It’s about a week since a series of powerful earthquakes have started to affect Kumamoto and Oita prefectures in Kyush (Japan’s third largest island, located southwest of the main island Honshu). The first quake was with an intensity of 7 on the Japanese seven‐stage seismic scale.
Every time when big earthquakes hit Japan, I feel really useless and powerless. But I know the one thing, learning from the last earthquake – just do what I have to do and what I can do – rather than being captured in pessimism.
The Japan Times posted a good summary of how to support.
So far, I’ve participated in ANA’s Mileage Donation program. The great thing about ANA’s initiative is that you can donate from 1 mile.
Another small effort that I’m trying to make is to choose products from Kumamoto and Oita in daily life.
If you reside in Japan, you can find foods from these prefectures in supermarkets and department stores, not only in Ginza Kumamoto-kan introduced in the Japan Time’s article.