Ganbare Japan! The action goes on during the festival
Ganbare Japan! support actions go on at Japan Expo, with an exhibition, the story of those who were there, a round-table conference, a Tanabata and a booth to increase public awareness and gather funds.
Soon after the catastrophe, Japan Expo created on Facebook a Ganbare Japan! page to give everyone somewhere to leave solidarity messages and talk about the actions organized everywhere. Many people contributed to it and we encourage you to go on!
To support the victims financially, Ganbare Japan! badges are sold at the J.E. Shop, the official store of the festival, as well as T-shirts!
- an exhibition with illustrations by French and Japanese artists, and photos of Tôhoku
- an account of the voluntary work after the catastrophe by Yasuaki ICHIMURA and NYCCA
- a round-table conference about the circulation of information between France and Japan, and the way NGOs organize to bring help to Tôhoku
- a Tabanata (Japane star festival) is organized by Tengumi, during which people can write "wishes for Japan"
- the kids at Japan Expo can take part in Unesco's Kizuna project on the kids’ area and write hope messages
- Ganbare Japan! booth increases people's awareness of the current situation. Magnitude 9 is sold in preview, traditional costumes can be tried on and money can be donated.
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