The slow response to the earthquake left at least 30 victims trapped in the cold, waiting to be rescued. Furthermore, a government report reveals that many Japanese municipalities, not just those affected by the earthquake, lack emergency supplies for pregnant women and newborns.
Archbishop Paglia made the announcement in Bengaluru at the Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (Latin rite). Meanwhile, Tsai Ing-wen, the outgoing president of Taiwan (a leading semiconductor manufacturer) wrote to Pope Francis, saying that her country is “working intelligently to develop AI technology” while “always keep[ing] humanity foremost in mind.”
More than 14,000 people are still displaced struggling without running water in the cold of the West Coast winter. Local parishes are involved in helping, starting with a support centre that opened on 20 January in Kanazawa.
The number is even more significant given Japan’s demographic winter, and growing labour shortages. Topping the list are workers from Vietnam with 518,364, or 25.3 per cent of the total.
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