Japan: The morning snapshot March 30

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EARTHQUAKE

11,168 are dead and 16,407 are missing after the March 11 earthquake and consequent events, according to the National Police Agency.

Short of workers, Tepco – or one of its many related companies – is offering ¥400,000 a day for those brave enough to work on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility.

What went wrong? The Washington Post offers an early assessment of the mistakes the world can learn from after Japan’s disaster.

ECONOMY

The government passed a record budget amid fears of economic decline after the March 11 earthquake.

Tepco stock is at its lowest level since 1964 – ¥566 – after the government again hinted it may nationalize the troubled company.

The Nikkei 225 index lost 0.21 percent on Tuesday.

EXCHANGE

The yen traded Tuesday at ¥82.19 to the dollar.

GOSSIP

The nuclear crisis has compromised the reliability of clocks and watches in Japan.