Japan
Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods
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  • 52. Users who are taking a rest in the rest area ©PBV 52. Users who are taking a rest in the rest area ©PBV
  • 51. Embassy of the Republic of Kenya Mr. S.K. Maina, M.B.S sympathized with the affected people of the Japan floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF 51. Embassy of the Republic of Kenya Mr. S.K. Maina, M.B.S sympathized with the affected people of the Japan floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF
  • 50. Kenya Government has gifted 2 tons of Tea to the affected people by Japan western floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF 50. Kenya Government has gifted 2 tons of Tea to the affected people by Japan western floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF
  • 49. Medical treatment in evacuation shelter by HuMA staff / Mabi Okayama © HuMA 49. Medical treatment in evacuation shelter by HuMA staff / Mabi Okayama © HuMA
  • 48. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is checking the dispatch status of volunteer transfer / Uwajima, Ehime ©GNJP 48. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is checking the dispatch status of volunteer transfer / Uwajima, Ehime ©GNJP
  • 47. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is satisfying the map with volunteer in the Yano satellite disaster volunteer center in Hiroshima / Aki district, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima ©GNJP 47. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is satisfying the map with volunteer in the Yano satellite disaster volunteer center in Hiroshima / Aki district, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima ©GNJP
  • 46. The child who support for evacuation shelter management / Nima primary school, Kurashiki, Okayama, 31th July ©SVA 46. The child who support for evacuation shelter management / Nima primary school, Kurashiki, Okayama, 31th July ©SVA
  • 45. Potential needs survey by JPF member NGO :Shanti International Volunteer Association (SVA) in Hiroshima / Hiroshima, 13th July ©SVA 45. Potential needs survey by JPF member NGO :Shanti International Volunteer Association (SVA) in Hiroshima / Hiroshima, 13th July ©SVA
  • 44. JPF staffs who listen closely to affected person's potential needs for further support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF 44. JPF staffs who listen closely to affected person's potential needs for further support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF
  • 43. Water tanks settled on near evacuation shelter / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF 43. Water tanks settled on near evacuation shelter / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF
  • 42. JOICFP staff who listens closely to mothers' stories for future support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 29th July ©JOICFP 42. JOICFP staff who listens closely to mothers' stories for future support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 29th July ©JOICFP
  • 41. Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF 41. Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 40. Group Session in Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF 40. Group Session in Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 39. Issues sharing by sticky notes /Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF 39. Issues sharing by sticky notes /Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 38. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF 38. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF
  • 37. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF 37. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF
  • 36. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF 36. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF
  • 35. Information sharing between NGO staffs in Nomura elementary school / Seiyo, Ehime, 19th July, 2018 ©JPF 35. Information sharing between NGO staffs in Nomura elementary school / Seiyo, Ehime, 19th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 34. Information sharing in Ozu, Ehime / Ozu, Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF 34. Information sharing in Ozu, Ehime / Ozu, Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 33. The current situation of Yoshida, Uwajima / Uwajima Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF 33. The current situation of Yoshida, Uwajima / Uwajima Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 32. Bath Services for affected people by Self-Defense Force in front of Uwajima Public Hall/ Uwajima Ehime, 15th July, 2018 ©JPF 32. Bath Services for affected people by Self-Defense Force in front of Uwajima Public Hall/ Uwajima Ehime, 15th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 31. Cleaning equipment of Volunteer Center / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPF 31. Cleaning equipment of Volunteer Center / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 30. Evacuation Shelter in Ozu / Ozu Ehime, 16th July, 2018 ©JPF 30. Evacuation Shelter in Ozu / Ozu Ehime, 16th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 29. The closed bridge caused by the floods, downstream of the Kano Rivers Dam / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPF 29. The closed bridge caused by the floods, downstream of the Kano Rivers Dam / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPFF
  • 28. JPF staff who mention the significance of information sharing meeting at the time of disaster on Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF 28. JPF staff who mention the significance of information sharing meeting at the time of disaster on Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF
  • 27. Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF 27. Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF
  • 26. JPF staff who summarizing opinions in Ehime Prefecture regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF 26. JPF staff who summarizing opinions in Ehime Prefecture regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF
  • 25. Houses damaged by landslides, Uwajima, Ehime, 20th July 2018 ©JPF 25. Houses damaged by landslides, Uwajima, Ehime, 20th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 24.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 12th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF 24.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 13th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • 23.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 12th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CFF 23.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 13th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • 22.The sharing information meeting for cooperation and coordination with other NGOs and local government at Kurashiki city hall, Okayama/ 17th July 2018 ©JPF 22.The sharing information meeting for cooperation and coordination with other NGOs and local government at Kurashiki city hall, Okayama, 17th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 21.Confirming the overwhelming staff shortage for volunteering and management when emergency response teams were surveying at Mabi Volunteer center which is managed by PBV (one of JPF NGO members) founding supported by JPF, Okayama/ 17th July 2018 ©JPF 21.Confirming the overwhelming staff shortage for volunteering and management when emergency response teams were surveying at Mabi Volunteer center which is managed by PBV (one of JPF NGO members) founding supported by JPF, Okayama, 17th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 20.JPF emergency response team and Peace Winds Japan are accompanying USAID/OFDA's monitoring the affected areas (In front of Mabi Memorial Hospital)/16th July 2018 ©JPF 20.JPF emergency response team and Peace Winds Japan are accompanying USAID/OFDA's monitoring the affected areas (In front of Mabi Memorial Hospital), 16th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 19. Mr. KOMINO JPF Co-Chair person is confirming member NGOs support activities in SONO elementary school which is a shelter for the affected people /16th July 2018 ©JPF 19. Mr. KOMINO JPF Co-Chair person is confirming member NGOs support activities in SONO elementary school which is a shelter for the affected people, 16th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 18.The debris gathered in roadsides Mabi, Okayama/16th July 2018 ©JPF 18.The debris gathered in roadsides Mabi, Okayama/16th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 17.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF 17.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 16.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF 16.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 15.The situation around the Car Park of Michi-no-eki (souvenir shop), Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF 15.The situation around the Car Park of Michi-no-eki (souvenir shop), Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 14.JPF's NGO member staff hearing the needs from the affected people at the Kurashiki Athletic park's hall, Okayama, 14th July 2018 ©AAR 14.JPF's NGO member staff hearing the needs from the affected people at the Kurashiki Athletic park's hall, Okayama, 14th July 2018 ©AAR
  • 13. The emergency team staff collaborating with Social Welfare Council in Uwajima City / 10 th July ©JPF 13. The emergency team staff collaborating with Social Welfare Council in Uwajima City, 10th July ©JPF
  • 12. A heap of debris fallen by the floods / 10th July ©JPF 12. A heap of debris fallen by the floods, 10th July ©JPF
  • 11. Landslide Damages / 10th July Uwajima City ©JPF 11. Landslide Damages, Uwajima City, 10th July ©JPF
  • 10. Supporting items gathered for affected people / 11th July Ehime ©JPF 10. Supporting items gathered for affected people, Ehime, 11th July ©JPF
  • 9. The Roadside Garage broken by floods / 11th July Ozu City ©JPF 9. The Roadside Garage broken by floods, Ozu City, 11th July ©JPF
  • 8. The Information sharing meeting with local governments and Social Welfare Council / 11th July Ehime ©JPF 8. The Information sharing meeting with local governments and Social Welfare Council, Ehime, 11th July ©JPF
  • 7. JPF Emergency Assessment Team identifying supporting goods/ 10th July Ehime ©JP 7. JPF Emergency Assessment Team identifying supporting goods, Ehime, 10th July ©JPF
  • 6. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Information sharing meeting with NPOs, Social Welfare Council and Local government / 9th July Ehime ©JPF 6. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Information sharing meeting with NPOs, Social Welfare Council and Local government, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 5. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Corroboration with NGOs and Local government/ 9th July Ehime ©JPF 5. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Corroboration with NGOs and Local government, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 4. Supporting goods gathered in Roadside Station / 9th July Ehime ©JPF 4. Supporting goods gathered in Roadside Station, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 3. Living goods drawn by the floods remain on the road / 9th July, Ehime ©JPF 3. Living goods drawn by the floods remain on the road, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 2. PWJ team On the way to the affected area / 8th July Hiroshima ©PWJ/A-PADジャパン/CF 2. PWJ team On the way to the affected area, Hiroshima, 8th July ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • 1. PWJ team On the way to the affected area / 8th July Hiroshima ©PWJ/A-PADジャパン/CF 1. PWJ team On the way to the affected area, Hiroshima, 8th July ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF

