Japan: Snapshot April 13

8 years ago by in Japan

Photo by Kosabe


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.


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.


The dollar was worth ¥84.2 on Wednesday.


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