Northeastern Japan Gets Help from American Voluntourists
Destination & Tourism | October 18, 2011
While northeastern Japan still experiences some aftermath of the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami in March, international relief has been touching Japan’s most needed communities. As six months have passed, among those who have been giving hands to the tsunami affected communities are American tourists.
Japanese tour companies HIS, JTB and KIE set up tour packages in summer, inviting American travelers to Japan who looked for special experiences, offering post-quake recovery volunteer program in the affected area in the northeastern Japan. Each company put together the package for about a week-long trip with opportunities and interaction with local people, such as cleaning up the wreckage, visiting orphanages, and supporting the communities.
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