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Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace Allocates Six Million Japanese Yen for Emergency Relief of Earthquake Victims in Kumamoto, Japan

April 2016

The executive committee of Rissho Kosei-kai's Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace, chaired by Rev. Masahiro Nemoto, Rissho Kosei-kai's executive specialist in charge of interreligious cooperation, recently announced that it had decided to allocate six million Japanese yen (about $56,088) for emergency relief of earthquake victims to the Kumamoto prefectural government, based in the city of Kumamoto, and to JEN, a Japanese multiorganizational nonprofit group. Two massive earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14 and 16 destroyed or damaged many houses and caused landslides.

On April 20, Rev. Takashi Shibagaki, director of Rissho Kosei-kai's South Kyushu Division and minister of the Kumamoto Dharma Center, visited the Kumamoto prefectural government office and met the prefecture's deputy governor, Mr. Taisuke Ono. Rev. Shibagaki delivered a letter to him detailing a contribution of three million Japanese yen for earthquake victims. Rev. Shibagaki explained the spirit of the Donate-a-Meal Movement, and Mr. Ono described the current distribution of supplies and expressed thanks for the donation.

On April 21, Rev. Shibagaki also visited the Kumamoto city hall and met Mayor Kazufumi Onishi. Rev. Shibagaki presented two million Japanese yen for earthquake victims.

In addition, the fund donated one million Japanese yen to JEN, for relief activities in local cities and villages.

Rissho Kosei-kai's disaster headquarters will continue to support Kumamoto by monitoring local needs.


The executive committee of Rissho Kosei-kai's Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace recently announced that it had decided to allocate six million Japanese yen (about $56,088) for emergency relief of earthquake victims to the Kumamoto prefectural government, based in the city of Kumamoto, and to JEN, a Japanese multiorganizational nonprofit group.
The executive committee of Rissho Kosei-kai's Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace recently announced that it had decided to allocate six million Japanese yen (about $56,088) for emergency relief of earthquake victims to the Kumamoto prefectural government, based in the city of Kumamoto, and to JEN, a Japanese multiorganizational nonprofit group.

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