We have just returned from a very successful trip to Japan where we completed a Search and Rescue training course, hosted a networking event and worked alongside UWC ISAK Japan students during their project week.
Our Search and Rescue training took place in Nebama Bay, Kamaishi, where our Lifeboat in a Box is situated and took place over three days. Here, we trained members of the local population in various rescue techniques to equip them with the skills to become part of the SAR crew.
On this trip we welcomed students from UWC ISAK Japan to Kamaishi during their project week. Whilst visiting our Lifeboat in a Box and learning about Atlantic Pacific they were tasked with thinking of project initiatives that could help with the regions recovery from the 2011 Tsunami. They came up with great ideas which will be presented to the local community at the end of the week!
We also visited Biodiesel Adventure, the Mayor of Kamaishi, the Rugby World Cup stadium in Kamaishi, local schools and other organisations who are all working towards regenerating the area. We then travelled to Tokyo to host an information event, where we gave a brief introduction to Atlantic Pacific’s impact and plans for the future whilst engaging with the guests to help develop the project.