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Takeshi Kanno. Humanitarian and Great Leader. Japanese Earthquake. On March 11 th at 2:46 Tokyo time, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami off the coast of Japan, causing massive damage to not only the city, but killing an estimated thousand civilians 1

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Takeshi kanno

Takeshi Kanno

Humanitarian and Great Leader


Japanese earthquake
Japanese Earthquake

  • On March 11th at 2:46 Tokyo time, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami off the coast of Japan, causing massive damage to not only the city, but killing an estimated thousand civilians1

  • The earthquake did not subside until over 100 aftershocks1, many with the same magnitude of regular earthquakes.


Dire situation in the wake of the earthquake
Dire Situation in the Wake of the Earthquake

  • The day following the initial earthquake, 200-300 bodies were found along the water line in Sendai1

  • Thousands of homes were destroyed1

  • Huge fires were seen raging in a city of 70,000 people1


Takeshi kanno who he is
Takeshi Kanno: Who he is

  • Takeshi was 31 years old at the time of the earthquake

  • Worked at Shizugawa Public Hospital as a doctor

  • Studied to be a doctor at Tohoku University Graduate School


Takeshi kanno how did he help
Takeshi Kanno: How did he help?

  • After the tsunami alert, he evacuated patients in his hospital

  • He moved patients from their original floors to the top floors between the short period of time between the earthquake and the tsunami wave

  • Treated patients who didn’t have paperwork at the time

  • Waited until the last of his patients left via helicopter before he left himself


How this made him a leader
How this made him a Leader

  • He put his people’s needs before his own

  • He was not required to be there, but he worked tirelessly nonetheless for the good of his people

  • Risked his life to save the lives of countless others.

  • Led a great rescue for injured and sick patients


Bibliography
Bibliography

Krista Mahr, “Takeshi Kanno: Doctor.” [http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_20663 13,00.html], September 23rd, 2011.