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Noto Peninsula Earthquake in Japan: Ways to Help Those Who Are Affected

On the New Year's Day in Japan, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture. As of Jan. 13th (Japan Time), 220 people died, more than 20,000 people are still in the shelters. Ishikawa is my home prefecture, where I was born and raised. Fortunately, my mother, who lives in Kanazawa City which is a capital city in Ishikawa, is safe and uninjured, except for some broken dishes. Kanazawa City have suffered less than the Noto area. My mother's younger brother (my uncle) and his family live in Hakui City where is closer to the epicenter, and although part of their house was damaged by the earthquake, they are fortunate because the house is still livable. As of Saturday the 13th, about 55,550 houses in the prefecture have been without water, and my uncle's family is among them. Even though he is my mother's younger brother, my uncle is 90 years old. I'm worried about his physical and mental health. And there are 15 districts that are still stranded, including 793 people. I am so far away that I am very aware of my own helplessness every day. Under such circumstances, I sincerely hope for the safety of everyone in the affected areas and for the earliest possible recovery. Here I am posting some information regarding how to support (donate) for those who are affected by this earthquake in Japan. I hope that it will be useful for those who read this blog, and together we can make a small change. Thank you so much in advance for your support and prayers.

・For those who want to directly donate to Ishikawa Prefecture. Please look at 7. Frequently Asked Questions, Q1, A1.

・For those who have mileages for ANA

・For those who have mileages for JAL

・For those who have an account for Rakuten

・For those who want to donate to nonprofits



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