peace winds JAPAN


September 2018

[United States announces emergency assistance for Hokkaido earthquake]


Hiroshima, Japan, September 24, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $50,000 to support the humanitarian assistance efforts of Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) for the people in Hokkaido, Japan, affected by the recent earthquake. PWJ has been providing emergency relief in Atsuma-town, where the earthquakes hit the hardest and a [...]

(Philippines) PWJ responds to Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong)


On September 14, Peace Winds Japan/A-PAD Japan Search and SAR and emergency response teams arrived in the Philippines ahead of Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) was to make a landfall in northern Philippines.  The team was met with our local partners, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), APAD-Philippines. and received briefing of the situation. (right photo credit: [...]

(Japan) Hokkaido earthquake – Search and Rescue operation began


On September 5, a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan, triggered massive landslides, island-wide power outages, and damaged roads extensively. A Search and Rescue (SAR) and medical team, was immediately formed by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and its partners A-PAD and Civic Force, and the team arrived near the landslide-affected [...]