Daily Yomiuri Twitter News Feed from Japan for 3.23.11
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The Daily Yomiuri is an english language Twitter news feed from Japan that steadily updates on post disaster conditions, the water quality in Tokyo, possible irradiated foods, and other urgent breaking news that affects public health and safety for the Japanese people and for American news media outlets who are still covering the post quake environment. Below is their twitter feed from the past 24 hours. If you have friends or relatives who are still in Japan, or if you just want to stay abreast of actual timely news on what is happening, you can subscribe to the Daily Yomiuri twitter feed here.
Tokyo govt says level of radioactive iodine found in Tokyo’s water has fallen back to a level that is safe for infants to drink.
The govt says it’s been flooded with calls about “yellow radioactivity” falling from the sky. It’s actually just pollen http://bit.ly/fTsMHe
Official police toll as of 9am: 9,523 dead and 16,067 missing.
Iodine-131 at 131 becquerels (over the infant-safe limit of 100) has been detected in the water of Chiba and Matsudo, Chiba
This afternoon, only Group 1 will experience a planned power outage. All other groups’ blackouts have been canceled for the day.
Sighs of relief as electricity, lighting were finally restored to control room for reactor at Fukushima N-plant. http://bit.ly/gmvrJh
Holding on to hope, rescuers keep searching for thousands of people still missing after the quake and tsunami. http://bit.ly/fWwD0l
Iodine-131 at 120 becquerels (over the infant-safe limit of 100) has been detected in the water of Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
Foreign Ministry confirms deaths of 2 more Japanese in last month’s Christchurch earthquake, bringing Japanese death toll to 24.
The govt ordered shipments of 11 vegetables from Fukushima Pref halted after radiation above legal limits was detected.http://bit.ly/eJQ1Jz
Intl Institute of Education says it will give $5000 scholarships to Japanese studying in the US whose families were victims of the disaster.
Pic of Tokyo firefighters delivering packaged water to an Inagi, Tokyo, nursery school: http://bit.ly/fT6vGD
Black smoke has reportedly stopped coming from the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima N-plant and water spraying has resumed.#jpquake
Weather agency says tsunami that hit Miyako in Iwate was at least 8.5 meters high, while Ofunato was swamped by a wave at least 8 m high.
As demand has plunged after the quake, Tsukiji fish market says high-end seafood prices are dropping drastically. Sea urchin is down 50%.
US Ambassador John Roos visited a shelter housing 1,200 disaster victims in Miyagi Prefecture yesterday. Pic: http://bit.ly/fNuf0w
Lights come in the central control room of reactor at Fukushima N-plant after electricity supply was restored. http://bit.ly/fr3Xob
Hospital administrator gave his life to protect phone that was doctors’ only link to outside world after tsunami. http://bit.ly/gMLXaB
Aftershock that hit Kanto at 8:56 a.m. was magnitude 4.9, measured lower 5 on Japan intensity scale in parts of Ibaraki Pref.
says it had broadcast 254 hours of #jpquake
-related coverage as of Tuesday.
In Thursday’s DY: The rescuers still holding on to the hope quake survivors could be found, and how to cope without running water.
Actress Ryoko Hirosue gave birth to a boy yesterday, she announced on her website.
The foreign ministry says 25 nations have temporarily closed their embassies in Tokyo since the March 11 earthquake. #jpquake
Govt spokesman says Tokyo water radiation levels are “no problem” for adults and non-infant children, asks people not to horde bottled water
Tokyo, Yokohama firefighters have stopped spraying water on reactor 3 at the Fukushima N-plant because of the gray smoke sighted minutes ago
Japan nuclear safety agency says it doesn’t know the cause of the smoke coming from No. 3 reactor at Fukushima N-power plant.
Local govts will soon be instructed to collect vehicles destroyed by the Tohoku tsunami and scrap them. http://bit.ly/hmEWpA
Grey smoke has been spotted coming from the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant, workers have evacuated the area.
TEPCO says black smoke coming from No. 3 reactor at Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers have been evacuated.
Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Nepal, Ecuador, Panama and Finland have moved their embassy functions from Tokyo to W. Japan due to #jpquake
The Cabinet Office estimates reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake will cost between 16 trillion and 25 trillion yen.
Updated Yomiuri photo collection on the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami: http://bit.ly/h0MxRF
Quake leaves #Japan
govt unsure how to tackle its previous priorities of social security, tax reform and TPP talks.http://bit.ly/hKxqRt
The Supreme Court has ruled vote disparities in the 2009 House of Councillors election were in a “state of unconstitutionality.”
Fukushima Pref is planning to build temporary housing for people evacuated from near the N-plant, signaling they won’t be going home soon.
Tokyo officials say levels of radioactive iodine found in city water pose no immediate health risk to adults.
Video footage released by the Tokyo Fire Dept shows nighttime work at the Fukushima N-plant: http://bit.ly/eYnZeh
Tokyo govt advises that babies not be given tap water in Tokyo’s 23 wards, Musashino, Machida, Tama, Mitaka and Inagi.