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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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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 […]

Disaster Relief Donations Update

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jun 20, 2011

Rev. Hiroaki Yamazawa, Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, visited Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi prefectures between June 7 and 10. He also delivered monetary donations of 10 million yen each (equivalent to US $124,038.68) to the three prefectural governments on behalf of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters’ Post-Disaster Recovery Committee. As of June 14, two […]

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 […]