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Emperor and Empress visit those affected by July rains in Okayama

Sep 14, 2018

Emperor and Empress visit those affected by July rains in Okayama

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made a one-day trip to Okayama Prefecture on Friday and met people affected by the deadly downpours in western Japan in July. The Imperial Couple visited areas hit by torrential rains, which caused widespread landslides and flooding that killed more ...

Okayama photo studio offers to clean rain-damaged photos

Aug 1, 2018

Okayama photo studio offers to clean rain-damaged photos

A photo studio in Okayama Prefecture has offered to restore — free of charge — photos damaged by the heavy rains that ravaged western Japan last month, prompting people in the disaster-hit areas to send in tens of thousands of photos. Staffers and volunteers at ...

Kumamoto, remembering quake aid, returns favor by helping flood areas

Jul 24, 2018

Kumamoto, remembering quake aid, returns favor by helping flood areas

Kumamoto Prefectural Government officials are supporting disaster relief activities in downpour-hit western prefectures to return the favor they received following powerful earthquakes in 2016. Kumamoto Prefecture and nine local governments have sent more than 160 personnel to help out in Hiroshima Prefecture and elsewhere, capitalizing ...