The GEJET Related Information
JRCS's Activities Related Information

2011/3/11
Mar 11, 2011 14:46

Massive earthquake occurred

At 14:46 on March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake of magunitude-9.0 occurred centered off the Sanriku coast.
Later, this disaster was named "The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami" (GEJET).


Overview of the GEJET JRCS Fukushima Chapter 1 JRCS Fukushima Chapter 2
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Mar 11, 2011 14:49

Tsunami Warnings (Major Tsunami)

Tsunami Warnings (Major Tsunami) was issued in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, and Tsunami Warnings (Tsunami) and Tsunami Advisories were issued in the wide area from Hokkaido to Okinawa.


Overview of the Tsunami during the GEJET
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Mar 11, 2011 14:50

Fukushima Chapter

Disaster Response HQ was set up at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter.


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Mar 11, 2011 15:00

Japanese Red Cross Society National Headquarters (JRCS HQ)

15:00 The second-level relief system was established. Preparations for the early dispatch of relief teams began.
15:30 The relief system was shifted to the third-level. The Headquarters of Disaster Control was established at the JRCS HQ.


Relief system of the JRCS
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Mar 11, 2011 15:14

Government set up the Extreme Disaster Management Headquarters

The Japanese government set up the Extreme Disaster Management Headquarters for the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake headed by the Prime Minister.


Extreme Disaster Management Headquarters
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Mar 11, 2011 15:37

Complete blackout at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The power plant lost power due to the breakdown of power lines and failures at transformer substations caused by the earthquake. Emergency diesel power generators started but they were all destroyed or wiped out along with emergency batteries by the tsunami. This caused a complete blackout at the power plant.


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Mar 11, 2011 16:30

Red Cross DMAT launched

Japanese Red Cross (JRC) DMAT (Note) headed to Fukushima Prefecture from Red Cross hospitals throughout Japan. They gathered at the Fukushima Medical University.
JRC Medical Center (16:30), Nagaoka RC Hospital (16:30), JRC Maebashi Hospital (17:42), JRC Tottori Hospital (18:00), JRC Otsu Hospital (18:10), Nagano RC Hospital (18:50), Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital (19:13), JRC Fukushima Hospital (19:30).

(Note) DMAT: Disaster Medical Assistance Team which consists of physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, etc. They are dispatched when large-scale disasters and accidents occur.


Deployment of JRCS relief teams JRC Otsu Hospital DMAT Activity Report (Japanese) Nagaoka RC Hospital DMAT Activity Report (Message from staff) (Japanese) Activities by the JRC Fukushima Hospital DMAT during the GEJET "3.11" (Message from a staff of the JRC Fukushima Hospital)
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Mar 11, 2011 17:00

JRCS HQ

The operation team from the Headquarters of Disaster Control held the 1st meeting.


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Mar 11, 2011 17:10

Fukushima Chapter

The JRCS Fukushima Chapter dispatched a Deputy Director to Fukushima prefectural office for information gathering and corporation with the prefectural government.


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Mar 11, 2011 19:00

JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin on the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (Vol.1)

The JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin, which describing the JRCS's activities concerning the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Vol.1 was issued. Follow-up reports were issued from time to time.


List for the JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin on the GEJET
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Mar 11, 2011 19:03

Declaration of a Nuclear Emergency Situation for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese government issued "Declaration of a Nuclear Emergency Situation" for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.


Declaration of a Nuclear Emergency Situation Act on Special Measures Concerning ...
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Mar 11, 2011 19:30

Nuclear disaster relief order

The nuclear disaster relief deployment was ordered to the Japan Self-Defense Force.


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Mar 11, 2011 20:50

Evacuation request for the residents within a 2-km radius of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima Prefectural Headquarters of Disaster Control requested residents within a 2-km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (1,864 people) to evacuate.


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Mar 11, 2011 21:00

JRCS HQ

The operation team from the Headquarters of Disaster Control held its 2nd meeting.


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Mar 11, 2011 21:23

Evacuation order for the residents within a 3-km radius of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese government ordered the residents within a 3-km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to evacuate and the residents within a 3-10 km radius to stay indoors.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 11, 2011 23:59

Relief teams from across the nation

On the day the earthquake occurred, a total of 55 relief teams from Red Cross hospitals throughout Japan headed to the affected areas.


Emergency vehicles on the highway to Aizuwakamatsu Loading relief supplies (blankets) at the JRC College of Nursing Activities of the Takamatsu RC Hospital relief team #1 (Japanese) Relief teams from RC hospitals throughout Japan (JRCS HQ)
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2011/3/12
Mar 12, 2011 4:45

Relief needs in Fukushima Prefecture

04:45 The JRCS Fukushima Chapter requested the JRCS HQ to dispatch 12 relief teams to Fukushima Prefecture.
05:30 The JRCS HQ instructed relief teams standing by in Niigata Prefecture to move to Fukushima Prefecture.


JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin on the GEJET (Vol. 3) (Japanese)
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Mar 12, 2011 5:44

Evacuation order for the residents within a 10-km radius of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese government ordered residents within a 10-km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (51,207 people) to evacuate.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 12, 2011 6:00

Morning newspapers on March 12

The morning edition of each newspapers on March 12 reported that a massive earthquake had occurred in the Tohoku area.


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Mar 12, 2011 7:10

Activities around the nuclear power plant

The JRCS HQ inquired of the JRCS Fukushima Chapter about Fukushima Prefecture's guidelines on relief activities, while the evacuation order area had been expanding around the nuclear power plant.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 12, 2011 7:45

Declaration of a Nuclear Emergency Situation for the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese government issued "Declaration of a Nuclear Emergency Situation" for the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant, and ordered the residents within a 3-km radius of the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant (8,049 people) to evacuate and the residents within 3-10 km radius to stay indoors.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 12, 2011 9:00

Fukushima Airport

SCU (Note) was set-up at the Fukushima Airport.

Note: Staging Care Unit. A medical facility temporarily set-up at the base for transporting patients in an affected area to outside the area when large-scale disasters occur.


