The Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake Comes Again

[Original by Hiroshi TANIYAMA, President (12 March 2018); Translated by J. Hills] Thank you ever so much for your continued support for the Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC). Seven years have now passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami shocked the world in March 2011. I express my deepest condolences to those that have lost loved ones as a result of this heart-breaking disaster. And now, with the process of reconstruction still ongoing, I express my immense admiration for those that continue to devote themselves to the enormous task of rebuilding the lives that had been all but destroyed. With the deepest wish that the victims will once…

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Visit to Kesennuma City after five years of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Construction of the new houses and recovery-from-the-disaster festival

[Original by Harune TANAKA, 2016 Public Relations Intern (October 3, 2016); Translated by M. Kanai/R. Florea/M. Takahashi] Hello everyone, Good afternoon. My name is Harune Tanaka, 2016 Public Relations Intern, currently in charge of JVC’s website. I am a 4th year student at university and doing volunteer work at JVC Tokyo office as an Intern responsible for updating the website. Usually, my job is to put articles written by others up on the website. It is my first time to contribute an article myself, therefore I feel a little nervous. In August 2016, I visited Kesennuma City, which is one of the JVC’s operation fields, together with Ms. Ohmuro, Intern…

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