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Vaucluse accommodates children of Fukushima, what’s the point of it?

“The experience of hosting Chernobyl children, this kind of experience would have reduced 30% of the amount of radiation in their bodies.

Beaumes-de-Venise / Published Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5:21

Actualités - Vaucluse : accueillir des enfants de Fukushima, à quoi ça sert ?

Junko (Thoughts for Tohoku) and Kazunori Togashi (Ganbalo) jointly organized the arrival of Fukushima children: they are housed at the gate field Bouquet in Beaumes-de-Venise.

Since the disaster, Japanese parents try to keep their children away during the holidays, especially in Vaucluse. A way for the body to rejuvenate and de-stress

Two years after the tsunami followed the explosion of the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, the region remains highly exposed to radioactivity. The situation of children is of particular concern. Many live confined to their homes or schools, may not play out normally. And in addition to the trauma of the tsunami, they should monitor their health for years.

This is as a mother, as Junko Takase, Japan installed in Beaumes-de-Venise, decided to act. She created the association “Thoughts for Tohoku” to help children. “I could not imagine their plight, there, doing nothing here,” she says. She had the idea of ​​organizing a trip to Provence for some of them. With the hope that they find some lost their immune system.

“The experience of hosting Chernobyl children, this kind of experience would have reduced 30% of the amount of radiation in their bodies. We also wanted to offer a place of rest where they can finally live normally: playing outside, swimming in the sea, the pool or in the river, walking and running in the mountains and it is also an opportunity for enriching cultural exchange for everyone. “.

“These children are the ambassadors of tomorrow”

For its part, Kazunori Togashi, other Japanese living in France, founded the Association Ganbalo (Hold on!) With an additional objective: “The Fukushima disaster is not behind us it will be for years and. years. should organize a system of support and exchange that takes time, so we do not forget, “he says. Filmmaker, he has also made ​​a film “Fukushima Forbidden Land,” which will be screened today at Beaumes.

Junko and Kazunori have teamed up to bring this summer seven Japanese teenagers, all from the Fukushima region. They went through the castle of Leonardo da Vinci to “discover the human genius” by Oradour-sur-Glane, in a preserved state “village to raise awareness among future generations of the tragedy of war, as the is the Dome of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, “said Kazunori. Then, Beaumes-de-Venise, they now spend one week gte farm Bouquet with a toned and athletic program pony rides, getaways to Ventoux. They participated in the work on the farm and learned to cook pizza with an Italian grandmother.

The cost of living was supported by both associations and several partners. Why stay so far and so expensive? “These children are the ambassadors of tomorrow, argues Kazunori. At each stage of the caravan, they found the country but were able to testify as to what they lived on 11 March 2011″.

Martine Quinette

Translated from French


August 16, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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