Announcement of the forum "Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Australia Junior Project-Towards the Next 10 Years-"

The "Japan-Australia Junior Project" dispatches junior high school students affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake to Melbourne, Australia, with the main purpose of developing human resources who will lead the future of reconstruction. Started in 2012, a total of 34 junior high school students have participated so far.
In this forum, we will support the reunion of junior high school students who participated in this project, and exchange opinions on measures for future natural disasters and next-generation Japan-Australia exchanges.
The event will be held online, so if you would like to participate, please contact the Iwate Secretariat, a certified NPO.
Phone: 019-651-2117
[Forum overview]
Event name: "Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan-Australia Junior Project-Towards the Next 10 Years-"
Date and time: Saturday, March 2022, 3 from 19:13 to 16:XNUMX
Format: Online (Zoom URL will be sent to all pre-registered users)
Admission: Free
Organizer: Nishimatsuzono Internal Medicine Clinic, Certified NPO Corporation Heart Bridge Iwate
Sponsored by: Consulate General of Japan in Melbourne, Embassy of Australia in Japan, Iwate Prefecture, Iwate Nippo, Tohoku Mirai Creation Forum Executive Committee (in no particular order)
* Thorough protection against new coronavirus infection, only those involved will participate from the Morioka venue.

New Year greetings

Happy new year.
The battle with the new coronavirus, which is spreading in a wavy manner, has entered its third year, and the spread of the infection seems to be a short break.Did you get nostalgic faces for this year's New Year?Don't forget to wash your hands and wear a mask to prevent infection.

At Kokorogake, we are promoting the "Ai no Mago no Te Project" as a way to "get together but not meet".You can also learn how to use the Internet while meeting with grandchildren who live far away.There is no cost, and the equipment used will be mailed from the heart.For more informationhere contain more information.
Last year, we will send useful health informationHeart channelWas opened.Please watch it.
We look forward to working with you this year as well.
Certified NPO corporation Heart bridge Iwate
Chairman Mitsuru Suzuki


Iwate Nippo featured the activity record magazine of the heart

In the special feature of the Iwate Nippo "form 7 Disaster Magazine: Challenges and Lessons to Tell" on July 1, the activity record magazine "Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture, Trajectory for Reconstruction Connected by Mental Care" (*) Suzuki's comment is posted.Please take a look.
* Produced with the support of "Takeda Life and Living Revitalization Program (Takeda Pharmaceutical x Japan NPO Center Collaboration Project)".

* Dated July 2021, 7
* This article is reprinted with the permission of Iwate Nippo.

Notice of office relocation

We are pleased to inform you that Iwate (Kokorogake), a certified NPO, has moved its office in Morioka to the following address.


New address: 020rd floor, Sakanacho Megumi Building, 0871-1-5 Nakanohashidori, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture 1-3 (TEL: 019-651-2117 * Phone number continues)


There is no change in the phone number.Please contact the same number as before when using.
Thank you for your continued support.

For long-term support from the 11th year

Ten years have passed since the earthquake.Children are leaving the nest, and middle-aged and older people
I'm getting older.Correspondingly, the shapes of territorial, blood, and occupational ties are changing.


In the next 10 and 20 years, generational changes will come equally.Global environmental changes represented by the new coronavirus will also affect the reconstruction and revitalization of the affected areas.However, human beings gather the wisdom to confront the disaster and confront it.


As a team of disaster mental health experts, Kokorogake will continue to learn from the past, flexibly respond to what is needed now, and share preparations for the future.


Union is Power!


Mitsuru Suzuki, Chairman of Iwate, a non-profit organization

Our organization is featured in the special feature "3.11 Planning and Overcoming Power" of Yahoo! JAPAN.

We would like to thank all of you for your great support in this special feature last year.
Our organization is also featured in the 2021 Yahoo! JAPAN special feature, so please take a look along with the special feature page.


▼ "3.11 Planning Power to Overcome"


▼ Our organization 2020 activity report


▼ "Yahoo! Net Fundraising" page


# 311 Donations are power

This year as well, we are holding a "lottery donation" through Yahoo! Japan online donations (until the end of May).

Currently, we are conducting a "lottery donation" where prizes from sponsor companies that support our mental activities are won by lottery through Yahoo! Japan online donations.This year, from Saito Matsugetsudo Co., Ltd. Matsuno Kaoru Ichinoseki (Hotel Sunroute Ichinoseki), "Hotel Sunroute Ichinoseki (Hotel Sunroute Ichinoseki) pair accommodation voucher (with breakfast and Hiraizumi Unigohan station lunch)" for 2 people We have you provide it.

The fund-raising page also summarizes recent activities for mental health, so please take this opportunity to take a look and support us.