Kumamoto Earthquake Relief

2016 / Direct Connections: A Los Angeles group sends donation to a school at earthquake-damaged town in Kumamoto

Mr. Toshihiro Shibata at Iino elementary school

A Los Angeles hiker group with the name of “Walk and Talk” send the relief fund directly to victims at an elementary school in Mashiki Town, Kumamoto Prefecture soon after the April 2016 earthquake in Kumamoto. This story is featured at the December 2016 issue of Cultural News. Cultural News will send the PDF...
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2016 / Call for Kumamoto Earthquake Donation

Address Correction: Kumamoto Kenjinkai, c/o Mr. Yoshikuni Okita 19135 South Poseidon Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703 . The Government of Kumamoto Prefecture is currently taking donations to help those affected by the earthquakes that started on April 14. Donations will be accepted until June 30. The Kumamoto Prefecture is requesting donations to be sent by...
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2016 / Fundraising event “Love For Kumamoto in LA” to be held at Gardena, May 28

People from Kumamoto and Japanese organizations in Los Angeles are striving for collecting donation to send to the victims of the Kumamoto Earthquake. Fundraising event “Love For Kumamoto in LA” will be held at a business entity in Gardena by an ad hoc committee on Saturday, May 28, from 10 am through 10 pm....
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2016 May 15 / Kumamoto in one month after quake: over 10,000 in shelters

Two major earthquakes in Kumamoto, center of Kuryu region, on April 14 and 16 forced over 180,000 people for seeking shelters and left a total of 49 people dead. As of May 15, roughly 87,000 buildings had been recorded as damaged and or destroy, with some 10,000 people having yet to return home. In...
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2016 May 8 / Kumamoto is still shaking

May 8, 2016 – After two major earthquakes struck the city of Kumamoto and its vicinity areas in Southern Japan on April 14 and 16, numerous aftershocks are continuing and tens of thousands people are still forced to stay at evacuation centers and sleep at their own cars. Cultural News editor and publisher Shige...
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2016 / Kumamoto in two weeks after earthquakes / Photo reports

Cultural News editor and publisher Shige Higashi accomplished the fact-finding tour of  Kumamoto Earthquake from April 29 through May 3. With helps of Ms. Miki Futagoishi, Ms. Emi Kakinoki, Mr. Junya Futagoishi, Toshihiro and Noppawan Iida, Mr. Kei Fukunaga, Mr. Yoshihiro Chiba and Ms. Nobue Kunizaki, the Cultural News editor could take a look...
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2016 / Kumamoto Earthquake Emergency Meeting for Japanese Speaking People in LA, April 22 at 7:00PM

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Cultural News sponsors Kumamoto Earthquake Emergency Meeting for Japanese Speaking People in Los Angeles on Friday, April 22 at 7:00pm at the Southern California Gardeners’ Federation, 333 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, Kumamoto Kenjinkai, and Kagoshima Kenjinkai will send their representatives. Open to...
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2016 / Romanized- spelling Japanese name list of Kumamoto Earthquake Victims

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On April 17, Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters leased 41 names of the Kumamoto Earthquake Victims, and announced a body found at a burned apartment in Yatsushiro- city was still unidentified. The total casualty as of April 17 reaches to 42. Using the Japanese text distributed by Japan’s national broadcaster NHK, Cultural News converted Japanese...
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