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(Long Term) 28 people
1st batch from ASEAN (ASEAN, India, Timor-Leste, Australia)
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(Program to visit the disaster-affected areas conducted by JICE:
(Long Term) 28 people
1st batch from ASEAN (ASEAN, India, Timor-Leste, Australia)

* About program other than the visit to the disaster-affected areas, it is conducted by other organizations.

((Participating countries))
ASEAN Countries:
Brunei/2people * Cambodia/2people * Indonesia/3people * Laos/1people * Malaysia/2people
Myanmar/3people * Philippines/2people * Thai/2people * Viet Nam/3people
SAARC Countries:
Other Asian Countries:
Oceania, Pacific islands/regions:

 In the programme to visit disaster-affected area, students will pay three visits to Tenei Village, Fukushima Prefecture, which is a Specified Disaster-affected Area.
 In the Village, the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 caused severe damage to many houses, public facilities, fields and essential utilities.Although it is a major rice growing area, Tenei Village has suffered from harmful rumor caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which occurred during the Earthquake.

 The visitors, with the help of local farmers, will plant crops on the first visit, observe the progress of their crops on the second visit, and harvest, cook, and eat the produce that they grew on the third visit. Through these activities the visitors are able to learn about how safe agricultural products grown in Tenei Village are, as well as the thoughts of the locals who make efforts to ensure that their crops are safe.

((Summary of The 1st Program : 2012/9/18-21))
 The visitors watched a DVD that captures the activities of the town office and local farmers, which began after the nuclear disaster, and listened to explanations by people in charge of the activities. In doing these things, the visitors were able to gain an understanding of radiation countermeasures as well as measures against harmful rumor. In addition, representatives harvested produce that had been grown in the fields, and measured radiation levels using a radiation dosimeter to ensure that crops were radiation free (ND).
 On this their first visit, the visitors planted Japanese radishes, napa cabbage, Mizuna mustard, Qing geng cai, and broccoli.

    ( Schedule / Picture / Participant's Testimonials )

((Summary of The 2nd Program : 2012/10/22-25))
 Participants experienced how people in Tenei village ensure food safety with their considerable efforts and strong will by taking care of crops that were planted during the previous visit as well as interacting with producers who have been looking after the crops.
 They presented specific examples regarding media coverage of the disaster (especially about Fukushima Prefecture) in different countries since the aftermath, the way that students and their families felt after watching such coverage, and how the image of disaster-affected Fukushima formed by the coverage has changed after visiting Japan. These examples are complied by each group and presented in front of associated people from Tenei village. To share countries' harmful rumors and the way that people in each country accept it with people in Tenei village as well as seek new ideas to dispel harmful rumors by exchanging opinions.

    ( Schedule / Picture / Participant's Testimonials )

((Summary of The 3rd Program : 2012/11/20-23))
 Participants experienced to harvest Japanese radish, napa cabbage, mizuna, broccoli, and other vegetables that have grown since their planting during the first visit (September) and follow-up care during the second visit (October), thanks to the cooperation of local farmers. Also, to measure the radiation dose of harvested vegetables by sampling Japanese radish, to experience the process and results of growing safe crops in Tenei Village and the thoughts of the farmers.
 They made a presentation based on accurate knowledge of the current state of the disaster-affected area, fear of harmful rumors, safety of crops, smiles of the people of Tenei Village, the beauty of the local landscape, efforts and ingenuity of the people against harmful rumors and radiation, and others obtained through the three visits to Tenei Village, using the three different methods in the left column in order to tell the world about the present day of Tenei Village.

    "Message to the World about Tenei Village" Project
    (1) Making a PR video on Tenei Village to dispel harmful rumors and tell the world about
       the village.
     ( Group A / Participant's comment for A / Group B / Participant's comment for B )
    (2) Drawing up reports on the programme and situation of Tenei Village and telling the
       world about the village.
     ( Group A / Participant's comment for A / Group B / Participant's comment for B )
    (3) Thinking freely about other methods of communicating our message about Tenei
       Village to the world.
        →Song for Tenei Village : (Song / lyrics / Participant's comment)
        →making mascot : Promotion for all the production in Tenei( rice and vegetables)


 During the previous visit (October), students created recipes from their own countries using Tenei Village's vegetables. Based on these recipes, students cook dishes using vegetables harvested the day before. By sending out the recipes to the world, students use them as a means of conveying the safety of Tenei Village's crops to the world.
 → Click HERE to see the recipes.

 These are Thank you video messeges to Tenei Village from participants.


    ( Schedule / Picture / Participant's Testimonials )

((Report by participants after returning home)) → What is this "Report"?

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