March 11 marks the 9th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This day holds special meaning for Nadia which was established as a result of the disaster – while we remember and mourn the lives lost, we are also grateful for all of the precious friendships that have been forged since.
Since our founding in 2011, Nadia has expanded our activities beyond the regions affected by the earthquake and tsunami, supporting those with social disadvantages including children suffering from paediatric brain tumours. Our activities are funded by donations from individuals and corporations that identify with our ethos of Hands have no Nationality.
We have organised an anniversary charity event to re-connect with old friends and supporters, make new friends, and give you an update on what Nadia has been up to. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for future activities. Please invite friends and colleagues interested in having fun while giving back to the community!
Date and Time Wednesday, March 11th, 19: 00 – 22:00
Re: Recognition of your generous sponsorship towards the 2018 Nadia Tohoku U12 International Soccer Friendly, and the impact and scope of your contribution.
Once again, please accept our sincerest thanks and gratitude for having helped us make the 4th Annual 2018 Nadia-Tohoku U12 International Soccer Friendly, held on the grounds of Aoba-Japan International School and Harunokaze Elementary School in Hikarigaoka, Nerima, Tokyo, on June 15~17, 2018, not only a reality, but an astounding success.
Over 70 nadians participated in our annual charity party on March 9. Thank you for your attendance! Spending time with all of our friends, surrounded by great food, is an immense happiness to us all.
We had the opportunity to present our activities from the past year, and receiving your positive feedback is a great motivation as we tackle our activities in the coming year. Some of you encouraged us with tears in your eyes, and gave us great confidence that we are on the right path. As we continue down this path, your supportive words will remain close to our hearts.
We would like to express our utmost gratitude to Patric Pachon from Restaurant Le Petit Bedon, who has always been a staunch nadia supporter, for providing us with the wonderful food and venue.
nadia new thrilling activity achieved: onsen and ski trip with people living with epilepsy (Japan Epilepsy Association, Chiba pref) at Nikko Yumoto Ski resort
We enjoyed so much while helping skiing, bathing together, learning how to help when a seizure occurs.
We made new friends and will do it again next year! Thank you so much for those who joined!
Why don’t you join us next events?
March 11 will mark seven years from the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 2011. nadia, born from the aftermath of the disaster, will also soon turn seven. Last year we made changes to our teikan (organization contract) to expand the scope of our activities – in addition to our continued work in Tohoku, our activities include providing support for organizations helping epilepsy sufferers or pediatric cancer patients. These activities of nadia are funded solely through your contributions.
As announced earlier, we will hold our annual charity party on Friday, March 9. This year, Le Petit Bedon in partnership with sister restaurant Pachon is providing us with a real treat – Cassoulet, a special dish from South France not available on their regular menu! And this dish is best served with the fun French tradition of a masquerade party. Come show off your finest masks and dance the night away! Have a great time with your friends while supporting our community.
Date Friday, March 9
Time 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Attractions Cassoulet (southern French dish), raffle, masquerade dance (don’t forget your masks! A limited number of masks will be available for sale at the venue)
Tickets ¥10,000 pp
We look forward to catching up with you at the party, telling you about all the exciting activities that nadia is involved in, and getting more energy from our friends to continue with our important mission!
We will be hosting our annual Christmas party at Kamome Gakuen, a facility in Ishinomaki for children with mental and physical disabilities. The party is of course fun for the students, but has also become an opportunity for graduates and their parents to meet and catch up, renew their ties. This annual event which began in 2014 is a favourite that brings joy to all nadia members.
We will prepare a delicious spread and fun entertainment for the close to 60 children. Everyone’s favourite, Santa Claus, is expected to make another appearance! Of course his reindeer will be on hand to help Santa give gifts. Let’s make it a wonderful and fun Christmas party to remember!
We would like to welcome volunteers to join us on this popular trip on Saturday 16/Sunday 17. To participate, please click here.
nadia’s Annual General Assembly is open to the public. However, room constraints limit us to 30 people including executive members. Please register early to secure your seat.
DATE: Wednesday, November 29 2017, 19:00-22:00
VENUE: Natixis Japan Securities Meeting room
• Ark Hills South Tower 8/F
1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106 0032
(Subways: Roppongi-Itchome station)
MAIN AGENDA (subject to change):
– reminder of nadia’s vision and endeavors
– previous years activities and financial report
– next years projects and budget
– structure of the NPO
– new appointments
We need the following information both for nadia official GA records as well as for communication purposes in case there is any change in dates or place.
– Email address
– contactable phone number
In 2015, Amgalan (7 years old), from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was suffering from bouts of nausea, and from the results of an MRI, was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor. After that, he had one successful surgery in Japan, but due to finding a recurrence and metastasis, came back to Japan in December of 2016 for chemotherapy and radiation. However, having had radiation therapy at a hospital in Tsukuba city, we were told nothing more could be done because it would have a negative effect. Without giving up, we found another doctor at a hospital in Tokyo who is now considering his treatment. Nonetheless, the funds we have collected for his medical care have already run out. Because his treatment will become long-term, we would like to ask for your donations to help us with the economics, like living expenses and medical treatment costs. Thank you for your kind support and we very much look forward to your cooperation.
Baatar Banzragch, Amgalan’s father
Naran Erdene, Amgalan’s mother
nadia will support the kids matsuri again this year, an event we have been participating every year since they re-started it in 2012. The date is set to Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th (Leaving for Ishinomaki on Saturday morning and coming back to Tokyo on Sunday evening) . We will prepare food (Marie-France’s famous crepes and Maya’s delicious cooking), games and take part of the celebration including carrying the portable shrine through the streets of the Ishinomaki 1-chome are as well as other entertainment. If you are interested in joining, please let us know via the contact form.