• Morris, Manitoba


Regarding the May 3 Kyodo article “Ex-JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program) teacher dashed from U.K. to help“: It was so uplifting to read this article — to see that someone cares that much for others and is willing to help out (following the March 11 disaster in the Tohoku-Pacific region).

He (Luke Dunn, 28) is fortunate to have an understanding employer and, in fact, to be employed. It is great to read that he himself is understanding, because shock and trauma run very deeply under disaster conditions like these. They can be quite crippling and difficult to overcome.

As an indigenous person living in Canada, I see these difficulties daily in the First Nations community where I work and once lived. Congratulations to this man and his wife, who have gone ahead to contribute to work that needs to be done there (Iwate Prefecture), no matter how piecemeal.

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