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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

Latest news from the Tenrikyo Japanese website:

Disaster Relief Efforts in Mie Prefecture (updated)

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Japan Sep 16, 2011

Latest article from the Tenrikyo Japanese website RSS feed: Typhoon No. 12 (aka Talas), the largest typhoon to hit Japan in over 20 years, brought record rains to the Kii Peninsula. The Mie Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) was dispatched to Kiho-cho, Mie Prefecture, between September 9 and 11. A total of 121 members […]

Doyusha Video: Disaster Relief Efforts in Fukushima and Niigata

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Japan Aug 13, 2011

A news video (in Japanese only) on recent Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps’ (DRHC) efforts has been posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website. Here is a translation of the narration: The Tenrikyo DRHC was dispatched on August 2 to areas affected by torrential rain in Niigata. The downpour in Fukushima and Niigata prefectures between July 27 […]

Taiwan Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Tohoku Region

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Jun 10, 2011

A news video (in Japanese only) has been posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website. Here is a translation of the narration: Between May 30* and June 3, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) in Taiwan, which is the only formally organized corps overseas, was dispatched to areas affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This […]

Disaster Relief Info Via Google Images Search

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 24, 2011

A little over a week ago, I did some searching via Google Images with selected key terms. Although I didn’t necessarily really find what I was searching for, I am presenting here a sample of articles and blogs I had stumbled upon in the process. While all the sites below are in Japanese, I felt […]

The Shinbashira Meets with Survivors and Hinokishin Corps Members

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 14, 2011

On May 5, the Shinbashira, Zenji Nakayama, visited affected areas in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures to give encouragement to survivors of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in addition to those who were participating in relief efforts. This was his third visit to areas affected by the March 11 disaster. He visited Ibaraki Diocese Office in […]

More Disaster Relief News Videos

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 10, 2011

Posting links to three Doyusha videos. (Sorry, videos only in Japanese. Translation of the narration provided below.) Disaster Relief in Inawashiro-machi: Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) members belonging to Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Headquarters were dispatched to Inawashiro-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, between April 13 and 23. They cooperated with members of Fukushima Diocese DRHC to serve […]

Doyusha Videos: Hinokishin Day, Women’s Association Convention, Disaster Relief Hinokishin

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Apr 30, 2011

Posting links to three recent Doyusha videos (sorry, videos only in Japanese) Hinokishin Day 2011. The slogan for this year’s Hinokishin Day was “Overflowing with gratitude and radiating with joy: Let’s do hinokishin.” Roughly 4,500 participants in Tenri—including Church Headquarters staff members and students of Shuyoka and Tenri schools—engaged in hinokishin activities at 53 sites […]