Uniform: Japanese Disaster Relief Team

One orange and blue official uniform worn by members of the Japanese Disaster Relief Team that provided assistance after 22 February 2011 earthquake; 'Rescuer' badge on left chest with Japanese text underneath; Japanese flag badges on right of chest and right sleeve as part of 'Japanese / Disaster Relief Team / JDR' shield shaped badge. Blue and red writing on the back of the jacket read 'Disaster Relief Team / Japan'.
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Sleeve Length: 68cm (26 3/4")
Length neck-hem: 850mm (33 7/16")
Shoulder width: 45cm (17 11/16")
Length neck-hem: 1450mm (57 1/16")
Shoulder width: 73cm (28 3/4")
Sleeve Length: 64cm (25 3/16")
Dimensions L x W: 1020 x 60mm
Length: 108cm (42 1/2")
width at waist: 530mm
Dimensions L x W: 330 x 200mm
Diameter x Length: 265 x 200mm (10 7/16 x 7 7/8")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 212 x 130 x 59mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 5/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 185 x 80 x 85mm (7 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 3/8")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 156 x 135 x 55mm (6 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 156 x 135 x 55mm (6 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/16")
Dimensions L x W: 365 x 30mm
Dimensions L x W: 365 x 30mm
Dimensions L x W: 100 x 75mm
Dimensions L x W: 100 x 75mm
Dimensions L x W: 110 x 19mm
Dimensions (LxWxH): 70 x 58 x 13mm (2 3/4 x 2 5/16 x 1/2")
Researcher comments/remarks
Tsukasa Katsube wore this example of the official uniform of the Japanese Disaster Relief Team as one of more than 100 Japanese team members who were involved in various aspects of the recovery operations following the 22 February 2011 earthquake. The Japanese Disaster Relief Team arrived in Christchurch within two days of the earthquake and worked with other emergency services in response to the collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building, where many of the people trapped were English language students from Japan attending Kings Education language school. Unfortunately, the Japanese teams had to leave Christchurch earlier than planned in order to assist in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which occurred on 11 March 2011.
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Marks/Inscriptions: "Japan Disaster Relief Team / JDR"; Type of mark: Corporate logo


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