Thursday, March 24—Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24—Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan Platform reported that relief supplies raised through its matching program reached the Natori relief supply warehouse (the town’s recreation center) today. Sanitary supplies provided by Kao (hand sanitizer, etc.) were being distributed to evacuees with the help of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) … Read more…

Saturday, March 26—Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26—Sunday, March 27, 2011

JEN has been posting weekly lists of items that are needed in the region, and on the 26th they announced that a truck full of supplies had successfully headed off to deliver the collected supplies. Items on their request list for the coming week include … Read more…

Monday, March 28—Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28—Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Iwate Prefecture’s Kamaishi City, the larger evacuation centers have been receiving relief supplies and medical services, but AMDA reports that the management of aid stocks needs to be improved. They also report that communication lines to the town of Otsuchi are still out and some evacuation … Read more…

April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

JEN is calling for volunteers to help in the effort to help in the sludge removal efforts, to distribute cleanup kits (rubber gloves, rubber boots, masks, shovels, buckets, etc.), and to prepare warm meals as it continues to assist and survey the conditions around Sendai … 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…

May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

In the Chinomori district of Ofunato (Iwate Prefecture), construction was completed on 71 temporary homes last week, which will house 188 people.  With the help of local volunteers, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) delivered household items to help make those families’ new lives a bit easier. … 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…

May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011

  A staff member of the Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) shared his experiences helping at an evacuation center in the Minato Middle School in the city of Ishinomaki (Miyagi Prefecture). He first arrived in mid-April, about one month after the earthquake struck, to … Read more…