Fukushima: Human Impacts
As the second year anniversary of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami draws near, many in Japan will be examining how things are developing for the over 300,000 homeless victims.
. . . → Read More: Two years after Tsunami and Fukushima Disaster-Energy, Housing and Education
At the end of August, I had an event in Iwate, so we took the opportunity to make a visit to Yamada. It had been six months since my last visit and a year for Toshiaki. We were excited to see his family and friends, present the funds that Renew Yamada had collected and . . . → Read More: What it Means to Give
I believe an insufficient amount of attention has been given, globally, to the delicate condition simmering in Fukushima. It is true that almost all Japanese power plants are currently shut down and that the nuclear issue is at the centre of energy news in Japan. Despite heart-rendering pleas from Fukushima residents, overwhelming anti-nuclear public . . . → Read More: Fukushima’s Best-kept Secret
Tokyo Rush Hour
I was riding on the train the other day, going to one of my many jobs and it occurred to me that Tokyo and its people have returned to normal. Everyone was plugged-in, tuned-up and basically ignoring the strangers around them. While news of the situation in Fukushima, anti-nuclear protests and . . . → Read More: Renew Yamada-Update
Spring has sprung and life keeps growing. Including the efforts of Renew Yamada. We are happy to report great successes in the many fund-raisers for the one-year anniversary, new interests from churches in Las Vegas and Tokyo and some hopeful plans for the re-building of Yamada town.
There was a great turn-out for . . . → Read More: One Year Anniversary Events
It has taken almost a year to find a clear need that we can contribute to. In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that destroyed many coastal towns in the Tohoku region, Renew Yamada will be making a push to raise funds in the next coming weeks. We . . . → Read More: Help Yamada’s Children
Seawall- 8 Meters
It is quickly approaching the one year mark of Japan’s Great East Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11th. According to my nifty iPhone earthquake “app”, there have been over 1800 aftershocks since that day, with over 600 of them being a magnitude of 5 or above. There is talk of the . . . → Read More: Yamada Re-Visited
Yamada Kita Elementary School
In my last update I shared our excitement of finally finding an avenue to give our attention to. We were hoping to help Funakoshi Elementary school during it’s temporary stage, before re-building which is expected to take 3 years.My sister-in-law, Kazuko has been helping me in making connections and has . . . → Read More: Giving-Not As Easy As It Looks
Please accept my apologies for the lapse of information from RenewYamada. Part of my excuse stems from being blessed with a new full life, filled with plenty of work and projects, since arriving in Japan. The other reason is due to the difficulty we have faced in deciding which direction Renew Yamada will take and . . . → Read More: Renew Yamada Update 2011