Wednesday, March 30—Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30—Thursday, March 31, 2011

On the 29th, JEN distributed fleece clothing and underwear that was donated by UNIQLO to evacuees in Ishinomaki (Miyagi Prefecture). The UNIQLO employees assisted in delivering these goods to more than 750 residents at three sites that had been announced on the radio. JEN is … Read more…

April 2–April 3, 2011

April 2–April 3, 2011

Peace Winds Japan has been examining medium- to long-term needs in the region and is currently working on plans in two areas: (1) supplying household items for those who are moving into temporary residences, and (2) providing play spaces where children and caregivers can play, and … Read more…

April 9–April 10, 2011

April 9–April 10, 2011

AMDA has been continuing to provide medical treatment in Otsuchi (Iwate Prefecture), where they report that the common ailments are chronic high blood pressure, diabetes, colds, hay fever, gastroenteritis, tetanus, and so on. Partition walls have recently been provided to give those in evacuation centers some … Read more…

April 14–15, 2011

April 14–15, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) Secretary-General, Yoshiteru Horie, wrote twice to thank JCIE for supporting their efforts. He said that he had just returned from a visit to hard-hit areas such as Soma, Sendai, and Rikuzentakata, noting that “the extent of destruction is so immense … Read more…

April 24–April 25, 2011

April 24–April 25, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) is providing mobile medical treatment on the Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest-hit areas. Currently, the northern half of the peninsula is being covered by a medical team from Tokai University and the Japanese Red … Read more…

May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

This week is the traditional “Golden Week” holiday in Japan, and many Japanese people are taking advantage of their time off to volunteer in the Tohoku region. As described in a recent Japan Times article, many groups are trying to organize the outpouring of concern into practical assistance … Read more…