PWJ's Community Rebuilding Assistance

31st October 2020 18:00

As part of the JPF program, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is currently implementing a project to support community rebuilding in the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, and surrounding disaster-affected areas.

In Mabi, where the damages were severe, about half of the community meeting spaces were damaged. Furniture, electrical appliances, and other equipment necessary for those spaces to function were damaged, and it has been difficult to continue events and salon activities. In addition, due to the changes in the living environment caused by the disaster, there is a lack of places for local residents to gather.

Through providing equipment and support for events and salon activities hosted by local organizations in Mabi, PWJ is supporting the maintenance and continuation of the local community and the creation of a neighborhood where people can continue to live with peace of mind. For example, Kawabe Reconstruction Project Aruku, a local organization supported by PWJ, regularly holds yoga classes in a format where they take thorough measures against new coronavirus infections. In fact, this has become a popular event among participants.

PBV’s Training Project

29th September 2020 23:30

JPF member NGO Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is conducting a training project as part of the JPF program that aims for community revitalization in the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, through improving the main and branch community centers and providing disaster preparedness training. PBV’s training project intends to create a space for residents to exchange information in order to prepare for future disasters, rebuild their lives after the flooding, and to think about the community so that they can build up Mabi as a community in which everyone can feel safe and at ease.

When PBV conducted needs assessment through interviewing the residents, they found out that the residents wanted training on evacuation shelters that included basic lectures, implementation, and drills, as well as training on how to best respond to future disasters that takes into account the new coronavirus pandemic. PBV will continue to make preparations for the implementation of the training.

Valuable Means of Transportation Running Through Mabi

16th August 2020 21:00

  • Elevated Ibara Railway tracks in the distanceElevated Ibara Railway tracks in the distance

I have mentioned several times on Facebook and in our other updates that last July, exactly one year after the torrential rain in western Japan, we JPF staff visited the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, that had sustained serious damages from the flooding. Organizing photos taken from Soul Home-Visit Nursing Station where we were visiting then, I noticed one picture taken from a second-floor window. I couldn’t remember what exactly was intended in this photo right away, but looking back on what we discussed with people at Soul, it seems that I was trying to take a picture of the elevated railway line in the background.

I remember hearing at the time that there were some people who took shelter on the elevated tracks to escape the flooding when the town was flooded. I didn't pay any more attention to this story at the time, but when I researched it again, I found out that this was an elevated section of the Ibara Line, a local railway line operated by the local railway company Ibara Railway, that connects Soja City in Okayama Prefecture to Fukuyama City in Hiroshima Prefecture. Ibara Line had stopped operating when the torrential rain and subsequent flooding devastated the area, but it was gradually restored, section by section, and two months later, the entire line had resumed operation. Today, the railway continues to serve as a valuable means of transportation for the local people.

By the way, Ibara Railway is selling a “Kumagawa Railway Restoration Ticket Set” to support the Kumagawa Railway in Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture, which had to stop operation due to the torrential rain in Kyushu this July. All proceeds (excluding consumption tax and administrative expenses) are donated to the Kumagawa Railway. Both railway companies are ‘third-sector’ (public-private partnership) railways, and they have both experienced flooding damages. I hope that Ibara Railway’s support will help the recovery of Kumagawa Railway and the areas affected by the July 2020 floods in Kyushu.

Click here for more information about Ibara Railway's support for Kumagawa Railway: https://www.ibara-railway.co.jp/news/news-724/

Two years have passed since the Western Japan Floods

6th July 2020 23:00

  • Kumano Shrine in the town of Mabi, which served as an evacuation centerKumano Shrine in the town of Mabi, which served as an evacuation center

It has been two years since the Western Japan Floods hit. We express our condolences to those who lost their loved ones, and offer our deepest sympathies to all who were affected.

To this date, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), both of which are member NGOs of Japan Platform (JPF), are helping communities recover in the town of Mabi in Kurashiki.

We will continue to deliver aid that is closely tailored to local needs, while taking precautions to protect against COVID-19.

Revitalizing the Community in the Town of Mabi

29th June 2020 13:30

  • *Photo from visit to Mabi in July 2019*Photo from visit to Mabi in July 2019

JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has been continuing its community revitalization project since late May of this year in the town of Mabi, Kurashiki City, where they have worked closely with a local organization since right after the flooding occurred in 2018. While being careful to prevent the spread of COVID-19, PWJ has been supporting the local disaster relief organization Gorilla reopen its café and the Riverside Revitalization Project Aruku (Kawabe Fukko Project Aruku) host their online events.

