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福島再訪 Visit to Fukushima 2

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浪江町役場で帰宅困難区域への入場許可申請 Applying to enter ’difficult to return zone’ in Namie Machi
大堀地区には23軒の「大堀相馬焼」の窯元があった。23’Soma-yaki’ Pottery once there in Obori area.
荒れ果てた津島小学校。浪江町の人が最初に避難した場所。Tsushima Elementary School, now abandoned.
津島町はゴーストタウン。No one can enter here. Tsushima Town.

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March 8, 2021 at 1:02 am

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福島県視察の旅 Trip to Fukushima

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ドキュメンタリー映画「普通の生活」(2012)の製作をした、カメラマン吉田泰三が、震災後10年を迎える秋に、福島に暮らす人々を訪ね、想いを共有する旅を計画しました。映画は被災した人々の小声を集めるような作品でした。(2020/10/23~11/1) (廣西財団助成)

Taizo Yoshida who directed the documentary film (Ordinary Lives’ in 2012, visited people in Fukushima, trying to listen to their voices now.

双葉町の津波が押し寄せた農地にはセイタカアワダチソウが揺れていました。Along the seaside of Futaba.

オープンした「伝承館」の南側には除去土壌の仮置き場が広がっている。ダンプやクレーンの作業中.
除去土壌の山はいたるところに・・・. Piles of bags with removed contaminated soil.
2011年に撮影した南相馬の海沿いの風景. The scenery of Minami Soma in 2011.
2020年10月。コスモスが揺れる. From the same spot in October, 2020

この旅では、コロナの影響で、直接会えた人は一人だけ。多くの人が、介護の現場で働いているためだ。その後も10年目に向かい、旅は続いている。

Because of Corona Pandemic, Yoshida met only one person. Most of the people work as caring workers. He will continue his trip to hear the people’s voices.

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March 1, 2021 at 3:26 am

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Presentation on Seniors in Sweden

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Neighbors helped Madoka Watanabe to make a research on seniors in Sweden.  She visited several places there and showed us some slides and explained about their welfare system. Sweden has an advanced view in this field and participants noticed the differences. Especially for their cares on refugees and other indigenous people are progressing.

After that we made cups and plates with flyers in case of emergency evacuation.

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夏にスウェーデンに高齢者研究にいった渡辺さんをネイバーズではサポートしました。数か所で研究者や高齢者と会い話を聞いたまとめを10月14日に発表していただき、8名が参加しました。スウェーデンは高齢者に手厚く、特に難民や弱者、先住民などへのケアには驚くばかりです。その後、災害用の皿やカップをチラシで作る作業を楽しくやりました。

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October 27, 2019 at 2:17 am

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Evacuation Drills 避難訓練

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On 12th of October, some of us joined the evacuation drills organized by  ‘Hassamu Minami’ Neighborhood Association,  starting with drill with wheelchairs. There were about 10 wheelchairs and people tried on them taking turns. In the nearby welfare center, some professionals showed us how to make a stretcher with a blanket and a handy toilet with a cardboard box. We donated some to the Neighborhood Association.

10月12日、発寒南町内会主催の避難訓練に参加しました。10台ほどの車いすの試乗を交代でやり、近くの公民館へ行きました。災害の専門家から、担架の作り方や段ボールで簡易トイレを作るなどの体験をさせてもらいました。ネイバーズでは協賛させてもらっています。

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October 27, 2019 at 1:54 am

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Christmas Cards delivered カードが着いた

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Finally Christmas cards and presents were distributed among the children who have disabilities or the ones whose brothers and sisters do. セブ島タリサイ市の障がい児・者のところでカードやプレゼントが配布されました。船便で時間がかかるのと、障がい児たちはア集まる機会が少ないからです。

 

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March 31, 2019 at 12:15 am

Researching Care Faciliities and Services for International Residents 外国人のための介護やサービスについて

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March 3rd, Sunday 14:00 – 17:00

Venue: Kita 1-jo Catholic Church Center

With support from “Neighbors,” two volunteers were sent to visit the Kobe Foreigners Friendship Center in order to research what steps were taken to develop their international  facilities, which were established after the Great Hanshin Earthquake.  In this presentation, Michi Goto, a former long-term director of the Sapporo International Communication Plaza, explained what was learned from the one-hour interview with the director and one-hour tour of the facilities in Kobe.  Ken Hartmann also provided his impressions of the visit to KFC and the senior facilities they operate.

