Life after the Earthquake
June 6th, 2011
Japan has experienced one of the biggest natural disasters witnessed and is far from recovery. Here in Hakuba life continues much as normal and like the rest of Japan we are focussed on continuing to work hard and do our share to keep the economy rolling and contribute what we can to the recovery effort.
All is as normal here in Nagano and you should feel safe coming to Japan via Narita or any other major airport. All travel to Japan will assist the people of Japan to recoupe the economy and thus assist those in the tsunami stricken areas. 100yen from every half day tour and 200yen from every full day tour that Evergreen does will be put towards relief efforts in Miyagi, Ishinomaki and Fukushima.
So far, Evergreen Outdoor Center has provided over 50,000 yen worth of food and supplies, 16 bicycles, clothing, futons, blankets, gas burners, kerosene stoves and vehicles to take gear to various hard hit locations over the past 2 months. Evergreen staff and friends also recently returned from a volunteer mission in Miyagi, Ishinomaki where Evergreen director, Dave Enright was a home stay student some 20 years ago and so feels a close connection with this tsunami affected area. Evergreen’s presence in Ishinomaki was very well received and appreciated.