SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 2-3, 2011 (departing Tokyo Friday evening, July 1)

NAGOYA ORIENTATION:  SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 18:30-20:30pm, WINC- AIICHI, Floor 9, RM #906


Following AIB, if you want to get your hands dirty and volunteer in Tohoku to support earthquake recovery, come join Peace Boat July 1-3!  Peace Boat Japan, a leader in NGO disaster relief, has generously arranged a special relief opportunity (with English translation) for the international community to volunteer as a group to help disaster victims in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan.  There will be an orientation in Nagoya June 26 (and in Tokyo June 20 and 25).  Orientation attendance is required for trip participation.  You are welcome to bring your spouse, your colleagues, and your friends (over age 20)!  There will be a wide range of tasks available to cater to all ages and abilities, from cleaning off muddy personal/sentimental items to shoveling mud. 


Peace Boat will arrange meaningful volunteer work in Ishinomaki.  ACCJ (American Chamber of Commerce in Japan) Volunteer Affinity Group will provide Translators.  Travel arrangements can all be taken care of in English by Top Tour Travel Agency, a member of the Tokyu Group.  The Travel Package includes:  business hotel, Shinkansen tickets from Tokyo, chartered bus to site, and all meals, as well as hard hats, N95 masks, goggles, safety gloves, and steel boot inserts (to protect your feet from stepping on nails).   Volunteer Insurance provided.  


Participants need only bring rain pants & boots and a willingness to work--everything else can be taken care of!  The only other requirement to join this Peace Boat Trip is to attend an Orientation, to ensure that volunteers are clear about what volunteering in these conditions entails, as well as the safety precautions required.  This will be the second uniquely user-friendly “international” trip of this type, following the successful completion of the Peace Boat---ACCJ (American Chamber of Commerce in Japan) Trip of June 2-5, 2011.



DATE:  June 26 (Sunday), 18:30-20:30pm,  
VENUE:  WINC AICHI Building 9F, Rm. 906 (same building as AIB)

ADDRESS: 4-4-38 Meieki Nakamura-ku Nagoya (5 min. walk from Exit 5 or 6 from Nagoya Stn.)  

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REGISTRATION:  To register for the June 26 Orientation, email Tish Robinson at: [log in to unmask]

l  For more info on the July 1-3 Relief Project, go to:

l  About Peace Boat: For more information about Peace Boat, go to:

l  Questions?  Please email Tish Robinson, assoc. professor, Hitotsubashi University ICS: [log in to unmask]  or  [log in to unmask]. July 1-3 Trip Coordinators: Tish Robinson & David Slater, ACCJ Volunteer Affinity Group, with the support of ACCJ CSR Committee: Charles McJilton, Second Harvest.


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