Fukuoka Now Lifeline, a new website, has gone online with the goal of acting as a center of disaster preparedness information for expats and other non-Japanese in the Fukuoka area. If the recent events have taught us anything, being prepared for natural disasters is one of the best way to protect ourselves and those around us. As there is a shortage of good information put out by Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Now Lifeline has decided to take the initiative upon itself to become the resource this community needs.
I am working as part of this team of volunteers, mainly by contributing via my skills as a translator and editor. We are not only posting disaster preparedness information for Fukuoka, but providing updates on the Tohoku/Kanto crisis currently underway, as well as information on related fundraisers in Fukuoka and links for those interested in helping out (donating money, giving blood, etc.).
Our team of incredibly talented and generous people could use more help, so if you are interested in taking part, please fill out this form and join us!
Note: Top image for this post is linked from Fukuoka Now Lifeline.