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Kobe Gives Birth to Spirit of Volunteerism in Japan

October 30, 2017 by Justin Hanus

On January 17, 1995, the Great Hanshin earthquake struck Kobe and over 6,000 people lost their lives. In the aftermath of the disaster it is estimated that over one million volunteers came forward to provide help to those in need. While that does not sound remarkable in light of recent modern disasters it was unprecedented […]

Santa and Friends Nagoya -Caring for Nagoya’s Orphans

October 12, 2017 by Ray Proper

Santa and Friends Nagoya has been caring for Nagoya’s orphans, and providing an opportunity for people to participate in volunteer activities and make friends in Nagoya for 9 years.  If you like children and have been looking for some way to give back, this may be your best opportunity in Nagoya! Santa and Friends Nagoya […]

Charity Groups and Events in Tokyo

August 20, 2017 by Ray Proper

Tokyo is one of the most populous cities in the world, by some measures, the most populous.   While all those people take some getting used to, think “crowded rush hour trains” for example, all those mouths create a market of impressive options as well, from the variety and quality of restaurant and foods available, to […]

Second Harvest Japan – Adopt a Family

April 18, 2016 by admin

Second Harvest Japan’s “Adopt a Family” program is designed to support children living in low-income households, rate of which in Japan reached 16.3% in 2014.  The top of this post deals with this specific program, basic information follows! Childhood Poverty Based on reports from those in the field: School lunch is often the only nutritious meal of […]

Volunteer Opportunities in Nagoya

April 26, 2015 by Ray Proper

Volunteering has a lot of upsides and few downsides to it.  It is a great way to meet new people when moving to a new town, or just finally getting out and about after living in it for some time, and the people you meet are generally pretty cool.  If you are looking for an […]

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