[Interview Opportunity] Japanese Red Cross President Tadateru Konoe visits quake-affected areas


It has been nearly 3 years since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.

Over 100 billion yen (1 billion USD)has been donated to the Japanese Red Cross from 100 sister societies and other partners around the world for the recovery support projects in the affected areas, and the Japanese Red Cross is committed to supporting the survivors for a further four years.

From 24th to 26th February, the President of the Japanese Red Cross Society and of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Tadateru Konoe will visit Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate to see and encourage survivors, Red Cross volunteers working to support them through Red Cross projects.

During this trip, he will also visit a restricted area in Namie, Fukushima prefecture to see the current situation of the town.

He will be available to receive interview as follows:

When: February 26, 2014 from 14:30 to 15:00
Where: Outside the Central Community Hall, Shiroyama Park, Otsuchi
(岩手県上閉伊郡大槌町 城山公園・中央公民館前)
- It would be helpful if you could give us the following information in advance, if you are interested in interviewing him.
(1) Number of people and contact person/number
(2) Name of the show or programme on which our activites are to be showed and time to be aired.

For more information or to make an interview arrangement, please contact:

Ms. Midori Tasaka / Ms. Asuka Suzuki
Planning and Public Relations Office
Japanese Red Cross Society