Power outage alert in Japan amid quake damage, cold weather

              People walk by a huge monitor airing a news program which calls for power saving, in Tokyo Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Japan’s government alerted people of potential blackouts Tuesday because power supplies were low after several coal-fired plants temporarily stopped generating electricity following last week's earthquake.  (Kyodo News via AP)
              A man wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks in a snowy rain Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Tokyo. Japan’s government on Tuesday issued a rare blackout alert due to power supply shortages stemming from stoppages of several coal-fired power plants that had shut down by last week’s powerful earthquake, calling on households and companies to conserve power. The alert comes as the Tokyo region faces snow, an unusual cold weather for the season, prompting use of heaters while there was no solar power generation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)