The National Police Agency said Monday that the number of deahs and missing persons attributed to the March 11, 2011 disaster stands at 21,586 -- 18,498 in the disaster itself and 3,088 persons who have since died as a result of stress or illness recognized as being related to the disaster.
According to the NPA, the death toll in Miyagi stands at 9,538; in Iwate, it is 4,673, and in Fukushima, the death toll is 1,611. In other prefectures, Ibaraki had 24 deaths, Chiba 21, Tokyo seven, Tochigi and Kanagawa four each, Aomori three, Yamagata two, Gunma and Hokkaido one each -- for a total of 15,889 dead.
Currently, the remains of 90 victims remain unidentified.
The NPA said 1,269 persons remain unaccounted for in Miyagi, 1,132 in Iwate, and 204 in Fukushima.
Meanwhile, police and Maritime Safety Agency personnel on Monday conducted another search for missing tsunami victims in the three disaster-hit prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima, Fuji TV reported. Such searches have become common on the 11th day of each month, conducted at the request of families of the missing. No remains were found.© Japan Today