Charity Party March 2018

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.

Friday, March 9

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)

Le Petit Bedon  – 13-13 Hachiyamacho, Shibuya Ward

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)

¥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!

Christmas party at Kamome Gakuen in Ishinomaki

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 Annual General Assembly 2017

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
– Q&A

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.
– Name
– Email address
– contactable phone number

Please register by sending us a message.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon,
nadia board members

Donations for Amgalan-kun

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‘s bank details :


Account name: Nadia (ナディア in Katakana)
Account type: ordinary saving accounts (Futsu)
Branch number: 008
Account number: 1504591



Sanja matsuri in Ishinomaki

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.

nadia International Soccer Friendly Cup 2017

This event will be held for the purpose of providing an opportunity for kids from Tohoku affected areas, Tokyo, and from abroad to come together, compete together in a friendly soccer tournament and build friendship through activities of the 2 day event. The event will also help raise awareness of participating Tokyo residents and international community on the situation of those directly affected by the 3/11/2011 earthquake and aftermath from Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima.
We will have 10 teams in total, 4 teams from Tohoku public schools and 6 teams from Tokyo-based international and local schools. Kids from Tohoku will stay at Aoba-Japan International School during this event. Volunteers from our sponsor organizations will also be supporting the event.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Network (PBTN) get-together meeting

On Saturday June 17, nadia helps organizing a get-together meeting event of Pediatric Brain Tumor Network (PBTN) in Yokohama Sakae-ku, Kamigo-cho (approximately 30-40 min by bus from JR Ofuna station or Keihin Kyuko Kanazawa Hakkei station). There will be various games and activities with about 40 kids (up to 20 years old) including brain tumor kids during the afternoon and a BBQ in the evening. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of the nadia members or via the contact form.

nadia’s Teikan (official rules) update

As stated at the charity party on March 11, we are going through the process of changing NPO nadia’s Teikan (official rules). The change request was formally accepted by the Tokyo metropolitan government on April 10. The main change is to expand our activity from providing support to those that have been affected by disaster, to providing support to socially disadvantaged people. The final objective is to contribute to the betterment of society. We appreciate your continued support of Team nadia.

Ogatsu Playground Build Report – September 2016

This fantastic project started back in February 2016, after team nadia was asked to bring a kids playground to the city of Ogatsucho in the Ishinomaki area. Ogatsucho is a small fisher village directly at the cost line. Residential buildings are rebuilt on higher grounds as many houses were destroyed by the 2011 tsunami.

The very fun part was to involve children from the Koyama Home orphanage in Chiba throughout the planning phase as well as the build and opening ceremony.

Thanks to our friends at Playground of Hope (PoH) and the sponsors of International Volunteer Group (IVG) this became a huge success.

ogatsu-2016-01nadia volunteer committee members met with the Koyama Home kids the first time in July to introduce and discuss about the project.
The second meeting was a done via Video Conference. The breakfast menu on the day of event was decided with the kids then.
And the third time we met again in August, finalizing the plan and started folding a 1000 paper cranes.

After a night in the bus we started the day early with a rich breakfast prepared by the kids. Salad, sausages, scrambled egg and toasted bread was on the menu.ogatsu-2016-02

While the Koyama Home group went on an organized “sightseeing” tour we started with the playground construction from the very beginning. The group came back in the early afternoon and all helped with putting the parts together.ogatsu-2016-03

Thanks to the professional lead of Yannick, Angela of POH and Horiuchi-san of Sakae corporation the playground and spring rockers were in place in the evening.ogatsu-2016-04

Dinner with deliciously fresh seafood was organized by the local community. That was a highlight by itself.ogatsu-2016-05

Day two was all about the opening ceremony.
After quickly folding some more paper cranes the speeches of all involved parties were spoken and balloons released.ogatsu-2016-06

A local taiko drum formation impressed with their powerful and synchronized drum performance and our Okinawa music performer Ritsuko animated to dance.ogatsu-2016-07

It was a pleasure to see the local and the Koyama Home children playing on the brand new playground.ogatsu-2016-09
ogatsu-2016-10Another round of BBQ with the freshest scallops and hoya (sea pineapple) for lunch before we went back on the long drive to Chiba and Tokyo.

It was an outstanding experience for team nadia to work together with all the involved groups. Especially heartwarming is the relationship with the Koyama Home children, which we will never forget and hopefully staying in contact with other projects in the future.

by Rolf