Activity Report and Announcements


Kumamoto Earthquake, Ending of Goods Shipments

We have been blessed and are extremely grateful for the tremendous amount of inquiries and offers to help assist following the Kumamoto Earthquake.



Yoshida arriving in Kumamoto, teaming up with other emergency activity members:

They arrived safely on the evening of April 16th. Originally planning to arrive in the town of Mashiki, the second earthquake in the morning of the 16th led to a change in plan resulting in our beginning operations in Kumamoto City's West District.



Staff member Tomoki Yoshida going to Kumamoto, reported by NHK Osaka

While preparing to leave to Kumamoto Tomoki Yoshida was met by a reporter from NHK Osaka. Tomoki Yoshida is traveling by car together with Pan Akimoto's Nihei san. Together they will distribute 1800 canned loaves of bread provided by Pan Akimoto.



Please support our emergency fundraising effort for Kumamoto Earthquake relief.

We (JIFH) have begun emergency fundraising for disaster relief following the large earthquake in Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14th.



An update from Tomoki Yoshida, who is currently engaged in relief work in Nepal

On May 20th, I visited the Sindhupalchok district with the KFHI emergency relief team to collect information about the situation for reconstruction after the last earthquake.



Nepal Disaster Relief Update

May 15, 2015

Report from Mr. Tomoki Yoshida in Nepal.

Tomoki Yoshida, a staff member of JIFH who is in Nepal to engage in relief work for the recent disaster of an earthquake, has reported the on-site situation:



Accepting applications for 2015 summer camps overseas!

1. Work Camp in Bolivia
Period: Fri. 14 - Thu. 27 of August
Charge: 339,000 yen (approximately)
Minimum: 9 participants (*If less, the camp will be cancelled).

2. Facilitator Training Camp in the Philippines
Period: Wed. 29 July - Fri. 7 August
Charge: 168,000 yen (approximately)
Minimum: 10 participants (*If less, the camp will be cancelled).




Classrooms building project for Kaasale Elementary School in Uganda

Let's make classrooms for the children!

There are 508 students from 1st grade to 7th grade studying at Kasaale Elementary School in Uganda. However, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students study outside under trees, as there are not enough classrooms for them. On rainy days, students cannot study. There are few days that they can study, especially during the rainy seasons from March to July, and again in November and December. Some students even quit going to school.




Photos of Typhoon-Struck Leyte from Food for the Hungry Philippines

Staff from Food for the Hungry Philippines, one of our local partners in the Philippines, sent us these pictures showing the dreadful condition of Leyte island which was hit by Typhoon Haiyan recently.



The first Hunger-Zero Vending Machine with emergency supplies box!!

The first Hunger-Zero vending machine and emergency storage box were placed in front of the main office of Pan-Akimoto, one of our partner companies. A part of the sales of this machine (10yen per beverage) will be donated towards the "Hunger-Zero Africa" cause and its activities. Hunger Zero Africa aims to end world hunger, starting in Africa, through helping people suffering from hunger and poverty work towards development. In the emergency storage box, which was placed with the machine at the same time, there are 100 sets of canned-bread and bottled water. These will be given away for free as emergency foods in the case of a natural disaster occurring in Japan. The canned-bread and water bottles will be replaced before the expiration date by Kirin Beverage without requiring financial compensation. And those unopened cans of bread will be sent to some countries where people are suffering from hunger, and the water bottles will be provided to the victims of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.