Huge Thanks---Ookini!!

On the night of 29th, I had the good fortune to succeed in fundraising JPY 2 million for the next trek PEACE RUN 2016 Running Around Europe.

Huge thanks to all my supporters!!

OOKINI---in Osaka dialect...


Pray For Kyushu

It's been almost 4 weeks since I last updated this blog.

Of course there have been so many things to tell you but...

It's because of Kumamoto Earthquake that occurred on 14th and 16th this month.

Some friends of mine lost their houses and have had nothing to eat or drink for a while.

In Kumamoto and Oita area, local people have less time to sleep well where the aftershocks are continuing even now.

About 27,000 houses got partially damaged and about 2,000 houses got completely destroyed.

37,000 people were forced to live as refugees at the evacuation site such as gymnasium.

Some of them stay overnight in their cars as they are afraid to return to them because of aftershocks.

Some volunteer groups drove their cars and delivered relief supplies to people in the stricken area.

We also collected relief supplies from our friends via Facebook wishing those will be their relief (photo above).

Hope the tremors of the earthquake will stop right now and also hope they will get their ordinary life back as soon as possible.


Adventurers' Night

It was the greatest moment that 5 adventurers came together in Temmabashi, Osaka. Mr.Kodama and Mr. Sasaki walk around the world pulling the cart.

Mr.Oshima is a polar-regions cyclist. He became the first cyclist who reached the South Pole by bicycle.

 Mr. Nishikawa is an adventure cyclist who connects Japanese kids to kids who live in foreign countries where he travels.

 It was also a special moment that we had a party under the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

 Even if we meet for the first time, we feel we are connected to each other under the same blue sky and on the same planet earth.