito
On the evening of the 5th, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito told reporters, regarding Runway C at Haneda Airport, which remained closed due to a collision and a fiery accident between Japan Airlines and Japan Coast Guard aircraft, ``We are currently working on removing the accident aircraft.'' After that, we will proceed with restoration work quickly, and if no major problems occur, we expect to be able to resume operations on the 8th of this month.We will do our best to achieve that goal.''
“Living in an evacuation center, be careful of mass infections, take infection control measures to the extent possible”
Many of the people affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake are forced to live in evacuation centers. Experts have pointed out that in such environments, infections such as influenza tend to increase after a week or so, so people should wipe their hands with a tissue in environments where water is scarce, and those who are unwell should wear masks. We urge everyone to take all possible infection control measures, such as:
[Video] Three elderly people from an isolated area in Ishikawa Noto Town are rescued by helicopter (4th)
This video shows the Tokyo Fire Department carrying out rescue operations by helicopter on the 4th in an isolated area of Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture.
“Preparations underway for U.S. military assistance to disaster areas” Posted on SNS by U.S. Ambassador to Japan
In response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Emanuel announced that preparations are underway for U.S. military assistance. The Japanese and U.S. governments are coordinating support while also assessing the needs of the disaster-stricken areas.
Concerns [Economy column from NY]
In 2024, a new ``NISA'' with expanded tax benefits will begin, and I think many people are concerned about this year's financial market movements when thinking about their assets. At the beginning of this year's Tokyo stock market on January 4th, the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily fell by more than 700 yen due to concerns about the economic impact of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. Meanwhile, in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new all-time high on January 2nd. There are many experts on Wall Street who are bullish about stock prices this year. What will happen to the financial market this year? This is a tweet from a reporter covering the market in New York. (Daisuke Ezaki, American Bureau Reporter) *The photo on the cover is a bronze bull statue near the New York Stock Exchange. A symbol of an upward trend in stock prices.
Parent and child fatal accident in Suginami Ward, Tokyo - Did they attempt a test drive after their vehicle inspection expired?
Last month, a mother and a first-year elementary school student were killed in an accident in Suginami Ward, Tokyo after being hit by a car that had exited an auto repair company's store.The mechanic who was arrested was unable to drive on the road because his vehicle inspection had expired. Interviews with people involved in the investigation revealed that the company was attempting to test drive the vehicle regardless of the circumstances. The Metropolitan Police Department had a mechanic attend the scene on the 5th to conduct a live inspection and investigate the situation in detail.
Self-Defense Forces has difficulty transporting supplies to evacuation centers due to road closures
The Self-Defense Forces has 5,000 personnel working to save lives and transport relief supplies, but roads are cut off in multiple places in the Noto region, making it difficult to transport supplies from collection points to evacuation centers. doing.
Niigata City: Forgot to enter information into L-Alert, which conveys evacuation order information
When the Noto Peninsula Earthquake occurred, it was discovered that Niigata City had forgotten to input information on evacuation orders accompanying tsunami warnings into L-Alert, which is broadcast all at once on the prefecture's disaster prevention app and on TV. During the Noto Peninsula earthquake on the 1st of this month, tremors with a maximum seismic intensity of 6-lower were observed in Niigata Prefecture, and a tsunami warning was issued to coastal municipalities.
Gasoline transport to Wajima and Suzu resumes; queues likely to disappear within a few days
In response to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito held a press conference, and the transportation of gasoline and other goods resumed from the morning of the 5th, as large vehicles were now able to pass through Wajima City and Suzu City, which are particularly short of fuel. clarified. He also predicted that if transportation gets back on track, lines at gas stations will be gone within a few days.
Recovery of disaster-stricken main roads continues, allowing large vehicles to pass through to the center of Wajima City
In Ishikawa Prefecture, restoration work on the main roads damaged by the earthquake is progressing, and large vehicles such as tank trucks and trucks can now pass through Suzu City, Wajima City, and the center of Noto Town.
