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For Magdalena Osumi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Volunteers warned not to hinder relief operations in western Japan

Jul 13, 2018

Volunteers warned not to hinder relief operations in western Japan

Disasters stir a desire to help, and the record-breaking rains that triggered massive flooding in western Japan — killing 200 people and inflicting widespread destruction — have prompted groups of volunteers to take action, seeking to offer rapid assistance to communities hit by the ...

Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake

Jun 19, 2018

Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake

Monday morning's deadly earthquake in Osaka has affected tourism in the region, with travelers at home and overseas canceling bookings in the affected areas. At least four people were killed and hundreds more injured in the quake. The operator of a hotel in central Kyoto said ...

Residents voice fear amid chaos of Osaka quake

Jun 18, 2018

Residents voice fear amid chaos of Osaka quake

Sushi chef Soshu Yoshiyama got a rude awakening at 7:58 a.m. Monday when his home in the town of Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, was buffeted by strong, vertical jolts the likes of which he had never experienced before. He said he thought the earthquake lasted about ...