DMAT from the JRC Otsu … (Japanese)
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Mar 12, 2011 15:10

Fukushima Gender Equality Center

There were 70 evacuees including bedridden elderly people at the evacuation center in Nihonmatsu. Staff there were exhausted and they needed support. The JRCS received a request for the dispatch of a relief team so the JRC Kochi Hospital team responded.


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Mar 12, 2011 15:36

Reactor No.1 exploded

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Reactor No.1 caused a hydrogen explosion.


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Mar 12, 2011 16:00

Relief teams in Fukushima Prefecture

Following JRC relief teams (including DMAT) were conducting activities in Fukushima Prefecture. Locations are in brackets.
JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma, Kawamata, Fukushima), Nagaoka RC Hospital (Fukushima, Shinchi), JRC Nagoya Daiichi Hospital (Shinchi), JRC Nagoya Daini Hospital (Shinchi), JRC Medical Center (Shinchi), Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital (Shinchi), Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Hospital (Soma, Kawamata), JRC Nagahama Hospital (Soma, Kawamata), JRC Otsu Hospital (Fukushima Airport). Later, JRC Kochi Hospital (Tamura) and Matsuyama RC Hospital (Tamura, Fukushima) joined.


Deployment of JRCS relief teams A JRC Nagahama Hospital relief team arrived at the Hamanasu-kan in Soma JRC Nagahama Hospital relief team #1 set up the first aid center Evacuation center at the Hamanasu-kan JRC Nagahama Hospital relief team #1 Activity Report (Japanese)
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Mar 12, 2011 16:50

Started moving to Kawamata

16:50 Relief teams from the JRC Fukushima Hospital and the Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, being deployed in Soma, were ordered to move to Kawamata.
17:10 Also the relief team from the JRC Nagahama Hospital, being deployed in Soma, was asked to move to Kawamata.


Deployment of JRCS relief teams Relief activities hindered by Anxiety, Fear and Confusion (Message ... Activities at the GEJET ... After Experiencing the Nuclear Disaster Activities by the JRC Nagahama Hospital relief team #1 (Japanese)
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Mar 12, 2011 17:39

Evacuation order for the residents within a 10-km radius of the Daini Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese government ordered residents within a 10-km radius of the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant (32,426 people) to evacuate.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 12, 2011 18:25

Evacuation order for the residents within a 20-km radius of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese government ordered residents within a 20-km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (approx. 80,000 people) to evacuate.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 12, 2011 20:19

Leaving Fukushima Prefecture

Relief teams from the JRC Medical Center, the Nagaoka RC Hospital, the JRC Nagoya Daiichi Hospital, the JRC Nagoya Daini Hospital and the Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital which had been deployed in Shinchi, arrived at the Headquarters of Disaster Control in Shiroishi.


Deployment of JRCS relief teams
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Mar 12, 2011 22:45

Fear from radiation

Inquiries concerning radiation exposure from relief teams started coming in.
Following instructions were given to relief teams: "Better to let the national government perform decontamination", "If you need to take a body contamination screening, it shall be done in Nihonmatsu", "If patients might be exposed to radiation, refrain from relief activities except for emergencies", etc.


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2011/3/13
Mar 13, 2011 12:00

Screening for relief teams

Relief teams started moving to Nihonmatsu for their body contamination screening.
Takamatsu RC Hospital (12:00), JRC Nagahama Hospital Tabata team (13:40), JRC Fukushima Hospital (14:45), Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital (14:45), JRC Nagahama Hospital Nakamura team (15:40), Matsuyama RC Hospital (15:40)
The JRC Okayama Hospital relief team was to be screened at the Fukushima Medical University, then if no problems were detected they were to return to the JRCS Fukushima Chapter (14:45).


The body contamination screening at the Fukushima Gender Equality Centre Activities by the Takamatsu RC Hospital relief team #1 (Japanese) Messages from a staff of the Takamatsu RC Hospital relief team #1 (Japanese) Deployment of JRCS relief teams
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Mar 13, 2011 17:45

Meeting on relief activities

"The meeting on relief activities in the radioactive environment" was held among relief teams being deployed in Fukushima Prefecture at that time. As a conclusion, relief teams from outside of Fukushima Prefecture were to withdraw or move to other affected areas.
Opinions from physicians and chief nurses were: "We know many needs exist and we want to provide relief activities.", "The decision on whether or not to provide activities in the radioactive environment is up to individuals, but we should seek a final opinion from the JRCS HQ.", etc.


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Mar 13, 2011 20:30

Change in destination <1>

Relief teams from the JRC Fukuoka Hospital and the JRC Karatsu Hospital were originally to be deployed in Fukushima Prefecture, but the JRCS HQ instructed them to change their destination to Ishinomaki.


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2011/3/14
Mar 14, 2011 9:00

Change in destination <2>

Relief teams from the JRC Nagahama Hospital and the JRC Okayama Hospital took their way back home. Relief teams from the Takamatsu RC Hospital, the Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Hospital and the JRC Kochi Hospital headed to Ishinomaki.


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Mar 14, 2011 9:00

Gienkin (Cash grant scheme)

The JRCS started accepting Gienkin for the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster.


JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin on the GEJET (Vol. 11) (Japanese)
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Mar 14, 2011 10:30

Relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture <1>

From today the JRC Fukushima Hospital relief team #2 took over relief activities at the Fukushima High School from the other prefecture's relief team. Many evacuees including those from the nursing home in Futaba, pregnant women, infants and chronic disease patients were in this evacuation center. Originally the team had a plan to provide relief activities at the evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium on the afternoon of that day, but it turned out to be impossible to implement the plan because the number of evacuees at the high school were much more than anticipated.
Since it was impossible to handle all needs in Fukushima Prefecture by the JRC Fukushima Chapter alone, they requested the JRCS Yamagata Chapter to dispatch relief teams to Fukushima Prefecture.


Great Disaster in Fukushima! Earthquake, Tsunami ... (JRC Fukushima ...) Looking Back on the Disaster (Message from a staff of the JRC Fukushima ...)
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Mar 14, 2011 11:01

Reactor No.3 exploded

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Reactor No.3 caused a hydrogen explosion.


