Christmas gifts for kids in Japan who suffered from March 11 tsunami

Christmas gifts for kids in Japan who suffered from March 11 tsunami

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

The Daily Yomiuri (The Yomiuri Shimbun) newspaper covered an important story relating to sending gifts to children who suffered so much because of the brutal tsunami and earthquake which struck Japan on March 11. Therefore, please support this initiative and email present22santa@gmail.com in order to find out more from this nonprofit organization (NPO) based in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.

The NPO behind this initiative is trying to provide a nice Christmas for children who have lost so much and seen things well beyond their years. Gifts will be accepted until December 19 and they will be delivered to children who are based in nursery centers because of the utter devastation of the tsunami which hit Japan on March 11.

In an earlier article by Modern Tokyo Times we highlighted the tragedy of events in Ishinomaki related to the single biggest loss of life of children in one place. Therefore, two articles focused on the Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki where 74 children died out of 108.

In this article it was commented that The Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki is where the single most devastating loss of life for children occurred. Of the 108 children who went to Okawa Elementary School a staggering 74 children were swept away by the brutal March 11 tsunami. The cries of pain were intense and sadly by late September four children still had not been found and the search continues.”

“Tens of thousands of people were killed by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake which unleashed such a potent and deadly tsunami on March 11. Therefore, it may appear insensitive to highlight one single tragedy when so many tragedies occurred. However, the death of so many children “hits you deep inside.”

Therefore, the NPO in Ishinomaki is trying to bring a little cheer to children who have suffered greatly and to bring a smile back to their faces. Of course, the central government and local governments in areas hit by the tsunami have being working around the clock in order to alleviate the suffering and pain of so many. However, the sheer magnitude of the crisis means that it will take a long-time in order to restructure devastated areas but many positive strides have been made.

Yet the psychological damage done to hundreds of thousands of people will take a long time and sadly, for many who have lost so much, then some individuals will be like “ghosts in a shell.” Therefore, it is essential that adequate support is provided to all and clearly children who are in nursery centers and other facilities, need special attention because they are the future.

Also, children should never be underestimated because often many respond with great tenacity. However, the death of parents, friends, neighbors, and the trauma of witnessing the brutal and devastating tsunami will remain to be “a deep scar.” This fact means that it is essential that children see the “love of humanity” because events in early life often relate to emotional and financial stability in later life.

Therefore, please contact present22santa@gmail.com for further information and help bring a smile to children who have lost so much.

Also, please http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20111130dy01.htm check this web link because The Daily Yomiuri (The Yomiuri Shimbun) is one of the most respected newspapers in Japan. 

present22santa@gmail.com NPO in ISHINOMAKI to send Christmas gifts to children

leejay@moderntokyotimes.com

http://moderntokyotimes.com

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