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From rehabilitation to reconstruction

By RONISH KUMAR Share the experiences learnt in Japan with your peers back home, says Ryutaro Katsuki, the director project management department of Japan Overseas Co-operative Association (JOCA). Mr Katsuki
23 Dec 2012 10:55

Second secretary Kelera Savu (middle) with students of Team Fiji.

By RONISH KUMAR

Share the experiences learnt in Japan with your peers back home, says Ryutaro Katsuki, the director project management department of Japan Overseas Co-operative Association (JOCA).
Mr Katsuki addressed the participants of the KIZUNA project during the official closing of the project in Tokyo, Japan.
“You have been to Ibaraki and Iwate prefecture to see the actual situation of the recovery and reconstruction in disaster (Great East Japan Earthquake) stricken areas,” he said.
Despite a two-week stay in Japan, Mr Katsuki says, he strongly believed that it was a memorable experience.
“I would be grateful if you could share what you felt about Japan, the people, the culture.
“Most of all, if you could send out a message saying, that Japan is doing well and firmly paving its way from rehabilitation to reconstruction.”
Meanwhile, Sivnit Mudaliar a member of KIZUNA Fiji, said this experience would change his life forever.
Mr Mudaliar said after completing this project, he would now better understand the implications of the aftermath of natural disasters.
“We have watched so many documentaries, visited places and experienced natural disaster simulation.
“This was emotional to many people. I think we need to change the attitude of people towards natural disasters in Fiji.”




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