UPDATE (3:45pm, Japan local time): Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. Kan’s televised speech minutes before the scheduled vote may have changed the minds of those who had planned to cast the no-confidence vote. Our earlier story is below. TOKYO — Via a televised speech Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto [...]
TOKYO — I am very tired; exhausted, could be a better word. In fact, I don’t think anything can describe the stress that people in Japan have been under since March 11, when the 8.9 earthquake and the tsunamis struck this island. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, my concernes may differ from those of [...]
Editorial Correction: The evacuation of US Citizens begins on Thursday. An earlier version of this article stated that it was on Friday. Reporting from Tokyo, Japan The US Embassy in Tokyo has officially announced that it will start evacuating American citizens and their families off Japan starting on Thursday, local Japan time. The Department of [...]
Updated March 15, 6:44pm, Japan Local Time: Radiation levels in Tokyo are 22 times higher than usual after this morning’s explosion of Reactor No. 4, according to NHK. Levels still not high enough to cause immediate harm. Reporting From Tokyo People living in Japan have been glued to their TV sets since Friday, the day [...]
TOKYO — This TV footage from Japan television shows how tsunami waves struck an area of Sendai on Friday after a 8.9 magnitude quake shook the Eastern coast. More than 800 people have been confirmed dead, thousands are still missing. Video recorded by Dolores M. Bernal in Tokyo.