New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Join Hands For Japan

A gathering in New Plymouth, New Zealand to remember Japan a year after the March 11, 2011 Kanto-Tohoku Earthquake.

Date: 11 March 2012 - First anniversary of Japan's Tsunami, one of the world's worst natural disasters
Place: New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Purpose: To raise funds for the children who survived the tsunami which left:


  • 20,000 + people dead, including 378 children
  • 158 children missing
  • 236 children orphaned
  • 40,000 houses & buildings destroyed
  • 144,000 buildings damaged
  • $US120 billion estimated damage

Let's get together to show our support for the victims of this immense human tragedy, and join hands along the Coastal Walkway. All proceeds will go to Save The Children Japan, a charity set up specifically for the children who survived the tsunami on 11 March 2011, many of whom have lost parents, friends,homes, schools and playgrounds and are still suffering.

  • Japanese Taiko Drum Performance
  • Official Opening Speech
  • Major onsite prizes for participants
  • Certificates of participation for $5.00 to go to the charity.
    Join the Movement by Join Hands for Japan on the 11th March 12noon where ever you are and send in your video or letters of support by emailing to or on Hands for Japan or if you are interested in volunteering please express your interest now.

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