In April 2016, a series of earthquakes, including one of 7.0 magnitude, struck Kumamoto, Japan causing landslides. Thousands were injured and numerous buildings were destroyed. One year later, communities are still rebuilding.
April 13, 2017 at 11:00:00 a.m. EDT (00:00 a.m. JST on April 14, 2017)
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After the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, many families still remain in temporary housing communities. In temporary housing, isolation and withdrawal become a concern, especially for the elderly. Peace Winds has been providing community building and engagement activities for the 1,500 families. Peace Winds is working with the newly formed 24 townships, university professors, and local NGOs to meet the social, personal, and community needs of the families in long-term recovery.