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ARRN News mail Issue 6, Pacific Coast Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan edition

Dear Sir or Madam,

We, Asian River Restoration Network: ARRN, send you the "ARRN newsmail Issue 6".

The function of the secretariat of ARRN is currently carried out by the secretariat of JRRN, Japan River Restoration Network, in Tokyo Japan.

Three weeks pass since the 2011 Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake, and many actions for revival have begun in Japan. Responding to this earthquake, we send latest information on the disaster.

We thank for your sympathies and assistance offered from around the world.

(1) Summary of "Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake" and its damages

Around 14:46 of March 11, massive earthquakes of magnitude of 9.0 occurred in Tohoku and Kanto district in Japan, and huge waves of tsunami swept cities and villages of Tohoku district off the Pacific Ocean, causing devastating human as well as physical damages.
The number of deaths is 11,417, the number of the injured is 2,873, and the number of missing is 16,273 (as of March 31 according to the National Police Agency).

Official information sources on the earthquake and countermeasures by national government is available in English below.

- Japan Meteorological Agency

- Cabinet Public Relations Office

(2)Aerial photograph sources of flooded area

Aerial photos taken over the disaster-stricken area have revealed in English below.

- PASCO Corporation
Information on "The 2011off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake"

- The New York Times

- ABC News

(3)Damages to Major Rivers

According to the latest report by MLIT, at 1,457 points in rivers under the jurisdiction of MLIT, such as dike failures occurred at Kitakami, Abukuma, Tone Rivers and others. (Numerous damages along rivers flowing into the Pacific, from Tohoku to Kanto areas.)

- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
2011 Tohoku district - off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake (in English)

- MLIT's 36th summary report on the 2011 Off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake (in English)

- MLIT's recovery activities for riverine, coastal and sabo damage (in English)

Location map of rivers in Tohoku district are shown below.

Each river's Damage & Recovery report including photos are available in Japanese.

Kitakamigawa-karyu River Office, Tohoku regional bureau, MLIT

Sendai office of River and National Highway, Tohoku regional bureau, MLIT

JRRN/ARRN will continue to contribute to river restoration, and we believe that we overcomes every difficulty by mutual cooperation with you.

Sincerely yours,

Secretariat of ARRN/JRRN

Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN)
Japan River Restoration Network (JRRN)

Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration (RFC)
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By ARRN-Secretariat | Date: 2011.03.31 17: | Comment(0) | Trackback(0)