Revitalizing the Community in the Town of Mabi

25th May 2020 19:30

  • Farming equipment provided ©PBVFarming equipment provided ©PBV
  • Cooking equipment provided ©PBVCooking equipment provided ©PBV

JPF member NGO Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is working towards community revitalization in the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, through improving the main and branch community centers and providing disaster preparedness training. During the months of March and April, PBV provided equipment as part of the improvement project for the main and branch community centers. Disaster preparedness training, on the other hand, is being postponed due to COVID-19. We sincerely hope that the spread of COVID-19 will come to a halt soon so that aid projects can resume in the communities affected by the flooding that are moving towards full reconstruction.

Making the Playground Safer in Mabi

27th April 2020 19:30

JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) introduces you to a disaster relief organization called Gorilla*, which has been active in the town of Mabi (Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture) that sustained serious damages in the Western Japan floods. [*Gorilla had reported on their activities at the Disaster Relief Network Okayama’s joint reporting session in Okayama City on 7th July 2019, and JPF staff was fortunate to have heard their reporting then.]

As the state of emergency declaration continues to be in effect due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a Gorilla member is taking the time to carefully disinfect playground equipment such as jungle gyms and swings. As Mabi proceeds on its way to full recovery from the floods, we hope that the effects of COVID-19 will be kept to a minimum.

PWJ’s report can be read here.

Extending the Program Duration

21st March 2020 20:00

JPF has decided to extend the program duration of our Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods, giving consideration to the continued needs in the affected regions. (Decision made on 5th March)

Program Duration: 9th October 2018 - 31st March 2021
(*Originally intended to end on 31st March 2020, it has been extended to 31st March 2021.)

We will continue to post updates on our member NGOs’ relief projects on social media and on our website.

Bidding Farewell to the Trailer House

16th February 2020 11:00

  • 西日本豪雨被災者支援
  • 西日本豪雨被災者支援

As part of JPF’s response to the Western Japan floods, JPF member NGOs Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) are continuing their relief activities in the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. SOUL, a nonprofit organization in Kurashiki for which PWJ has provided hands-on support, has had to say goodbye to the trailer house that has been used in hot meal distributions and meetings since after the flood. As JPF staff, we remember fondly the chat we had in this trailer house back in July of last year when we visited Mabi. The trailer will be transported to Saga Prefecture, and we hope that it will continue to serve well as a space for respite there, too.

Read about SOUL here: http://bit.ly/2tVJIRL

Community Care System in Mabi, Kurashiki

27th January 2020 12:58

With over a year having passed since the Western Japan floods, JPF member NGOs Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) are each carrying out projects in the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. PBV is implementing “Community Revitalization through Improvement of Main and Branch Community Centers and Disaster Preparedness,” while PWJ’s project is “Support for Local Organizations with Salon Activities and Events as a Community Reconstruction Effort.”

For a local nonprofit organization SOUL, for which PWJ has provided hands-on support and with whom JPF visited July last year, it has been a year since they returned to their Mabi office from their temporary office in Soja City. On the other hand, we have heard about other offices and businesses that could not be revived and had to be shut down. In Mabi, there has also been a Comprehensive Community Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Conference to discuss the future of the community care system.

SOUL’s Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/soul.mabi8/

Home-Visit Nursing Organization in Western Japan Flood Affected Okayama Visit Affected Community in Nagano

5th December 2019 21:30

Staff members from Soul Home-Visit Nursing Station, a nonprofit home care nursing organization in Mabi (Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture) in the community affected by the 2018 Western Japan floods, visited the disaster affected community in Nagano. JPF staff had the opportunity to speak with Soul Home-Visit Nursing Station staff earlier this year in July. Residents in Nagano felt as if their emotional burdens were lifted by talking with the visiting staff.

Community Revitalization Projects in Mabi, Kurashiki

29th November 2019 19:30

  • 倉敷市真備町でのコミュニティ再生事業

Over a year has passed since the western Japan floods, but JPF member NGOs are continuing to engage in community revitalization work in the areas severely affected by the floods. In the town of Mabi in Kurashiki City, Okayama prefecture, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is working towards community revitalization through improving the main and branch community centers and providing disaster preparedness training. Meanwhile, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is supporting local organizations with their salon activities and events to assist in community reconstruction efforts.

It is our hope that community revitalization will prompt improvements in the general environment of the community so that the residents can help each other and that the evacuees can return to live in Mabi again.

A Mabi NPO That Experienced the Western Japan Floods Is Offering Assistance After Typhoon Hagibis

29th October 2019 22:00

A nonprofit organization in the town of Mabi, Kurashiki City (of Okayama Prefecture) had gone through the Western Japan Floods of July 2018. Now, they have extended a helping hand at an evacuation shelter in Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture, which has been affected by Typhoon Hagibis. Mainichi Shimbun newspaper’s local edition reported that the NPO served hot meals at the shelter.

This disaster relief organization called Gorilla was actively and energetically reporting on their activities at the Disaster Relief Network Okayama’s “Joint Reporting Session for Civic Organizations’ 1-Year Support for the July 2018 Floods.” JPF staff also took part in this reporting session, which was held in Okayama City on July 7 of this year.

The problem of moving out of temporary housing units and public-funded private rental accomodations in Ehime Prefecture

25th September 2019 23:00
The vacation deadline for emergency temporary housing is a big problem for people living in temporary housing units and public-funded private rental accommodations in Ehime Prefecture. Carefully tailored aid continues to be needed to rebuild the lives of the affected people.


Typhoon Krosa makes landfall near the city of Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture; Fear of record rainfall (Tweet from NHK Seikatsu-Bosai)

15th August 2019 16:41
Large Typhoon Krosa made landfall near the city of Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture around 3 PM. Rain clouds that have developed far from the eye are causing intermittent, very heavy rain. There is a possibility of record rainfall in regions in Shikoku and Kii Peninsula.
See here for Tweet from NHK Seikatsu-Bosai

A year passed since the Western Japan Floods: JPF attends meeting held by Saigai Sien Network Okayama (Disaster Relief Network Okayama)

