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Saving up for a Tractor for Minamisanriku.

Saving up for a Tractor for Minamisanriku.

 Foreign Volunteers Japan member, and regular contributor to the disaster relief efforts in Minamisanriku, Dru Taylor has spotted a great find. He says that he’s “trying to buy this tractor or something similar so we can get people growing their own fruit and veg in and around Minamisanriku with OGA […]

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Back to Rikuzentakata

Back to Rikuzentakata

* Written by Rob Keyworth  Rikuzentakata in mid-May a photo by Foreign Volunteers Japan on Flickr. Well, it’s been nearly two months since our last trip north and today Andy and I took advantage of the last day of the JR special pass and headed north to Tohoku. It was […]

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NPO: ON THE ROAD with FRIENDS- Looking for volunteers

NPO: ON THE ROAD with FRIENDS- Looking for volunteers

The volunteer rate up in Tohoku has fallen quite dramatically following Golden Week. That was expected of course, but the sharp decline has left some serious manpower shortages for various projects. During Golden Week (May 2nd-8th) there were 54,100 volunteers up in Tohoku, yet only 24,100 volunteers for the week […]

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55% of donations not reaching victims in Japan

55% of donations not reaching victims in Japan

Less than half of the more than 80 billion yen in disaster-relief donations already sent to prefectures affected by the March 11 quake and tsunami has reached the hands of people waiting for urgently needed cash to rebuild their shattered lives, it has been learned. Although a committee tasked with […]

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Charity Futsal Cup

Charity Futsal Cup

5-A-Side Charity Football, Friday June 10th with all proceeds going to Foreign Volunteers Japan to support the Tohoku Relief Effort. Tournament hosted and sponsored by IFG Asia Limited and Footniks. Date : Friday June 10th from 6pm – 10pm Venue : Think Park Futsal Court, Osaki Station. Near Footniks in […]

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Volunteering in Iwanuma

Volunteering in Iwanuma

Here is some more specific information about volunteering in Iwanuma, where our team spent a week clearing mud during Golden Week. The Iwanuma VC is very welcoming to international volunteers and there were staff members who spoke some English. Here is the essential volunteering information and FAQ (scroll down for […]

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