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2011 Japan Relief Fund - Photo Album of Tohoku Visit (September 2011)

Follow Up and Fact Finding Trip
Six Months After the Devastating Disasters

Photos by Douglas Erber, President, JASSC
September 24 to October 5, 2011
71 photo(s) Updated on: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
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  • Bronze statue of Iwako Uryu, who founded Fukushima Aiikuen children’s home in 1893.
  • All concrete and asphalt surfaces of Fukushima Aiikuen have been decontaminated, though the treat of radiation exposure is a constant fear for both the children and staff.
  • Shared dinning and living space for 12 children, four high school students, four junior high school students and four elementary school students. The older kids take care of the younger.
  • Shared kitchen where the 12 children prepare their own meals
  • Girls wash room
  • Shared tatami room
  • Study area for junior high school aged children
  • Bunk beds for high school aged children
  • Fukushima Aiikuen Executive Director Saito, preschool children and their teacher. (Please note the children’s faces have been disguised to maintain privacy.)
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