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Countermeasures for the Great East Japan Earthquake



Kizuna (Bond) Project

Kizuna (Bond) project is a youth exchange project between Japan and the U.S. to support Japanç—´ recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. 1200 Japanese High School & College Students from Tohoku are dispatched to the U.S. to present the current situation of the disaster-affected areas and to develop their international perspectives. Further, 1000 American high school students visit Tohoku for two weeks and gain a further understanding of the Great East Japan Earthquake and ongoing recovery projects through volunteer and exchange activities with local people.

JET Memorial Project

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announces the launch of the “JET Memorial Project” to commemorate the two American JET participants, Ms. Taylor Anderson (worked in Ishinomaki city, Miyagi prefecture, graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia) and Mr. Montgomery Dickson (worked in Rikuzentakata city, Iwate prefecture, from University of Alaska Anchorage in Alaska) who lost their lives during the Great East Japan Earthquake. CGP will support various activities at each of their respective universities for 5 years to promote intellectual cultural exchange between Japan and the USA.

“Genki Mail” Project: Connecting the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Area and the U.S. Young journalists

Five U.S. young journalists representing children in the U.S. visited three disaster stricken areas—Kesennuma City and Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture and Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture and delivered messages of support, "Genki Mail" written by children all over the U.S., to evacuation centers and erementary schools .

 

 


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