Episode 30: Noto earthquake

A month has passed since a powerful earthquake struck Japan's Noto Peninsula on New Year's Day.

Three Kyodo News reporters -- Yamaguchi-san, Ed and Donican -- talk about the aftermath of the M7.6 temblor. Donican, who visited some quake-affected areas in Ishikawa Prefecture, relays her experiences seeing the damage and hearing how locals are coping, and conveys their hopes that the tourism industry will help aid the recovery efforts.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

FEATURE: Noto locals pin hopes on return of tourists to hasten quake recovery

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Foreign tourists crowd the popular Higashi Chaya district in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 22, 2024. (Kyodo)