Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima

by Operation Blessing Japan
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima
Bring Christmas Cheer to Families in Fukushima

The free Family Christmas Concert in Minami Soma, Fukushima, to bring Christmas cheer to local families and children was a great success with 505 attending.

The concert was designed to bring a message of hope to encourage the families and children living in the area affected by the nuclear power disaster of March 2011. The concert featured 4 Japanese artists: Megumi Ota, a children's musical performer who works for Disney and Japan's national broadcaster, NHK; Yakara, a dynamic and young Japanese drums team from Sendai; Syan, Japan's world champion balloon artist; and New WIngs! a popular, youthful and exuberant gospel choir from Kyushu. OBJ's local gospel choir, RiseUp! and gospel workshop participants from Iwaki, Sendai, Yamagata and Fukuoka also joined in with the 9 member New Wings, for finale songs.

This event was endorsed by Fukushima Prefecture, City of Minami Soma, Minami Soma Board of Education, TBC-Tohoku Broadcasting Company, TV-U Fukushima, and the Kahoku Newspaper. 

Comments from participants gave high marks for the quality of the program, with 97.4% of respondents saying they thought the program was good or very good. 66.7% indicated they were moved by the musical and visual presentation of the Christmas story, and 82.1% responded that were encouraged or very much encouraged.

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Operation Blessing Japan

Location: Sendai Shi, Miyagi Ken - Japan
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Project Leader:
Donald Thomson
Tomiya Shi, Japan

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