Category: Earthquake

Disability Earthquake Hokkaido Independent Living Japan

Quake-hit Hokkaido to build large temp homes for elderly, disabled to keep communities

“The northernmost prefecture plans to have the facilities ready for prospective residents before the end of this year, they said. Hokkaido has devised the plan so that these people displaced by the quake can stay together and maintain their communities. It is hoped that the arrangement can prevent their health from worsening due to sudden changes in their living conditions caused by the quake disaster. The project is the first of its kind in Japan, according to experts.”

Disability Disasters Earthquake Hokkaido Japan

Information leaflet for developmentally disabled people in quake affected Hokkaido produced

“The developmental disability information support center created a leaflet (Hokkaido version) for people who have developmental disabilities in the disaster area and those who support children. In the afflicted area, “There are various difficulties difficult to understand for those who do not know about disability”, and concrete introductions are given.”

Disability Disasters Earthquake Japan Osaka

Early support means Evacuation Centers are ‘safe’ for disabled people in Osaka

“During the earthquake occurring in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture, the elderly and disabled people living alone moved to the evacuation center as many people needed assistance in the event of a disaster. “Even if I go home,” “Because everyone is safe”. The fear of frequent aftershocks and feeling of loneliness is strong, and relief is voiced that the person who is in the shelter is safe.”