H.I.S. International Tours/Destination Japan Announce "Volunteer in Japan"

May 25th 2011

Los Angeles, CA – May 25, 2011 - H.I.S. International Tours/Destination Japan has announced a new “Volunteer in Japan” optional tour offering to give people a hands on chance to help people still suffering from the devastating affects the March 11th earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear power plant catastrophes as well as to educate people about the real status of travel to Japan.

The approximately 48 hour, two day/two night volunteer effort takes participants from Tokyo to Miyagi Prefecture to help clean up the still enormous damage to property and infrastructure in the earthquake and tsunami affected areas. The volunteer effort will take place in Ishinomaki City, on weekends only, till at least the end of September 2011.

Jim Kelly, H.I.S. Vice President for US Market Development in Los Angeles states, “We in the US don't see the disastrous situation on TV as often as before but until now countless Japanese residents are still having tough times, spending nights at shelters, and putting all their efforts into the recovery of their towns and homes. I wanted to provide something that would give people a meaningful and hands-on chance to help Japan and at the same time educate people that the destroyed area is limited and much of Japan was unaffected by the events of March 11. Tokyo, Kyoto, and points south are open for business as usual.”

Mr. Kelly further states, “This volunteer opportunity is serious and challenging and participants need to understand that we want participation to be heartfelt. We ask people with half-hearted or voyeuristic intentions to not sign up for this volunteer effort. If people still want to travel to Japan as a tourist and experience its culture, beauty, and people; we can help them with their travel needs. Japan is alive and well and business as usual for most of the country.”

For more details or information please check out destination-japan.com or his-usa.com/en.

H.I.S. is a for-profit company but is offering this “Volunteer in Japan” option at no profit in an effort to support Japan.

About H.I.S. International Tours and Destination Japan – H.I.S. was established in the USA in 1988. H.I.S. is a leader in discount travel from the USA to Japan. Destination Japan is the tour division of H.I.S. in the USA. H.I.S. has fourteen retail offices across the United States. The parent company in Japan is H.I.S. Co. Ltd.

To contact H.I.S. International Tours/Destination Japan please send e-mail to [email protected]


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