May 26, 2011
The Kyoto Prefecture administration, upon the request of Fukushima Prefecture, sent two prefecture staff who have interpreting skill to Iwaki City in the prefecture on May 26 for one week.
Among the prefectures affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, about 40 interpreters are dispatched to Miyagi Prefecture from across Japan. It was the first time to send the interpreters to Fukushima Prefecture.
Iwaki City is the largest city in Fukushima Prefecture and is located near the Nuclear Power Plant. There are two interpreters, who have had a hard time to meet the needs of about 30 Deaf victims.
The interpreters from Kyoto help the procedure in the city office, visit home, help the victims to get what they need for living, etc.