A huge disaster broke out in Kyushu, which is one of the main islands in Japan. It was due to a heavy torrential rain for the record books. 34 people were killed and 7 missing at present. As you know, Japan is a small country, but different places only 100km away from each other sometimes have different climates. The devastated area is only 200km from my hometown, but my hometown is suffering from a water shortage. Judging from the broadcasted pictures, it will take such a long period for damaged areas to recover. I sent a small amount of donation and am going to divert part of my residential tax to the areas worst affected using the new tax-paying system, about which I wrote here(link).