16th July 2019 22:00

  • 西日本豪雨から1年:災害支援ネットワークおかやまの報告会に参加
  • 西日本豪雨から1年:災害支援ネットワークおかやまの報告会に参加

Japan Platform (JPF) staff members visited the town of Mabi during the morning of July 7, and observed the Oda River levee that burst a year ago. Afterwards, they went back to the city of Okayama and attended a meeting in the afternoon held by Saigai Sien Network Okayama (Disaster Relief Network Okayama) titled “The Joint Public-Private Report on One Year of Aid for the July 2018 Flooding.” It was a very valuable opportunity for us to hear from many local organizations, as we also have a program to assist those affected by the West Japan Flooding. This meeting was held in a community space called Hashtag inside Brunch Okayama Kitanagase, a complex that just opened in front of Kitanagase Station, which is just one station away from Okayama Station. From the venue, we could hear children squealing and playing in the water foundation inside the premises, as 18 participating organizations reported on their activities from when the disaster hit to now.
180 organizations participate in Saigai Shien Network Okayama and only a handful presented their reports at the event. However, the content was wide in variety, ranging from flood rescue using boats, distribution of material aid, running a volunteer center and providing first aid, assisting children, assisting mothers, relieving the stress of affected people by administering moxibustion, acupuncture and massages, cleaning photos full of memories, and providing legal counseling. It was very clear that they have carried out various types of assistance that is tailored to the needs of the affected people. Many organizations also mentioned other organizations in their reports, which highlighted the connection and cooperation among local organizations.
We thank members of participating organizations for their valuable reports. In between reports, Saigai Sien Network Okayama’s motto, “Ame nochi hare no kuni Okayama yappari harerude! (Okayama, the land of sunshine after rain, will shine at the end!),” was shown in large letters on the screen, and we hope that the communities they support will continue to recover exactly as their motto goes.
We also express our gratitude to General Incorporated Foundation Kuraray Foundation for accompanying us throughout the busy day, from visiting Mabi to attending the meeting. We hope that you will continue to support our programs.

A year has passed since the Western Japan Floods: JPF staff visit the town of Mabi

10th July 2019 22:00

  • 西日本豪雨から1年:真備町を訪問させていただきました
  • 西日本豪雨から1年:真備町を訪問させていただきました

July 7th was an extremely hot and sunny day during the rainy season in Japan. On this day, Japan Platform (JPF) staff visited the town of Mabi in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, which was severely affected by the flooding that occurred a year ago. On the ground, JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has been carrying out a JPF-funded program to rebuild the community, and we visited Soul Houmon Kango Station (Soul Visiting Nursing Station), a local organization that they are supporting. General Incorporated Foundation Kuraray Foundation, which made donations to our programs, joined us on our visit, and we heard from people on the ground together.
At Soul Houmon Kango Station, we heard from Director Kataoka and others involved about the various difficulties that they encountered after the disaster hit. They told us about the damage from the flooding, how seniors who couldn’t move were rescued, and evacuation at the shrine. We also learned about disaster recovery efforts as well as support from the town of Minamisanriku and the exchange and bond formed between the two communities.
There were also a couple dozen people visiting from Kochi Prefecture, where significant damage is expected if a Nankai megathrust earthquake hits. Professor Kambara of the University of Kochi, who was leading the group, is originally from Mabi, and we found that she was involved in creating Mabi Care, an informational website that strives to support recovery in Mabi.
Our stay was only a couple hours long, but we were able to visit the shrine that served as an evacuation center, attend a meeting to listen to reports and watch a video about efforts made by a local organization, hear the first performance of a song written to support Mabi, and we were even treated to a delicious lunch. We hope that members of the community will continue to have the opportunity to gather, share a meal and laugh together every Sunday, and that it will support the recovery of the community.
We express our sincere gratitude to the members of Soul Houmon Kango Station for welcoming us at their office, the PWJ representative on the ground for helping us coordinate our schedules and taking us around, and the visitors from Kochi Prefecture for joining us on our visit.


Western Japan Floods: The path to recovery for mandarin orange farmers

27th June 2019 23:00
ETV Special Program Mikan no Hana ga Saku Tani de: Gouu kara Ichinen, Noukatachi no Jijyoden (In the Valley where Mandarin Orange Flowers Bloom: A Memoir of the Farmers in the Year After the Floods), a documentary aired on NHK, focuses on the mandarin orange farmers in Ehime who were affected by the West Japan Floods over the year that followed.
The West Japan Floods that hit the region last July devastated the home of the Ehime mandarin oranges. The program follows the internal struggles and decisions of the farmers as they recover from the disaster.
▼See here for details on the NHK ETV Special Program
https://www4.nhk.or.jp/etv21c/x/2019-06-29/31/34797/2259666/

“Global Report on Internal Displacement” Published: Issues Surrounding At-Home Evacuees Mentioned

16th May 2019 3:30

In response to the request for input from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), JPF contributed to the write-up on the challenges faced in Japan during disaster evacuations. Our input was incorporated into a report on Japan (pp. 30-31) in the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2019 (GRID 2019) published on 10th May.

We had especially frequent disasters in Japan in 2018, and the Western Japan floods were mentioned in this report as an example of where the issues concerning “at-home evacuees” became visible. In fact, JPF is clearly cited as an information source. (Please see endnote no. 144 on p. 109.)

Through these efforts of ours such as the information shared with IDMC, we sincerely hope that these issues that arose in disaster response in Japan would gain international recognition and lead to the sharing of experiences, and that the lessons learned would be effective in future emergencies elsewhere.

GRID2019, which is in English, can be downloaded here: http://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2019/

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: Mabi Branch of the Kurashiki City Hall Fully Restored - Serving as a Symbol of Reconstruction [Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper]

2nd April 2019 23:00

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported that after nine months since last July’s Western Japan floods devastated the region, the Mabi branch of the Kurashiki City Hall (in Okayama Prefecture) has been fully restored. At the time of the disaster, the ground floor of the Mabi branch had been completely flooded due to the torrential rain. Starting in August of last year, they consolidated all of the departmental functions to the second floor and proceeded with their city services there. Now that the restoration work has been almost fully completed on the ground floor, the branch office resumed their full services throughout the building.

Until now, applications for public funds for the demolition of flooded homes were accepted at the main city hall, but it can now be accepted on the ground floor of the Mabi branch. This enables greater access for the elderly and those with mobility challenges. At the ceremony to commemorate the full restoration, Kurashiki City Mayor Kaori Ito stated that it is their “hope that the restoration of the branch will be a symbol for this first year of the city’s reconstruction.” A woman who visited the branch office also was hopeful, saying, “Mabi is still dark at night and it would probably take some time to fully recover, but we are moving forward one step at a time, and my wish is that we return to the lively Mabi that we had before.”

Find the Mainichi Shimbun article here: https://mainichi.jp/articles/20190401/k00/00m/040/064000c

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: JPF Member NGO PBV Saving Memories

5th March 2019 19:30

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is helping preserve photographs of those who were affected by the Western Japan floods, in addition to their ongoing efforts to clean up the homes.