Shohei Otani donates to support Noto Peninsula earthquake
Major League Baseball's Dodgers' player Shohei Otani announced on his SNS that he and the team will be making a donation to support the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake: Contingency funds of 4.74 billion yen to be spent to support affected areas
Finance Minister Suzuki visited the Prime Minister's Office on the morning of the 5th and discussed with Prime Minister Kishida regarding support for the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake.
Chemical factory in Takaoka, Toyama, damaged by earthquake; hydrochloric acid treated water temporarily leaked into river
Due to the recent earthquake, a pipe in a tank storing hydrochloric acid at a chemical factory in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, was damaged, and treated water with hydrochloric acid exceeding the standard concentration was flowing into the nearby Oyabe River. According to the prefecture, no effects on people or fish have been confirmed so far.
Major convenience stores increase in number of stores reopening, but some may be closed or delivery may be delayed
Although an increasing number of major convenience stores are reopening, some are still being affected by closures and delivery delays.
North Korean military fires more than 200 shells into Yellow Sea, South Korean military announces no damage
The South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that from around 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the 5th, the North Korean military fired artillery into the waters north of South Korea's Baengnyong Island and Yongpyong Island in the Yellow Sea on the west side of the Korean Peninsula. Did. More than 200 shells landed in the northern waters near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), which is the maritime boundary line, and there was no damage to the South Korean side. In response to this, the South Korean military says it will take appropriate measures. South Korean news agency Yonhap News reported that South Korean administrative agencies called on residents to evacuate on Yongpyong Island twice on the 5th, at 12:02 p.m. and at 12:30 p.m.
[Expert commentary] Key points to prevent infectious diseases at evacuation centers in disaster-stricken areas
More than 33,000 people have been forced to live as evacuees in the disaster-stricken areas. We asked Mitsuo Kaku, director of the Tokyo Infectious Disease Control Center and a specially appointed professor at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, about points to prevent infectious diseases that are a concern when living in evacuation centers. [Video 7 minutes 31 seconds] *Cannot be viewed on data broadcasting
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto increases the number of support staff to 600 for disaster-affected local governments in Ishikawa Prefecture
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto announced that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' Emergency Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters will have around 600 support staff to support local governments affected by the disaster.
[Updated from time to time] Isolated areas in Ishikawa Prefecture... Relief supplies have not arrived
Four days have passed since the earthquake, but many parts of Ishikawa Prefecture are still isolated. According to Ishikawa Prefecture, as of 8 a.m. on the 5th, at least 840 people were stranded in 33 districts in five cities and towns in the Noto region.
Osprey crash: US military recovers flight recorder
Last November, a U.S. Air Force Osprey transport plane crashed off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, and the U.S. military recovered the flight recorder that recorded the flight conditions at the time and began a full-scale investigation to determine the cause of the accident. I'm letting you do it.
Haneda Airport accident: Removal work of Japan Airlines begins
Work to remove the Japan Airlines plane began on the morning of the 5th following a fiery collision between Japan Airlines and Japan Coast Guard aircraft that occurred at Haneda Airport. Japan Airlines says it hopes to complete the removal on the 7th, after which the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will carry out inspection work in preparation for reopening the runway.
Prime Minister Kishida orders improvement of sanitary environment at evacuation shelters and preparations for construction of temporary housing, etc.
At the government's response headquarters in response to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Prime Minister Kishida instructed the government to prepare for the construction of temporary housing and other facilities while improving the sanitary environment at evacuation centers. He also called for the urgent conclusion of medium- to long-term support measures, including rebuilding the lives of disaster victims.
Areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake: rain tomorrow? Be careful of landslides
Seismic activity continues in and around the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, where a maximum seismic intensity of 7 was observed, and it is necessary to be careful of shaking with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 for about a week after the earthquake on the 1st of this month. Furthermore, rain is expected to fall over a wide area in Hokuriku and Niigata prefectures from the 6th to the 7th. The ground may be loose in some areas due to the shaking of the earthquake, so please be careful of landslides.
