Memorial Service in Atsma Town, Two Years After the Earthquake in the Eastern Part of Hokkaido, Mourning for the Victims September 5, 12:19 p.m.
A memorial service was held in Atsma Town, where 37 people were killed in the earthquake in the eastern part of Hokkaido the day before yesterday, and those who attended mourned those who died.
In the eastern part of Hokkaido on September 6th, when the maximum seismic intensity of 7 was observed, 37 people died, including disaster-related deaths, as houses were involved in large-scale landslides in Atsma Town.
A memorial service was held in the town on the 5th to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the earthquake.
Mr. Naoichiro Miyasaka, the mayor of the town, said, “I will never leave my mind about all the people who were victims of the earthquake. By bringing together our strength, we will regenerate the hometown and atsma entrusted to those who were victims of the earthquake, and we will surely overcome this hardship.”
At this memorial service, attendees avoided gathering for a long time to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and bereaved families and locals who visited separately were mourning the victims by handing flowers to the flower table.
A man in his 40s in Atsma-cho said, “I feel like I’m going to feel at a settle-down today and tomorrow. I prayed for the well-being of the deceased and told them that I would make the town healthy.”
A memorial service in Atsma town will be held on the 6th.