2016 May 8 / Kumamoto is still shaking

Exteriors of Kumamoto Hotel Castle are cracked and some parts are covered by blue plastic sheets as emergency step. Kumamoto Hotel Castle is located in front of the Kumamoto Castle and one of major hotels which close business because accommodations are damaged by the earthquakes. (May 2, 2016. Cultural News Photo)

Exteriors of Kumamoto Hotel Castle are cracked and some parts are covered by blue plastic sheets as emergency step. Kumamoto Hotel Castle is located in front of the Kumamoto Castle and one of major hotels which close business because accommodations are damaged by the earthquakes. (May 2, 2016. Cultural News Photo)

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 Higashi visited Kumamoto from April 29 – May 3 for fact finding. Higashi visited Numayamazu district of Kumamoto’s Higashi-ku, Mashiki-machi and Mifune-machi, and interviewed more than 20 people.

Kumamoto reports and photos will be appeared in the May issue of Cultural News soon.

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