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Issue 9: From the Editor

As readers are surely aware, a series of earthquakes struck Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands, centered on but not limited to Kumamoto Prefecture. An extremely strong earthquake struck on April 14th, and an even stronger one two days later on April 16th. Moderately strong aftershocks were felt for days. Dozens lost their lives. Tens of thousands have been at least temporarily displaced. With roads and train lines down in this somewhat rural prefecture, delivering food and supplies was proving challenging immediately after…

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