April 1, 2012

Tohoku10×26windows: Website about the Great East Japan Earthquake

From http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201203260079

Students offer info about post-quake efforts in 22 languages
March 26, 2012

Twenty students at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies have produced a multi-lingual website about areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The site, called Tohoku10×26windows, gives information on the activities of 10 groups based in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and offers translations into 22 languages, including English, German, Vietnamese and Polish. Pages in Czech, Burmese, Urdu and Arabic are in the pipeline, which will bring the total languages to the title’s "26 windows.”

The site focuses on local organizations established in the wake of the earthquake rather than established nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations.

Each group was asked to present its work using about 10 photos, explain how and why it was established and to share its thoughts about reconstruction.

Read the full article about the site at http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201203260079

Tohoku10×26windows is available at http://www.tufs.ac.jp/st/club/tohoku260windows

Are you looking for more ideas for teaching about the earthquake? Here is a New York Times article about teaching about the earthquake: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/guest-post-teaching-about-japan-one-year-after-the-disaster/#

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