Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan(AAR Japan) is a Non-Governmental Organization ( NGO ) aiming to provide emergency assistance, assistance to people with disabilities, and mine action, among other operations. It was established in 1979 as an organization with no political, ideological, or religious affiliation. AAR currently has offices in 10 countries.

Relaxation

Relaxation
Massage and stretching sessions are provided by professional physiotherapists and occupational therapists who also offer advice on rehabilitation exercises. (March 17th, 2012 - Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture)

Community Events

Community Events
Community events are an excellent opportunity to bring disaster survivors of all ages together. This picture shows the audience of a mini-concert at a temporary housing complex. After listening to the musicians during the first half of the concert, in the second half the audience enjoyed singing popular folk songs together. (April 29th, 2012 - Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture)

Life in Temporary Housing

Life in Temporary Housing
View of temporary housing complex (May 27th, 2012 - Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture)

Farming at Temporary Housing Facilities

Farming at Temporary Housing Facilities
Residents of a temporary housing complex set up a greenhouse next to the facility. A group of seniors, including former farmers, will be in charge of the gardening project. (May 28th, 2012 - Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture)

Destroyed by the Tsunami (2)

Destroyed by the Tsunami (2)
This granary belonged to a group home for seniors and persons with disabilities. The residents of the group home used to do farming and the destroyed building served as a storage house for the rice they produced. (October 14th, 2011 - Shiroishi City, Miyagi Prefecture)
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