Articles written by: foreignvolunteersjapan

Ishinomaki Case Study: Recovery of Maruka Pro Fish Shop

Maruka Pro Shop

Although this article is a little different than what we usually post on FVJ, I thought it might be interesting to look at the current state of businesses around Tohoku, and discuss the steps they are taking in order to re-open.   In the case of the downtown of Ishinomaki, […]

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We Will Always Remember You

Screen shot from Kenji Araki's video conveying thanks to donors from the people of Tohoku.

In October, Kenji Araki, a director from NY came to Tohoku to film a video as part of another project, and joined the It’s Not Just Mud crew for a couple days. This video is addressed to international citizens as a thank you message from the people of Tohoku, and […]

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Please fill in the Survey on tokyo hazard vulnerability and preparation

Please fill in the Survey on tokyo hazard vulnerability and preparation

Relief supplies for Minamisoma – During delivery by Rescue Japan Please fill in the Survey on tokyo hazard vulnerability and preparation This survey aims to gather information related to disaster preparedness from residents in Tokyo targeting 4 Wards (Edogawa, Koto, Meguro and Minato) It focuses on the following hazards Floods, […]

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It’s Not Just Mud

INJM Working on a landslide-relief project in Onagawa town.

This is one of the groups in Tohoku that has playedgracious host to Foreign Volunteers Japan members on several visits up to Tohoku so far. The group was originallyformed in the famous “Tent City” in Ishinomaki, that ran frommid-March until September 30th, on the grounds of Senshu University inIshinomaki. The […]

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Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

   Foreign Volunteers Japan has begun campaigning with Kanto-based International Schools to collect coats for children affected by the disaster in Tohoku, who will soon be facing a harsh Winter. If you work at, or are involved with a school that might be interested in getting involved, please feel free […]

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Foreign Volunteers Japan – Face To Face

Foreign Volunteers Japan – Face To Face

Foreign Volunteers Japan – Face To Face Come and enjoy an evening of fantastic music and guest speakers, whilst raising money for Tohoku. We welcome everyone interested in learning more about volunteerism.  It is also an opportunity for FVJ and other NPO/NGO volunteers to meet face to face beyond the […]

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Collating listing of NPO/NGOs focused on longterm Tohoku Recovery.

Sarajean Rossitto of JapanVolunteers is currently compiling an updated listing of organizations focused on the longterm relief and recovery of the Tohoku region.    She is compiling the list on her JapanVolunteers NGO advisory blog, under the heading “Your help needed – Tohoku relief and recovery org listing.”I have taken […]

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Romeo for Tohoku (Aroma Rich Juliet contest – I need your vote!)

Romeo for Tohoku (Aroma Rich Juliet contest – I need your vote!)

Posted on behalf of hard-working Tohoku Volunteer Dean Newcombe, in support of his work with Intrepid Model Adventures and their long-term volunteer project in Ishinomaki:  http://aroma-rich-romeo.jp/profile/dean.html Romeo and Juliet. We all know the story, but perhaps most of us don’t get the chance to be labeled as ‘Romeo’! That’s exactly […]

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Reflections and Narratives of Relief Work for Japan

* by David H. Slater The measure, experience and meaning of a “disaster” is in large part a function of the relief that is, or is not, provided to those in need. Focus: This is an open call for short (less than 700 words) pieces on the topic of relief […]

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Smiles & Dreams: Tohoku Kids Project

Smiles & Dreams: Tohoku Kids Project

Hi my name is Paul Yoo, Co-founder of volunteerAKITA and The Fruit Tree Project (www.volunteerakita.org).  Along with our on-going activities, we are also involved in the “Smiles & Dreams:Tohoku Kids Project” led by Living Dreams/SmileKidsJapan (www.livingdreams.jp and www.smilekidsjapan.org). Right now, we are working as Home Communication Managers (HCMs) to two orphanages in […]

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