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TUFS-Multilingual Disaster Information Service

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies providing info for disaster victims in 16 languages, click here to access the english language page.


Tokyo Train Information

Updates on delays and cancellations for train lines in Tokio

Tokio Train information March 15th 2011

Friday's earthquake and the looming threat of blackouts have thrown the usually well-oiled Tokyo rail system into disarray. We'll be updating this information as the day goes on.

As of Tuesday, 5.20pm (percentages indicate volume compared to regular service)...

Radiation escaping in Japan

Third unit explodes at damaged nuclear plant

– Radiation spewed today from a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan in a dramatic escalation of the 4-day-old catastrophe, forcing the government to tell people nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.

Hospital List in Miyagi

Sendai City

Aoba area
・Tohoku Uiversity Hospital ER (accept only for the emergency case)
・Tohoku Rousai Hospital (emergency case comes first)
・Sendai Teishin Hospital (as usual)
・Sendai Syakai-Hoken Hospital (as usual)
・Tohoku Kousai Hospital (accept all patients but emergency case comes first)
・Sendai Kousei Hospital (accept all patients but emergency case comes first)
・JR Sendai Hospital (accept only minor injuries)
・Red Cross Miyagi Chaptel, Sendai City Hall(24hr)

Miyagino area

Why Iodine Tablets Come Out When Radiation Threatens

by Scott Hensley, National Public Radio

Just in case, Japan has distributed a whole bunch of potassium iodide to evacuation centers near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that 230,000 units (the stuff comes in tablets and as a liquid) are at the ready.

Japan Nuclear Emergency: How Much Radiation is Safe?

From Time Online, Posted by Eben Harrell Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Japan nuclear emergency

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