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April 4, 2011

Media Advisory: UI Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator discusses tsunami with Willowwind students
 
WHAT: University of Iowa Japanese Outreach Initiative
 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
 
WHERE: Willowwind School, 950 Dover St., Iowa City
 
WHO: University of Iowa International Programs Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator Yume Hidaka will talk with Willowwind students about the recent tsunami and its aftermath. Hidaka will make a presentation about the disaster to students and engage them in The Million Crane Project.

WHY: Conceived by the Japanese Student Association of Princeton University, The Million Crane Project aims to affirm support for the Japanese people in the aftermath of the recent disaster by sending one million origami cranes constructed by communities across America.  Willowwind students will work with Hidaka, the Japanese Cultural Association members and the UI Japanese Students and Scholar Club to contribute to the larger effort of The Million Crane Project. 

For more information, visit http://www.millioncraneproject.org/.
 
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500
 
MEDIA CONTACTS: Lois J. Gray, University New Services, 319-384-0077, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Karen Wachsmuth, International Programs, 319-335-0345, karen-wachsmuth@uiowa.edu