Japan is experiencing its greatest hardships since World War II, Prime Minister Naoto Kan says, as the country battles the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami and a growing crisis at a nuclear plant.
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1211: The Wall Street Journal's Daisuke Wakabayashi in Tokyo tweets: "After waiting for eight hours, we were just told that they are done for the night. No more gasoline. Sigh. The silver lining - and it's thin - is that we were told they're getting more tomorrow and we got some priority ticket that means no lining up. I'll believe it when I see. That was crushing - sad to see there are hundreds of cars still in line right now."
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