As temporary housing units have been constructed and the residents’ living conditions are changing, a volunteer group called “Mabicho Shashin Senjo @ Araiguma Okayama (which means Mabi town photo cleansing at Araiguma Okayama)” was launched to help save the residents’ photographs. To respond to the requests to salvage tens of thousands of flood-damaged photographs, PBV is helping with the restoration efforts. They are recruiting volunteers in Mabi as well.

Read PBV’s report here: https://pbv.or.jp/blog/?p=22909

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: JPF Member NGO BHN Hosting Computer Training Trial Events at Common Rooms in Temporary Housing Complexes

4th February 2019 20:00

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO Telecom For Basic Human Needs (BHN) hosted computer training trial events in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, at the Yasuura Emergency Temporary Housing Complex in the town of Yasuura and at the Tenno Emergency Temporary Housing Complex in the Tenno Ohama District.

At the time of the flooding, the levees breaking and the rivers overflowing not only cost precious lives of residents but also damaged houses, commercial facilities, and factories. Many evacuees are still living in temporary housing. These computer training events were received very favorably among the participants, and the local municipal government employees commented that they would “certainly like the event to continue to take place in the future.”

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: Donations from the Kuraray Foundation - Towards Reconstruction Led by Those Affected by the Disaster

24th January 2019 19:00

In December 2018, JPF received a donation from the Kuraray Foundation to support our emergency response to Western Japan floods. Kuraray Foundation has a unique policy for donations as they acknowledge that “communities affected by disasters will receive ample external funds right after natural disasters occur, but when the same communities enter the vital phase where their residents must autonomously support their own reconstruction, funds would start to fall low.” Hence the Foundation supports efforts at this reconstruction phase, and the donation made at this time was in line with this policy and given in support of the aims of JPF’s response to Western Japan floods.

At JPF, we decided last October that the response program to Western Japan floods would entail supporting efforts taken on by the people affected by the floods themselves as they worked towards reconstruction. More specifically, the response program 1) supports local intermediary support organizations that serve as the hub of local NPOs, and 2) works in partnership among JPF, its member NGOs, local NPOs, and the local governments on supporting evacuees who are prone to isolation. We are pleased that this donor has shown their support of these objectives through their generous gift.

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: JPF Member NGO AAR Japan Supporting Local Welfare Facilities - Restoring Security and Relief to the Local Community

12th January 2019 22:00

As a JPF grant project, JPF member NGO AAR Japan is continuing to provide support to social welfare facilities in Okayama, Ehime, and Hiroshima prefectures that have been affected by the Western Japan floods in July last year. These facilities had been generally overlooked by other relief efforts when assistance was initially provided right after the flooding happened.

In Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, AAR Japan has provided desks, chairs, and bookshelves that were necessary to resume operations at the Mabi Community Life Support Center, which is operated by a social welfare organization called Link. This center runs a salon and its staff has noted, “With the support we received at this time, we could replace the desks and chairs we had with the newly purchased ones of perfect height that let us see eye to eye with children when we sit and talk with them. This allows for easier consultations with those who come to us.”

For an NPO called Yasuragi in the Yasuura district of Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, AAR provided two vehicles, one in September and one in November last year. These replaced the vehicles that used to be used to pick up and to drop off clients that had been washed away in the torrential rain in July. Ms. Kimiyo Matsushige, the representative of Yasuragi, has said, “Because we were provided with large vehicles to use for our pick-ups and drop-offs, we can now save a lot more time with the drives and consequently spend more time with our facility users. In spring, we hope to be able to use the vehicles to take everybody to cherry blossom viewing.”

Read AAR Japan’s article here: https://www.aarjapan.gr.jp/activity/report/2018/1221_2678.html

●9th July, 2018

Japan Platform has mobilized the "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods" in response to the record-breaking torrential rain which began to fall on July 5 and has caused significant and widespread floods damages in western Japan.

JPF has also begun to appeal for donations and appreciate your assistance for the victims. Please refer to our website and Facebook page for further updates

[Over Views]

  • The JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment*1 Team has arrived on the ground on July 8 and has been conducting assessment to better provide relief in accordance with the needs on the ground. In coordination with parties concerned and JPF member NGOs conducting assessment, we will promptly implement emergency relief efforts that meet the needs of affected communities.
  • Thus far, there have been 94 deaths, 3 critical injuries, and 56 missing persons reported*2. Some areas still face a heightened risk of landslides*3.

*1: See here for more information on sources of funding.
*2: As reported by NHK (8:52 a.m., July 9, 2018).
*3: As reported by Emergency Management Headquarters, Fire and Disaster Management Agency (6:30 a.m., July 9, 2018).

[Update Information]

●6th August, 2018

  • There has been 219 deaths (Hiroshima 108 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 11 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown)11 people※18
  • Evacuation 3,657 people (Hiroshima 979 people, Okayama 2,297 people, Ehime 350 people, Other 9 prefectures 31 people)※18

※18:According to NHK(12:09 am, 6th, August)

●30th July, 2018

  • There has been 219 deaths (Hiroshima 108 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 11 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown)11 people ※17

※17:According to NHK(8:57 am, 29th, July)

●23rd July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,439 people (Hiroshima 1,207 people, Okayama 2,751 people, Ehime 402 people, Other 9 prefectures 79 people)※16

※16:According to NHK(10:42 am, 22nd, July)

●22nd July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,496 people (Hiroshima 1,266 people, Okayama 2,751people, Ehime 402 people, Other 9 prefectures 77 people)※15

※15:According to NHK(3:09pm, 21th, July)

●21st July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,516 people (Hiroshima 1,226 people, Okayama 2,731 people, Ehime 461 people, Other 13 prefectures 98 people)※14

※14:According to NHK(6:50pm, 20th, July)

●20th July, 2018

  • There has been 217 deaths (Hiroshima 106 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown)13 people※13

※13:According to NHK(0:07pm, 20th, July)

●19th July, 2018

  • There has been 217 deaths (Hiroshima 105 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown) 14 people※11

※11:According to NHK(6:50pm, 19th, July)

●19th July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,558 people (Hiroshima 1,166 people, Okayama 2,808 people, Ehime 471 people, Other 13 prefectures 113 people)※12

※12:According to NHK(6:21pm, 19th, July)

●18th July, 2018

  • There has been 216 deaths (Hiroshima 106 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, other 9 prefectures total 23 people), Missing (Safety Unknown) 15 people※10

※10:According to NHK(2:13pm, 18th, July)

●17th July, 2018

  • There has been 211 deaths (Hiroshima 101 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9 prefectures Total 23 people), Missing (Unkown Safety) 20 people※9

