JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.76

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Disaster Relief Activity in the Wake of the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016

Disaster Relief Activity in the Wake of  the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016
Disaster Relief Activity in the Wake of  the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016

At approximately 9:26 P.M. on April 14th, 6.5-magnitude earthquake centered in Kumamoto region of Kumamoto Prefecture occurred. Immediately after the earthquake, the MOD and the SDF began to gather information and grasp the damage situation by flying aircraft, such as helicopter. Upon receiving disaster relief dispatch requests from Governors of Kumamoto and Oita, the MOD and the SDF have devoted full-fledged efforts to disaster responses in cooperation with relevant ministries and agencies as well as the affected local governments. Japan Defense Focus No. 77 will feature specifics of responses to the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016 by the MOD and the SDF. To be continued (No. 77 next month)!

* as of May 18th

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