Update on the 2016 ‘This is Fukushima’ Calendar

An update from the organisers of the ‘This is Fukushima Calendar’ project and a call for your support!

The 2016 This is Fukushima Calendar

Last year, with the generous support of many past and present residents of Fukushima, we produced 2,000 copies of the 2015 This is Fukushima calendar. They were distributed for free across Japan and several countries internationally. The purpose of the calendar is to show the world that…

“…(Fukushima) is more than a news headline or a power plant that shares its name.”

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The project has been a phenomenal success over the past 3 years, earning mention in both local and national media. We have also received acknowledgement from several notable world figures including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Prime Minister of Canada, the Japanese Ambassador to Canada and former U.S President Jimmy Carter. We hope to repeat that success with the new 2016 version of the calendar.

As usual, our theme is: Interesting People and Places of Fukushima. We will feature images and text about some of Fukushima’s unique locations and festivals, as well as some of the people and organizations that have been making efforts to restore the prefecture in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 Great Tōhoku Earthquake.

Fundraising efforts to cover printing and distribution costs are currently being coordinated here:

www.gofundme.com/fukushima2016

Anyone who donates \5,000 ($50) or more will have their name printed in the calendar as an honoured supporter. Of course, offline / in-person or anonymous donations are always welcome! 3

*100% of all donated funds are used entirely for the production and distribution costs of the calendar.*

The more we raise; the more we’re able to print each year.

Your support has been critical to the success of the calendar project each year.

With your help, we can do it again this year!

よろしくお願いします!