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Kumamoto : Annual Report of Our Relief Mission


One year has passed since the Kumamoto Earthquake which has resulted in more than 200 deaths. Immediately after the devastating earthquake, PWJ has been working on the disaster relief mission in Mashiki town, one of the most seriously affected areas. Our annual report on the relief mission presents highlights of the activities we have conducted […]

Kumamoto: Peace Winds Japan’s Temporary Housing Will Be Operated Through September


It’s been almost 5 months since the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Kumamoto on Kyushu island in the southern Japan. PWJ has been providing emergency support in Mashiki town along with our partners Civic Force and Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Japan (A-PAD Japan). Currently in Kumamoto, vital life-lines (water and gas) have been restored, […]

Kumamoto:3-Month Report of Our Relief Mission


PWJ would like to express our sympathy to all people affected by the earthquakes in Kumamoto and other areas, we pray for their faster recovery. Since immediately after the disaster struck the area, PWJ has been working on the earthquake disaster relief mission in Mashiki-town, Kumamoto, one of the most severely affected areas by the […]

Kumamoto: More shelters and relief items for the evacuees


Even though it is more than a week ago that Kumamoto was first struck by the large earthquakes on 14 and 16 April, there are still more than 80,000 people staying at some 700 evacuation centers in and around Kumamoto. Many of the evacuees have their houses destroyed by the earthquakes, others are too afraid […]

Kumamoto: Emergency shelters set up in Mashiki Town


As numerous aftershocks continue to pose risks of further damage and prolong anxiety of those affected by the two large earthquakes that struck Kumamoto on 14 and 16 April, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) brought in two “balloon shelters,” large-size, air-inflated tents, to Mashiki Town on 17 April. Mashiki was hit by the largest jolt in […]