Disaster Relief Projects

Ritsumeikan is committed to international cooperation with the international community, especially in the Asia Pacific region as a historical and social mission of an educational institution in the 21st century. Ritsumeikan provided assistance for disaster relief after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2008 Myanmar Cyclone, the 2008 Great Sichuan Earthquake and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Disaster Relief Projects NEWS/EVENTS

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Disaster Relief Projects

  • The Project for the Support of Post-Disaster Recovery of the Great East Japan Earthquake

    The Project for the Support of Post-Disaster Recovery of the Great East Japan Earthquake

    During the field trip to Indonesia in September 2011, the Students Executive Committee of International Cooperation, Division of International Affairs, Ritsumeikan University (CheRits) collected messages from local Indonesian children, purchased Batik – a traditional Indonesian cloth dyed with a special technique - and designed a scarf using the Batik. With the help of the Ritsumeikan Primary School students for sewing scarves, the CheRits brought the messages and scarves as gifts to students at the Sumiyoshi Primary School in Sendai city.

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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Relief

    Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Relief

    After the 27 May 2006 Central Java earthquake, taking the history of academic and cultural exchange with Yogyakarta into consideration, Ritsumeikan provided financial support for the rebuilding of a primary school and the construction of a nursery/ community space in one of the most badly affected and poor areas in the Yogyakarta Special Region.

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  • The Project for the Support for Post-Disaster Recovery of the Myanmar Cyclone and China Earthquake

    The Project for the Support for Post-Disaster Recovery of the Myanmar Cyclone and China Earthquake

    In May 4, 2008, Myanmar was hit by a very severe cyclone. Subsequently, a deadly earthquake occurred on May 12, 2008, in Sichuan province of China. At that time, there were about 80 Burmese students and more than 1,000 students from China studying at colleges and graduate schools of Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Considering the international exchange and research and education activities, Ritsumeikan provided Myanmar and China with disaster-relief and educational support.

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