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

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

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)”

Japan plans logistics of temporary housing

April 12, 2011 Leave a comment

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. The Humanitarian Alliance is working to locally source items to respond to these needs. Additional information on ALAN is available at ALANaid.org

“Yesterday morning, M6.3 earthquake occurred near Chiba, which is adjacent to Tokyo. Larger than M3 earthquake has still occurred many times.

Japan government already decides to build 70,000 temporary houses. To April 11th, 10,279 are planned to construct, starting to construct, or completed. To April 12th, the procuring lands for 26,000 temporary houses are prospected: Iwate 12,000, Miyagi 10,000 and Fukushima, 4,000. House maker already arranged the materials securing 30,000 houses. Fore the revival of the disaster area, the construction entrepreneur chooses from local. The government is examining the temporary houses construction of 10,000 by the addition.

To build 60,000 temporary houses is a large project.

Procuring of site:
Find the prospected sites, find the owner of them, negotiation with owner.
Leveling the land:
To procure site for huge amount of house, planed the mountain is needed in Iwate.
Electricity, waterworks, and drainage are needed to maintain.
Preparing materials for the house:
Domestic plywood factories are hard to produce such amount.
Capacity of the house maker production is about 30,000 within 2 months.
Construction:
Arrangement of carpenters, electric and water equipment workers
Arrangement of heavy equipment and tools
Arrangement of material transportation
Procuring equipments:
Refrigerators, air conditioners, gas tables, and washing machines are needed.

Preparing 30,000 houses within 2 months is already big project. However, demand is 70,000. 40,000 families should live for two months or more in the refuge.”

Logistics situation recovery continues despite nuclear concerns – Update 4/11

April 12, 2011 Leave a comment

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. The Humanitarian Alliance is working to locally source items to respond to these needs. Additional information on ALAN is available at ALANaid.org

“Yesterday, on April 11th 17:16 PM, M7.1 earthquake occurred near Fukushima. From the time to now, larger than M3 earthquake occurred near Fukushima more than 20 times. By this earthquake, three people died. Fortunately, I am not sure whether this expression is appropriate, the situation of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear electric plant keeps the same. No damage on transportation.

Yesterday, Japan Government started to examine Fukushima Daiichi nuclear electric plant accident to be INES level 7, which is the same as Chernobyl. However, the radiation effect is limited to the area near Hamadori area in Fukushima. Tokyo is safe, Fukushima Nakadori and Aizu area are safe, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures are safe, even west Japan area has almost no effect of radiation. “