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Announcement for faculty, staff, and students hoping to volunteer in the earthquake-stricken areas


Due to the extensive and severe damage by the earthquakes that hit the Tohoku, Kanto, and Koshinetsu regions, the necessity for volunteers to participate in recovery activities is expected.

However, conditions appropriate for accepting individual volunteers are not in place at this time. Volunteers going to a disaster area on their own may inadvertently cause more trouble than help in the confusion immediately following such catastrophes.

Currently, Osaka University is gathering information about how, when, where volunteers and other assistance may be accepted in the earthquake-stricken areas. Advice will be posted on these pages as soon as we receive information about such conditions.

Until such information is available, please refrain from visiting earthquake-stricken areas on your own.

Headquarters for Tohoku Pacific Earthquake Relief
Osaka University

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