11 Mar '11, 8pm

Japan mobilises troops, planes, ships for quake relief

Japan mobilises troops, planes, ships for quake relief

TOKYO - Japan's military sent or readied thousands of troops, 300 planes and 40 ships for quake and tsunami relief Friday and asked for help from the United States, which has 50,000 troops based in the country. The government mobilised 8,000 troops to help Miyagi and other northeastern areas hard-hit by a massive earthquake and a tsunami that swallowed and destroyed entire neighbourhoods. An armada of 20 naval destroyers and other ships headed for the devastated Pacific coast area of Honshu island, while some 25 air force jets flew reconnaissance missions over the disaster zone. Army helicopters were rescuing hundreds stranded at an elementary school in Watari, Miyagi prefecture, while air force choppers pulled about 10 people to safety near Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, Kyodo reported. The Tokyo and Osaka police forces, Fire and Disaster Management Agency and health mi...

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Tsunami alerts out for Taiwan, Indonesia and Philippines. This is a big one.

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Japan PM: No radiation leak due to quake.

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