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Volunteer for Japan

October 16th, 2011 by Jeff Aasgaard

On October 7, 2011, I joined a group of 41 volunteers to with the the clean up and reconstruction of Rikuzentakata-shi in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. This is one of the coastal towns most severely hit by the March 11 tsunami. Yoko Matuura from WhyNot? JAPAN ( took on the difficult task of organizing the volunteer trip. Thank you, Yoko! The initial plan was to go…

Guests travel in Japan from March 22 to April 12, 2011

April 19th, 2011 by Jeff Aasgaard

Having just returned from Japan last week, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what is happening in some of the major cities outside the quake/tsunami zone. We were on a 3 week trip March 22 – April 12. We stayed about one week each in Tokyo (first), Hiroshima (second), and Kyoto (last). This was our fifth extended trip to Japan in as many years,…