Japan

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.
Reviving Ishinomaki’s seaweed industry - Takehiko Nanbu’s story
8 March 2013

Reviving Ishinomaki’s seaweed industry - Takehiko Nanbu’s story

When the Tsunami washed away Takehiko Nanbu’s boat, his seaweed processing factory and his house, the 46-year-old father of three thought his life was finished.
Red Cross to support children’s mental health care in disaster-hit prefecture
7 March 2013

Red Cross to support children’s mental health care in disaster-hit prefecture

A five-year-old girl, who’s lost both her parents and her sister in the tsunami behaves normally at school, but at home she hits out violently at her grandmother, who is caring for her, and repeatedly demands to know when her mother will return.
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