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Japan to Extend Temporary Housing Occupancy Period by One Yr, jiji, 4/17/12

Tokyo, April 17 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Tuesday it will allow March 2011 disaster survivors to live in temporary housing for one more year after the initially set occupancy period is over.
The ministry also decided to add water-reheating functions to baths and set up storage facilities for furniture at prefabricated houses in temporary housing compounds.
Currently, the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, mostly in northeastern Japan, are allowed to live in temporary housing for up to two years in principle.
But the ministry thinks it necessary to extend the period because many of the evacuees are unlikely find and settle in new homes any time soon.
A total of 300,000 afflicted people are now living temporarily in some 50,000 prefabricated houses and 70,000 leased private houses, both provided by local municipalities, according to the ministry.

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About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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  1. Hi Liz, I am a student from kyushu University making some research on sustainable temporary housing strategies. Could you tell me where you get some of your sources from please? Thanks!

    Posted by kenji fuentes | November 24, 2012, 5:53 pm

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