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【News Letter Vol.16】

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This year, Japan suffered from an unprecedented number of natural disasters:an earthquake Northern Osaka Prefecture in June, Western Japan Floods in July, numerous typhoons, and earthquake in Hokkaido in September: Areas of Western Japan such as Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime Prefectures, were particularly hit hard with torrential rains with over 200 people killed by the resulting floods and landslides. Subsequent large typhoons only exacerbated the damage.

Many of the evacuation shelters in the affected areas have already been closed, and the evacuees have begun to move into temporary houses. However, many evacuees still say that the disaster had completely changed their lives and their situations remain the same. In addition to an increasing number of companies and welfare facilities going out of business, some towns are facing new challenges of population decline. Reconstruction of the affected towns is now entering a crucial phase and will continue into next year and beyond.



This edition of the newsletter reports on our disaster relief activities in the areas affected by the Western Japan Floods and the Hokkaido Earthquake. It also includes a report on a study camp for scholarship students that was organized as a part of the “Dream Support Project” of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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