Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11, 2011. The magnitude 9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the small island nation, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured. Almost half a million peopl ehave been left homeless.
In addition, the country is facing a nuclear crisis from damage to several power reactors. Not since Three Mile Island has there been a more serious threat of reactor meltdown.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working with the United Church of Christ in Japan and other partners to bring relief to communities in Japan.
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- Radiation fear lingers after Japan quake
- Japan's Christians active in quake relief
- Goodpaster Encourages Prayer, Support for Japan Quake Victims
- Missionaries have complex history in Japan
- Cherry blossoms and hope
- Radiation threat slows Japan’s recovery
- Japan: Progress, despite damage
- UMCOR grant helps Japan institute reopen
- United Methodist students pray for Japan
- Church offers relief in Japan’s new reality
- Filipino pastor recalls fear during Japan quake
- Japan’s churches to help house survivors
- Church groups network for Japan relief
- Japanese Christians begin relief work
- Faith in times of disaster
- Japan tragedy bridges global community
- Mission work continues in Japan, despite fears
- FAQ: Japan earthquake and response
- Sendai in turmoil after quake, says missionary
- Missionaries in Japan cope with quake’s toll
- United Methodists respond to Japan quake
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