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Study session for Hippo Women's Fire Prevention Club and Traffic Safety Mother's Association Hippo Branch


One year has passed since Typhoon Hagibis in the first year of Reiwa, and a memorial ceremony was held on October 12 in Marumori Town. Once again, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to those affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Roads were destroyed in the mountainous area during the disaster last year, but we heard that some residents in the Hippo area united and repaired the roads. In such a strong regional cohesion, a study session was held on October 11th at the Hippo Women's Fire Prevention Club / Traffic Safety Mother's Association Hippo Branch. JEN’s staff served as the facilitator of the study session.

Fifteen participants said that it was good for them to review their actions in the event of a disaster through the study session. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the participants and the members of the Hippo town planning center for your cooperation on the study session.

Since mid-October last year, JEN has been helping Marumori Town with the reconstruction. We will continue to work together as much as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

October 11, 2020 in Tohoku earthquake |


Dream Bags have arrived again at the town of Charikar!

Dream Bag project: JEN has been working on this project since 2005 in Parwan province of Afghanistan.

Dream Bags filled with toys and stationeries from Japan have arrived again at the town of Charikar in Parwan province!


October 8, 2020 in Afghanistan |


Disaster prevention pamphlet in English, Indonesian, and Vietnamese

It's been almost a year since Typhoon Hagibis in the first year of Reiwa. Once again, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to those affected by the disaster.

After the typhoon last year, JEN has held disaster prevention workshops with residents in order to contribute to disaster prevention in Marumori town. In July, we conducted a disaster prevention training in English for Filipino trainees.  It was found that some trainees from abroad could not understand the disaster / evacuation information and they were very anxious about the disaster.

We knew trainees from their hometowns who had no experience of disasters such as earthquakes would not know what to do in an emergency and they wanted general information about disasters in their native language. Therefore, JEN has created a disaster prevention pamphlet in a foreign language (English, Indonesian, Vietnamese) with the cooperation of the Marumori town office disaster prevention team, the Marumori town chamber of commerce, and foreign students of Tohoku University. There are many foreign trainees in Marumori Town, so we strongly hope that they will use the pamphlet to prepare for a disaster. Please use the attached photo, or contact us and we will send a PDF version.




October 7, 2020 in Tohoku earthquake |


Cardboard bed donation ceremony

On September 30, a donation ceremony from JEN to Marumori town for 161 cardboard beds was held at the Marumori town office. The donation ceremony was attended by Mayor Kunio Hoshina of Marumori town, Deputy Mayor Hideyuki Sasaki, staff members of the general affairs division and health and welfare division of Marumori town office, and Hideto Kawakita, Co-Pesident of JEN.

At the ceremony, the disaster prevention section and the health and welfare division of the town office explained about disaster prevention and measures against the new coronavirus infection.  It was found that there were many improvements based on the lessons learned from last year's disaster.

For example, measures have been taken to give more consideration to the safety of the residents, such as issuing evacuation preparation information for each district and disclosing information on people requiring support earlier than before. Regarding the prevention of corona infection, we knew that equipment is secured, expert advice is helpful, and infection prevention measures for evacuation shelter operations are taken.

After Typhoon Hagibis in the first year of Reiwa, JEN is helping to contribute to the post-disaster reconstruction of Marumori town. We will continue to strive to improve the resilience of Marumori town against disasters.


October 1, 2020 in Tohoku earthquake |