Ramona Bajema, our country representative in Japan, has spent recent weeks on an inspiring journey, visiting 20 partners helped by AmeriCares following the 2011 triple disaster. These partners have developed sustainable programs that have become so successful they are now part of the fabric of the community.
For residents, five men with intellectual disabilities, the opening marks the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
Thousands of survivors in Japan have regained hope and peace of mind by working in the garden.
In Ogatsu, a full size tour bus resting atop the roof of a building has come to symbolize the immense power of the tsunami wave.
Ramona and Kyoko realized from the start that an office in Tokyo, where most aid groups are located, just would not do.