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Disaster Relief in Tottori Prefecture

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Japan Nov 11, 2016

11,000 homes were damaged in the “Central Tottori Prefecture Earthquake” on October 21. On October 23 and 24, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Tottori Diocese was dispatched to affected areas. They took part in the recovery effort after receiving a request from Kurayoshi Social Welfare Council and responded to residents’ needs through a disaster […]

Disaster Relief in Iwate Prefecture, continued

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Japan Oct 16, 2016

Between October 2 and 9, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) were dispatched to Iwaiizumi-cho, Iwate. The area was affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Massive flooding caused 19 deaths and damage to some 700 homes. Upon receiving a request from Iwaiizumi-cho’s Social Welfare Council, staff from DRHC Headquarters, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, and Aomori dioceses were dispatched […]

Disaster relief in Iwate Prefecture

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Japan Sep 19, 2016

Between September 5 and 9, the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Iwate Diocese was dispatched to Miyako City, an area affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Making a rare landfall from the Pacific Coast, Typhoon Lionrock caused rivers and waterways to flood. Cor.ps members were entrusted with clearing away mud. A total of 159 members were […]

Tenri U students visit Kumamoto

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Japan Jul 13, 2016

Tenri University students visit Kumamoto to engage in disaster relief activities. (Sorry, no translation of the narration this time around)

Ibaraki Diocese visits Ibaraki Prefectural Office

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Japan Jun 8, 2016

On May 23, Ibaraki Diocese visited Ibaraki Prefectural Office to report on Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) activities. Last September DRHC helped schools in Joso City reopen after the flooding of the Kinugawa River. Ibaraki Diocese Superintendent Yoshinori Ogita met with Governor Masaru Hashimoto to show videos and pamphlets of DRHC activities. Governor Hashimoto expressed […]

Kumamoto Earthquake Relief News

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Japan Jun 3, 2016

The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake had recorded quakes with the maximum seismic intensity of 7 on two occasions, damaged 74,000 homes, and left about 10,000 people displaced. Between May 4 and 5 the Shinbashira and successor designate Daisuke Nakayama visited eight affected churches and offered words of sympathy to earthquake victims. The first phase or expedition […]

Second phase, Kumamoto earthquake disaster relief

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Japan May 5, 2016

40,000 homes have been damaged by the Kumamoto earthquake. The second phase of Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) was dispatched on April 27 to Mashikimachi, an area that suffered substantial damage. A total of 377 members from Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Nara, and Oyasato Diocese DRHC participated in clearing debris over four days.

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in Kumamoto

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 26, 2016

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 […]

Flood relief efforts in Ibaraki Prefecture, second round

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Japan Nov 18, 2015

Uploading more disaster relief news, with a video and hasty translation of the narrative: The Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) from Ibaraki Diocese were dispatched between October 29 and November 3 to areas inundated by the Kinugawa River after heavy rains struck the Kanto region.

Flood relief efforts in Ibaraki Prefecture

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Japan Sep 24, 2015

In September, rains from Typhoon No. 18 (Severe Tropical Storm Etau) caused flooding in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Members of the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps were recently dispatched to help with recovery efforts. Translation of the video narration: