Wajima Kuroshima District

CueRio's member Rio Mimaki accompanied Mr Walter Sim, correspondent of the Straits Times, a Singaporean newspaper, into the area to report on the earthquake that struck Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, on 1 January. Rio participated as the Fixer and Videographer this time.

In Wajima Morning Market

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A traffic light

For three days from 7 to 9 Jan, we went to the affected areas from Kanazawa city every day. The earthquake caused roads to cave in and landslides to occur, and many roads were closed to traffic, so we drove for eight hours every day to get to the site. There is no doubt that this poor traffic situation has been a major obstacle to the assistance provided.

Wajima Morning Market

The worst affected area we reached was the morning market in Wajima, where many buildings were destroyed by fire caused by the earthquake. When we visited on 9 Jan, the authorities had just started their search operations. Some people were still missing and I had the impression that the road to recovery was far from over.

A temple in Nanao city

When we visited Nanao City on 8 Jan, there were many people living as evacuees, but the damage did not seem to be as severe as in Wajima, Suzu and Noto. The people we interviewed told us about returning to their homes and reopening shops, which gave us some hope for the future.

This time we covered a major disaster, but CueRio will continue to support your filming, whatever the Topic - from Fixer to simple filming, driving a vehicle, whatever you need, we'll be here for you in 2024.

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