Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Aug 28, 2014

Hiroshima evacuees start moving into temporary housing

Residents of Hiroshima city who evacuated their homes after last week’s deadly mudslides began moving into temporary housing on Thursday, with the municipal government scrambling to provide necessary support amid concern the relocation may be prolonged. While about 1,200 people remain in shelters following ...

Aug 26, 2014

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides jumps to 60

The death toll from the devastating landslides in the city of Hiroshima rose Tuesday to 60, with 26 people still missing as rescuers continued the search for possible survivors. In the morning, rescuers including firefighters and Self-Defense Forces personnel worked mainly in Asaminami Ward, ...

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

Aug 25, 2014

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city’s elementary school following last week’s deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper. The newspaper was launched Sunday by 12-year-old Hiroyo Miyamoto, who is in her first year of junior ...