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4/11/2011 Disaster Relief Update

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Japan Apr 11, 2011

Picking up some updated info from the latest issue of Tenri jiho (4/10/2011) and other sources: On March 23, Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Headquarters shifted their base of operations in Iwate Prefecture from Iwai Bunkyokai, which is located inland, to Senmayacho-Minami Center in Ichinoseki City in order to be closer to the coast. Toyama Diocese Disaster […]

A Summary of Disaster Relief Hinokishin Efforts in Iwate

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Japan Apr 8, 2011

Rev. Shoji Otani, chief officer of Iwate Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) and head minister of Kamaishi-ko Bunkyokai, sprang into action and cooperated with local government after the earthquake. On March 12, the day after the quake, Rev. Otani surveyed the immense tsunami damage in Kamaishi City where he lived and went to Kamaishi […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps to Run Operations from Higashimatsushima, Miyagi

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Japan Apr 6, 2011

Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Headquarters (headed by Honbu-in Yoshitaro Ueda) has established a base in Miyagi Prefecture for the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) to run future operations. The corps will operate from a community center located in Higashimatsushima City, which suffered immense tsunami damage.

Disaster Relief-Related News from the Grapevine

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Japan Mar 30, 2011

Presenting some inside info that has trickled in the TR newsroom: Tenri Cultural Institute of New York (TCI) has already held two benefit concerts to help raise funds for earthquake and tsunami victims on March 11 and 27. TCI is slated to hold a total of six benefit concerts falling into two categories: those organized […]

Disaster Relief Corps Activities in Iwate and Miyagi

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Japan Mar 29, 2011

Offering two March 28 news updates here: The Saitama Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps has been dispatched to affected areas between March 20 and 31. Members are helping distribute water in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, where many areas are still without running water. (To Japanese article: 災救隊 気仙沼市で給水活動(3月28日記)) The Toyama Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps […]

Disaster Relief Corps in Miyagi and Fukushima

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Japan Mar 25, 2011

The following is a March 23 update on the water trucks dispatched on March 16 and Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps members’ subsequent efforts distributing water in areas affected by the March 11 earthquakes and tsunamis. Ten members of Oyasato Diocese’s Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps left Tenri City on March 16 to deliver water trucks to […]

Tenrikyo to Accept 3,000 Displaced By Recent Disaster

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 24, 2011

Tenrikyo-Related Facilities to Accept Up to 3,000 People Displaced by the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake Until the End of September According to the situation as grasped by the National Police Agency, the number of evacuees from Fukushima, Miyagi, and other prefectures that have been greatly impacted continue to increase. Numerous evacuees currently find themselves having no […]

CNN Mentions Tenrikyo’s Disaster-Relief Efforts

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Tenrikyo Links Mar 24, 2011

CNN writes briefly on Japanese New Religion and comments on religions\’ roles in the recent disaster, including Tenrikyo.

Disaster Relief for Fukushima Prefecture

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 23, 2011

Another quick update from the Japanese Tenrikyo website: On the morning of March 22, Yuji Tanaka, the director of Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Headquarters, delivered a monetary donation of 10 million yen to the Fukushima Prefectural Government. He also used the occasion to notify prefectural officials that preparations have been made at Tenrikyo-related facilities […]

Relief to Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 22, 2011

News from the Japanese Tenrikyo website:

On March 19, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters delivered monetary donations of 10 million yen each (equivalent to US $123,564,000) to the prefectural governments of Miyagi and Iwate. Honbu-in* Yoshitaro Fukaya went to Miyagi while Honbu-in Zensuke Nakata went to Iwate. They also informed prefectural officials that preparations were being made at Tenrikyo-related facilities in Tenri to welcome and accept disaster evacuees.