Toyama Prefecture finalizes support measures to provide 100,000 yen in compensation to households whose homes are completely destroyed
Toyama Prefecture has put together support measures such as providing 100,000 yen in compensation to households whose homes were completely destroyed in the Noto Peninsula earthquake.
Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture “Strengthening preparations for establishing relay points for transporting relief supplies”
Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture toured a base facility for transporting relief supplies in Kanazawa City, and expressed his intention to strengthen the transportation system by establishing relay points for supplies.
New York subway trains derail after colliding with each other, injuring 24 people
On the 4th, two subway trains collided and derailed in New York, USA, resulting in 24 people being slightly injured.
Israeli Defense Minister: “Palestinians are responsible for the post-war Gaza Strip”
On the 4th, Israeli Defense Minister Gallant expressed his thoughts on the management of the Gaza Strip after the fighting ends. He explained that while ``Palestinians are responsible,'' the Israeli military can operate freely within the area.
US official: Russia launches missile provided by North Korea into Ukraine
A senior White House official has announced that Russia appears to have received ballistic missiles from North Korea and launched them into Ukraine.
Photographer Kishin Shinoyama dies at age 83, continuing to photograph people who symbolize the times
Kishin Shinoyama, a photographer who continued to photograph people who symbolize the times and whose portraits and nude photos of celebrities became a hot topic, passed away on the 4th. He was 83 years old.
Toyosu Market's first auction for bluefin tuna exceeds 100 million yen, fourth highest ever
On the morning of the 5th at Toyosu Market in Tokyo, the annual "first auction" of the new year was held, and a bluefin tuna landed in Oma, Aomori Prefecture was sold for the highest price of 114.24 million yen. This is the fourth highest since records were kept in 1999, and the first time in four years that it has exceeded 100 million yen.
Former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato's Nobel Peace Prize selection materials released for the first time
Selection materials from the time of former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974, have been made public for the first time, and he was selected for the award because of his pro-American policies and other factors. It became clear that the committee had also expected criticism.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movement on January 5th)
Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues. Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians have fled the country. We will keep you updated on the developments surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 5th (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries involved. (There is a 7 hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and a 6 hour time difference with Moscow, Russia)
74-year-old arrested after being ambushed in front of home and crashed with car, suspected of attempted murder, etc.
On the 4th in Mutsuzawa Town, Chiba Prefecture, a 74-year-old suspect was arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder and other charges after allegedly ambushing a man in his neighborhood as he came out of his home on a motorcycle and hitting him with his car, injuring him. I did. In response to the investigation, he has denied the charges.
Logistics “2024 Problem” Expressway companies and the country promote infrastructure development
This April, labor regulations for truck drivers will be tightened, leading to concerns about serious labor shortages and the ``2024 problem.'' As logistics companies rush to take measures, expressway companies and the government are taking action. We are working on improving infrastructure to support this.
Beware of shaking with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 for about a week after the earthquake; risk of landslides
After the recent Noto Peninsula Earthquake, in which tremors with a seismic intensity of 7 were observed in Ishikawa Prefecture, there have been a series of earthquakes in and around the Noto region, and people should be careful of shaking with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 for about a week after the earthquake on the 1st of this month. is. In addition, in some areas of the disaster-stricken area, the ground has become loose due to shaking from the earthquake, so careful attention should be paid to landslides.
Haneda Airport accident: Air traffic controller: Coast Guard plane after giving instructions ``Unconscious due to other adjustments''
In the fiery collision between Japan Airlines and Japan Coast Guard aircraft that occurred at Haneda Airport, the controller in charge of the situation after giving the instruction to the Japan Coast Guard aircraft to fly short of the runway said, ``There was another incident.'' "I wasn't aware of it because there were adjustments to the aircraft," he said. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the details of the situation at the time, as the plane did not notice it entering the runway.