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Free 100-day Trip to Japan!

Esther (.
Just_Esther
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Tampa, FL
Post #: 107
Apply online before July 31, 2011 at http://travelvoluntee...­.

You must be over 21, have the ability to take 100 days off work, have never lived in Japan, and be in good health. There's a $5 application fee to discourage frivolous applications. The fee will be donated in full to a registered NPO called "On The Road," active in the clearing and reconstruction of the devastated areas in the Tohoku region since the beginning of relief efforts.

15th September - 23rd December 2011 / 100 days

TRAVEL VOLUNTEER in Japan - We offer Travel Volunteer candidates the chance to visit Japan from North to South and report the reality of the situation in Japan to the world! Apply before 31st July 2011!

The idea for this inspiring project came from an employee of a Travel Agency, called Magellan Resorts - The Real Japan in Kanazawa (Japan), while brainstorming how to bring Tourism back to Japan. After seeing the coverage about Japan from international media, we felt a big part of information was missing: although the eathquake, tsunami and nuclear issue are terrible disasters, Japan as a country was NOT entirely destroyed or irradiated. All other places outside the evacuation zone are totally safe. But the media never mentioned it or that life goes on normally in many parts of Japan. This had severe consequences for many businesses in the travel & tourism industry, so we decided to create this project to promote Japan amongst the world’s travellers and show that it still is a safe & wonderful country to visit.
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