Kyodo News Stories, Photos Now Available in English on Facebook

By K.k. Kyodo News, PRNE
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TOKYO, March 17, 2011 - K.K. Kyodo News has opened a page on Facebook to send out information in
English on the latest developments in disaster-stricken Japan to the rest of
the world.

The M9.0 temblor that struck the Tohoku region on Japan's northeastern
Pacific coast on March 11 violently rocked some parts to the intensity of 7
on the Japanese seismic scale of 10, triggering massive tsunami as high as 10

As of midnight March 16, a National Police Agency tally showed 4,314
people dead and 8,606 others missing, bringing the total number of victims to
12,920. In addition, the fate of tens of thousands of people is unknown,
making the calamity one of the world's worst disasters.

Kyodo is scheduled to open soon another Facebook page dedicated to the
collection of contributions of relief money from abroad.

For the existing Facebook page, please visit

K.K. Kyodo News, a commercial arm of leading Japanese news agency Kyodo
News, is an information company undertaking the supply of news to non-media
subscribers as well as publication and photo/video sales.

    Shinobu Iketani
    Associate General Manager
    Information Planning & Marketing
    K.K. Kyodo News
    Tel: +81-3-6252-6094
    Fax: +81-3-6252-6070

Shinobu Iketani, Associate General Manager, Information Planning & Marketing Department, K.K. Kyodo News, +81-3-6252-6094, Fax: +81-3-6252-6070, kka.jigyosenryaku at

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