Dec 2021


Year-end Clean-up? Send Your Unwanted Items and Support Charities!

Are you planning a year-end-clean up before welcoming the year 2022? Did you know that garbage collection is not the only way to get rid of your unwanted items? Today, we are introducing two companies in Japan which collect unwanted items and support a wide range of charity organizations. Otakara Aid and Arigato Bon (Value Books) offer a service to pick up your unwanted items and donate a part of the items’ cash value to Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) and other non-profit organizations. Otakara Aid collects: Unused postal stamps and postcards, DVDs, video games, musical instruments, cameras, lenses, watches and brand-name items, valid gift vouchers (such as book vouchers), […]

Dec 2019


It’s Giving Tuesday! 

This year, once again, many parts of Japan have experienced disasters, especially flooding and storms, resulting in large-scale destruction. This year, the Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has carried out emergency relief projects across Japan, including Saga Prefecture (heavy rains in July), Chiba Prefecture (Typhoons 15 and 19) and Fukushima Prefecture (Typhoon 19 and heavy rains caused by Typhoon 21), and we are also engaged in a relief project in Mozambique to support those affected by Cyclone Idai. If you are considering making a contribution to a charity this holiday season, supporting those affected by such disasters through the PBV may be a great option to leverage your contribution. Your […]

Jul 2017


Northern Kyushu Flooding and Landslides: Emergency Response

Record-setting rainfall since July 5, 2017, has hit the northern part of Kyushu, centered on Fukuoka and Oita prefectures. This unprecedented amount of rain has caused massive flooding over wide areas, and landslides.   Heavy rain continues to fall intermittently in affected areas, roads have been flooded, and homes severely damaged. Hardest hit include the mountainous areas of Fukuoka and Oita prefectures, and the Disaster Relief Act will apply to these areas as enormous damage has been reported. Overall, the full scale of damage is yet to be determined, but there are areas where utilities have completely stopped, and many residents have been forced to evacuate. As of July 6, […]

Mar 2012


Computers arrive in the schoolhouse!

After losing its own premises in the tsunami, Minato Daini Junior School is now located in temporary prefabricated buildings on the grounds of another local junior school. However, none of the facilities enjoyed by the students as before are yet available. Upon request from the school, Peace Boat has worked with the PAL System Cooperative Association to provide the school with 13 child-oriented computers for lesson purposes, successfully installed on March 1.