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Mar 14, 2011 12:10

Relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture <2>

The JRCS Fukushima Chapter quickly decided to dispatch relief team #3 from the JRC Fukushima Hospital to respond to the evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium.


Learning how to use a dosimeter In front of the JRC Fukushima Hospital
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2011/3/15
Mar 15, 2011

JRCS relief teams

The total number of JRCS relief teams dispatched to the affected areas exceeded 100 (including dERU.)
dERU: domestic Emergency Response Unit. A temporary clinic developed by the JRCS.


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Mar 15, 2011 6:00

Reactor No.4 exploded

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Reactor No.4 explored caused by hydrogen back-flow from the Reactor No.3.


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Mar 15, 2011 9:00

Activities in the evacuation order area caused by the nuclear power plant accident

The JRCS HQ issued a notification "Concerning relief team activities for the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake" to Secretary General of block representative chapters to instruct not to conduct any relief activities within a 30-km radius of the nuclear power plant.


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Mar 15, 2011 10:00

Patients from the Futaba Hospital <1>

The Self-Defense Force found bedridden elderly patients at the Futaba Hospital and rescued them by bus.


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Mar 15, 2011 10:25

Evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium

The number of evacuees increased to approx. 2,000. A relief team from The JRCS Yamagata Chapter joined and started providing activities at the evacuation center.
10:25 JRC Fukushima Hospital
16:20 Yamagata Tsuruoka City Shonai Hospital


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Mar 15, 2011 11:00

The order for the residents within a 20-30 km radius of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to stay indoors

The Japanese government ordered the residents within a 20-30 km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to stay indoors.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Mar 15, 2011 11:30

Body contamination screening at evacuation centers

The screening system at evacuation centers of Azuma Gymnasium, Fukushima Technical High School and Koriyama Gymnasium was put in place.
Physicians and nurses from the Shikoku Cancer Center arrived at the evacuation center of Azuma Gymnasium to support the screening process (13:55).


The screening at the Azuma Gymnasium Survey meters for the screening
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00

Fukushima Chapter

A general meeting was held at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter. The Secretary General instructed the members: "Let's conduct activities from the evacuees' standpoint without becoming restless."


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Mar 15, 2011 14:46

In front of the JRCS HQ

Schoolchildren wearing traditional Japanese protective hoods made of cotton cushion, called "bosai zukin" in Japanese, were going home.


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Mar 15, 2011 20:05

Patients from the Futaba Hospital <2>

20:05 Since many weakened elderly patients were on the way to the Jichi Kaikan of Fukushima Prefecture by large-sized buses, the JRC Fukushima RC Hospital, a Yamagata Chapter relief team and the Yamaguchi DMAT team were waiting for them in front of the Fukushima prefectural office.
21:34 Two large-sized buses arrived with patients and the relief teams began relief activities in front of the prefectural office. One of the patients was taken to hospital by ambulance.
23:40 "Date Fureai Center" was selected as an accommodation facility for 54 patients, and they headed there around 00:15 on the following day.


Great Disaster in Fukushima! Earthquake, Tsunami ... (JRC Fukushima ...)
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2011/3/16
Mar 16, 2011 11:00

Tsuruoka City Shonai Hospital, Yamagata

11:00 The Tsuruoka City Shonai Hospital told the JRCS Fukushima Chapter: "After finishing relief activities in the morning at the Fukushima Technical High School, we want to return to the chapter office and wait for the decision on the activity plan for the afternoon."
14:55 The air dose rate was measured 90 μSv/h outdoors (Measured 2.5 μSv/h indoors). Their hospital ordered them to return, so the team headed to Yamagata Prefecture.
According to measurement results posted on the Fukushima Prefecture's website, the maximum air dose rate in Fukushima City on March 16 was 21.4 μSv/h.


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Mar 16, 2011 11:15

Nagahama RC Hospital

11:15 The JRCS Fukushima Chapter was told from the relief team: "Air dose rate measured on the way is high and team members are concerning about the situation."
12:05 The relief team arrived at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter, then they confirmed the air dose rate measured by the Yamagata Chapter's relief team. After discussing with the Headquarters of Disaster Control of the Nagahama RC Hospital, they decided to return to the hospital without conducting relief activities.
15:10 They headed back to Nagahama.


JRC Nagahama Hospital Relief Team #2 Activity Report (Japanese)
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Mar 16, 2011 12:10

Iwaki Onahama Daini Junior High School

The JRC Fukushima Hospital set up a first aid center and started providing medical treatment. At this evacuation center the screening system was already in place.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:25

Patients from the Futaba Hospital <3>

The JRCS Fukushima Chapter received a request from the Director General of Social Health and Welfare Department of Fukushima Prefecture to relief 35 patients from the Futaba Hospital. They were on the way to Azuma Gymnasium by bus.


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Mar 16, 2011 15:12

Fukushima Prefecture

The situation at the Headquarters of Disaster Control of Fukushima Prefecture.


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Mar 16, 2011 16:00

Patients from the Futaba Hospital <4>

16:00 The relief team from the JRC Fukushima Hospital arrived at Azuma Gymnasium and began preparations for accepting patients.
17:40 The following information about the patients on the way was given. They were bedridden patients. Some of them had already died during the screening process in Nihonmatsu on their way to here. A total 28 patients were being transported by 2 buses. Among them 5 to 6 patients were in critical situation.


Preparations for accepting patients from the Futaba Hospital
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Mar 16, 2011 16:30

Relief activities at Big Palette Fukushima

A relief team from the Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital arrived at Big Palette Fukushima in Koriyama City. They split the team into 2 sub-teams. One sub-team was assigned to support the screening process at Big Palette Fukushima and the other was to work at Azuma Gymnasium.


Relief activities at Big Palette Fukushima Dropped ceiling panels JRCS staff assisting the screening
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Mar 16, 2011 17:30

Big Palette Fukushima

The JRC Fukushima Hospital and the Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital provided relief activities at Big Pallet Fukushima. The aisles there were filled with evacuees who already received body contamination screening.


