Japanese Red Cross
The Imperial Family of Japan traditionally has supported the society, with Empress as Honorary President and other royal family members as vice presidents. Its headquarters is located in Tokyo and local chapters are set up in all 47 prefectures. 15,530,000 individual and 220,000 corporate members belong to the society, which operates 92 Red Cross hospitals and 79 blood centers all over the country. The Japanese Red Cross conducts relief activities when major disasters take place. Large earthquakes which frequently occur in Japan (such as the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake and the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake) are an area of work for the society.
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His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea;
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn;
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