Major Flooding in Western Japan–U.S. Educators Safe and Sound

Above: U.S. Educators with Ryogoku High School students and faculty.

Recently in western Japan, hundreds have died and millions were forced to evacuate after unprecedented volumes of floodwater surged. With nowhere to flee, residents took shelter on rooftops as landslides and floodwater rushed below them. According to CNN, 17,000 were left without power. There were closures in major highways and bridges.

Our U.S. Educators are all doing fine in Japan. Nobody was affected by the flooding. Heavy rain present, but all are having a fun time, according to our JCCI representative. This week they are in Kyoto in the Miyama Village to experience a once in a lifetime home stay with the locals. Their 2 week journey will conclude in Tokyo, where they will have a full day to roam around and discover more of the metropolis.

We hope to bring you some of the latest news and stories from our educators once they arrive back in NY.




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