The second term will start in May

April 19, 2012

We need your help for temporary evacuation of children in Fukushima!

“Please help us evacuate at least children until decontamination yields visible results.”
In response to the urgent plea, we launched the Poka- Poka Project in January 2012. Thanks to generous donations from across Japan and overseas, we were able to help children, pregnant women, and their family members - more than 1,600 people in total between January and March - stay in Tsuchiyu Hot Springs to spend time away from their homes in severely contaminated Watar District in Fukushima City.

The second term of the Poka-Poka Project will begin in early May 2012 and aim to cover not only Fukushima City but also Date City. The Project will also offer seminars on radiological protection, political developments regarding compensation of victims of the Fukushima disaster, and long-term evacuation programs. For details, visit “the Right to Evacuate”

Quotes from participants
--“Our first time out of Watari after a long time! So, we breathed as much as we wanted (smile). Our kids enjoyed playing in snow so much.
--“Rice and water that people donated for us warmed my heart.”
--“We enjoyed making origami a lot. It was also great for us to be able to talk with other Watari residents.”

Poka-Poka Project is made possible through your generous donations.
Thank you, and we appreciate your continuing support.

You can make a secure online donation with your credit card via CANPAN Payment system.
>Click here

A. Individual donation: from 3,000 yen 
B. Group donation: from 10,000 yen (We will publicize a name of your group.)  
C. Endorsement: from 100,000 yen (We will publicize a name of your organization.)

*After depositing your donation, send
(1) your name, (2) address, (3) the amount of your donation, and (4) your message
for the project to or Tel: +81-3-6907-7217 Fax: +81-3-6907-7219

[Bank account]
-Name of Account holder: FoE Japan
-Bank name: CITIBANK
-Branch: Gotanda-branch
-Bank address: 2-2-3, Gotanda Hata Bldg 3F, Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
-postal code: 141-0022
-Bank account number: 94182663

>> Evacuation has started on January 27th!

>POKA-POKA Project for Fukushima Children (The first term)
>Why We Started the "POKA-POKA Project for Fukushima Children"
>Pourquoi nous avons commence le Projet Poka-Poka ?


POKA-POKA Project for Fukushima Children (Japanese)

Contact information:

Kanna Mitsuta, FoE Japan
Tel: +81-3-6907-7217 Fax: +81-3-6907-7219

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