A volunteer who returned to Japan showed a picture of the pallet to a local oyster fisherman, who asked for it to be returned after he recognized the inscription on the pallet as name of his boat.
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In March, Japan Love helped a volunteer group from Japan travel to Canada West Coast to clean up tsunami debris that washed ashore in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Broken Group Islands.
pallet that he been using for generations means a lot to him, because it reminds him of his past, Yokota said.
Karla Robison, who also helped manage the cleanup, said the item is highly valued because most fishing gear manufactured Nike Shoes For Girls Black
pallet has been used for many, many years up and down the coast of Japan, said Robison. majority of the fishing gear was replaced with new material because all the older gear was swept away, and so this pallet can act as a relic. who is the Environmental and Emergency Service Manager of the District of Ucluelet, said reuniting the fisherman with the equipment helps strengthen relationships between Canada and Japan.
The pallet was given to him by his father, who also fished for oysters.
Volunteers found the 34 kilogram pallet, and writing on the equipment allowed them to trace it back to the Minami Sanriku region in Japan, which was hit hard by the 2011 tsunami.
their possessions swept away during the 2011 tsunami, Yokota said, and items with historical or sentimental value were lost forever.
That why bringing the pallet back to the fisherman is so important, she said.
like a final mission, said Yokota, who is originally from Yokohama.
before 2011 was lost in the disaster.
area woman reunites Japanese fisherman with item lost in 2011 tsunami
The volunteer contacted Yokota, who will be giving Nike Sneaker Back To The Future the fisherman back his pallet.
are pleased to participate in the return of this item to its original owner and are thankful it brings some comfort to his family in Japan, he said in written statement.
The March 2011 earthquake disaster in Japan killed about 19,000 people. The quake also triggered a tsunami and multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. More than 100,000 people are still unable to go home due to fear of radiation contamination from the plant.
with his father past. shores.
acts as a reminder to everybody to show their respects to all those affected, she said. also acts as a reminder for both countries and other countries located in that ring of fire to be prepared for emergencies. also helps to illustrate the strong bonds that we have between Japan and Canada, and it showcases how we connected by the Pacific Ocean. quite amazing, said Robison. that been part of these cleanup programs really hopes this fisherman and his family and the community he resides in can find peace and comfort and fond memories and inspiration from this item. Bill Irving of Ucluelet said his district had been very active in the collection of tsunami debris.
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