Japanese Prefecture Gov. Praise KIF’s Efforts
In response to the ongoing aftermath saga of Japan’s devastating Earthquake and Tsunami disasters, followed by the nuclear fallout hazards and human suffering of the Tohoku region of Japan, the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF) to date has donated over $100,000.00 to the current rebuilding efforts of three of the affected prefectures.
The funds were distributed among the Fukushima, Ibaraki and Miyagi prefectures on behalf of the American donors who have graciously and unselfishly given of themselves during their own times of economic strife and hardship.
Last week, the KIF received official letters of thanks and gratitude to KIF and all the Japan Emergency Relief Fund of America (JERFA) donors from Governor Yuhie Sato of Fukushima Prefecture and Governor Yoshihiro Murai of Miyagi Prefecture.
Governor Sato passionately shares, “On behalf of all the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, I would like to express my gratitude for your warm encouragement with monetary donations to us after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
“It may take a long time for the recovery and reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture, but I am determined to steadily and persistently address the construction of a “New Fukushima.” In this regard, I would like to ask for your continued support to us.”
Governor Murai echoes with equal zeal, “I would like to extend to you my heartfelt appreciation for your generous donations to the Great East Japan Earthquake. I will utilize the funds effectively to rebuild Miyagi Prefecture.
“Together with the prefectural citizens, it is my full intention to carry out restoration and reconstruction efforts with all my strength in order to restore our home. I sincerely ask that you continue to support Miyagi Prefecture as we proceed on the road to recovery.”
In addition to the monetary donations to the Prefectures, since June of this year our foundation has also been gathering relief goods and supplies and transporting them to the devastated areas of Miyagi Prefecture via large 20-foot containers.