Tag Archives: disaster relief

Fun Link Friday: Disaster-Response Robots

For some not-so-giant Japanese robots, check out Schaft Inc.’s winner of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials 2013. (Schaft is a Japanese company recently purchased by Google). For a short overview, check out ABC’s coverage, and for a closer look … Continue reading

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Volunteer: Shout Out to Japan – Cheers from Seattle

Via the Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association Facebook group: Commemorating the 2nd anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake with the intent of remembering, preparing, and the rebuilding of Japan. Come to the Seattle Center on March 10th to send positive messages … Continue reading

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Japan ICU Foundation Fundraising Dinner for Tohoku

Via JETWit.com On Friday, September 14, the Japan ICU Foundation (JICUF) will hold a special Fundraising Dinner in Washington, DC to support ICU’s ongoing programs for earthquake relief in Japan. The Tohoku Earthquake moved us all in its devastation and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity: Habitat for Humanity, Miyagi, September 2012

Apply to Volunteer in Tohoku (Miyagi, September 2012) Location: Ishinomaki city and Higashimatsushima city, etc Miyagi prefecture Deadline: recruitment will be closed seven days before the program day or if and when the target is met. Dates: A. Sep 1st … Continue reading

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How and where can I volunteer in Japan this summer?

David Slater of Sophia University in Tokyo has provided yet another wonderful guide to how people can best offer their services to continuing (legitimate) relief efforts in Japan. Please read below and pass it on to anyone you think may … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan. Edited by Jeff Kingston Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a … Continue reading

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Sent to Sendai: Reflections of an ALT after the Tohoku Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, I had no idea that I would be moving to Sendai, Japan in less than half a year. When the earthquake happened at 2:46PM in Japan, it was 12:46AM in Washington, D.C. and I was asleep.  I … Continue reading

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