Partnership Meeting on the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2018

2018/04/24

The Japanese Red Cross Society held a worldwide conference, “Partnership Meeting on the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2018”, over 3 days on February 26-28, 2018 in Tokyo. Attended by approximately 100 participants including 48 individuals from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, the program included a tour to the three affected prefectures, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, made on the 27th and the 28th.


JRCS Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors (FY2017)

2018/03/23

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) held the FY 2017 Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors on December 18-19, 2017. In this meeting, roles and preparedness of each Red Cross hospital were introduced. The Japanese Red Cross (JRC) Fukushima Hospital, the JRC Nagahama Hospital and the JRC Karatsu Hospital made presentations.


JRCS Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Sessions
(FY 2017)

2018/03/02

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) has held the Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Sessions (training sessions) since FY 2014 as one of its efforts to strengthen nuclear disaster preparedness, based on the lessons learned from its response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami as well as Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. The JRCS divides the country into six operational blocks. Starting from FY 2016, the JRCS decided to organize the training session by each block. In FY 2017, the JRCS held the sessions for the First (Hokkaido and Tohoku), Third (Tokai and Hokuriku) and Fifth (Chugoku and Shikoku) blocks.


JRCS Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session for the Fifth Block (FY 2017)

2018/03/02

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) has been organizing and holding the Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Sessions for JRCS relief team members, who are physicians, nurses, radiological technologists and administrative staff working at Japanese Red Cross hospitals across the country and JRCS chapter staff. The JRCS divides the country into six operational blocks (zones). Starting from FY 2016, the JRCS decided to organize the training session by each block. This is about the summary of the training for the Fifth Block (Chugoku and Shikoku area) held during 2 days on January 24-25, 2018 at the Matsue Red Cross Hospital of Shimane.


About the Visit of the Korean Red Cross Delegation
to Japan

2017/12/08

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) welcomed a delegation from the Republic of Korea National Red Cross (KNRC) that visited Japan from June 2 to June 5, 2017 for a tour of the nuclear disaster preparedness and response system in place at the JRCS to be prepared for possible nuclear disaster in Korea. The KNRC’s visit to Japan has been recapped below, based largely on what was reported by the KNRC after the trip, along with the slide decks presented at the meetings as well as the photographs from the tour.


Japanese Red Cross Society signs a memorandum on metadata linkage with Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University

2017/11/28

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University signed a memorandum on November 13, 2017 in regard to linkage of the metadata accumulated in the JRCS’s Digital Archives. The linkage will facilitate the broader sharing and optimization of the information collected by the JRCS over the years for it to be useful to respond to nuclear disasters in the future.


JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors (FY2017)

2017/09/28

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) held the FY 2017 First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors on July 6-7, 2017. Nuclear disaster preparedness plans of the prefectures housing nuclear power plants as well as respective roles and preparedness of Fukui, Nagahama, Matsue and Matsuyama Red Cross hospitals in the plans were introduced. Also discussed in the meeting were; the JRCS's plan for accepting in-patients from the affected area by Red Cross facilities across Japan, and dispatching support staff to Red Cross facilities in the affected area during a nuclear disaster.


JRCS Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session for the Third Block (FY 2017)

2017/08/14

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) has been organizing and holding Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Sessions for JRCS relief team members, who are physicians, nurses, radiological technologists and administrative staff working at Japanese Red Cross hospitals across the country and JRCS chapter staff. The JRCS divides the country into six operational blocks (zones). Starting from FY 2016, the JRCS decided to organize the training session by each block. This is about the summary of the training for the Third Block (Tokai and Hokuriku area) held during 2 days on June 16-17, 2017 at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Fukui.


JRCS Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session for the First Block (FY 2017)

2017/08/08

The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) has been organizing and holding Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Sessions for JRCS relief team members, who are physicians, nurses, radiological technologists and administrative staff working at Japanese Red Cross hospitals across the country and JRCS chapter staff. The JRCS divides the country into six operational blocks (zones). Starting from FY 2016, the JRCS decided to organize the training session by each block. This is about the summary of the training for the First Block (Hokkaido and Tohoku area) held during 2 days on June 3-4, 2017 at the Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital. For this session, on the second day10 members of the Republic of Korea National Red Cross Society joined, who had visited Japan to see the JRCS's nuclear disaster preparedness.


IFRC developed a case study

2017/06/06

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) developed a case study about the disaster response by the JRCS during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident (Fukushima Daiichi Accident) which occurred on March 11, 2011. In this case study, an overview of the JRCS’s initial emergency response to the GEJET, challenges the emergency response teams faced after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident, and the conclusion obtained from the experiences and the lessons learned by the JRCS are described.