February 6, Tuesday, 2024

1. The powerful New Year’s Day earthquake damaged more than 50,000 houses in central Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture, creating one of the biggest challenges in the recovery effort. A little over a month on residential reconstruction has entered a new stage aided by lessons learned from Japan’s many past disasters.
2. Severn schools in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, reopened on Tuesday following the powerful New Year’s Day earthquake. As many as 65 public schools in 9 cities and towns in the prefecture closed at one point, but all have now resumed classes.
3. Buckingham Palace in Britain says King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer, and will postpone his public-facing duties while he undergoes treatment. The palace has not revealed the type or stage of the disease, except that it is not prostate cancer. It says King Charles began receiving treatment as an outpatient in London on Monday.