Participation in FY2018 Nuclear Emergency Drill Held in Aomori Prefecture


The Aomori chapter of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) participated in a nuclear emergency drill on November 10 and 11, 2018. It was organized by the Aomori prefectural government and staged in 6 municipal areas including Higashidoori Village.This drill simulated a scenario where an earthquake with an epicenter off the coast of the Pacific Ocean side of Aomori Prefecture struck with a shaking intensity level 6 and caused damage to the reactor core in Unit No. 1 of Higashidori Nuclear Power Station, triggering a release of radioactive substances.

Revision of the JRCS internal guidance documents
related to nuclear emergencies, including the Guidelines
and the Manual


In November 2018, the Japanese Red Cross Society made changes to some internal guidance documents. That is, the “Nuclear Disaster Guidelines for Preparedness, Response and Recovery” and the “Manual for Relief Activities under Nuclear Disasters” were partially modified along with the “Standards for Relief Activities during Nuclear Disasters”. Accordingly, the former “Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors” was renamed to “Meeting of Nuclear Emergency Medical Care Advisors”.