[Japan after Quake] Headline Round-up : Jul 25-31



This is a weekly headline round-up of the posts titled [Japan after Quake] on our Facebook page.


[Jul. 25] For elderly people living in temp housing, NPO starts peddling style support w/trolley full of necessities.


This service began in Soma city, Fukushima, and now covers all temporary housing areas. The NPO not only sell things, but also have a lot of conversations with elderly people for their mental care.


[Jul. 26] To cheer up kids, Finnish Santa Claus in “cool biz” visits disaster stricken areas 🙂


He visited several evacuation centers and schools and give out some sweets to children.


[Jul. 27] Self Defense Force’s missions in Iwate pref. complete; farewell ceremony is held.


The mayor expressed his gratitude for Self Defense Force members’ great help, and over 300 city hall staff saw them off.


[Jul. 28] Charity exhibition of Tohoku products begins in business district, Otemachi in Tokyo.


Fresh vegetables and fruits, and some other Tohoku local specialty products were sold, and many office workers visited there.


[Jul. 29] From Aug., TOSHIBA begins scholarship program for 3.11 victims.


The scholarship is available to Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima college students affected by disaster.


[Jul. 30] Tohoku earthquake revival lotto on sale! All sales go to charity.


The man standing at the lead of the line claims, “I’m from Tohoku. If I won this lotto, I would like to donate some to charity.


[Jul. 31] All evacuation centers are closed in Sendai city. On the worst days, over 100,000 people lived at 290 centers.


Sendai city has prepared 1,062 temporary prefabricated houses, 7,734 private rented accommodations, and 189 public accommodations for victims.


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