HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Victims Mourned in Japan 1 Year after Typhoon Hagibis

Victims Mourned in Japan 1 Year after Typhoon Hagibis

   Marumori/Iwaki, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)--Prayers were offered on Monday for victims of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which caused record-breaking downpours in northeastern Japan a year ago.
   A memorial service took place in the town of Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, where 11 people were killed in the disaster, including one who died for an indirect reason related to the disaster.
   Eighty-three people including bereaved families joined the ceremony, offering silent prayers to mourn the victims.
   "We, who were left alive, bear responsibility for remembering the disaster, passing on the lessons to the future and looking forward," Keita Otsuki, 37, said in a speech on behalf of the bereaved families.
   Otsuki's 70-year-old mother, Toshiko, and two other family members were killed in a typhoon-caused landslide in the town. His aunt is still missing after being hit by the landslide with the three.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Average Assets of Suga Cabinet's Ministers Stand at 106 M. Yen
ECONOMY
Japan Airlines Braces for Up to 270 B. Yen in Group Net Loss for FY 2020
SPORTS
NFL: Falcons Defeat Panthers 25-17 for 2nd Win
OTHER
Donations Top 5 B. Yen for Reconstruction of Fire-Hit Shuri Castle in Okinawa

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos