INJM in the Media

INJM’s work in Tohoku has been featured in several public and private media outlets. Below is a collection of some articles and videos that have helped spread the word about our activities. Please click on the pictures/links to go to the specific websites.

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Television and News

  How a Yasi survivor was inspired to help stricken Japan” by Helen Davidson, 5th March 2012,
Article on INJM and volunteer David Chandlee’s efforts on coming from Australia to help in Japan’s tsunami hit regions
‘Alternative labor’ helps Ishinomaki rebuild” The Japan Times, March 3rd 2012
Feature article on INJM, its activities, volunteerism and its Chairperson Jamie El-Banna by Barbara Bayer of The Japan Times.
From City Worker to Relief Worker” BBC One – Breakfast Show, Jan 1st 2012
BBC talks to INJM’s Jamie El-Banna about what made him come to Ishinomaki and the group’s disaster relief efforts in Tohoku.
“The ghost school of Ishinomaki” by Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News UK, Nov. 2011
INJM featured on UK based Channel 4’s TV documentary on the cleanup, recovery and volunteer efforts in Tohoku
Life in Japan: Nine months after the earthquake things are far from being back to normal by Emi Morimoto, Bullet News Niagara, Dec. 2011
Article on current situation in Tohoku and INJM’s role in supporting volunteers in the region.
Denver Native Helps Out In Japan With Tsunami Relief CBS News, Denver
Article and news video on the situation in Tohoku and efforts of an INJM volunteer, Gavin Wisdom, from Denver.

Blogs and Magazines

“Volunteers show that clean-up is about more than mud” by Sophie Knight, Asahi Shimbun Feature article on INJM
“Mud, sweat & cheers” by Tyler Rothman, Foreign Correspondents Club Japan Feature article on INJM, it’s activities and the volunteer experience
“It’s Not Just Mud” by Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News Blogs, November 2011
Feature article on INJM and its activities on the Channel 4 News Blog
“It’s Not Just Mud” by Mike Connolly, Foreign Volunteers Japan, November 2011
Feature article on INJM and its activities on the Foreign Volunteers Japan blog
“The Art of Running: Recovery in Ishinomaki” by Joseph Tame, Tokyo-based social-mobile tech creator
Article on running a 40km long “Ishinomaki” drawn using GPS tracking, in Ishinomaki city. INJM’s chairperson participated in this run
There are no mountains on the map Sarah Outen, British Adventurer
Article by British adventurer who volunteered with INJM while on her round-the-world trip.


  Supporting Tohoku through Volunteering and Tourism Embassy of Japan in the UK
Feature article on volunteering in Tohoku, INJM’s partner in the UK, Helping Hands for Japan, and a writeup on volunteering with INJM.
“Recovery Update: Helping fishermen, farmers and traders to market goods for the community” by Lori Henderson, November 2011, BCCJ Acumen
Article highlights the BCCJ’s role in getting an industrial freezer for the Funakoshi fishing industry. Masae Ishikawa, Director of INJM, was quoted in this article.

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