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Caritas Japan says thank you two years after quake

Caritas Japan says thank you two years after quake

By Bishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, SVD, President of Caritas Japan Caritas Japan wants to sincerely thank our brothers and sisters throughout the world for the tremendous support you have given to our Great East Japan Earthquake relief activities. We will never forget that when Japan suffered that unprecedented disaster, friends like you reached out to ...

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Tsunami Zone: A Day in the Life of a Caritas Japan Volunteer

Tsunami Zone: A Day in the Life of a Caritas Japan Volunteer

Interview with Ms. Seiko Ise  More than 2500 people have volunteered for Caritas Japan programs helping survivors of the March2011 tsunami. Here, a Caritas coordinator describes what the volunteers do–and what motivates them.   How do people get started volunteering for Caritas Japan?  People find out about volunteering with Caritas through the internet or from friends. ...

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Recreating shattered homes and hearts in Japan

Recreating shattered homes and hearts in Japan

In March 2011, one of the worst earthquakes in recent memory triggered a massive tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan. The tidal wave killed thousands of people and destroyed huge swaths of seaside towns. Caritas Japan immediately began helping survivors. It mobilized over 2000 volunteers to help clean debris, distribute needed items like heaters, ...

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Call for prayer one year after Great East Japan Earthquake

Call for prayer one year after Great East Japan Earthquake

By Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan  On Sunday March 11 this year, it will be one year since the Great East Japan Earthquake. This earthquake was the most serious disaster involving the whole area of eastern Japan since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which occurred 17 years ago on ...

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Hope and healing for Japan’s tsunami survivors

Enormous catastrophe, enormous response Meet the people who endured Japan’s worst tsunami in centuries, learn their stories, and find out how your gifts are helping them. Read more… Photo gallery: Volunteers in action Thousands of Caritas Japan volunteers are cleaning up debris and caring for tsunami victims. View gallery… Interview: Bishop Isao Kikuchi and a ‘spirit of sharing’ ...

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