Japan: The morning snapshot March 31

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7e2b25e4b0654b3a0e79f6befd87492a1 Japan: The morning snapshot March 31

Photo by United States Marine Corps Official Page

EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and the events that followed, 11,362 have been confirmed dead, while 16,290 are still missing.

The crisis at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is no closer to conclusion.

At a conference in 2007, Tepco stated there was a 1 in 10 chance of a crisis similar to the one in Fukushima, but did not take action.

Thirty pictures show how the tsunami swept boats and ships inland.

ECONOMY

Automakers expect to resume normal operations throughout most of the country next month.

The west of Japan may see benfits as more and more companies rethink housing their headquarters in Tokyo.

The Nikkei 225 index gained 2.6 percent on Wednesday.

EXCHANGE

The yen traded Wednesday at ¥83 to the dollar.

GOSSIP

The March 11 earthquake has hurt Japan’s wedding industry,