2021年3月10日水曜日

March 11, Memorial Day - Japan Day of Hope 2021 ONLINE-

Thanks to the support of wonderful community in Cairns, we are delighted to host the 11th Japan day of Hope. 

This year, considering the circumstances, Japan Day of Hope will be streamed as an online video. 


Year after year, this event is made possible by people in Cairns who remember those who are experiencing ongoing hardship 10 years since the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear disaster. 
The Japan Day of Hope movie brings together voices of hope - messages of Fukushima children, reflections on 10 years since 3.11, and expressions of encouragement from Japan and Australia amidst the global pandemic. Even though we are apart, we are not alone.
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Japan Day of Hope 2021 Chief Editor: Ryo Tsumura Our heartfelt thanks go to Ryo for taking on the mammoth task of putting together the movie. 
Thank you for working on is so thoughtfully and tirelessly and connecting everyone in such beautiful way. Ryo's Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJ_7g8QEWiYeEEUTM6FMfg 


We would like to introduce some comment from people of Fukushima, after watching this video. 

Thank you very much for all your support.


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When I watched the video, I was filled with the appreciation for so many people who had been involved in to support Fukushima for 10 years continuously. 
Seeing my daughter joined the Refresh Camp, also the students who is awaiting for the next trip to cairns. Seeing all these participant’s smiles made me so happy. Last week, there was a big earthquake in Fukushima after 10 years from 311. 
My daughter did not remember much about it from 10 years ago, but this time she got very frightened. 
Back in 10 year ago, on top of the strong shake, there were explosions and Tsunami. To reflect the situations, I lost words. 
My daughter would love to visit Cairns again with the same crew in the future. Thank you so much for putting this wonderful movie. Love from Fukushima. 

 From Tomoe Maruyama 
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This movie brought me a flash back of the a lot of memory of The disasters and the time my daughter joined the Cairns Refresh Camp. 
Once again, I realised that would like to continue to express my appreciations and share the experiences that I have through the disaster. 
Thank you so much and see you soon again. 

 From Yua and Maki , Kanno 
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Dear all, Thank you so much for the movie. It was very touching. 
Once again, I realised that it is not only adult, but children have wounds not yet healed after 10 years. Children were given the energy to move forward and step up towards to the future by many supporters. 
In this difficult time, thank you very much for sending a warm love to Fukushima. Our children are working hard to pay your kindness back in the near future. 
 
From Akemi Hirakuri
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It was very touching to feel the love for Fukushima, really appreciated. 
It was a great experience to send my child to the Refresh Camp because that projects told them the connections between people. 
Thank you so much. 
This encouraged me to broaden the outlook and do the best I can. 
See you again, soon. 

From Mieko and Taisei, Kanno 
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So grateful to see wonderful performances from Cairns, also the messages from children of Fukushima, that warmed my heart. 
With the covid, Refreshment Programs were cancelled, that has made me isolate, but this video brightened me up. 
Last week, there was big earthquakes for the first time after 2011, it frightened my second child who wasn’t born 10 years ago. 
That made my mind to raise my children to be able to think the future of Fukushima even they didn’t experienced the disaster. 
We look forward to seeing you all in Cairns! 

From Miki Ito 
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Really appreciated for everyone’s supports and messages. 
Thank you so much. 

From Kazuko Hisada
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Thank you very much for praying for Fukushima, also healthy growth of the children who will carry the future. Really really appreciated. 
This reminded me of the time my child joined the Cairns Refresh Camp. We would like to share all the learnings and experiences from it to people. 
I will come to see you when I fulfil my dreams. Really looking forward to visiting Cairns soon. 

From Ayaka & Naomi, Fujii 
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It was a wonderful movie. 
Cairns Refresh Camp gave opportunities not only to my daughter, but also to myself (mother) to think. Thank you very much. 

From Tomomi Suzuki 
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Wonderful movie it was. 
It is the best treasure to see our children’s growth. 
It is 10 years since, many special memorial events take places. This trigger me to think about many things. 
Please stay in touch! 

From Minako Watanabe
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My gratitude to many Cairns people for supporting Fukushima for 10 years.
The beautiful smiles and messages warmed my heart. 

From Yumi Takano 
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My gratitude to many Cairns people for supporting Fukushima for 10 years.
The beautiful smiles and messages warmed my heart. 

From Yumi Takano 
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I could feel the energy from Cairns, really touched me. 
Thank you so much everyone involved, really appreciated. 
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Thank you very much! 


Smile with Kids

2020年8月11日火曜日

Zoom Meeting with Fukushima Kids

We had two zoom meetings with the fukushima kids last month.

