• Kyodo


The government plans to revise the disaster countermeasures law to allow aid provisions to be sent more swiftly to shattered areas by eliminating the need to wait for a formal request from their local governments.

A bill is in the works to allow the central and prefectural governments to decide unilaterally whether to ship supplies to disaster-hit areas when municipal authorities can’t go through official channels because of heavy damage, sources said.

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