Japan Railway (JR-EAST) donates used trains to PNR

MANILA, Philippines — Trains from Japan are expected to start coming in next week to augment the Philippine National Railway’s (PNR) present fleet of railway cars running in Luzon, the PNR announced Wednesday.

Wartime rape victims seek redress

MANILA — A group of elderly women who claim to have been raped by Japanese soldiers in the Philippines during World War II reiterated Wednesday their demand for justice.

Distribution of drinking water (PET bottles) for households with infants

March 23, 2011
Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health
Bureau of Waterworks
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Radioactive iodine in Tokyo tap water doubles the limit for infants

The Tokyo metropolitan government announced on Mar. 23 that amounts of radioactive Iodine 131 of about twice the standard limit for infants were detected at the Kanamachi water purification plant located in Katushika Tokyo.

Tokyo Radiation Level Watch

Due to concerns about radiation in Tokyo from a number of our readers, Firipin.net will publish hourly radiation level measurements provided by government and other organizations.

Environmental Radiation Measurement Result


Data Source: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Monitoring Place: Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Unit: μGy/h (Microgray/hour)
Gray unit represents the amount of enery deposited when a substance is exposed to radiation.  1 gray radiation in the atmosphere is equivalent to 1 sievert.

Take note that the levels in the Daiichi Nuclear Power plant before the earthquake ranged from 0.028 to 0.079 microsievert per hour.

Rolling Blackout List (Yamanashi)

(The numbers after each name are the group numbers.)

yamanashi ken koufu shi aioi 4
yamanashi ken koufu shi aonuma 4
yamanashi ken koufu shi aoba machi 4
yamanashi ken koufu shi asake 4
yamanashi ken koufu shi asahi 4

Rolling Blackout List (Ibaraki)

(The numbers after each name are the group numbers.)

ibaraki ken mito shi aoyagi machi 4
ibaraki ken mito shi akaduka 3
ibaraki ken mito shi akaduka 4
ibaraki ken mito shi akutsuoono 3
ibaraki ken mito shi akutsuoono 4

Rolling Blackout List (Gunma)

(The numbers after each name are the group numbers.)

gunma ken maebashi shi aonashi machi 5
gunma ken maebashi shi aoyagi machi 5
gunma ken maebashi shi asakura machi 5
gunma ken maebashi shi asahigaoka machi 5
gunma ken maebashi shi asahi machi 5

Rolling Blackout List (Tochigi)

(The numbers after each name are the group numbers.)

tochigi ken utsunomiya shi akebono machi 3
tochigi ken utsunomiya shi asahi 5
tochigi ken utsunomiya shi iida machi 3
tochigi ken utsunomiya shi ikegami machi 3
tochigi ken utsunomiya shi ikegami machi 5

Rolling Blackout List (Shizuoka)

(The numbers after each name are the group numbers.)

shizuoka ken numazu shi aono 5
shizuoka ken numazu shi asahi machi 2
shizuoka ken numazu shi ashitaka 2
shizuoka ken numazu shi ashitaka 3
shizuoka ken numazu shi ashitaka 5

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