Big Palette filled with evacuees
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Mar 16, 2011 18:30

Patients from the Futaba Hospital <5>

18:30 The buses arrived at Azuma Gymnasium. With the help from the Japan Self-Defense Force, patients were moved to the first aid center. One patient was already dead in the bus and two patients died after being moved to the first aid center. Four patients who needed feeding tubes were taken to the JRC Fukushima Hospital by ambulance.
22:00 The Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital relief team returned from the Big Palette Fukushima and provided relief activities together.


Looking Back on the Relief Activities at the GEJET (Message ... Remembering the Relief Activities at the GEJET Disaster (Message ... "JRCS Kanagawa" 2011 Summer Issue: Kanagawa Chapter's Activities ... (Japanese)
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Mar 16, 2011 20:13

Azuma Gymnasium

Evacuees watching TV in the evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium to seek information.


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2011/3/17
Mar 17, 2011 9:48

Water bombing by the Japan Self-Defense Force

Water bombing on the reactor No. 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant by two helicopters of the Ground Japan Self-Defense Force began.


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Mar 17, 2011 9:50

Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital

The Kanagawa DMAT from the Yokohama Minato RC Hospital decided to split the team into 2 sub-teams during the daytime and one sub-team to provide activities at Big Palette Fukushima and the other at Azuma Gymnasium. However, during the evening they got together to provide activities at Azuma Gymnasium.


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Mar 17, 2011 11:20

Relief teams needed for Fukushima Prefecture

The JRCS Fukushima Chapter requested the JRCS HQ to consider relief team assignment during night time at Azuma Gymnasium. Conclusions were:
<Azuma Gymnasium> The JRC Fukushima Hospital to respond during day time. During the evening, the Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital to respond on Mar. 17. The assignment for the evening of Mar. 18 and 19 was still under consideration.
<Aizu Area> Decided to dispatch relief teams from the JRCS Shiga Chapter and the Yamagata Chapter. Relief teams were scheduled to depart for Fukushima Prefecture on Mar. 19 for relief activities.


Evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium
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2011/3/18
Mar 18, 2011 8:35

Patients from the Futaba Hospital <6>

08:35 It was decided that 21 elderly patients being treated at Azuma Gymnasium were to be transferred to Niigata Prefecture. The Yokohama City Minato RC DMAT was assigned to accompany them.
12:00 With the help from volunteers patients got into buses. During that time, one patient became critical and was taken to the JRC Fukushima Hospital by ambulance.
13:00 Left for the Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital.


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Mar 18, 2011 14:20

Relief activities in Aizu area began

The Kitamurayama Hospital relief team from Yamagata Prefecture arrived in the Aizu area and began medical treatments at the Kawahigashi Gymnasium first aid center. They also provided mobile clinic services for evacuation centers located in that area.


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2011/3/19
Mar 19, 2011 0:30

Water spraying by the Tokyo Fire Department

Water spraying to the reactor No. 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant by the Tokyo Fire Department Fire Rescue Task Force began.


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Mar 19, 2011 9:00

Dispatch of relief teams to Fukushima Prefecture

The JRCS HQ decided on the plan for dispatching relief teams to Fukushima Prefecture and issued a notification to Secretary General of block representative chapters and chapters in the First Block. The notification was as follows:
Fukushima City: Dispatch from chapters of the Second Block (Kanto Koshinetsu)
Aizu area: Dispatch from chapters of the First Block (Tohoku, Hokkaido) and the Forth Block (Kinki).


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Mar 19, 2011 9:00

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Nuclear emergency experts from the ICRC visited the JRCS HQ and gave following advice to the JRCS.
(1) The maximum dose of radiation exposed should be less than 1 mSv per one activity period based on the ICRP recommendation.
(2) Each relief team member should carry a personal dosimeter with him/her during relief activities.
(3) In order to minimize the time under radiation, relief team members should stay and rest at a safe place at night.
(4) Establish a system where radiation experts are always available for advice.
(5) Record time and place of activities, and radiation exposure level of each relief team member.
The JRCS referred to above advice and conducted relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture.
The ICRC donated 80 units of dosimeter to the JRCS.


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Mar 19, 2011 14:37

Relief activities in Fukushima City

Following the decision by the JRCS HQ, relief teams from the JRC Musashino Hospital (Tokyo ), the Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital and the Tsukui RC Hospital (Kanagawa), the Yamanashi RC Hospital (Yamanashi), the JRC Ashikaga Hospital, the Nasu RC Hospital and the Haga RC Hospital (Tochigi) were dispatched to Fukushima City. At Azuma Gymnasium, the JRC Musashino Hospital and the Yamanashi RC Hospital took over activities from the JRC Fukushima Hospital.


A relief team from the Yamanashi RC Hospital at Azuma Gymnasium Medical relief activities by the Yamanashi RC Hospital in Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese)
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2011/3/20
Mar 20, 2011 9:40

Relief activities in Aizu area

In Aizu area, in addition to the relief teams from the JRCS Yamagata Chapter which were already active there, the Nagahama RC Hospital and the JRC Otsu Hospital (Shiga) and the JRC Kyoto Daiichi Hospital, the JRC Kyoto Diani Hospital and the Maizuru RC Hospital (Kyoto) made coordination for activities.


Relief activities by the JRC Nagahama Hospital at Niitsuru Gymnasium Activity Report of the JRCS Kyoto Chapter in Aizuwakamatsu (Japanese) JRC Nagahama Hospital Relief Team #3 Activity Report (Japanese) JRC Otsu Hospital Kanan Team Activity Report (Japanese)
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2011/3/21
Mar 21, 2011

Aizuwakamatsu City

A long queue waiting for refueling at a Gas station.


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Mar 21, 2011 9:00

Fukushima Chapter

The JRCS Fukushima Chapter got support members from other chapters and they contributed for the coordination for activities with Fukushima prefectural government and related municipalities. Also at the field level, they made coordination for support activities at evacuation centers.
Schedules and contact information were written with almost no space on whiteboards in the office of the JRCS Fukushima Chapter.


