Japan

4 November 2014

IFRC Secretary General visits Fukushima communities to see the vital work of the Japanese Red Cross Society

Community, safety, respect, dignity. These were reoccurring themes discussed by IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy with Japanese Red Cross members, government officials, communities and technical experts in Japan this week.
Japanese Red Cross medical teams join rescue efforts following Mount Ontake volcanic eruption
29 September 2014

Japanese Red Cross medical teams join rescue efforts following Mount Ontake volcanic eruption

Japenese Red Cross Society responds to volcanic ...
Thousands flee landslides and flash floods in Hiroshima
22 August 2014

Thousands flee landslides and flash floods in Hiroshima

Since 20 August, torrential rains have lashed Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan causing flash floods and landslides which have killed 39 people.
Typhoon Neoguri challenges preparedness and Japanese Red Cross support
11 July 2014

Typhoon Neoguri challenges preparedness and Japanese Red Cross support

As Typhoon Neoguri pushed through Japan’s main island, passing Tokyo, the powerful storm provided a key test for early warning systems, upgraded since the 2011 tsunami, and measures put in place by the Japanese Red Cross Society to support the most vulner
Japan: Red Cross helps islanders after worst typhoon in a decade
23 October 2013

Japan: Red Cross helps islanders after worst typhoon in a decade

For 16-year-old Daiki Sawada, the night that Typhoon Wipha struck the small island of Izu Oshima, where he lives, was a terrifying experience he will not forget easily.
Lessons from Fukushima: Japanese Red Cross digital archive goes live
9 October 2013

Lessons from Fukushima: Japanese Red Cross digital archive goes live

In a significant step towards sharing and building on the lessons of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese Red Cross Society has launched an online nuclear disaster digital archive.
Japan: The trauma of a tsunami is still fresh for survivors
6 August 2013

Japan: The trauma of a tsunami is still fresh for survivors

“My father was washed away with his house. I saw the roof of his house float by.” It is this vivid memory, one of many, which Shigeo Kawahara cannot get out of his head.
Japan: Paying a return visit to one family who survived the tsunami
30 July 2013

Japan: Paying a return visit to one family who survived the tsunami

It has been more than two years since large tsunami waves came pouring into the town of Otsuchi in north-eastern Japan, and life, for the most part, has returned to normal.
A powerful call for the elimination of nuclear weapons
16 May 2013

A powerful call for the elimination of nuclear weapons

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is holding a meeting in the city of Hiroshima, Japan calling on governments and civil society groups to move towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
Two years on, new psychological stresses emerge amongst survivors of Japan’s triple disaster
9 March 2013

Two years on, new psychological stresses emerge amongst survivors of Japan’s triple disaster

Two years after Japan’s triple – earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, considerable progress has been made to help re-establish normal life for the thousands of families affected by the disaster.
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