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24 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2014 aggregate cereal production forecast to remain high

  • Cereal imports of 2014/15 marketing year forecast at average levels

06 Nov 2014 description

By Andy McElroy

INCHEON, 6 November 2014 – Ito Yoshichika is one of many proud citizens of the City of Sendai who are looking forward to telling their remarkable story of recovery when the city plays host to an expected 8,000 participants at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in March 2015.

30 Oct 2014 description

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has been setting up libraries and providing books to facilities for people with disabilities that were struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake in the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate. The libraries greatly help to stabilize the minds of children with disabilities who are likely to have trouble adjusting to the new environment brought about by the earthquake.

Large-sized picture books have enriched children’s emotions – Fukushima

18 Sep 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 aggregate cereal production forecast to remain high
  • Cereal imports of the 2014/15 marketing year forecast at average levels

The 2014 aggregate cereal production forecast to remain high

22 Aug 2014 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

11 Jul 2014 description

By Midori Tasaka, Japanese Red Cross Society

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 vulnerable.

07 Jul 2014 description

SITUATION

• NEOGURI formed on 3 July over the Pacific Ocean, south of Guam, and started moving north-west, significantly strengthening. On 7 July at 6.00 UTC, it was a very intense Typhoon (max. sust. winds of 249 km/h). Its centre was located approx. 400 km south-east of the island of Miyako and approx. 500 km south of Okinawa (Japan).

19 Jun 2014 description
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36 Month Report
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Expenditure Report

Glide no. EQ-2011-000028-JPN

Period covered by this report: 11 March 2011 – 31 March 2014

1. Executive Summary:

Not a single agency alone has ever managed to respond to the scale of the disaster, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET), which devastated the north-eastern part of Japan on 11 March 2011.

06 Jun 2014 description
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Operations Update
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Financial Report

Period covered by this report: 1 January 2014 – 31 March 2014

Highlights:

  • The budget of the JRCS relief and recovery programme stands at JPY 60 billion of which 78.1 per cent (JPY 46.9 billion) has been spent by the end of March 2014.

03 Jun 2014 description

Food Security Snapshot

  • The 2014 aggregate cereal harvest forecast to decline slightly but still above average
  • Cereal imports of the 2014/15 marketing year forecast at average levels
28 May 2014 description
report AmeriCares

In 2013, the newly rebuilt Hachimaida workshop for people with disabilities in Shiroishi, Japan reopened – providing a vital service to disaster survivors in the community. The workshop, which was destroyed by the March 2011 earthquake was rebuilt with the support of AmeriCares, our partner, The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) and the umbrella organization that runs the facility, Shiroishi Youkouen.

24 May 2014 description

05/24/2014 04:35 GMT

TOKYO, May 24, 2014 (AFP) - Japan successfully launched a new mapping satellite on Saturday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rainforests.

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) will be able to see scars left by catastrophes such as Japan's 2011 tsunami as well as monitor progress made in reconstruction, officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.

21 May 2014 description

05/21/2014 03:58 GMT

TOKYO, May 21, 2014 (AFP) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

The move is an attempt to stop tonnes of unpolluted groundwater flowing under the battered plant and mixing with water already there and laced with radioactive isotopes.

14 May 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 aggregate cereal harvest forecast to decline slightly but still above average

  • Cereal imports of the 2014/15 marketing year forecast at average levels

21 Apr 2014 description

Three-Year Report Available Online

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011, leading to the largest Japanese Red Cross disaster response in the country in its history.

Immediately after the earthquake, the Japanese Red Cross launched relief operations such as distributing relief supplies, deploying medical teams from 92 Red Cross hospitals, preparing hot meals at evacuation centres, and other activities to help people affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

03 Apr 2014 description

Increase in Cancer Unlikely following Fukushima Exposure - says UN Report

Low Risk of Thyroid Cancer Among Children Most Exposed

VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) - Cancer levels are likely to remain stable in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power accident, according to a new UN report released today.

03 Apr 2014 description

04/03/2014 09:20 GMT

TOKYO, April 3, 2014 (AFP) - Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometres away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile after officials issued an evacuation advisory for certain areas.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said waves of 40 centimetres (16 inches) were monitored in Kuji, Iwate prefecture, at 7:39 am (2239 GMT Wednesday) about an hour after the first 20-centimetre tsunami was recorded there.

25 Mar 2014 description

03/25/2014 04:22 GMT

TOKYO, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online.

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) switched off its Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) after workers discovered leaks "seeping" from a tank late Monday.