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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:

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Kinki and Kyushu Regions

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Japan Aug 24, 2012

Record rains struck the central Kinki region on August 13 and 14. Rivers in southern Kyoto Prefecture overflowed, causing mudslides and damage to homes. One person was left dead and two went missing. The Kyoto Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) was dispatched to Uji City on August 18 and 19.

A total of 126 DRHC members cooperated with volunteer center officials and social welfare council members in the relief effort by clearing mud from homes.

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in the Weekly Flash

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Japan May 21, 2012

This is a follow-up post to an earlier one that covered a summary from The Japan Times Online that indirectly mentioned the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC). I was able to acquire a copy of the May 8・15 issue of Flash that contains the actual print article mentioned in the summary. In addition to the […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Tornado-Damaged Areas

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Japan May 18, 2012

News from the Tenrikyo Japanese website: On May 6, the last day of the Golden Week holiday, tornadoes struck three areas in Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures. A tornado striking Tsukuba City in Ibaraki caused great damage, closing roads, cutting off electricity and water, killing one person, injuring 40, and damaging over 1,300 buildings. In response […]

Disaster Relief Efforts in Mie, Nara, and Wakayama (Updated)

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Japan Sep 24, 2011

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