10 April, 2011

Fundraiser for East Japan Earthquake

  On March 29, the Hyogo Tourism Association held a fund raiser in Kobe to support the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern part of Japan. Hyogo prefecture experienced the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 16 years ago, and received support from people all over the country, so we really wanted to do our part in helping out those who are in need. We got members of “Okami-no-kai” (female owners of Japanese style inns), the Hyogo Tourism Ambassador, Habatan, and the members from our association.

  As soon as we started our fund raiser, people immediately came over to give donations. From children to grandparents, people of all ages stopped by to show their support. Many of them also gave us encouragement. It just showed how much this terrible disaster has affected people all around the country.

  When I think about the people who were affected by the disaster and those who are still at the site, I really wanted to do my part in helping out with the recovery. 

  I would like to take this time to show my appreciation for people both inside and outside Japan, who are giving their support for our recovery.

  We are going to continue to provide information about Hyogo through our websites, blogs, and newsletter. We want to show the beauty of this country to people around the globe, and get more people to visit our country.

  Thank you so much for always supporting us. We will do our best in providing more useful and interesting facts about our prefecture.

Soo (Hyogo Tourism Association)