Japan has once again been impacted by natural disasters as Typhoon No. 21 (Jebi)—the strongest to make landfall in Japan in 25 years—struck the region on September 4 and a strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook Hokkaido this morning.
The historic typhoon brought disruptions to our member companies in Kansai and Chubu, and affected the community with more than 1 million homes losing power. At least 11 people were killed and hundreds injured as a result of the typhoon and infrastructure was also damaged. Meanwhile, the Hokkaido quake, which triggered landslides, has left at least seven dead, 32 missing, and hundreds more injured.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is looking at ways to assist with relief efforts and will provide updates as plans are set. If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.