2011.04.18


Post-disaster situation in northeast cost of Japan


The passage afterwards is reported herewith. Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology reported that the height of tsunami reached up to 38.9 meters at Miyako city, and as of April 11, the number of death from the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 has increased over 27,000, with 13,116 people confirmed dead and 14,377 still missing, National Police Agency reported.
The total number of the victims may rise further, but it is difficult to report accurate data at present because the area stricken by great earthquake was completely washed away by powerful tsunami and after shocks of more than M 7.0 often occur even in this moment.
According to the National Police Agency, about 147,000 people are staying in evacuation centers or their relatives throughout 18 prefectures including the evacuees from the risk of radioactive contermination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which is still in unstable situation.
In light of this situation, JACO has launched the Emergency Relief Found for the Pacific Coast of Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and its distribution committee was held on April 14. The first distribution procedure was over and 11 local organizations are decided as beneficiaries of the above relief fund and awarded each of the distributed amounts. The second distribution procedure will be held next month.


Elementary school in Ishinomaki City