On April 19, 4:30 p.m., Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) Headquarters dispatched a team to Kumamoto. Director of Administrative Affairs Rev. Zensuke Nakata gave an address at the departure ceremony. The dispatched staff is scheduled to join local diocese DRHC.
Kumamoto earthquake recorded magnitude 7 on two occasions and damaged 10,000 homes. The DRHC were dispatched to Mashikimachi between April 20 and 24. A total of 416 DRHC members helped clear debris. A second group is scheduled to be dispatched on April 28.