GLH Worldwide Partners: Japan

Rotary Club

January 2016: Rotary Club members (Ms. Seki and Mr. Kawatsuma) presented the story of Green Legacy in a speech at a major Rotary Meeting held in Ontario, California, and planted a Camellia sapling on the grounds of the local Japanese garden.

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Nakanoshima Elementary School, Tokushima, Japan

December 2015: Someiyoshino sapling was planted in the schoolyard.

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Bourbon Co., Ltd. Japan

December 2015: Ginkgo sapling ready to welcome the cold winter of Kashiwazaki-shi, Niigata, Japan.

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Yano Nishi Elementary School, Hiroshima, Japan

November 2015: Peace candle event was held alongside the Chinese parasol tree song.

♪Song of Chinese parasol

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Nakanoshima Elementary School, Tokushima, Japan

October 2015: 6th graders from Nakanoshima Elementary School visited Hiroshima on their school excursion and after a lecture about A-bombed trees, took back a 2nd generation Someiyoshino, to be planted in their schoolyard in December.

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Asian Health Institute, Japan

October 2015: A Chinese parasol sapling, delivered in 2012, did not survive. A new sapling was brought back to AHI by their international trainees.

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Bourbon, Co., Niigata, Japan

October 2015: Ginkgo sapling growing and losing its leaves for the winter. 

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Kyoseian, Hiroshima, Japan

September 2015: Someiyoshino sapling growing in good health.

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Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University and Hiroshima University

August 2015: Visiting the Kurogane Holly at Hiroshima's Rai Sanyo Memorial garden, with APU Ritsumeikan and Hiroshima University peace forum participants.

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Asia Pacific University, Japan

Under the caring watch of Professor Mahichi, students receiving the peace message of Hiroshima’s Sakura.

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Kyoseian, Miyoshi-City, Hiroshima, Japan

October 2014: A Cherry tree sapling, descendant of the Cherry tree in front of Hiroshima City Hall, was delivered on October 4, 2014.

Kyoseian, Miyoshi-city, Hiroshima Japan

Bourbon Co., Ltd, Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan

On April 10, 2015, in commemoration of the opening of New Main Office building, a Ginkgo sapling was planted at the company courtyard.

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Ofunato City (大船渡市)

June 28: A Chinese Parasol sapling was delivered to Ofunato-city, Iwate Prefecture.  It will be planted in Midorimachi Park, which is being revived from the damage by the Great East Japan Earthquake. 

Osaka YMCA International School (大阪YMCAインターナショナルスクール)

On 18 April a group of 5th grade children, from the Osaka YMCA International School, visited the survivor trees on Hiroshima Peace Avenue as part of their study trip, to prepare for a presentation on peace activities.  The children dazzled the GLH team with their strong preparation and clever questions - next time we shall better prepare for these serious investigators! We wish the children luck in completing their exceptional project and in spreading the green, generous message of Hiroshima's trees.

The Kizuna Project (キズナ強化プロジェクト):Haragama Kindergarten in Soma City, Fukushima, Japan

June 2014:  Saplings of Ginkgo and Chinese parasol, planted there in Dec. 2012, are growing well.

“The Kizuna Project” team ('Kizuna' in Japanese means ties/bonds) from ASEAN countries, accompanied by members of Japan Overseas Cooperative Association, visited Fukushima Prefecture and planted saplings of Ginkgo and Chinese parasol in a kindergarten in Soma City. 29 Dec., 2012. 

The Asian Health Institute (AHI) (アジア保健研修所)

September 2014: A Chinese Parasol sapling, delivered in 2012, is in good health. A picture with international trainees below.

The Asian Health Institute (AHI)

September 24, 2013: The Chinese Parasol sapling, received in September 2012, shed its leaves but this April new leaves started to grow. It is now 30cm in height, in good health and with many leaves. 

- Aogiri sapling being handed to the delegation from the Asian Health Institute (AHI) アジア保健研修所 at ANT-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 22 September 2012

Honkawa elementary school, Hiroshima本川小学校

Planting ceremony on 11 Nov., 2012. Mayor Matsui and the mayor of Volgograd City of Russia attended.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (in Beppu)立命館アジア太平洋大学

June, 2014: The Cherry tree, planted on the campus of APU on 24 October., 2013, is growing in good health, beside the commemorative plaque.

October 24, 2013 : To mark United Nations Day, a survivor Somei yoshino Sakura was planted on the campus of the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), in Oita Prefecture, Japan. Planted by APU President Shun Korenaga and UNITAR Senior Advisor and GLH Co-Founder Nassrine Azimi, the ceremony was attended by Pro Vice President Edgar Porter, Professor Faezeh Mahichi and a number of interested faculty and members of the Press.   The following day, students of Professor Mahichi visited the newly planted sapling to welcome her on the grounds of APU, while reflecting on the question: 'What else can we do to convey the message of peace from the people of Hiroshima?'

Yanominami elementary school, Hiroshima矢野南小学校

September 2014: A Ginkgo sapling, planted in their school yard on 14 July, 2014, is growing in good health.

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A sapling of Aogiri and a germinated seed of Japanese fern palm were presented to the school on 16 Nov., 2012

Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES) of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

July 2014: Saplings growing well, and will be replanted in the courtyard in the near future.

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November 2013 : Saplings of Kurogane holly (20cm in height), Camphor (20cm in height), and Persimmon (30cm in height) are growing well.

- JAMSTEC and Green Legacy Hiroshima -- Planting seeds at the new Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences, 29 May 2012 (.pdf)

- Green Legacy Hiroshima Homepage