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Despite damages, logistics businesses contribute to recovery in Japan – Update 4/14

ALAN is providing updates on the Japan logistics situation from Ms. Hikaru Kajita, a CSCMP member in Japan. ALAN continues to work with our partners to support the relief efforts in Japan. Additional information on ALAN is available at ALANaid.org

“It is assumed that the possibility that the earthquake of M8 class occurs is high on the east side of the source region of a East Japan great earthquake, and two or more research laboratories advance the analysis. There is danger where the earthquake with a tsunami reappears within one month if it is early.

Mr. Makoto Kigawa, president of Yamato Holdings talked about the damage situation of a East Japan great earthquake at the press conference held in the MLIT on April 7th. As of the date, 11 offices are destroyed, 5 are unavailable by the earthquake and the tsunami. 4 offices are unavailable because of 30 km range by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. 50 vehicles were depreciation disposal, about 100 vehicles need to repair. 5 employees are dead or missing. Yamato announced to contribute 10 yen per 1 parcel for revival.

Nikkei Business Online carries the article on Yamato, which title is “Ten days of Yamato Transport – Drivers’ Pride Supported Restoration”. Drivers acted voluntarily aiming at restoration. The driver in the local office of the off queued up in the gas station for securing the fuel. Local offices delivered the rescue supply even to a small refuge autonomously. By employee’s these effort, the business in the stricken area was able to be restarted 10 days from the disaster.

The cooperation corps of about 50 people in Yamato works with about 50 self-defense force officials in the temporally warehouse in Kesennuma City, Miyagi now. The warehouse is a distribution center of the rescue supply. Transportation of goods to Kesennuma from the Miyagi Prefecture Center is done by the Self Defence Fource, and the role of Yamato is to sort and deliver to each refuge.

http://business.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/topics/20110411/219397/?ST=print (Japanese only)”

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