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2013 Send Love to Medical Excellence JAPAN, Japan 311 House of Charity, Tokyo Chinese School, Japan Children Cancer Foundation, and Peace Boat
2013 Send Love to Medical Excellence JAPAN, Japan 311 House of Charity, Tokyo Chinese School, Japan Children Cancer Foundation, and Peace Boat
Date: July 21-27, 2013
1. The group aimed to enhance the public service image of Taiwan, spread the love of Taiwan music to the international stage and meanwhile take continuous care of the disadvantaged groups.
2. A group of 24 sent love to the Japan Cancer Center, Japan 311 House of Charity, Tokyo Chinese School, and Japan Children Cancer Foundation, including Hsu Yu-Wei (performer with multiple disabilities), Lin Yung-Yan (Warrior of Courage), Chen An-Ni (cancer fighting master), Su Hung-Yu (Pai-wan Warrior), Fang Chun-Hsun (Little Chef with Cancer), Wang Chia-Feng (Angel with Neuroblastom), Wu Ping-Jung (Kinmen Angel), Chou Tien-Guan (Elite Volunteer), and Chou Shang-Guan (Star of Future) from the Chou Ta-Kuan Children’s Ensemble. They performed Taiwan’s folk songs with ocarina, saxophone, organ, singing and ballet, and presented Chou Ta-Kuan’s I Still Have One Leg (Japanese version) and Taiwan’s handicrafts. At the same time, the group joined hands with Shoko Toyota (96 cm Angel) and Iwamoto You (Dream-maker Warrior), shared life stories and witnessed that people are born to be good at different things.
3. The group practiced “Boundless Love” and sent love to Japan, cared the disadvantaged sick children and their families with actions, chatted and exchanged with the medical staff of the Medical Excellence JAPAN and concerned music and arts, and hence helped the public to cherish life, respect life and jointly recover the pure love of mankind.
4. The group promoted the “three goodness action featuring love for life: on good terms with yourself -- love your love, on good terms with others -- respect others’ life, and on good terms with the Earth -- defend the life on Earth”, and jointly witnessed that “people are born to be good at different things”. In this way, they cheered up the victims of the Japan Earthquake on March 11, the sick children and the vulnerable groups in the society, advanced spiritual rebuilding through mutual care and witnessed “Boundless Love”.
5. The Fervent Global Love of Lives Award was granted to people of different nationalities for the 28th time, recognized the 30-year efforts made by Captain Yoshioka Tatsuya of Peace Boat to promote peace. He called on young people to pursue the truth of history, gradually carried more than 200,000 ambitious young people to over 80 countries and 100 ports, and completed the journey of peace.
6. This event was supported and participated by 150 Japanese from all walks of life, including Komatsu Michihiko (Head of the Tokyo-based Interchange Association, Japan), Yamashita (President of Japan Children Cancer Foundation), Mikio Ishikawa (Director of the Affairs Bureau), Chou Kuo-Keng (Director of the Liaison Bureau), Li Wei-Hsiang (Director of the Overseas Affairs Committee), Ho Yuen-Kui (Vice President, Overseas Chinese Association), Hsueh Yung-Tai (Vice President, Chinese Chamber Commerce in Japan), Kashio Tetsuro (President of S.C.C.), Chishima Eiichi (Professor at Kumamoto University), Master Manrun (Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Ben Xi Temple), Master Ru Kai (Deputy Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Ben Xi Temple), Chiu Mei-Yen (Director, Tokyo Chapter, Buddha’s Light International Association), Shen Si-Chun (Ambassador, Taipei Representative Office in Japan), and Yu Chi-Chiu (Deputy Representative, Representative Office in Japan). They made joint efforts, and witnessed flexible diplomacy and boundless love.
7. 23 Japanese media reporters attended the event and spread Taiwan’s love to Japan, including Ishii Ridaka (VP, International Division, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings), Kenichi Yamada (NHK reporter), Shunsuke Kusama (Tokyo Shimbun reporter) and Lei Kuang-Han (accredited journalist of United Daily News).