2012 June PDF

Cultural News 2012 06 June Issue P01

CulturalNews 2012 06 June


Thank you very much for your support for Cultural News’ Sanriku Report Project

As of the end of May, we received approximately $5,000 donation for the Sanriku Report Project from readers.

I really appreciate your support for sending a reporter from Los Angeles to Tohoku to interview people in the March 2011 disaster areas.

I am leaving Los Angeles on June 4 at midnight for Tokyo, and will visit Ishinomaki, Minamisanriku-cho, Kesennuma, Rikuzentakata, and Ofunato from June 7 -10.

This time I organize 10 people to participate to my itinerary from Tokyo to Kesennuma.

By organizing this small tour group, we can share our transportation costs in the disaster areas.

Because, there are no public transportations like bus or train available in these tunami stricken areas. If you would visit these places, you have to have a taxi, a rental car, or a charter bus. This time, we will charter a small bus for ten people.

I will come back to Los Angeles on June 14, and publish our report in the July issue before the Fourth of July holiday.

Thank you very much again for your supports


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Shige Higashi, Publisher and Editor




Shige Higashi



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