Thursday, March 31, 2011

postheadericon Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Report: Our First Emergency Aid Delivery

On 22nd March a local Hiroshima network of NPOs and other voluntary organizations, including ANT-Hiroshima, set up a group called "BoranEco Hiroshima." Our aim is to coordinate relief activities in the wake of the Tohoko earthquake and tsunami. Full Report

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 11: When I saw Hiroshima's situation I could imagine my own country

After attending Tomoko Watanabe's lecture, Grassroots Peace Activities, the participants were asked:

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?

Here are the comments of Mohammed Mojeeb - a civil administrator from Afghanistan.
Monday, March 21, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 10: It Was Said That The Grass Would Never Grow Again...

Visiting Master Program student, Letila Moala Tuiyalani, a civil servant and graduate student from Fiji, was invited to attend the Local Government Traning Course organized by JICA. While on the course Letila attended Tomoko-san's Grassroots Peace Activities presentation.

After the presentation was over, Lelita and the other students were asked,

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Sunday, March 20, 2011

postheadericon Japanese Elementary School In Skype Conference About Peace

On 8th March Fauzia Minulla in Pakistan held a Skype conference with children of Kyukuhoku Elementary School, Akita, Japan, via school computers and a big Panasonic television screen set up in the school hall. Photo report here.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 9: All Peace Loving People Should Raise Their Voice Against Atomic Bombs

Tomoko Watanabe gave a presentation about Grassroots Peace Activities to some academics and local government administrators from a number of Asian countries. After the session they were asked:

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Friday, March 18, 2011

postheadericon Changing the Japanese NPO Tax Law

 The Japanese Cabinet approved by Prime Minister Naoto Kan adopted a set of tax reforms for fiscal 2011 on Dec 16th 2010.

What will the changes be?


Ayumi Suzuki

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 8: In Hiroshima I Saw the Real Story

Arham, a student from Indonesia, also attended Tomoko's Grassroots Peace Activities session and when asked what his impressions of Hiroshima were, he wrote the following response
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

postheadericon Thank You To Our Overseas Donors :)

After the earthquake and the tsunami struck the north of Japan last Friday we placed an appeal for donations on this blog and some other sites to help us make a useful contribution to the relief work that is so urgently needed.

So far, we have received donations from... read on!

postheadericon Tomoko Watanabe: Beliefs Born From Hiroshima's A-bomb Experience Are Relevant Today

Recognize the little girl standing on the left?

It's Tomoko Watanabe, aged six!

Tomoko was recently interviewed by some teenage amateur journalists who put together the Peace Newspaper, Peace Seeds, which is a supplement of the Chugoku Shimbun, a regional newspaper based in Hiroshima.

Tomoko talks about her memories as a child growing up in post-war Hiroshima...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 7: Hiroshima is a Place of Peace

After Tomoko Watanabe had given her Grassroots Peace Activities presentation to a group of government officials and academics who are visiting Japan from various countries in Asia, the participants were asked to describe their impressions of Hiroshima.

Arija Vaidya, a postgraduate student from Nepal, writes...
Monday, March 14, 2011

postheadericon Japanese Earthquake: Japan's Worst Disaster Since World War II

Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan said that Japan is now going through its greatest hardships since the Second World War as the damage caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami become clear. Report
Sunday, March 13, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 6: Destruction of Human Beings & Infrastructure

Tomoko Watanabe gave a presentation about Grassroots Peace Activities. Afterwards, the participants who were local government administrators and academics from various Asian countries were invited to respond to the question:

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?

Here are some comments by Tirko Prasad Dhital - a civil servant from Nepal:
Saturday, March 12, 2011

postheadericon Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Update

You will all have seen the terrible news of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday afternoon.

We in Hiroshima have not been directly affected and did not feel the earthquake but we have been watching in horror the news reports on television.

Report

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 5: No More Hiroshimas!!!

Visiting Master Program student, Meas Chhivhun, from Cambodia, was invited to attend the Local Government Traning Course organized by JICA. While on the course Meas came along to Tomoko-san's Grassroots Peace Activities presentation.

After the presentation was over, Meas contributed the following comments:

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Friday, March 11, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 4: A Source of Inspiration

The Grassroots Peace Activities presentation that Tomoko Watanabe gave to a group of local government administrators who were visiting Hiroshima led to some interesting discussion.

After the session the participants, who had come to Japan from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Fiji, were asked to describe their impressions of Hiroshima.

Today we report on the comments of Dr. Sarwar Bari, a civil servant from Bangladesh.

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 3: An Inspiring Lesson For Worldwide Development

Tomoko Watanabe's presentation, Grassroots Peace Activities, was given to a group of visiting local government administrators and academics. After the session the participants wrote about their impressions of Hiroshima. Muhammad Yusri Zamhuri, a postgraduate student from Indonesia, submitted the following comments:

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 2: Changing Agent Is Effort, Commitment & Strength

After Tomoko Watanabe's presentation, Grassroots Peace Activities, the assembled guests, local government civil servants from various countries were asked to describe their impressions of Hiroshima. Keshav Raj Subedi, a Nepalese civil servant responded.

What are your impressions Hiroshima?
Monday, March 7, 2011

postheadericon Impressions of Hiroshima 1: Hiroshima and Sri Lanka

After attending Tomoko Watanabe's presentation, Grassroots Peace Activities, the participants were asked to write down their impressions of Hiroshima. Here is Ishan Wijetilake response. Ishan is a civil servant in the Sri Lankan government.

What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Sunday, March 6, 2011

postheadericon Grassroots Peace Activities by Hiroshima Citizens, a presentation by Tomoko Watanabe

Tomoko Watanabe was invited by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to give a peace culture presentation to participants in a training course on local government at the end of February.

The trainees were a group of local government administrators from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Tomoko gave a talk about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the grassroots peace activities undertaken by Hiroshima citizens to rebuild the city and spread the message of peace in a world free of nuclear weapons.
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Asian Network of Trust-Hiroshima, an NGO based in Hiroshima, Japan, draws its inspiration from the experience of the A-bomb survivors who, together with international support, worked to rebuild their shattered city in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. In a similar spirit, ANT-Hiroshima is involved in a range of relief, reconstruction, and peace-building projects in a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

ANT-Hiroshima’s work is rooted in the twin missions of providing material, as well as emotional, support to the people we serve. We bring a human touch to the provision of emergency relief in areas devastated by natural disaster or human conflict. Operating on a small scale at the local level, we share a spirit of warmth and compassion along with such immediate material needs as food, clothing, water, shelter, and medical supplies and services.

In Japan, too, our work is inspired by the spirit of Hiroshima in our efforts to motivate the next generation of Japanese to view the world with compassionate eyes. Through programs in education, we strive to stimulate the awareness and action of young people towards both the material and emotional needs of their local communities as well as the international community.

Tomoko Watanabe,
Founder and Executive Director,
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