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Part of Aid For Japan’s mission is to reach out to some of the orphans from the tragic events of 2011. While the charity aims to connect with these children through the annual summer residential courses, it’s also beneficial for the orphans to visit the UK when the charity can arrange it.

For children that have lost their parents, this is an important step that not only broadens their view of the world but also reminds them that the world remembers them.

This summer only one of the orphans, Maria, will come to England as the other children will be busy with extracurricular school activities. Maria will arrive on the 28th July (Friday) and leave on the 11th August (Friday).

During her visit, Maria will be taken sightseeing in London, take a trip to the countryside in the south of England, enjoy the Richmond Festival and visit Oxford. Maria’s chief wish is to take a ride on the EuroStar, so we will also arrange this for her.

Maria can be seen in the following Japanese news article (subtitled in English) when she visited England in 2012.

A special welcome party is also being arranged at Tokyo Diner, a Japanese restaurant in central London. If you are interested in attending the welcome party, the date is 29th July 2017 from 7:00pm onwards. You can order tasty Japanese food at reasonable prices from Tokyo Diner’s extensive menu.

It would also be appreciated it if attendees could make a donation (between £5-£10) to the charity on the night.

Tokyo Diner
2 Newport Place
London WC2H 7JJ

Meanwhile, if you would like to donate to our charity, please visit our Donations page or this page: www.justgiving.com/AFJ-TsunamiOrphans/donate/. Your contributions will help us to invite more orphans to England next summer.