March 16 Update

March 16, 2011 12:21 PM

The government has finally agreed to post the real-time monitoring data of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The URL address to the data is to be announced shortly.

If you have private information that you wish to provide, please call 110 or 119. The twitter address for information is:

In addition to commercial rice stocks, there is an emergency supply stock of 2000 tons that provides approximately 15 million meals. Unlike the rice that is normally sold commercially, this rice stock is solely for emergency relief. Besides this emergency supply, there is another 920,000 ton rice stockpile. Unfortunately, the issues of how to transport the rice to impacted areas and the availability of fuel is making wide distribution difficult. I assure you, gasoline will start circulating again soon!