On January 1st, an earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. Our company, Dios, considered volunteering from Osaka to the affected area on January 5th.
However, due to a notice on the Ishikawa Prefecture’s website advising against volunteer visits to prevent traffic congestion, we had to abandon our plans to enter the disaster zone.
The Governor of Ishikawa, who advised against volunteer visits, has yet to visit the affected area of Wajima as of January 14th.
Prime Minister Kishida postponed his visit to the disaster site due to bad weather and only made his first appearance there today, January 14th.
Meanwhile, victims in the disaster area are desperately calling for help.
The Self-Defense Forces are doing their utmost on the ground, but without direct orders from the government, they are unable to take autonomous action.
Furthermore, it has been discovered that more than half of Shika Nuclear Power Plant’s power sources are damaged, putting it in an extremely perilous state.
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