※9:According to NHK(9:33pm, 16th, July)

●16th July, 2018

  • There has been 210 deaths(Hiroshima 100 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, other 9 prefectures total 23 people), Missing(Safety Unknown)22people※8

※8:According to NHK(7:37pm, 15th July)

●15th July, 2018

  • There has been 201 deaths(Hiroshima 92 people, Okayama 60 people, Ehime 26 people, Other prefectures Total 23 people), Cardio respiration 3 people、Missing(Safety Unknown)30people※7

※7:According to NHK(6:54pm, 14th July)

●14th July, 2018

  • There has been 197 deaths(Hiroshima 88 people, Okayama 60 people, Ehime 26 people, Other prefectures Total 23 people), Cardio respiration 6 people、Missing(Safety Unknown)37people※6

※6:According to NHK(12:20am, 14th July)

●13th July, 2018

  • There has been 187 deaths(Hiroshima 81 people, Okayama 59 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9prefectures Total 21people), Cardio respiration 4people, Missing (Safety Unknown) 67 people※4
  • The number of evacuation: Over 5000 people (Okayama 3588 people, Hiroshima 1147people, Ehime 525people)※5

※4:According to NHK(10:58 pm, 12th July)
※5:According to NHK(5:00 am, July 13)

Open updated figures of the past (13th, July - 30th, July)

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods Overview

Duration 9th October 2018~31th March 2021 (as of 5th March 2020)
Budget ¥620 million
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information February 25, 2019)
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information July 14, 2018)
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information July 14, 2018)
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information July 19, 2018)
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information August 14, 2018)
Location Affected areas in Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu Regions

*Program duration and budget may be revised according to the conditions on the ground.

16th, October, 2018 Updated

JPF [Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods]: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase: Calling for Donations for Developing Strong Locally-Led Disaster-Resistant Network Functions

JPF will continue the ongoing Response to Emergency Western Japan Floods 2018 under a new policy aligned with the shift to a new phase in the areas affected by the floods.

1. Flooded Communities' Challenges and Needs

Currently, the evacuees are gradually moving out of emergency evacuation shelters and into constructed emergency temporary housing, public-funded private rental accommodations, and back into their own homes. At this point and moving forward, flooding relief will shift from the initial emergency response phase to the locally-led recovery and reconstruction phase where we will fully back up efforts among those affected by the floods to rebuild their own communities.

1) SUPPORTING LOCAL INTERMEDIARY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS: Strengthening the Core among Local Organizations

For locally-led medium- to long-term reconstruction to be successful, it is imperative to have an organization that serves as the core NPO among all other local NPOs. These intermediary support organizations must have liaison and coordinator functions, understand local challenges and needs, and connect other local NPOs to resources that lead to solutions. Depending on the region, the local nonprofit sector that ought to step up into this core role are not functioning fully due to lack of human resources and/or damages sustained by the disaster, and those communities have needs for staffing and funding support.

2) SUPPORTING ISOLATED EVACUEES: JPF and JPF Member NGOs Assisting Vulnerable Populations in Coordination with Local NPOs and Governments

One of the major challenges in the coming weeks is in supporting evacuees who are prone to be isolated. These evacuees may have left the evacuation shelters and returned to their own homes that have been damaged by the flooding, leading their lives on the upper floors of their homes while cleaning up the ground floor and their outdoor property. Those who are still in evacuation shelters require continued assistance as well, since their homes may have been completely or partially destroyed and they may be at a loss as to where they can resettle to rebuild their lives. Currently, local governments and relief agencies do not have an accurate grasp of these vulnerable flooding survivors, and there is great need for a coordinated effort with the local NPOs and other relief providers to offer them flexible and hands-on support.

2. JPF'S Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods 2018: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase

To develop strong disaster-resistant network functions, we will support efforts that strengthen community resilience as we consider assistance provision through not only JPF member NGOs but also non-member NGOs (e.g. local NPOs) and work closely with local governments and Social Welfare Councils in implementing support efforts as illustrated below.

JPF'S Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods 2018: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase

3. Response Plan Details and Necessary Funding Amounts

In order to respond to the aforementioned challenges and needs and to implement policies and strategies for this new phase as outlined above, there is a 120-million-yen shortage in funds. In preparation for potentially larger disasters in the future, it is vital for communities across Japan to become more disaster-resistant. We thank you for your continued support and donations as we move closer towards this goal.

Response Plan Details and Necessary Funding Amounts

*1:  JPF's Response to the Western Japan Floods during the Emergency Response Phase: In response to the record-breaking heavy  rain which began on July 5 and cause significant and widespread damages in western Japan, JPF promptly began to gather information. Mobilization was decided on July 8, and the JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment Team arrived on the ground on the same day. To date, JPF's liaison and coordination efforts for the relief work and grants provided to 12 JPF member NGOs allowed for the implementation of support provision for psychosocial care, persons with disabilities, mothers with children, children, medical care, hygiene and environmental improvements, evacuation shelter management, disaster volunteer center management, relief effort coordination, and NFIs distribution. For more details on the activities during this phase, please refer to the JPF website with ongoing posting of updates: https://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

*2: Corporate & Organizational Donations 548,137,915 yen; Individual Donations 36,181,455 yen. These amounts reflect the balance after administrative expenses (10% of corporate donations and 15% of individual donations) have been subtracted.

※Press Release (16th, October, 2018 Published) 「JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase Calling for Donations for Developing Strong Locally-Led Disaster-Resistant Network Functions: -Assisting local NPOs' and intermediary organizations' staff development and capacity building efforts -Supporting isolated evacuees

July 13, 2018 / August 14, Updated

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods Response Plan 2018

Background

2Since July 5, 2018, heavy rainfall continued extensively in Western Japan, which caused severe damages to 13 prefectures including Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime. JPF decided to launch a support program on July 8, and as on July 16, 5 organizations were present for investigation & aid in the affected areas of Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime, Fukuoka and Saga prefecture. Whilst, there were 23 organizations interested to participate in the program or were already investigating and supporting activities on their own.
In the current moment, Hiroshima, Ehime and Okayama prefecture are revealed as the most devastating affected areas. However, the demands vary in each area, as the entire support arrangement has just begun. While in some areas sufficient amount of goods are supplied and in other areas there is a further demand of goods which is yet to be delivered. Especially, lack of official assistance in special need people area is predominant, as assistance from the NGO sector is highly expected.
In the coming days, assistance will be needed for evacuees, moving from the shelters to temporary housing facilities & the biggest challenge will be the accessibility issue for the affected people who stay at the deemed temporary houses. With these situation, we are considering the program scale to be widened.

