Japan: Snapshot April 13

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4a3b14f979af2231de8136498e4ce4881 Japan: Snapshot April 13

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 13,357 have been confirmed dead, while 15,148 are missing.

Residents forced from their homes by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster demonstrated outside the offices of Tepco on Wednesday.

Japan’s earthquake and nuclear disaster will be on the agenda at a G-20 meeting to take place Thursday and Friday.

ECONOMY

Japan downgraded it’s economic outlook in light of the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and consequent events.

Aftershocks have affected production at Japan’s factories.

Japanese banks have received requests for ¥7.5 trillion in loans since the earthquake struck.

Shares in TEPCO jumped in a quiet day for the Nikkei.

EXCHANGE

The dollar was worth ¥84.2 on Wednesday.

GOSSIP

Tokyo Disneyland will reopen for the first time since March 11 on Friday.