Japan Quake Survivors Face Rain, Tremors, Stress

More than 100,000 exhausted survivors of Japan’s deadliest earthquake in a decade huddled in makeshift shelters for a third day on Tuesday as rain threatened to trigger more landslides and hamper rescue efforts.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi flew on a military plane to the devastated area in an attempt to lift the spirits of the thousands of people left homeless and see for himself the damage caused by Saturday’s quake and aftershocks that have killed 27.
“I painfully felt the need for us to take steps to help them get back to normal,” Koizumi, wearing blue work clothes, told reporters after visiting several hundred people who had taken refuge in a Nagaoka gymnasium.
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