Sunday, July 3, 2011

Big electricity users reach reduction goal on 1st day (by Asahi Shimbun)


Employees of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp. leave work at noon to reduce electricity usage. (Kengo Hiyoshi)

A government order to restrict electricity usage appeared to work on its first day of implementation.

City with greatest number of disaster deaths recruits citizens for door-to-door census (by Mainichi Shimbun)

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi -- This coastal city, which has the greatest number of confirmed deaths from the March 11 disasters and many still unaccounted for, has borrowed the help of its citizens for a door-to-door population census.

Gov't eyes lifting evacuation directive for some Fukushima Pref. areas (by Mainichi Shimbun)

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Goshi Hosono, minister for nuclear accidents, said Saturday that the government will consider lifting a directive for some districts of Fukushima Prefecture that requires residents to be prepared to evacuate or stay indoors in an emergency in connection with the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.