ネイバーズが支援して、神戸の「ハナハウス」を訪問した後藤道さんとKenさんの体験談が話されました。ここは阪神大震災の後で作られ、外国人用の高齢者ケア施設もあります。

In addition, Megumi Karasawa reviewed the system known as Kaigo Hoken, which covers the majority of the costs connected with senior and elderly medical care support services.  There are many kinds of facilities available for short-term day care and long-term residences with a variety of care services offered here in the Sapporo area, however none of these are truly international.  We will take a look at these from the perspective of the foreign residents who are concerned about their inability to communicate well in Japanese and desire to find facilities that will accommodate their personal needs.

介護保険については以前にも勉強しましたが、今回は実際にそれを使った体験から唐沢さんが簡単に説明をしてくれました。

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March 17, 2019 at 3:34 am

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新年会 Pot Luck Party for New Year

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Annual Pot Luck Celebration

January 26th, Saturday 12:30 – 16:00

Venue: Catholic Kita 1-jo Church Center (next door)

HMSC celebrated another successful year by socializing with food, drink and entertainment.  Members and guests brought their favorite dish of food to share with others.  HMSC provided fresh coffee, tea and soft drinks. About 20 people showed up and enjoyed the social atmosphere at our new location.  There was a fun trivia quiz game and live entertainment performed by Patrick Andres and Sapporo Ken on the keyboard as we sang a number of oldies but goodies.

今年は北1条カトリック教会で新年会をしました。人数は少なかったのですが、ごちそうはいっぱい、英語、日本語で楽しいクイズをやり、交流を深めました。

 

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March 17, 2019 at 3:28 am

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高齢化時代の医療介護危機: 地域包括ケアシステムによる解決策Japan’s Elderly Medical Care Crisis and Comprehensive Community Care Solution

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November 17th, Saturday 14:30 – 17:00

Venue: Hokkai-Gakuen University

Main Speaker: Dr. Gaku Suzuki, Director of Suzuki Medical Group, Sapporo

Dr Suzuki’s well-received talk was conducted in English, with Japanese and English slides shown simultaneously, followed by a bilingual Q&A session.The original subject matter of the presentation is included below, and a detailed report of the breadth of topics Dr Suzuki covered –  from Japan’s low birthrate and aging society, to the response of the Japanese government to these issues, to  Dr. Suzuki’s group’s community based care system in Kiyota Ward – is attached below.Along with the report, the original presentation slides, and notes taking during the meeting in both English and Japanese, are attached below this note for your perusal.

鈴木先生のお話は多岐に及び、高齢化社会の課題を浮き彫りにしました。地域包括ケアシステムに関してはご自身の関わる事業所の具体例も話されました。

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March 17, 2019 at 3:21 am

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夏の交流イベント Socializing in Maruyama

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MSC Lunch at Biidama (+ walk in Maruyama Park)

September 17th, Monday (national holiday) 12:00 – 15:00

Venue: Biidama

To celebrate the beautiful September weather that we typically experience in Sapporo, MSC scheduled a lunch gathering, followed by a walk in Maruyama Park for those who were willing.Biidama Cafe was exclusively reserved for MSC and about 18 members showed up.  Thanks to those who took advantage of this opportunity to socialize with friends and get in some exercise in Maruyama Park.

恒例のピクニックはcafeで昼食と円山の北海道神宮散歩になりました。

 

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March 17, 2019 at 3:10 am

Neighbor’s Finance in 2018 ネイバーズ助成金

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ネイバーズの活動は、

1)外国人高齢者の支援活動

2)フィリピンにクリスマスカードや物資の支援

が主な活動になっております。そのため、助成金を次のところからいただいて活動してきました。

廣西ロジネットジャパン社会貢献基金 様

北海道地域活動振興協会 様

ご支援を感謝します。

Now we are active on the two areas supported by Hironishi Foundation and Hokkaido Chiiki-shinko Kyokai. We appreciate their funding.

  1. Supporting seniors in Hokkaido  (http://www.hokkaidomsc.org/)
  2. Sending cards and good to the Philippines

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March 17, 2019 at 2:44 am