Japan: Japanese earthquake and tsunami update
On Friday 11 March, a major earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale struck the east coast of Japan. The earthquake triggered a tsunami, which has caused widespread damage and multiple fatalities.
Japan Youth Hostels (JYH) has been gathering information from all hostels in Japan. The worst affected area is the Tohoku region, northeast of Tokyo, and more specifically the prefectures Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. The majority of the hostels in the JYH network are ok. Visitors and staff are safe and the buildings have only suffered minor damage. Two hostels have however suffered severe damage. The hostels are:
- Paira Matsushima YH in Nobiru Higashi-Matsushima City (Miyagi Pref.)
- Rikuzen-Takada YH in Kesen-machi, Rikuzen-Takada City (Iwate Pref.)
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