A short extract of a post that features in my book about the Great East Japan Earthquake, The Teas That Bind:
With much of the attention naturally being drawn towards the ongoing situation at Fukushima nuclear power plant, there is a gap emerging. People living in evacuation centres need practical assistance now, with everything from food to clothing to transport.
Some innovative and inspiring individuals are helping to make a difference, such as the Dutch architect developing plans for a community centre in Iwate and the Free Tohoku blog, a collective of concerned people seeking to match immediate needs with donations. One of the Free Tohoku initiatives has been to urge the city of Abiko in Chiba to send abandoned commuter bicycles to those who have lost their means of transport – a vital link to resources and employment.
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