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My heart goes out to the many who lost their family, friends or homes in Japan this week. This straightforward Chinese article reviews the Japanese death tolls in the recent earthquake.

Chinese Title: 日本地震已致7653人死亡11746人失踪.

Simplified Chinese Reading Materials: Japan EarthquakeThe tragedy in Japan has been big news in Asia (as it has been everywhere in the world), particularly as many fear the radiation from the failed nuclear reactors will hit their shores. This article is chalk full of words you hate to read but which newspapers seems to love so much: fatality, refugee camp, disaster, missing persons, etc.

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强震 – qiáng zhèn – Strong earthquake
海啸 – hǎi xiào – Tsunami
截至 – jié zhì – As of, by [a certain time]
下落不明 – xià luò bù míng – Unaccounted for
罹难 – lí nàn – Fatality
沿海地区 – yán hǎi dì qū – Coastal areas
避难所 – bì nàn suǒ – Asylum, refuge


中新网3月20日电 据“中央社”报道,日本3月11日强震海啸灾难,今天迈入第10天,警察厅指出,截至19日深夜11时为止,确认死亡人数达7653人,下落不明者增至1万1746人,死亡和失踪人数合计1万9399人。

警察厅指出,罹难者遍布12都县,其中宫城县4449人、岩手县2501人、福岛县647人,此3县沿海地区遭海啸侵袭,灾情最惨重。警方接获的行踪不明者通报,岩手县有4253人、福岛县4503人、宫城县2895人,另外3县也有人失踪。

此外,仍栖身避难所的灾民总数约36万3000人。其中宫城县约有15万5000人、福岛县约13万2000人、岩手县约4万9000人。很多人因避难生活长期化而健康恶化,灾民依然处于严峻状况下。

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China News Service, March 20 via [Taiwan] Central News Agency Report: The March 11 Japan mega-quake disaster is entering its 10th day and according to Japan’s National Police Agency has confirmed that, as of [March] 19th at 11:00p.m., the death toll has reached 7653 people, and the number of persons unaccounted for has increased to 11,746 people, with the missing and dead totaling 19,399 people.

The National Police Agency reports that the fatalities are spread over 12 districts, included among these are Miyagi with 4449 people, Iwate with 2501 people, and Fukushima with 647 people – these three districts are coastal areas where the tsunami was most disastrous. The police recieved reports of 4253 missing persons in Iwate, 4503 in Fukushima, and 2895 in Miyagi. Three other districts additionally have [reported] missing persons.

In addition, there are still 363,000 victims living in refugee shelters. That number includes 155,000 people in Miyagi, 132,000 people in Fukushima, and 49,000 from Iwate. Due to long-term stays in the shelters, the health of many refugees is worsening, leaving many in a grim situation.


One comment to "7653 Dead in Japan Earthquake and 11746 Missing"

  1. that the rising sea lleves are responsible for making the tsunami worse. Aside from there not being any evidence for rising sea lleves (except inside their models, but not in the empirical data), let me just show you what 17 centimeters (the claimed sea level rise) are compared to an estimate 77ft tsunami 77.4 ft are 2,359.152 centimeter, or 23.6 meters. Those 17 centimeters, which don’t even exist, would mean uh . I seriously doubt that anyone would care. 23.6 meters or 23.43 meters. The difference is less than even trivial.


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