Location

The affected 13 prefectures

Response Term

Initial response:July 9 to Oct 8, 2018 (3 month)

Emergency response:Oct 9, 2018 to Apr 8, 2019 (6 month)

The project term may be readjusted by Aug 2018 based on the local situation.

Budget

600 million Yen (Private fund)
※The increase in amount will be considered on the basis of total donations

Content

Support Areas:Operational assistance for shelters and management of volunteer centers, NFI, assistance for evacuees at home and temporary houses, water and sanitation, medical assistance, assistance for children, mothers & people in special needs, psychological care, support for local communities, cordination, supporting NGO network organization in the affected areas.

  • The affected areas, the subsidizing scheme for non member organization could be considerable in the initial response term. Our aim will be the subservience of the local activities by supporting the affected area's autonomous reconstruction and rehabilitation, thus developing an exit strategy of JPF's support. The presence of the local NPOs, the situation of the NPO network and their activities, the government's response should be counted. While the initial response term, JPF office will start the system planning simultaneously with local investigation and organizing corporations.

Participating or Interested Organizations

  Name Activity Location
1 Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) Ehime, Okayama
2 ADRA Japan (ADRA)

Hiroshima
3 BHN Association (BHN) Ehime,Okayama and Hiroshima
4 CWS Japan (CWS) Okayama
5 Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP) Ehime,Okayama and Hiroshima
6 Humanitarian Medical Assistance (HuMA) Okayama
7 Japan Association for Refugees (JAR) Hiroshima
8 International Medical Volunteers Japan Heart (JH) Ehime
9 Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP) Okayama
10 JAPANESE ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN FAMILY PLANNING (JOICFP) -

11 Medecins du Monde Japon (MdM) -

12 Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) Okayama
13 Operation Blessing Japan (OBJ) Okayama
14 PARC Interpeoples' Cooperation (PARCIC) Ehime
15 PEACE BOAT Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) Ehime,Okayama and Hiroshima
16 Plan International Japan (PLAN) Ehime
17 Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) Okayama and Hiroshima
18 SEEDS Asia (SEEDS) Hyogo
19 Save the Children Japan (SCJ) Okayama
20 Second Harvest Japan (SHJ) Hiroshima
21 Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) Ehime, Okayama and Hiroshima
22 World Vision Japan (WVJ) Okayama and Hiroshima
23 Tono Magokoro Net (TMN) Okayama and Hiroshima

Japan Platform (JPF)

Program Coordination of support for affected people by Western Japan Flood and construction and strengthening of a three prefecture prefectural disaster area network
Budget ¥36,307,516
Period 1st, January,2019 - 30th, September,2019 (273days)
Program Supporting management, assessment and project monitoring for Western Japan Floods
Budget ¥14,298,450 (Private)
Period 22th, July, 2018 - 31th, January, 2019 (193 days)
Program Initial emergency assessment for the effects by the Western Japanese Floods
Budget ¥899,440
Period 8th, July, 2018 - 14th, July, 2018 (7days)
※Extension is decided until 21th, July

PARC Interpeoples' Cooperation (PARCIC)

Program Living Reconstruction Support for affected people by western japan flood in Ehime
Budget ¥22,346,983 (Private)
Period 4th, October, 2018~31st, July, 2019
Program Reconstruction support for affected areas by western Japan Floods in Ehime
Budget ¥6,999,999 (Private)
Period 1st, August, 2018~30th, September, 2018 (61days)
Program Research on victim's needs affected by torrential rains in Ehime prefecture
Budget ¥2,999,997 (Private)
Period 16th, July, 2018 - 29th, July, 2018 (14days)

Second Harvest Japan (2HJ)

Program Food supply for the affected people staying their own home
Budget ¥8,373,022 (Private)
Period 1st, October, 2018~ 14th, April, 2019
Program Initial Assessment aimed at grasping current condition and affected peoples' needs caused by Western Japan Floods
Budget ¥508,234 (Private)
Period 25th, July, 2018 - 5th, August, 2018 (12 days)

Peace Board Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV)

Program Supporting items to temporary shelters' meeting spots in Kurashiki, Soujya
Budget ¥17,559,416 (Private)
Period 12th, September,2018~4th, April, 2019 (208days)
Program Support activities for affected people by Western Japan Floods in Kurashiki, Okayama
Budget ¥29,975,270 (Private)
Period 24th, July, 2018 - 31th, March, 2019 (250 days)
Program Initial assessment for the affected people by Western Japan Flood
Budget ¥2,928,669
Period 9th, July, 2018 - 23th, July, 2018 (15 days)

Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR)

Program Supplying for equipment and repairing the facilities of Social Welfare for Disabilities in Kurashiki, Ozu and Saiyo
Budget ¥79,803,859(Private)
Period 7th, September, 2018 - 31th, July, 2019(327days)
Program Preliminary needs survey to flood victims in western districts of Japan
Budget ¥2,853,806
Period 10th, July, 2018 - 31th, July, 2018 (22days)

Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP)

Program Self-study space support for the affected children in Kurashiki, Okayama
Budget ¥12,465,650 (Private)
Period 4th, September, 2018 - 3rd, April, 2019 (212 days)
Program Management support of Volunteer Center in Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime
Budget ¥4,651,594 (Private)
Period 22th, July, 2018 - 21th, October, 2018 (92 days)

BHN Association

Program Reconstruction IT Support for development and operation in affected communities, Kure, Mihara and Sakai City, Hiroshima
Budget ¥14,545,644 (Private)
Period 16th, August, 2018~15th, January, 2019 (153 days)

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ)

Program Medical Reconstruction Support in Mabi, Kurashiki
Budget ¥71,922,774(Private)
Period 16th, August, 2018~28th, February, 2019 (227days)
Program Providing Consumer electronic for Temporary housing, deemed temporary housing, and Public temporary housing owners
Budget ¥114,524,262(Private)
Period 6th, August, 2018~28th, February, 2019 (206days)
Program Living Support for affected peoples in Hiroshima and Okayama
Budget ¥19,974,306
Period 15th, July, 2018 - 14th, November, 2018 (92 days)
Program Needs assessment, Rescue, Medical treatments and goods distribution support in Western Japanese Floods
Budget ¥2,999,728
Period 8th, July, 2018 - 14th, July, 2018 (7days)

NICCO

Program Pest Control and disinfection in the flood areas
Budget ¥41,283,585 (Private)
Period 28th, July, 2018 - 31th, March, 2019 (246 days)

Humanitarian Medical Assistance (HuMA)

Program Medical Assistance for affected people by the Floods in Mabi, Okayama
Budget ¥6,407,300 (Private)
Period 23rd, July, 2018 - 25th, August, 2018 (34 days)

Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)

Program Mobilization Assessment to grasp the situation of mothers and infants and their potential support needs in areas affected by the Western Japan Floods
Budget ¥1,070,210 (Private)
Period 22th, July, 2018 - 31th, July, 2018 (10 days)

Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA)

Program Initial Assessment Program aimed at grasping current condition and needs caused by July, Heisei 30 year's Heavy Rains
Budget ¥1,550,860 (Private)
Period 12th, July, 2018 - 25th, July, 2018 (14 days)

List of companies / organizations who offered donation to JPF (In Japanese)

※Honorific titles are omitted

ANA HOLDINGS INC.

