East Japan Earthquake
To ACUCA Members
Re: East Japan Earthquake
The March 11, 2011 East Japan Earthquake devastated East Japan, especially the Tohoku region. ACUCA member Tohoku Gakuin University, which is located near the epicenter in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, incurred substantial damage. Despite immense difficulties, faculty, staff and students of the university are now engaging in an all-out restoration effort.
On behalf of the ACUCA members in Japan, I would like to express my deepest appreciation for your warm messages of sympathy after the earthquake. In response to a call for donations, five Japanese ACUCA member universities including ICU (International Christian University) have agreed to make contributions to support Tohoku Gakuin University. In the event that we ask for donations from the international community, we would be most grateful for your support.
My prayers and thoughts are with all who perished in this disaster and their families. May God bless all those suffering from this calamity.
Dr. Norihiko Suzuki
President, ACUCA and ICU
(April 5, 2011)