Huge Earthquake Strikes Northern Japan - AAR JAPAN Gets Ready to Send Staff

AAR JAPAN to Dispatch Staff Members for Relief Activities for the Survivors of the Earthquake and Tsunami

TOKYO (March 11, 2011) A massive earthquake hit Japan at 2:46 pm, March 11, immediately followed by repeating waves of devastating tsunami. The Tohoku (north-east) region has been seriously affected. More than 1,000 people have lost their lives and many are still missing.

The disaster was triggered by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake. It is said to be nearly 8,000 times stronger than the one which hit Christchurch, New Zealand last month.
AAR JAPAN will dispatch its staff members to the disaster-stricken area and provides support to the afflicted people.

AAR JAPAN is a Japanese NGO established in 1979 to support Indo-Chinese refugees. Since then, AAR JAPAN has been engaged in emergency relief operations to the victims of disasters, including those affected by Kobe Earthquake and Mid-Niigata Prefecture Earthquake which hit Japan in 1995 and in 2004 respectively.