In cooperation with NGO staff traveling & transportation of relief supplies

https://www.ana.co.jp/group/pr/201807/20180710.html

Spring Airlines Japan Co., Ltd

In cooperation with NGO staff traveling

https://ajax.springairlines.com/style/site/img/home/%E3%80%90Spring%20Japan%E3%80%91180720_%E5%BA%83%E5%B3%B6%E7%84%A1%E5%84%9F%E8%88%AA%E7%A9%BA%E5%88%B8%E6%8F%90%E4%BE%9B%E3%83%AA%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9.pdf

Standard Corp. / XING Inc.

Support the affected areas from outside of the site! Support by donations in stores and by purchasing dedicated avatar items. The whole purchased amount via avatar items will be donated.

Standard Corp. / XING Inc.

Standard Corp., a Karaoke operating company, has placed a donation box on behalf of JPF in stores of directly managed nationwide JOYSOUND stores, Internet cafes(Yu-yu kukan, NET-CUBE), Shabu Shabu Sukiyaki private dining Tenku and Washoku dining Wakatsuki.

Also at Xing Inc, which operates "JOYSOUND", now provides programs to support the affected areas by purchasing dedicated avatar items made especially for social assistance in the "UTASUKI" services. The total amount of profit from the purchased items will be fully donated to the JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods.
https://www.joysound.com/web/s/avatar/shop/donations

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma provided high pressure water sprayers due to the high demand from the reconstruction of the water system.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation has provided high-pressure water sprayers. The high pressure water sprayers delivered to NPO U.grandma (Uwajima grandma), that is providing assistance in Uwajima city, Ehime Prefecture & supporting JPF's local investigation.

U. grandma was lending high pressure water sprayers for citizens and NPOs to clean the inundated houses and buildings. However, for the preparation of the reconstruction of water system in August, the usage demands were expected to increase, as were seeking to implement more. Therefore, JPF consulted Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma & they decided immediately and arranged the direct delivery with sufficient quantity of the cleaning appliance on the very same day of consultation. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma showed us the intention to support the affected areas by providing supplies in demand after few days the disaster occurred. Thanks to them; we were able to respond quickly to the needs of the affected area. Also, we have received voices from the locals appreciating the support & the effectiveness by cleaning up mud caked places.

Tanoji

Supporting by serving Sake of the brewery in the affected areas in one coin price, the sales of Sake turns into donations.

The owner of the delicious small plate restaurant "Tanoji", located in Kayaba-cho,always supports Japan Platform(JPF) via donations. They serve Sake of the brewery in the affected areas by the disaster in a very affordable price, and turn all sales of the Sake as donations for the "Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods". (They have done the same operation when the huge earthquake hit Kumamoto.)
We cannot be more grateful for everyone's heartwarming kindness! Your considerate gesture will be responsibly delivered to the affected areas by JPF.
Information of "Tanoji": 1F, TY building,1-6-7,Shinkawa,Chuo-ku,Tokyo tel:03-6230-3061) 5 minutes walk from Kayaba-cho metro station. A very comfortable & heartwarming atmosphere where one can enjoy delicious food and drinks, provided by Tajiri-mama and her mother, the perfect team.

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd

In cooperation with NGO staff traveling

http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201807/004791.html

Bosch Corporation

Bosch Corporation provided high-pressure water sprayers for cleaning inundated building and agricultural supplies.

Bosch Corporation

Bosch Corporation has provided us high pressure water sprayers. They offered us their products with a thought to provide assistance, and according to the research by local investigation team of JPF and the member NGO, we figured out that the water appliance was in high demand. Therefore the appliance was determined to be donated.
The member NGO ADRA Japan (ADRA), Peace winds Japan (PWJ), Wakachiai project (WP), and NPO U.grandma which were assigned by the local investigation team of JPF, received the high pressure water sprayers for cleaning the inundated buildings and agricultural related machines. U.Grandma commented that "Since it is a very backbreaking work to clean everything only with towels, these appliances are very useful to clean stuff effectively". Simultaneously, Bosch offered not only supplies but volunteering also, and as JPF was lacking manpower for deskwork, the Bosch staffs willingly consented to volunteer for a week. It was highly grateful that they offered assistance using their own resources.

LIXIL VIVA Corporation

LIXIL VIVA Corporation provided high-pressure water sprayers for cleanup, revealed as a high demand supply at the Information sharing meeting for the supporting parties.

LIXIL VIVA Corporation

LIXIL VIVA Corporation

Considering this widespread disaster causing damage to many areas, an information sharing meeting was held with both private and public sectors associated with supporting the affected areas to share the challenges and solutions. JPF has participated in this meeting as well.
In the meeting, each Disaster Volunteer center in Hiroshima,Okayama, Ehime claimed the high requests of high pressure water sprayers, and the participants attempted to procure sufficient quantity of them. JPF consulted LIXIL VIVA which offered us a support by delivering supplies several days after the disaster occurred. Soon LIXIL VIVA received the request and they promptly decided to provide support the next day for the sufficient number of machines needed.
The 3 Council of Social Welfare in each prefecture received the supplies, and now are utilized in the volunteer centers. Thanks to LIXIL VIVA, we were able to respond rapidly to the needs of the affected area.

Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd

Support the affected areas with your full heart! Support by donations & donation tickets in stores of MUJI.

Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd

Currently, in each stores of MUJI, a donation box is placed for the JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods
JPF will utilize the donations responsibly with the member NGOs to provide assistance to the affected areas. If you have any chance of stopping by in MUJI, please support us by donating.

Also until October 1 2018, Ryohin Keikaku CO., Ltd, famous for MUJI, are publishing donation tickets to support the affected people. The total donation tickets will be turned into donations to be utilized at JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods. We appreciate your cooperation to support JPF and the member NGOs activities.
https://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/donation/0299670000000

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