Niseko Tsunami Relief Program September 2 2011, 1:07am via studio343.jp

This summer many local companies and individuals came together to try and make a difference in the lives of people living in the earthquake and tsunami affected regions on the main island of Honshu. Owners of condominiums and management companies generously donated accommodation, the Japanese government offered subsidized travel assistance, local business donated services and local people volunteered time to help out.
The Niseko Tsunami Relief Program looked after the group and offered a large range of activities for participants from english lessons, games, all kinds to sports and hiking, weekly BBQ’s were also held drawing large numbers.

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program
Niseko Tsunami Relief Program
Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

It was really good meeting some of participants and i went ‘hiking’ a few times catching the summer gondola and checking out the mountain.
A lot to the kids from down south haven’t been able to get outdoors as much as usual so they were having lot’s of fun running around which was good to see.
Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

I had never really taken much notice of the mini waterfall and pond in the park just below the J First hotel and was refreashing to see the kids catching tadpoles and cooling down there during the hot weather.

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Niseko Tsunami Relief Program

Wishing all the participants the best back home.