Thursday, June 20, 2013

Let's GIve Fukushima Kids Time in Hawaii: Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project

 To go to Japanese site, click here.

Latest News, please help spread! :  Today(Jun 24) at 7pm, Yumi will give a FLUTE and TALK SHOW@Hokutopia (Oji station, JR or Nan-Boku Line) to announce FKHP. 

Yumi's podcast by Fairewinds Energy Education on Fukushima Kids.

Japanese mothers, Mayumi, Yumi and Shunko (from left to right) are inviting your participation and support for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project. 

       photo by Gen Morita, taken at Ginger Hill Farm, Kealakekua, Hawaii.
We, the mothers of Japan and Hawaii launched Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project (FKHP) in a joint effort to bring children in Fukushima to Hawaii during their school breaks (summer, winter and spring).

Since March 11, 2011 earthquake and nuclear power plants accidents, 300,000 children in Fukushima have been constantly exposed to high level radiation.  In some areas of Fukushima, the levels of radiation are higher than that of Chernobyl. Our priority as mothers is always safety and health of children and we wished to do something, which resulted in the birth of this project.

The children are going to spend one month (Group A including some handicapped children:  July 19~Aug 20, Group B: July 24~Aug 20, 2013) here in Hawaii during their summer holidays. It is our intention to continue this project until such effort becomes unnecessary. Those children are invited to stay at Ginger Hill Farm of "Goddess" artist Mayumi Oda,  Hue Hue Ranch,  Puna Kamali'i Flowers and other individual homes in Kailua Kona and Hilo as well as Honolulu for extra few days.  We want the children to enjoy eating fresh fruits and vegetables of Hawaii, playing freely outside with local kids, and swimming in the ocean of Hawaii without any concerns about radiation.

Imagine your child is not allowed to play outside freely or refrain from swimming in the ocean.... That is the situation which those children are in. Let's give them a break from radiation exposure and let them have fun time in the nature of Big Island of Hawaii.  With your support, this will become the reality.

We are now raising a fund for the airfare of 15 children, which is about 40,000 USD.  I AM-CED is our umbrella non-profit organization to receive tax deductible donations:

Send check payable to
P.O.Box 692
Pacifica, CA 94044
*please write "For Fukushima Kids" on the check to indicate that the donation is specifically for this project.

I am greatly grateful to you for your compassion in action.

Yumi Kikuchi, co-founder
Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project @Kona, Harmonics Life Center, Hawaii

For more information, please send an e-mail to or call at 808-334-9616.

Japanese site here.