We had a very special meeting this week with Maria-chan in Japan. She is one of the original orphans supported by Aid For Japan.
Maria is now studying business and fashion at a Tokyo university. Her hobbies include photography, clothes design, nail beauty and riding a motorcycle. She told us that after she graduates, she would like to find a job that allows her to live and work half the time in Tokyo and half the time Miyagi Prefecture, Tohokou where she is originally from. She said that she likes Tokyo but misses the easy friendliness of the people from back home.
This summer 2022 (COVID-19 permitting) we are inviting Maria-chan to England. We are arranging for some career development opportunities for her, as well as funding the exploration of her hobbies. Maria says she would like to go to the Tate Modern and the V&A when she comes to London.