Sakaguchi-sensei (W.P. Wagner High School, Edmonton)

posted Mar 18, 2011, 9:43 AM by Ayumi Nagatomi   [ updated Mar 18, 2011, 9:49 AM ]

Disaster cannot always be prevented; it can only be coped with.

“The Japanese are coping in ways that some find hard to relate to: with deep sadness, but without breast-beating, complaint or recrimination. It is hard to imagine any other people who, when the Earth buckles and their world collapses, form an orderly queue.”

As you know, Japan is experiencing a devastating situation, which includes one of the biggest earthquakes in history, one of the biggest Tsunamis in history, and a nuclear crisis. My family is all right since they are very far from the area. But seeing my mother country and people suffer is depressing and is hurting me a lot. I would love to, and have to, do something for them.

As Japanese, we need your help.
As a “Canada-lover” teacher in Canada, Japan needs our support.  

My students and I will start “Support Japan” Fundraising with help of Candice with her students.
1. Taryn Spitzer and her friends will bring a donation container to each classroom.
2. Please ask your 2nd period students to bring some money.
3. The container will be in your classroom till March 25th.
4. And the team will collect and donate through Red Cross.

I attached a PDF file which my student-teacher Cheryl made quickly to explain a bit about the disaster.

The Toyo students donated the money they earned from Japan Day last week to the “Support Japan” fundraising account. For your information, they are all home in Japan now, and despite yesterday’s earthquake (M 6.4 earthquake that hit their area), they are okay.


Here is an article that I want to share with you:


Ayumi Nagatomi,
Mar 18, 2011, 9:48 AM