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Village Revitalization Volunteer 2010

It’s that time of the year again! Let’s visit the village over a weekend and participate in some volunteering activities!
Ever since the Chuetsu Earthquake that hit Niigata Prefecture in October 2004, JEN has been assisting the Iketani and Iriyama villages (population: 13 people, 7 households) through organizing various volunteer events.
Examples of activities: road construction, village maintenance work, grass mowing, help in agricultural work, preparation and participation in Harvest Celebration, Exchange with the villagers
2010 Schedule

Second session
July 2nd Fri – July 4th Sun
Grass mowing

Third session
Sep 18th Sat – Sep 20th Mon
Grass mowing

Fourth session
Nov 5th Fri – Nov 7th Sun
Harvest Celebration

Fifth session
Nov 19th Fri – Nov 21st Sun
Snowshed building


Accommodation place: Renovated accommodation of former elementary school building
Available slots: 15 participants per each session
Fee: \6,000 for 3 days 2 nights
(including accommodation and food. Transportation fee is not included, to be born by the participants. Village is accessible by car)
Where to meet: 21:30 of the first day at the ticket wicket of Tokamachi Station of Hokuhoku Line (local train) in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture. The event will finish at 13:00 of the last day at the same place. (Time may vary)
Deadline: First come, first served basis.
What to bring: Gloves, boots, long sleeve t-shirts, hat, mask, rain-gear etc. (The village can lend boots also. Please ask for more details.)
How to sign up: Please download the sign up sheet, and either fax it or email it to JEN. Registration is equally possible by telephone.

Contact: JEN Tokyo Headquarters
Tel: 03-5225-9352
Fax: 03-5225-9357

This event is run in cooperation with Tokamachi City Regional Development Committee.

May 11, 2010 in Niigata |