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Witnesses of the Tsunami, Ryouiti Usuzawa

The Magokoro Santa Fund

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The Magokoro Santa Fund

The Magokoro Santa Fund was established by the non-profit organization Tono Magokoro Net after the success of the “100 Santas!” event in Christmas 2011. The event, organized on behalf of the children and survivors of the March 11 tsunami, was a great success, receiving support and generous donations from all quarters. Since some money was left after the project, The Magokoro Santa Fund was established to support further education for high school students in Iwate Prefecture.


Call for support of the Magokoro Santa Fund 

There are high school students in Tohoku today who will give up on their dreams of higher education due to the financial difficulties caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. We believe that all students should have the opportunity to study according to their own abilities or skills, without the constraints of financial concern. Getting further education is a valuable opportunity throughout our life.

We would of course like to help all high school students in the Iwate coastal region interested in pursuing higher education, but our budget is limited. We are focusing first on helping students living in the towns most severely affected by the tsunami and with which we have developed a strong working relation. The more donations we are able to collect, the more students we will be able to help and the more help we will be able to offer each student, hopefully not only in Iwate but also in Miyagi and Fukushima as well.

We kindly ask you to support our students suffering from the effects of last year’s disaster so that they might preserve hope for their future.


Tono Magokoro Net

Address, 28-5 Tono-cho, Tono, Iwate 028-0514, Japan

Phone: +81-198-62-1001

Fax:  +81-198-62-1002



Donation Bank Account

Name of Bank, Iwate Bank

Name of Branch, Tono Branch


Bank code, 0123

Branch code, 018

Account Number, 2046338

Address of Bank, 2-9 Chuo-dori, Tono, Iwate 028-0523, Japan.


Receipt of donations available upon requested (please send your name and address to to

We cannot confirm the details of tax exemption in your country as each country is subject to different tax regimes.

World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku

World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku
Sendai International Center 3-4 July 2012

Details Here.

Magokoro reunion in USA & Canada

Dear friends who attended volunteer activities in Tono Magokoro Net,
Magokoro reunion will be held on May 12th or 13th, 2012, in RV Park
near Upland, CA,USA and on July 7th or 8th in RV Park near Vancouver,
Canada. Registration by e-mail is required in advance.

Masanobu Tamura (田村正信), Chiba, Japan,
Yasumitsu Mieno (三重野靖充), Osaka, Japan,