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Mar 21, 2011 11:41

Evacuation centers

Situation of evacuation centers in late March.


A evacuation center in Aizuwakamatsu A evacuation center in Aizumisato
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Mar 21, 2011 16:00

Coordination with the local medical association

A coordination meeting on activities with the Fukushima City Medical Association was held.
It was decided that activities at Paruse Iizaka would be done by the JRC Fukushima Hospital from Mar. 22 to 25 and by the Fukushima City Medical Association on Mar. 26 or after.


Relief activities at Paruse Iizaka
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2011/3/22
Mar 22, 2011 7:00

Tochigi Chapter

The JRCS Tochigi Chapter informed that they were going to dispatch relief teams to Fukushima Prefecture.


Disaster relief activities by the JRC Ashikaga Hospital (Japanese) Activities by the Haga RC Hospital relief team #3 at Azuma Gymnasium (Japanese)
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Mar 22, 2011 11:00

Instructions for relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture <1>

The JRCS HQ made following decision on relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture and issued a notification to Secretary General of Block representative chapters and each chapter in the First Block.
(1) A radiological technologist would accompany the relief team as much as possible.
(2) Experts from the Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital and the JRC Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital would be stationed at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter for relief teams to receive information and advice for safety measures during medical relief activities.
(3) Protective equipment and materials (dosimeters, protective suits, medical supplies etc.) would to be stocked at the JRC Fukushima Chapter office, Azuma Gymnasium and Kawahigashi Gymnasium.


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2011/3/23
Mar 23, 2011 17:00

Instructions for relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture <2>

The JRCS HQ made the following decision on relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture and issued a notification to Secretary General of Block representative chapters and each chapter in the First Block.
(1) Radiation experts (Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors) from Atomic-bomb hospitals would be stationed at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter. They would provide a guidance for safety to relief teams prior to their activities and give advice at any time.
(2) The protective equipment (dosimeters, protective suits, medical supplies etc.) would be stocked at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter office, Azuma Gymnasium and Kawahigashi Gymnasium.
In addition, "Safety Measure Procedure" was developed and distributed.


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2011/3/24
Mar 24, 2011 12:00

Air dose rate data on monitoring points in Fukushima Prefecture

The data of air dose rate which were measured at monitoring points in Fukushima Prefecture was disclosed from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (at that time).


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Mar 24, 2011 13:00

Visited the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

Yoshiharu Otsuka, Vice President of the JRCS visited Yuhei Sato, the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture to have a meeting.


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Mar 24, 2011 13:00

Headquarters of Disaster Control of Fukushima Prefecture


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Mar 24, 2011 17:50

Psychological care

The Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital relief team reported that some of evacuees were seeking psychological care.


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2011/3/25
Mar 25, 2011 13:00

Dosimeters

10 dosimeters were donated from the JRCS HQ to the Fukushima Chapter. The guidance on how to use them was given.


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2011/3/26
Mar 26, 2011 9:00

Basic knowledge on radiation

Dr. Jo (Radiation Advisor) from the JRC Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital and Mr. Tanaka (Director) from the Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital arrived at the JRCS Fukushima Chapter and provided a lecture on basic knowledge of radiation to the staff of the Fukushima Chapter and the Fukushima Blood Center.
From this day onwards, the lectures were given to each relief team member and facility staff.


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2011/3/29
Mar 29, 2011 16:00

Guidance on radiation

The schedule to dispatch radiation advisers to the JRCS Fukushima Chapter in April or later was made.


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2011/3/30
Mar 30, 2011

Damage by the Tsunami

A train destroyed by the Tsunami. (Shinchi Station, Joban Line)


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Mar 30, 2011

A fishing boat pushed on land

A fishing boat pushed on land by the Tsunami. (Soma)


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Mar 30, 2011 12:30

Looking at the damage by the Tsunami

JRCS staff looking at destroyed buildings. (Soma)


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2011/4/1
Apr 01, 2011

Gienkin (Cash grant scheme)

Gienkin received by the JRCS exceeded 100 billion yen.


JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin on the GEJET (Vol. 33) (Japanese)
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2011/4/2
Apr 02, 2011

Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The Japanese government named the disaster as "The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami." (GEJET)


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Apr 02, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

04/02-04/05 Yamanashi RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/03-04/06 JRC Ashikaga Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/05-04/08 Nagaoka RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/06-04/09 Nasu RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/07-04/10 JRC Kagoshima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/08-04/11 JRC Mito Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/09-04/12 Haga RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium)
04/10-04/13 Hachinohe RC Hospital (mobile clinic)


Haga RC Hospital relief team #5 activities (Azuma Gymnasium) (Japanese) Deployment of JRCS relief team on Apr. 2, 2011 Medical relief activities by the Yamanashi RC Hospital in Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese) Nagaoka RC Hospital relief team #7 activities (Message from staff) (Japanese)
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Apr 02, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

04/02-04/04 Yamagata Kitamura Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/03-04/05 JRC Kyoto Daini Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/05-04/07 Yamagata Prefectural Kahoku Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/06-04/08 JRC Kyoto Daiichi Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/08-04/10 Yonezawa City Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/08-04/11 JRC Nagahama Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


Temporary nursing rooms made of cardboard at Kawahigashi Deployment of JRCS relief team on Apr. 2, 2011 JRC Nagahama Hospital Relief Team #6 Activity Report (Japanese)
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Apr 02, 2011

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies together with JRCS HQ staff visited the JRCS Fukushima Chapter.


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2011/4/3
Apr 03, 2011

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) examination team

The JRC Nagahama Hospital DVT examination team visited evacuation centers in Aizu area for investigating the possibility of the onset of DVT (Note). Out of 1,072 evacuees examined, only 1 person detected as a positive. Enlightenment activities for DVT prevention at evacuation centers, such as leg exercises and water intake were effective for the prevention.
Note: Deep Vein Thrombosis is a disease in which blood clots developed in deep vein by remaining in the same posture for a long period of time during evacuation etc., causes stricture, obstruction or inflammation. Also called an economy class syndrome.


Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Examination Report (JRC Nagahama Hospital)
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2011/4/4
Apr 04, 2011

Low level radioactive liquid waste

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant started dumping low level radioactive liquid waste into the ocean.


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2011/4/5
Apr 05, 2011

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited the JRCS Fukushima Chapter together with Dr. Tsukasaki of the Nagasaki University Hospital.


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2011/4/8
Apr 08, 2011

Upcoming relief team dispatch plan

The JRCS HQ decided on the plan for upcoming relief team dispatch and issued a notification to the Secretary General of Block representative chapters and each chapter in the First Block. The plan was as follows:
For Fukushima Prefecture, the current dispatching scheme (2 relief teams each for Fukushima City and Aizu area) would be sustained until the end of May.


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2011/4/11
Apr 11, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

04/11-04/14 Yamanashi RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium)
04/12-04/15 JRC Ashikaga Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/13-04/16 Hiroshima RC Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/14-04/17 Nagaoka RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium)
04/15 Nasu RC Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/16-04/19 JRC Karatsu Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/19-04/22 Hachinohe RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


Mobile clinic by the JRC Karatsu Hospital (Sansui-so) Medical relief activities by the Yamanashi RC Hospital in Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese) Nagaoka RC Hospital relief team #9 activities (Message from staff) (Japanese)
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Apr 11, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

04/11-04/13 Yamagata Prefectural Shinjo Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/12-04/14 JRC Kyoto Daini Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/14-04/16 Yamagata Kitamura Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/15-04/17 JRC Maizuru Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/17-04/19 Tsuruoka Shonai Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/18-04/20 JRC Otsu Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/20-04/22 Yamagata Prefectural Kahoku Hospital (mobile clinic)


JRC Otsu Hospital Uchibori Team Activity Report (Japanese)
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2011/4/12
Apr 12, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident to LEVEL 7

The Japanese government (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) raised the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident to LEVEL7 (Major accident) in the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES).
LEVEL7: Major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects.


INES
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Apr 12, 2011

Encouraging Fukushima Chapter

Ms. Norika Fujiwara and Ms. Maki Oguro visited the JRCS Fukushima Chapter to encourage them.


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2011/4/13
Apr 13, 2011

Gienkin (Cash grant scheme)

The JRCS started the transfer of the first distribution of Gienkin to each affected prefectures.


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Apr 13, 2011

Psychological care

Due to the prolonged evacuation, the JRCS HQ decided to dispatch "Psychological Care" staff to affected prefectures and issued a notification of the decision to Secretary General of Block representative chapters and each chapter in the First Block.


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Apr 13, 2011

Radiation exposure survey

A radiological technologist from the Takamatsu RC Hospital was dispatched to Tamura Gymnasium to perform radiation exposure survey for affected people. A total of four radiological technologists including three from other facilities managed the measurements. The staff dispatched from the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan performed the actual measurements.


Radiation Exposure Screening Report (Takamatsu RC Hospital) (Japanese)
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2011/4/17
Apr 17, 2011

Roadmap towards Restoration

Tokyo Electric Power Company announced "Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station". According to the roadmap, the following 2 steps were set as targets.
Step 1: Radiation dose is in steady decline.
Step 2: Release of radioactive materials is under control and radiation dose is being significantly held down.
Target achievement dates were set as follows; Step 1 was set at around 3 months and Step 2 was set at around 3-6 months after achieving step1.


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2011/4/21
Apr 21, 2011

Electric household appliance set

As a part of the livelihood support, the JRCS started providing sets of 6 electric household appliances for affected people living in temporary housings in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. ”International relief funds" donated through Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across the world were used for the provision of electric house appliance sets. The set consists of; (1) Washing machine, (2) Refrigerator, (3) Television set, (4) Rice cooker, (5) Microwave oven and (6) Electric kettle.


Provision of electric household appliance sets Distribution of electronic household appliances sets (as of May 6, 2011)
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Apr 21, 2011

Activities at Aizu area

04/21-04/23 JRC Kyoto Daiichi Hospital (Kawahigashi Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/23-04/25 Yamagata Nihonkai General Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/24-04/26 JRC Kyoto Daini Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/26-04/28 Yamagata Okitama Public General Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/27-04/29 JRC Otsu Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/29-05/01 Yonezawa City Hospital (mobile clinic)
04/30-05/02 JRC Kyoto Daiichi Hospital (mobile clinic)


Mobile clinic by the JRC Otsu Hospital at Azuma Ryokan Headquarter of Aizu Area Disaster Medical Care Coordination JRC Otsu Hospital Awazu Team Activity Report (Japanese)
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2011/4/22
Apr 22, 2011

Evacuation zone reclassified

The Japanese government lifted the order that residents within a 20-30 km radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant must stay indoors; and instead reclassified the area within 20 km as "restricted area" and within 30 km as "Evacuation-Prepared Area in Case of Emergency." Thus, the public are restricted from entering within 20 km.


Changes in evacuation order area
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Apr 22, 2011

Safety measures for relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture <1>

The JRCS HQ issued a notification to instruct "Safety measures for relief teams in Fukushima Prefecture" to Secretary General of the Second and the Sixth Block representative chapters, also Aomori, Yamagata and Fukushima chapters which had been providing activities in Fukushima Prefecture. The instruction included that no activities were allowed within a 30-km radius of the Nuclear Power Plant, and withdrawing in case the cumulative exposure dose was getting close to 1 mSv.


Safety measures for relief teams in Fukushima Prefecture
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Apr 22, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

04/22-04/25 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/25-04/28 Oita RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
04/28-05/01 Hachinohe RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


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2011/4/28
Apr 28, 2011

Safety measures for the relief activities in Fukushima Prefecture <2>

The JRCS HQ developed a material describing safety measures, knowledge on radiation, how to use dosimeters, how to fill the record sheet for radiation exposure etc., then distributed it to Secretary General of chapters which were providing activities in Fukushima Prefecture. The purpose of this material was to insure safety measures were implemented.


