ABC Japan NPO promptly acts in emergency actions. In this section, we’d like to present some of our activities that do not fit in the other categories.
- Support to disaster areas
- Action to fight the spread of COVID-19
- Cooperation with JICA
- Cooperation with Embassies and Consulates
Since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in the Tohoku area, ABC Japan organized support actions. For three years after the earthquake disaster, ABC Japan visited the Tohoku region 9 times.
In 2015 during the Kanto-Tohoku heavy rainfalls, ABC Japan gathered and delivered supplies to the city of Mizukaido. In 2016, ABC Japan delivered supplies and support to rebuild the infrastructure in Kumamoto after the Kumamoto Earthquake of 2016.
The emergency food collection was organized through social media and Facebook, and it was possible to gather a lot of support from the community. The arduous work of organizing and preparing the supplies was only possible because ABC Japan gathered assistance from the students, regular volunteers and the local community.
Because some of the students are from various countries, ABC Japan also organized support for disasters abroad, through getting in touch with their Embassies and gathering support from some companies to deliver collected supplies to the disaster areas.
“Assistance to rebuilding Sanriku, the Brazil Compassion Movement” (07/31: City of Minami Sanriku, Iwate prefecture)
“Soccer King Pelé / Visit to the disaster area” (10/17: City of Natori, Miyagi prefecture)
“Brazil Compassion Movement’s Christmas in Ishinomaki” (12/24-25: City of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture)
“Brazil Compassion Movement one year after the Great Tohoku Earthquake Disaster” (11/03: City of Nattori, Miyagi prefecture)
“Volunteer expedition to Tohoku” (06/26: City of Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture)
“Emergency supply delivery to the Christmas of Onagawa city” (12/24: City of Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture)
Visit with live music “A trip to bring joy to Fukushima” (01/14: City of Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture)
Emergency supplies collection to “Damages caused by Typhoon in the Philippines” (11/15 – 12/03: ABC Japan)
“Donation of kid’s illustrated books in Tohoku” (1/30)
Seeding the “Iwaki Organic Cotton Project” (10/25: City of Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture)
“Emergency supplies gathering and delivery to Nepal earthquake” (May: ABC Japan)
“Emergency supplies gathering and delivery to Kinugawa floods” (September/October: ABC Japan, Mizukaido city)
“Emergency supplies gathering and delivery to Kumamoto earthquake” (January: ABC Japan, Kumamoto City)
Predicting the possible economic crisis the pandemic would cause, in May 2020 ABC Japan started a campaign of food collection and distribution to support foreign families that would have to face financial difficulties due to the impact caused by the spread of COVID-19.
ABC Japan received a lot of support and donations from the local community, similarly to when collecting emergency supplies to assist disaster areas. Using social media to spread the campaign, volunteers and food banks collaborated with us to deliver food to 127 families until July 2020.
Artigos em jornais e programas de TV
Articles in newspapers and
- TV programs
- Town News (May 21st)
- Kanagawa Shimbun (June 3rd)
- Jornal Nikkei (June 17th)
- TV Asahi (June 20th)
Cooperation with JICA
Cooperation with embassies and consulates