messages and NDYS project
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 1:59 AM
Subject: [Jearn:3563] Your messages and NDYS project
Today I visited "Disaster Reduction And Human
Renovation Institution" in Kobe (http://www.dri.ne.jp/e/index.html
) where Mr. Aoyama's (professional cameraman)
photos taken in BAM titled "BAM after 8
months" have been displayed
Associated with those photos, there are some space
for your messages to Niigata. Please look at them.
We thank you so much for all the messages from 47
countries, and 350 messages to Niigata, right
now you can read 632 messages includingones from
You also read some thank you notes from Niigata
people at :"Thanks for your warm messages from
provided by Kazuko, the leader of Natural
Disaster Youth Summit (NDYS)project.
One month has been passed after
Niigata Earthquake and the recent newspapers report
that still near 7000 people have been without their
houses, near 1000 live in tents or cars when the snowy
cold winter is coming.
As I replied to Fatemeh, Iran, our mother earth is alive.
We cannot stop her natural activities. Not only Niigata, our
grounds are always affected by her motions forever.
All we can do is to help ourselves,
to help our neighbors, and to help any person who needs, even
how far they may live.
It may require all our energy and wisdom to sustain human
lives on her.
How can we loose extra power of ours to kill or hate each
other with our own created reasons.
Please look at one iEARN project "Natural Disaster Youth
and find how children of many countries working together to
the goal of this project and how teachers and leaders
collaborate behind them.
Please visit those pages of "schools",
"photo", "material" and more.
Today I attended its 2nd executive committee having Hyogo
pref.government reps, Kinki Division of Ministry of
Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, UNICEF Park
Project leaders, with its steering committee led by Kazuko and Naya-san,
discussing programs, home stays, fund, donation,
volunteers,time schedule, and many mores.
I think this types of iEARN projects are what both
grown-ups and children really need to learn and
practice, and never to learn the way to brow up themselves
and other bodies.
Thank you for concerns and prayers. yoko ,iEARN Japan
us introduce messages broadcasted on NHK on 11/6-7.
I can't go to other cities or towns yet.
an elementary school student in Ojiya city
To all people sending messages , I would like to say
I could never imagine that you support us so deeply like
Tears came out with the joy. Earthquakes really scared
us but I think we had a good experience.
a girl ( teenager ) in Ojiya city
MESSAGE TO THE VICTIMS, Niigata
Kazuko Okamoto, NDYS
Project Leader, Japan
Your messages are on NHK TV
special program on Niigata earthquake!
November 07, 2004 1:56 PM
Subject: Niigata News
I would like to share this news with you:
your messages are on broadcasting
NHK TV program !
Japan National Broadcasting Station NHK has been
featured a special program on Niigata Earthquake.
It is NHK 24 hours long champagne
started from 19:30 last night Saturday,and still going
on till 20:00 tonight Sunday, entitled "The Voices
from the sufferers. The things we can do now".
Guided by Kazuko the Natural Disaster
Youth Summit Project leader, JEARN informed NHK all of your
messages; "iEARN messages from all over the world".Yoko ,iEARN Japan
The whole 24 hours has a series of subtitled program and
this early morning around 5 am is for "Messages from the
world"session. Kazuko and other JEARN members
watched TV and there it was "iEARN messages
"!! Excitedly reported Kazuko !!
Other JEARN member, Mr. Nishio, an elementary school teacher
says:NHK announcers gave us the comments after JEARN message
to NHK such as:"I can feel people all around the
world keep warm eyes on the sufferers", or "They are
surely on social bond with Niigata sufferers. We would like to
transfer their hearts to ........"
You can watch the recent people and buildings in those areas
at:"Earthquake diary of Niigata" in thank you note
from Yoshitani Elementary School teachers.
We feel better looking at smiles on children' faces, but they
are still under the continuous aftershocks around M4,
and 11 times a day yesterday, the morning newspaper reported
Those numbers who evacuated has been decreased from 100.000 to
40.000, and the places to keep them also decreased from 600 to
The local government is shifting their support from the
first rescue stage to the second long team stage: to build
temporary houses and day care with voluntary supporters in
order to prevent especially old victims from their
lonely death, which was learned from Kobe earthquake
about 10 years ago.
These are the recent news about Niigata.
I would like to keep informing you to share Niigata as JEARN,
iEARN-Japan Center, believing you, iEARN teachers will tell
your children what is natural disasters like and how children
could share the hard time, help each other in the way they can
Your reaction helps Japanese children open their eyes to
outside Japan and learn how to be one of you in return.
Again we are glad to be in iEARN family and have this sharing
with love and appreciation,
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: Messages from children
you very much. When it settles, you reply securely
We persevere and increase!!
Please look at the following.
Yoshitani Elementary School teachers
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 3:43 AM
Subject: [EarthquakeYSG:412] Re: Messages
The following is the first thank you note from one
of the elementary schools in Niigata which received
your warm messages.
Thank you very much for your messages to us suffered from continuous
Right now all of our school faculties and teachers are trying to do our
best to start the school again.
In Ojiya City, all the citizens are working together to recover our city.
from Ojiya Elementary School teachers