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2011/4/29
Apr 29, 2011

Seminar on basic knowledge on radiation

Aiming for "Not to create any unnecessary hurt feelings," a seminar on "Basic Knowledge on Radiation" was held in Fukushima City which was presented by Dr. Hajime Okita, a Radiation Emergency Medicine Care Advisor and Director General of the Hiroshima Blood Center. Targeted audience for the seminar were media personnel.


Seminar on Basic Knowledge on Radiation (Red Cross News) (Japanese)
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2011/5/1
May 01, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

05/01-05/07 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
05/07-05/10 Hachinohe RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
05/10-05/13 JRC Tsukui Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


Evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium
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2011/5/2
May 02, 2011

Gienkin (Cash grant scheme)

The JRCS and the Central Community Chest of Japan transferred 4.7 billion yen of Gienkin per request from the Fukushima Cash Distribution Committee.


Gienkin (Cash grant scheme) status as of April 28, 2011
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May 02, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

05/02-05/04 Yamagata City Hospital SAISEIKAN (mobile clinic)
05/05-05/07 Yamagata Kitamura Hospital (mobile clinic)
05/08-05/10 Yamagata Prefectural Kahoku Hospital (mobile clinic)


Activities by the JRCS Yamagata Chapter in Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese)
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2011/5/7
May 07, 2011

Temporary entry program for evacuees

The Local Headquarters for Nuclear Disaster Response announced that temporary entry to the restricted area for evacuees would be carried out sequentially from late May.


Temporary entry to the restricted area
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2011/5/9
May 09, 2011

Red Cross Partnership National Society Meeting

The JRCS hosted "The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) Red Cross Partnership National Society Meeting" at the JRCS HQ with representatives from 20 Red Cross and Red Credence Societies, and international organizations. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss JRCS's plan and action for the Recovery Task Force to support for the affected areas. The discussion included how international relief funds were to be utilized for recovery assistance. International relief funds were expected to exceed 30 billion yen through Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across the world.


GEJET Red Cross Partnership National Society Meeting (Red Cross News) (Japanese)
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2011/5/11
May 11, 2011

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress visited Fukushima Prefecture

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress visited Fukushima Prefecture to show the expression of sympathy to the affected people.


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May 11, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

05/11-05/13 Yamagata Prefectural Shinjo Hospital (mobile clinic)
05/14-05/16 Yonezawa City Hospital (mobile clinic)
05/17-05/19 Yamagata Okitama Public General Hospital (mobile clinic)
05/20-05/22 Tsuruoka Shonai Hospital (mobile clinic)


Activities by the JRCS Yamagata Chapter in Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese)
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2011/5/12
May 12, 2011

JRCS's Recovery Task Force Plan approved

JRCS's Recovery Task Force Plan presented in the Red Cross Partnership National Society Meeting was approved. The Task Force Plan to utilize international relief funds was as follows.
1. Emergency restoration support for medical infrastructure (5 billion yen)
2. Rebuilding lives for affected people (22.5 billion yen)
3. Improving JRCS's disaster response capability (2.5 billion yen)


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2011/5/13
May 13, 2011

Upcoming relief team dispatch plan

The JRCS HQ decided an upcoming relief team dispatch plan and issued a notification to Secretary General of Block representative chapters and each chapter in the First Block. For the future, the plan would be made by considering the recovery status of local medical care facilities and municipalities' function in the affected areas. As for Fukushima Prefecture, dispatching of relief teams to Fukushima City would be continued the same as current activities till the end of May, and to Aizu area would be reduced to 1 team at that time.


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May 13, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

05/13-05/16 University of Miyazaki Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
05/16-05/19 Hachinohe RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
05/19-05/22 Yamanashi RC Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


Medical relief activities by the Yamanashi RC Hospital in Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese)
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2011/5/20
May 20, 2011

Gienkin (Cash grant scheme)

Gienkin received by the JRCS exceeded 200 billion yen.


JRCS Disaster Relief Bulletin on the GEJET (Vol. 61) (Japanese)
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2011/5/22
May 22, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

The relief activities to support residents for their temporary entry to the restricted area began.
05/22 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Tamura Kodo Gymnasium)
05/25-05/27 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


A JRCS relief team supported temporary entry program (Red Cross News) (Japanese) JRSC staff standing by at the entry point (Bajikoenn)
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2011/5/23
May 23, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

05/23-05/25 Yamagata Nihonkai General Hospital (mobile clinic)
05/26-05/28 Yamagata Prefectural Central Hospital (mobile clinic)
05/28-05/31 Nagaoka RC Hospital (mobile clinic)


Nagaoka RC Hospital Relief Team #10 Activity Report (Message from staff) (Japanese)
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2011/5/24
May 24, 2011

Investigation Committee on the Accident

Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Power Electric Company was established by cabinet decision. The final report was submitted to the Prime Minister on July 23, 2012.


Investigation Committee webpage
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2011/5/25
May 25, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

05/25 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium)
05/28 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


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2011/5/26
May 26, 2011

Support for temporary entry program for evacuees

The JRCS HQ asked Aomori Chapter to support for relief activities at the entry point in Minamisoma.


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2011/6/1
Jun 01, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

06/01-06/02 Hachinohe RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/04-06/05 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/06 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Tamura Kodo Gymnasium)
06/07-06/08 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/09 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Tamura Kodo Gymnasium)


A JRCS relief team supporting the temporary entry program (at Baji-Koen) A JRCS physician asking to an evacuee who wasn't feel well
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Jun 01, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

06/01-06/04 JRC Ashikaga Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/04-06/07 Haga RC Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/07-06/10 JRC Ogawa Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/10-06/13 JRC Koga Hospital (mobile clinic)


JRC Haga Hospital relief team #8 activities (Aizuwakamatsu) (Japanese)
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2011/6/4
Jun 04, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

06/04 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


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2011/6/6
Jun 06, 2011

Area for relief activity changed

Since the Japanese government (Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency) lifted the order of staying indoors for 20-30 km area, the JRCS changed the instruction for the activity area of JRCS's relief teams to "No activities within a 20-km radius of the Nuclear Power Plant" (changed from 30 km to 20 km). The instruction of "Withdrawing in case of a cumulative exposed dose exceeds 1 mSv" was unchanged.


