Japan

8,000 People Still Missing

Rescue crews in Japan are finally working their way to the areas hit hardest by Friday’s earthquake, and the number of dead keeps rising. The death toll now stands at 3,676, Japanese authorities said, with almost 8,000 still missing and 2,000 injured. The U.S. is pitching in, sending naval ships and workers, and even cutting troops’ access to sites like ESPN and YouTube to free up internet bandwidth for Japan’s rescue effort. On the economic front, Tokyo’s stock market leaped 6 percent on Wednesday, rallying from an initial post-disaster plunge.