It was great to catch up with the kids who already

 have came to Cairns before as well as those who will coming to cairns to share the opportunity.


They talked about how important their story was, about 

311 earthquarke and nuclear accident

 as children young generation don't remember about it much.


We would like to be a platform for people from Fukushima

So they can share their story comfortably.


If you would like to join the next meeting,

Please let us know by mail;  smilewithkids8@gmail.com

Thank you.













2020年7月3日金曜日

Zoom Meeting with Fukushima Kids

Because the Fukushima kids can't come to Cairns due to Covid 19 this year, 
we have a zoom meeting with the Fukushima kids once a month.































The students who came to Cairns before also shared their experiences in Cairns to new students.
Their main message is
Please don't worry, Just enjoy great experience in Cairns!
We would like to continue zoom meeting with Fukushima kids for follow up till they can come to Cairns.
If anyone would like to join this meeting, please let us know.
smilewithkids8@gmail.com
Thank you very much for all your support.
We really appreciated.

2020年6月8日月曜日

Refresh Camp 2020 : Postponed to Next Year...

Hello everyone!!  We hope everyone is staying safe & healthy.

With your support, in our 6th refresh camp, 9 children will come to Cairns from Fukushima. But, due to this Covid-19 situation, we will postpone Cairns Refresh Camp to a later date.
But we are still connecting to the Fukushima kids with Zoom and talking about current situation in Fukushima and Cairns. If anyone would like to connect with Fukushima kids online, please let us know.





























Thank you very much for your continuous support and understanding. We really appreciate it.

Please stay tuned to our Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/smilewithkids/

STAY SAFE & HEALTHY:)

Many thanks

Smile with Kids
smilewithkids8@gmail.com

2020年3月14日土曜日

Thank you for the Donation at Japan Day of Hope 2020!!

Thank you for your coming to the Japan Day of Hope 2020 on 7 March.



It was just before the coronavirus pandemic and we really appreciated that a lot of people came along despite of the concerns.  
We could raise $7433.55 for supporting Fukushima children. We really appreciate it.





























Thank you for your continuous support!!
STAY SAFE & HEALTHY!!

Smile with Kids Team
smilewithkids8@gmail.com

2020年3月6日金曜日

10th Japan day of Hope is on tomorrow.

Thank you very much for all your support for our 10th Japan day of Hope event.

There are some people from Fukushima talk about current situation in Fukushima.

There are many great performance stalls and food!


Please come and enjoy the day.

Thank you.


大好きな日本を想いながら
本当にたくさんの方々のお力が集まって開催されます。


今年で10回目。


2015年にケアンズリフレッシュキャンプに参加してくれた平栗せいなちゃんが
スピーチするために、ケアンズに来てくれました。


他にもイベントのために福島からお越しくださった方もいて
本当に感謝です。


安全第一で、素晴らしい1日でありますように。


















お越しくださった皆様にとって
素敵なご縁がつながる日になったら嬉しいです。

ありがとうございます。
感謝を込めて。

2020年2月15日土曜日

Volunteer Members Wanted! - Japan Day of Hope 2020

Japan Day of Hope 2020 will be held on Sat, 7 March.

We are wanting volunteer staff members who can help us on the event day.

The venue is Edge Hill State School (254 Pease St, Edge Hill QLD 4870).

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Email: smilewithkids8@gmail.com
(Please write "Volunteer" in the title of the email)

Especially the starting time, around 8am, we need a lot of hands!!
Of course any time, just short time is fine, the event will finish around 4pm.

画像に含まれている可能性があるもの:4人、立ってる(複数の人)
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動画撮影&編集(Video shooting & editing) 
写真撮影(Photography) 
お好み焼きブース(Okonomiyaki stall) 
キッチン(Kitchen) 
アートブース(Art stall) 
ラッフル(Raffle) 
オークション(Auction) 
受付(Reception) 
焼き菓子+本ブース(Backed snack & Bool stall) 
体育館展示&メッセージブース(Display & Message booth) 
日本小物販売(Japanese Goods Sales stall) 
キッズ輪投げブース(Kids Quoits stall) 
おりがみ(Origami stall) 
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画像に含まれている可能性があるもの:1人以上、立ってる(複数の人)

画像に含まれている可能性があるもの:1人

※After the event, a volunteer certificate will be issued.

画像に含まれている可能性があるもの:6人、、スマイル、室内



Email: smilewithkids8@gmail.com
(Please write "Volunteer" in the title of the email)

Let's enjoy Japan Day of Hope 2020 together!!