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2011/6/7
Jun 07, 2011

Smile and peace of mind from Osaka

The JRC Osaka Chapter Entertainment Volunteers Corp. visited facilities in Inawashiro and Kitashiobara, where many evacuees were evacuating due to the nuclear power plant accident. They performed Manzai (comic dialogue), acrobatics, popular music show etc. which brought a smile from the evacuees.
The JRC Osaka Beauty Care Volunteers Corp. delivered facial skin care services which made evacuees feel a sense of peace.


Activities by Volunteer Corps. from JRCS Osaka Chapter (Japanese)
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2011/6/11
Jun 11, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

06/11-06/12 Hachinohe RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/14-06/15 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/17 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/18 JRC Akita Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/19 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


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Jun 11, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

06/11 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)
06/18 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


Evacuation center at Azuma Gymnasium Relief activities at Azuma Gymnasium evacuation center
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2011/6/13
Jun 13, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

06/13-06/16 Nasu RC Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/16-06/19 JRC Maebashi Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/19-06/22 Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital (mobile clinic)


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2011/6/14
Jun 14, 2011

Upcoming relief team dispatch plan

The JRCS HQ decided on an upcoming relief team dispatch plan and issued a notification to Secretary General of Block representative chapters and each chapter in the First Block. The activities in Fukushima Prefecture were to be finished by the end of June.


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2011/6/16
Jun 16, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

JRCS HQ requested the Second Block (Kanto Koshinetsu) to dispatch relief teams for relief activities at the entry point in Minamisoma City in July.


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Jun 16, 2011

The Japanese government specified Designated Evacuation Recommended Spots

Designated Evacuation Recommended Spots: Even outside of the Restricted Area or the Deliberate Evacuation Area, there are multiple areas called as a "hot spot", where the cumulative radiation exposure dose over a 1-year period following the accident is estimated to exceed 20 mSv. The Japanese government specified such spots but did not order general evacuation or regulate industrial activities in those spots.


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2011/6/17
Jun 17, 2011

Gienkin (Cash grant scheme)

The JRCS started the transfer of the second distribution of Gienkin to each affected prefecture.


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2011/6/20
Jun 20, 2011

IAEA Ministerial Conference

IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety was held in Vienna. The Japanese government submitted the Report on the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident for this conference.


Report of Japanese Government
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2011/6/21
Jun 21, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

06/21-06/22 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/25-06/26 Yamagata City Hospital Saiseikan (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
06/28-06/29 JRC Akita Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


A schedule of support for the temporary entry program (Example) (Japanese)
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2011/6/22
Jun 22, 2011

Gifts for evacuees

Dolls given from a supporter of Yamaguchi Prefecture.


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Jun 22, 2011

Activities in Aizu area

06/22-06/25 Nagaoka RC Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/25-06/28 JRC Mito Hospital (mobile clinic)
06/28-06/30 Nasu RC Hospital (mobile clinic)


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2011/6/24
Jun 24, 2011

Basic Act on Reconstruction in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

The Basic Act on Reconstruction in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake which is stating basic principles for the reconstruction in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake came into effect.


Basic Act on Reconstruction ...
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2011/6/25
Jun 25, 2011

Activities in Fukushima City

06/25 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Azuma Gymnasium, mobile clinic)


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2011/7/1
Jul 01, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

07/01-07/03 JRC Musashino Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/06-07/07 JRC Mito Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/09-07/11 JRC Narita Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


Support activities at Bajikoen (Photo by the JRC Musashino Hospital) Restricted area near Bajikoen (Photo by the JRC Musashino Hospital) A special bus used for the temporary entry program (Photo by the JRC Musashino Hospital)
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2011/7/14
Jul 14, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

07/14-07/15 Saitama RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/16-07/17 Yamanashi RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/19 Haga RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


Nagaoka RC Hospital Relief Team #12 Activity Report (Message from staff) (Japanese)
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2011/7/22
Jul 22, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

JRCS HQ requested the Second Block (Kanto Koshinetsu region) to dispatch relief teams to the entry point in Minamisoma to support temporary entry program in August too.


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Jul 22, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

07/22-07/23 Nagaoka RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/24-07/25 JRC Maebashi Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/26 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/27 Nasu RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
07/30-07/31 Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital, JRC Tsukui Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


Nagaoka RC Hospital Relief Team #13 Activity Report (Message from staff) (Japanese)
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2011/7/29
Jul 29, 2011

Meeting with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA

Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Tadateru Konoe, President of the JRCS had meeting in Tokyo. The main discussion was on the preparedness for humanitarian consequences of nuclear disasters.


Meeting with Mr. Amano, Director General of the IAEA (Red Cross News) (Japanese)
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2011/8/1
Aug 01, 2011

Provision of nursing beds

The JRCS had been providing nursing beds to social welfare facilities in three affected prefectures. In Fukushima Prefecture, the JRCS provided the total of 96 beds to 23 social welfare facilities.


Press release from the JRCS (Aug. 1, 2011) (Japanese)
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Aug 01, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

08/01-08/02 Omori RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/03-08/04 JRC Koga Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/06 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/07-08/08 JRC Narita Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/09-08/10 Fukaya RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


Support for the temporary entry program in the heat
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2011/8/9
Aug 09, 2011

Meeting with Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations and Tadateru Konoe, President of the JRCS had meeting in Tokyo. The main discussion was on the preparedness for humanitarian consequences of nuclear disasters.


Meeting with Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN (Red Cross News) (Japanese)
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2011/8/11
Aug 11, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

08/11-08/12 JRC Ashikaga Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/18-08/19 Yamanashi RC Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/20 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


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2011/8/26
Aug 26, 2011

Support for the temporary entry program for evacuees

08/26 JRC Fukushima Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)
08/27-08/28 Yokohama City Minato RC Hospital, JRC Tsukui Hospital, JRC Hadano Hospital (Minamisoma Bajikoen)


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