Community Support

Eyes on Nepal – Fundraiser for Global Giving

Eyes on Nepal – Fundraiser for Global Giving

If you’re in Tokyo, come to this fundraising event and make a difference. There will be great live music and a raffle in the warm, friendly surroundings of the Lighthouse Bar. It will also be an opportunity to meet people who have been involved in activism and volunteer activities for […]

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Take Part in Rebuilding an Island Community

Take Part in Rebuilding an Island Community

Habitat for Humanity Japan has begun open recruiting of volunteers for their next Fishing Community Community/Work space project on Izushima. Building will take place in two sessions 1) Dec 7th to Dec 9th and 2) December 10th to 12th. Participating for the entire build is also an option. There is […]

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Senninburo Public Bath

Senninburo Public Bath

As a long-term volunteer in Ishinomaki, I felt that it was time to pay some respects to an incredibly helpful local initiative that has made a considerable difference in the lives of the thousands of people who have been working towards the recovery of Ishinomaki, 5 people at a time. […]

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Scholarship Fund has reached its GOAL!!!

Taylor Anderson 1986 - 2011 Taylor was the first American casualty of the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Update: March 21st 2012 !!!GREAT NEWS!!! We are happy to announce that the volunteerAKITA Scholarship Fund has reached its GOAL!!! This past week has been amazing, with donations coming in from all over Japan and the world! We want to thank everyone for the support because without your help, this […]

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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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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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