04 Sep '11, 1am

Japan is safe to visit, say students after sponsored trip to quake-affected regions

Japan is safe to visit, say students after sponsored trip to quake-affected regions

Singapore students holding up Tanabata (Star Festival) decorations that they were taught to make in Sendai. The city holds a famous Tanabata festival every year in August. They were on a trip to Japan which aimed to spread the message to Singaporeans that the country was safe to visit. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR TOHOKU By Jamie Ee Wen Wei Japan is safe to visit: This was the message that some tertiary students here want to spread to their family and friends, after visiting post-quake Japan last month. A hundred of them were picked to go on an all-expenses-paid, eight-day trip to the quake-hit country under a project called Youth Ambassador for Tohoku, funded by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Embassy of Japan in Singapore. Japanese airline All Nippon Airways sponsored their flights. The aim was to spread the message to other Singaporea...

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