Smile Together Ishinomaki

by The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Smile Together Ishinomaki
Aug 11, 2014

Update on Smile Together Ishinomaki Acitivies

Voices of Tohoku Archive opens @ Ishinomaki Newsee
Voices of Tohoku Archive opens @ Ishinomaki Newsee

In May, 2014 Mrs. Atsuko Fish of the Fish Family Foundation visited Ishinomaki and took an active part in a Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) workshop hosted at the Sakura Juku in Ishinomaki.  Two other DMT workshops were held in Ishinomaki in June and one July.  Mrs. Fish wrote:; "It was very productive trip to Ishinomaki.  I am glad to have experienced the healing training."  She also visited the "Voices of Tohoku" archive at Ishinomaki Newsee, and the Taylor Anderson Reading Corner at Mangokuura Elementary School and the new one at Ishinomaki High School.   

The Editor in Chief of the Hibi Shimbun newspaper in Ishinomaki, Mr. Takeuchi, who also runs the Ishinomaki Newsee will provide mental care support to Ishinomaki residents through ten columns written by JISP to be published in the Hibi Shimbun.  The columns will address questions from the residents regarding issues such as PTSD and depression. Two board members, Lori Henderson and Andy Anderson, visited Mr. Takeuchi in June and July and heard first hand how he feels they are at risk of losing a generation of children to PTSD.  He has volunteered to organize a mothers group for an expressive art therapy workshop.

A two day youth leadership workshop was held on July 13th and 14th with fifteen students from Tohoku and Japan.  The program was conducted by JISP representatives and Benesse Corporation.  The purpose of the program was to introduce Tohoku high-school students to to the idea of studying abroad and to train them in creative thinking and entrepreneurship skills.

More than 30 Ishinomaki residents have now recorded Voices of Tohoku interviews which will be edited to place in the Ishinomaki Newsee community archive.   

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop @ Sakura Jyuku
Dance Movement Therapy Workshop @ Sakura Jyuku

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Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo - Japan
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