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Residents in quake-hit Japanese town still short of essential supplies


Residents in the quake-hit Japanese town of Shika in Ishikawa Prefecture are still facing shortages of essential supplies one week after a series of earthquakes, with magnitudes of up to 7.6, struck the prefecture and its surrounding areas.

Life has been exceptionally challenging for residents seeking refuge in evacuation centers in Shika. However, there is some relief as food supplies have been largely restored, with one food truck operator from Osaka even offering free food to evacuees at a local shelter.

While some residents in Ishikawa Prefecture are starting to see improvements in their daily lives one week after the earthquakes, 21 of the hardest-hit areas in the towns of Wajima and Suzu are still a long way from returning to anything resembling normality.

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