Category: Japan

Disasters Japan

March 11th 2018

“On this day many local councils, schools and other public services memorialize 3/11. This is the sound of high school girls from a local Kobe school singing ‘上を向いて歩こう’ – better known in the west by the (entirely unrelated to the title of the song) moniker ‘Sukiyaki’ – outside JR Sumiyoshi station, around 3pm on March 11th 2018.”

Disability Disasters Japan Welfare

Hyogo Prefecture aims to increase support for the visually impaired during disasters

“Akashi City is planning to open the National Kobe Sight Disorder Center in Nishi-ku Ueshuromachi, Kobe City, a “Welfare Evacuation Center” on the 11th, seven years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, in an effort to strengthen support for the visually impaired at the time of a disaster. It is the first facility of its kind in Akashi city and will be the 10th facility dedicated to visually impaired people in the area.”