Appreciation Concert honoring your Dispatch of the Rescue teams
in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquakes
“Our on the wing of the Music”
5 months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit East Japan. Many of the victims are still forced to live in restricted situations. Some of them are still frustrated by the slow progress towards recovery.
In the aftermath, Japan received the tremendous help and support of so many countries and organizations. The fact that so many people and governments gave their time and resources so generously to Japan in our time of need is something we will remain forever grateful for. That thought motivated our Committee to invite the representatives of those countries and organizations, and to express our appreciation in the universal language of music. And, we are now glad to announce the concert will be held as detailed below:
Tuesday, September 27th
The performance will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m.
The International House of Japan (Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall)
An officer and his wife at the U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, have launched a program to send unclaimed bicycles from the base to people in the Tohoku region who lost their cars and other means of transportation in the quake and tsunami disaster.
Peter Rush, 52, and his wife, Lydia, 55, spent two years at the Misawa base in Aomori Prefecture starting in 2006. The couple said they have fond memories of Tohoku and made many friends there.
Since the March 11 disasters, the couple have visited Tohoku four times to deliver carloads of relief supplies. The once-familiar landscape has totally changed, with many cars submerged in fishing ports.
The couple started to think about the many bicycles left unclaimed at the Yokosuka base.
A bag containing ¥10 million in cash was found in a lavatory at City Hall in Sakado, Saitama Prefecture, with a note saying the money should go to the people of the disaster-struck Tohoku region, officials said Thursday.
The municipal office said it plans to donate the money to the Japanese Red Cross Society if no one claims it within three months, the normal safekeeping period for found items.
Stuffed with 10 bundles of 100 ¥10,000 notes, the plastic bag was found in the afternoon of Sept. 22 along with the unsigned handwritten note, the officials said.
“I’m moved by the valuable offer made by a citizen,” Sakado Mayor Hitoshi Iri said. “I hope the donation will help the reconstruction in Tohoku.”