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Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Friday, April 22)

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces the results of damage caused by the earthquakes and METI’s response in the areas where METI is in charge.

Convenience stores and supermarkets

Convenience stores: 583 operating out of 593 major stores in Kumamoto Prefecture, accounting for 98% of total stores

Supermarkets: 48 operating out of 57 major stores in Kumamoto Prefecture, accounting for 84% of total stores
They are supplying enhanced product line-ups, including boxed lunches, sundry goods and confectionery.

City gas

Outage: About 92,000 households contracting with Seibugasu Co., Ltd., around Kumamoto City A team of 4,000 operators are now continually undertaking recovery operations while confirming safety.
Recovery is planned to be completed to 30% of the total outage by April 26 and 60% by the end of April before full recovery by May 8.

Gas stations (service stations or SS)

727 operating out of 797 stations in Kumamoto Prefecture, accounting for 91% of total stations Gas stations are also operating in Mashiki Town (7 stations), Minamiaso Village (5) and Takamori Town (5).

Information of operating gas stations (daily updated; by municipality) is accessible on the following website:


Electricity outage was resolved completely.

Release date

April 22, 2016

Division in charge

Public Relations Office, Minister's Secretariat

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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