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Remembrance Sunday – 611 days later

Remembrance Sunday – 611 days later

It was a lucky coincidence that Tsunami, 611 days later, an event organised by TERP London and Sakura Front to remind people about the events of 11th March 2011 in Japan, fell on Remembrance Sunday. Today, instead of a poppy, I wore my white Sakura Front brooch. (Image: Sakura Front) Today’s event, held at SOAS’s … Continue reading

Blog Action Day: The Power of We

Blog Action Day: The Power of We

When I heard that the theme of this year’s Blog Action Day was going to be “The Power of We”, I immediately thought of Japan and decided to participate. Japan is a country where “we” is probably one of the most important words. From kindergarten right through to working life, it is essential to be … Continue reading

Event: Arigato in London

Event: Arigato in London

After the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami which devastated the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011, 163 countries and 43 international organisations have offered help and Japan received huge support and love from the world. “ARIGATO in LONDON” will be held for 15 days from 28th July to 11th August 2012 at London … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #28

Weekly Shiritori #28

Last week’s post was about Tokkuri (とっくり / 徳利), so this week I need to start with  り (ri). A big thank you to japanaustralia for suggesting ringo (りんご / apple), risu (りす / squirrel) and rika (理科 / science). However, this week I have decided to write about… Rikuzentakata (りくぜんたかた / 陸前高田) Rikuzentakata City (陸前高田市 / Rikuzentakata-shi) is a city in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. On 11th March … Continue reading

Introducing… InsideJapan Tours

Introducing… InsideJapan Tours

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you today to James Mundy, PR and Marketing Manager at InsideJapan Tours (IJT) – award-winning specialists in travel to Japan. AM: James, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions for me. First, please could you tell us a bit about InsideJapan Tours – who are … Continue reading

Charity Gig: You Are Not Forgotten

Charity Gig: You Are Not Forgotten

Next Saturday, 9th June, there will be a small charity gig in North London to raise money for those affected by the 11th March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan. The gig, held in association with Seven Beach Aid, will be at Starbucks in Golders Green, and will feature music from O-ARC, Nicolas Bush, and ADOBO (Johan … Continue reading

London says “You Are Not Forgotten” to Japan

London says “You Are Not Forgotten” to Japan

Yesterday Seven Beach Aid held the event “You Are Not Forgotten” in Golders Green Parish Church in North London. The event was intended to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, and to send the message “You Are Not Forgotten” to the people in the affected areas. I volunteered with … Continue reading

One Year

One Year

March 11th has come around so quickly. At 2:46pm a year ago, Japan was shaken. An earthquake of magnitude 9.0, which is now referred to as the Great East Japan Earthquake, or the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, occurred approximately 70 kilometres east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. The earthquake, which is the most powerful known … Continue reading

Bangin’ on Heaven’s Door

Bangin’ on Heaven’s Door

I’ve always thought of churches as quiet places full of whispers, but St John’s Wood Church in London was shouting tonight. I don’t know if I believe in God but, if he is up there I think he would have noticed one Joji Hirota banging on his door tonight. I’ve just come home from “Beyond the … Continue reading