ARI’s 50th Anniversary Donation Site Japanese version is now open (followed by English version coming soon)

Today the Japanese version of 50th anniversary donation page is open. The English version will be coming soon around the time of opening ceremonies. The target amount is 20 million yen. Please remember with the activity of the graduates and ARI training. We will be posting updates on this page from time to time about the work of our graduates, the voices of our supporters, opening ceremonies live streaming, and anniversary events that we would like to remember together on the occasion of our 50th anniversary with the theme “Learning … Read more

ARI will be on the radio/podcast program “Learning about Disaster Prevention and Mitigation”

(Please listen to it if you’d like the radio program in Japanse) ARI’s director and chaplains got interviewed for CRT Tochigi Broadcasting’s special radio program, “Learning about Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.” They will talk about the ARI experience of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake. ARI’s broadcasts will be on March 4 and 11. (Re-broadcasts will be on March 5 and 12) The program will also be available via podcast. Details: CRT Tochigi Broadcasting http://www.crt-radio.co.jp/schedule/ Program name: “JA Kyosairen Tochigi Presents Special News Program: Learning Disaster Prevention and Mitigation” This program … Read more

Message from the New Chair of the Board

The former chair, Masaoki Hoshino, retired on May 31, 2022, and the new chair, Toshimasa Yamamoto, assumed office on June 1, 2022. My name is Toshimasa Yamamoto and I am pleased to have become the new chairperson for the ARI Board of Directors. I look forward to working with you. My first encounter with Asia outside of Japan was when I stayed for a year in Indonesia during my college days in 1972 as a participant on the International Christian Youth Exchange program. After returning to Japan, I visited ARI … Read more