In late June, heavy rains began to fall on western Japan, causing flooding that was compounded by the arrival of Typhoon No. 7 (Prapiroon) on July 3. The extreme flooding and landslides that followed killed more than 200, the deadliest such disaster in Japan since 1982.
To assist with relief efforts, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) has allocated ¥2 million from the ACCJ Community Service Fund. As an immediate response, ¥500,000 is being donated to Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture and an additional ¥500,000 is being given to Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid organization that focuses on natural disasters. The remaining ¥1 million will be donated to less publicized efforts. Those groups will be identified in the coming weeks.
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