December 18th, 2011 – AARJAPAN delivers snow shovels to people at Kamaishi Hakozaki No. 3 Temporary Housing Complex. (Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture)
The New Year has begun, and AAR JAPAN has been distributing winter necessities and equipment for snow removal to people living in temporary housing complexes. In addition, we are continuing to support the Building Healthy Communities Project, offering community interaction and exchange events for disaster survivors, many of whom all too easily end up spending their entire day isolated behind closed doors. 10 months have passed since the earthquake, and AAR JAPAN hopes to continue its relief efforts for the people of the disaster-affected areas.
December 20th, 2011 – Kitchenware is delivered to Mr. and Mrs. Seiichi and Toshiko SHIOYA, who evacuated from Minami-Soma City in Fukushima Prefecture. At right is Atsushi NAOE of AAR JAPAN. (Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture)
September 21st, 2011 – New students receive sportswear from their teacher. (Ohno Elementary School, Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture)
December 11th, 2011 – AAR JAPAN offers calisthenics for persons with disabilities at Okuni no Sato temporary housing complex. (Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture)
December 2nd, 2011 – A portable power generator is delivered to Yuta KURAKANE (7 years old), who uses an artificial respirator, an oxygen aspirator and an electric wheelchair. At left is Yuko OGASAWARA of AAR JAPAN. (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
December 10th, 2011 – A soup kitchen at a temporary housing complex in Ishinomaki. “I haven’t seen the neighbors for a while, so I want to bring this to them.” (Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture)
|A temporary workshop for persons with disabilities, constructed to replace the original facility, which was washed away by the tsunami on March 11th, 2011. (Kamaishi Work Station, Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture)|
AAR JAPAN will continue the reconstruction of facilities for persons with disabilities and senior care facilities in the disaster-affected areas of Miyagi and Iwate prefectures in coordination with each prefecture’s welfare division, social welfare council, and other related organizations.
2011 – This container housing unit, set up at Yamamoto Town Social Welfare Corporation, is used to hold relief supplies. (Yamamoto Town, Watari County, Miyagi Prefecture)
December 14th, 2011 – AAR JAPAN’s hand-made tote bags are popular at a Christmas event at Hibiki Temporary Housing Complex. At right is Natsuki ONODERA of AAR JAPAN. (Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture)