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Trends Trends & Culture - March 10th, 2012
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NPO ‘Ganbatte 365’ launches social media program to support earthquake hit areas

Approaching the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the country has made tremendous progress in revitalizing.

However, the scale of the disaster is such that for some, it will take a decade or more to return to a semblance of normality.

‘Ganbatte 365’ has teamed up with global transportation and shipping company Rickmers Linie and Breakbulk, to launch an initiative to express global support for Japan, by sending a message directly to those in the hardest-hit region.

The non-profit organization will compile messages from around the world, translate them into Japanese and displaying them on digital screens across Tokyo and in the hardest-hit communities in the Tohoku region.

Ganbatte 365

Ganbatte 365 is endorsed by the Japan Tourism Agency, Embassy of Canada to Japan and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and aims to maintain awareness of the post-earthquake renewal of Japan — as it is happening — and channel messages of support from around the world to the people of the disaster hit region.

Using social and digital media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, Ganbatte 365 produces and disseminates worldwide videos of the recovery process, and compiles and provides messages of support from around the world to the people of Japan.

Be a part of it!

To have your message displayed to thousands of people in Tokyo and Tohoku, simply Tweet a message of support with the #kizuna or #G365 hash tags and your country name in square brackets, or go to the Ganbatte 365 Facebook page and leave a message with your country name.

Or Email a message directly to kizuna@ganbatte365.jp.

Send your message here:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ganbatte365

Twitter: http://bit.ly/kzna-tweet

Google+: http://gplus.to/Ganbatte365

YouTube: http://bit.ly/G365-kzna

For more information visit www.ganbatte365.jp/en the Ganbatte 365 YouTube Channel to view, download and share Ganbatte 365 videos documenting the recovery process in Tohoku.