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Japanese firms prepare for large-scale volunteering during 2020 Games

Business Sep 27, 2018

Japanese firms prepare for large-scale volunteering during 2020 Games

Major companies are encouraging employees to volunteer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, after the Tokyo Organising Committee started their search for 80,000 on Wednesday. A number of firms plan to send volunteers from among their own workforce, although some industries are concerned about ...

Volunteer recruitment begins for 2020 Tokyo Games

National Sep 26, 2018

Volunteer recruitment begins for 2020 Tokyo Games

Organizers began recruiting volunteers to work for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Wednesday, with staff distributing leaflets in the capital to solicit applicants. The organizing committee aims to secure 80,000 volunteers via a special website through early December. The deadline will be announced ...

National Jul 28, 2018

Fukushima 'ambassadors' visit Taiwan school to offer thanks for 3/11 aid

Three students from Fukushima Prefecture visited a junior high school in Taipei to offer thanks for Taiwan's reconstruction support after the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. The three junior high and high school students, acting as "reconstruction ambassadors," called on the Taiwanese students ...

Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

National Jul 14, 2018

Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

Thousands of volunteers began streaming into western Japan on Saturday to spend the three-day weekend helping flood-hit residents clean up their mud-caked homes and neighborhoods. The governments of hard-hit Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures said they expect some 18,000 volunteers to arrive from across the ...