Various Initiatives for Providing Assistance to the Affected AreasBased on requests from JA in the affected areas, Zenkyoren provisioned 93,640 roof patching sheets as assistance. Other forms of assistance focused primarily on areas severely damaged in the tsunami included the donation of high-spec ambulances as assistance in rebuilding transportation safety and other infrastructure, as well as financial assistance reconstructing core medical facilities. Furthermore, as a member of the JA Group, Zenkyoren donated ¥32 billion for recovery and reconstruction assistance.Insurance payments made in compensation for losses suffered as a result of natural disastersMar. 2011: The Great East Japan Earthquake(Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate and other prefectures)635,339 claims totaling ¥922.7 billionSep. 1999: Typhoon No. 18 (Bart)(Kumamoto, Yamaguchi, Kagoshima and other prefectures)180,030 claims totaling ¥63.8 billion Sep. 2004: Typhoon No. 18 (Songda)(Yamaguchi, Kumamoto, Fukuoka and other prefectures)284,556 claimstotaling ¥108.3 billion Jul. 2007: The Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake (Niigata, Nagano and other prefectures)32,289 claims totaling ¥31.7 billionOct. 2004: The Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake (Niigata, Gunma, Fukushima and other prefectures) 87,647 claims totaling ¥77.3 billionSep. 2011: Typhoon No. 12 (Talas)(Wakayama, Mie and other prefectures)12,094 claims totaling ¥18.9 billion Jan. 1995: The Great Hanshin Earthquake(Hyogo, Osaka, Kyoto and other prefectures)101,535 claimstotaling ¥118.8 billionSep. 2004: Typhoon No. 23 (Tokage)(Hyogo, Kyoto, Okayama and other prefectures)78,512 claims totaling ¥40.4 billion Sep. 2011: Typhoon No. 15 (Roke)(Shizuoka, Kanagawa Fukushima and other prefectures)49,661 claims totaling ¥19.3 billion IwateMiyagiFukushimaTochigiIbarakiChibaIwate Prefecture58,738 claims paymenttotaling ¥90.7 billionMiyagi Prefecture175,733 claims paymenttotaling ¥351.7 billionIbaraki Prefecture90,941 claims paymenttotaling ¥83.1 billionChiba Prefecture25,386 claims paymenttotaling ¥23.6 billionFukushima Prefecture194,497 claims paymenttotaling ¥252.9 billionTochigi Prefecture47,176 claims paymenttotaling ¥45.9 billionOthers38,039 claims payment totaling ¥30.6 billionNumber and Amount of Building Endowment Insurance Claims Payments (July 31, 2012)  ANNUAL REPORT 2012 09