It’s Not Just Mud

One-year commemoration of 3.11 disaster spans range of human emotion in disaster-hit region

One-year commemoration of 3.11 disaster spans range of human emotion in disaster-hit region

Guest post from Kimberly Hughes and Sheila Souza, courtesy the TenThousandThingsFromKyoto blog. After having traveled to the heavily tsunami-damaged city of Ishinomaki this past November, and then again in January, my partner Sheila and I decided to head up again this past weekend for our third volunteering stint since the […]

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BBC Interviews It’s Not Just Mud project

BBC Interviews It’s Not Just Mud project

 I’m currently up here in Ishinomaki with the group, so I may be a little biased, but thought it would be of interest to FVJ members to see this interview by BBC News with Jamie El-Banna, founder of the It’s Not Just Mud volunteer group, based in the Watanoha district […]

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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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