Abe Boosts Rescue Team as Japan Quake Death Toll Rises to 41

  • Over 196,000 people evacuated in worst disaster since 2011
  • Abe tells rescuers to ensure water, food supply, medical care

Death Toll Rises in Japan as Economic Impact Spreads

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe increased the number of rescue workers to 25,000 in the earthquake-stricken south of the country where 41 people have died since Thursday in the nation’s most devastating natural disaster since March 2011.

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