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 ...

Kansai's volunteer guides get language badges

National Jul 20, 2017

Kansai's volunteer guides get language badges

A tourism board in western Japan has begun distributing badges to volunteer guides to indicate their foreign language capabilities to better serve visitors from overseas. The Osaka-based Kansai Tourism Bureau started providing the badges earlier this month in the Kansai region and nearby areas. Three badges ...