Abe Pledges More Efforts For 2011 Quake Recovery

Abe pledges more efforts for 2011 quake recovery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will secure funds necessary to implement reconstruction projects in areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Abe made the remark on Tuesday, at a joint meeting between the reconstruction taskforce and the nuclear disaster taskforce. His instruction comes one day before the ninth anniversary of the disaster in northeastern Japan.

Recovery Continues 1 Week After Typhoon

Recovery continues 1 week after typhoon

People in Japan are still struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, one week after it battered large parts of the country.

Hagibis made landfall over the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture while maintaining its strength last Saturday.

Typhoon Recovery Continues As Death Toll Hits 77

Typhoon recovery continues as death toll hits 77

People in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover from flooding. NHK has learned the death toll has risen to 77. Rescuers are searching for 10 people who are still missing.

People in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, have begun the daunting task of cleaning up. Volunteers have been dispatched to help the elderly clear out mud from their homes.

Typhoon Recovery Continues As Death Toll Hits 75

Typhoon recovery continues as death toll hits 75

People in areas of Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover four days after flooding left their communities under water. NHK has learned the death toll has now risen to 75. Rescuers are searching for 10 people who are still missing.

People in Tochigi Prefecture are cleaning up. Residents are removing waterlogged flooring, furniture and electronics. Volunteers have been dispatched in some locations to help the elderly get mud out of their homes.

Hokuriku Shinkansen Recovery May Take 1 To 2 Weeks

Hokuriku Shinkansen recovery may take 1 to 2 weeks

The operator of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train says it will be one or two weeks before operations along its entire route are restored due to disruptions caused by Typhoon Hagibis over the weekend.

The Hokuriku Shinkansen connects Tokyo with the central Japanese city of Kanazawa, via Nagano.

Bank Of Japan Head Calls For Funds For Recovery

Bank of Japan head calls for funds for recovery

Japan's central bank is sizing up the damage to the economy caused by Typhoon Hagibis. It aims to make sure there is enough money available for rebuilding.

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has told the heads of regional branches to quickly gather information on the disaster's impact.

Land Ministry Focuses On Flood Recovery

Land Ministry focuses on flood recovery

Japan's land ministry says Typhoon Hagibis caused 66 levees to break on 47 rivers around the country and it's focused on flood recovery efforts.

Land Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said: "The ministry is working around the clock on recovery efforts. Building temporary dikes and dealing with flooding is the urgent first step to help people affected by the storm."

Post-typhoon Recovery Work Making Slow Progress

Post-typhoon recovery work making slow progress

Slow progress in reconstruction work from a powerful typhoon is forcing many residents of Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, to live in unrepaired houses one month after the disaster.

Typhoon Faxai wreaked havoc in the prefecture on September 9, leaving wide areas without power or water for days or even weeks. Local authorities have confirmed that the storm damaged more than 34,000 homes.

Heavy Rain Slows Typhoon Recovery Work

Heavy rain slows typhoon recovery work

It's been a week since Typhoon Faxai hit Chiba prefecture near Tokyo. Recovery work has been slowed by another bout of heavy rain.

Some areas in Chiba had downpours of 50 millimeters per hour on Monday morning. Many houses still have roof damage.

Japan's First Recovery Capsule Successful

Japan's first recovery capsule successful

Japanese space agency JAXA says it has successfully sent cargo back from space for the first time.

A capsule containing crystalized proteins returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday morning Japan Time as scheduled. It splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and JAXA sent a ship to recover it.

Japanese Recovery Capsule Returns To Earth

Japanese recovery capsule returns to Earth

Japan's first recovery capsule returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday morning Japan time as scheduled.

Japanese space agency JAXA confirmed that it landed shortly after 7:00 AM in the Pacific Ocean near Minamitorishima in the Ogasawara Islands. The capsule will be recovered by ship.

Shohei Ohtani Makes Steady Recovery After Surgery

Shohei Ohtani makes steady recovery after surgery

In US Major League Baseball, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is making a steady recovery from last month's surgery on his pitching arm.

Japanese two-way baseball player Shohei Ohtani had Tommy John surgery in October to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and is now undergoing rehabilitation.

Sapporo Recovery Work To Begin In Dec. At Earliest

Sapporo recovery work to begin in Dec. at earliest

City officials of Sapporo in quake-hit Hokkaido say it will take at least 3 months before recovery work can start in an area badly damaged by land liquefaction.

More than 10 buildings tilted and roads sank in the Satozuka district in the city's Kiyota Ward after the September 6th earthquake triggered widespread liquefaction.