June 30 - Ambassador John Roos made his third visit to Japan's tsunami-affected region from June 27-29, in order to show the continuing U.S. support for the reconstruction efforts and to send a message that Japan is safe and open for business.
While in the region, the Ambassador met with local officials and students, heard the moving stories of American JET teachers still working in the disaster areas, and visited the elementary school where Monty Dickson (one of the two American citizens killed in the tsunami) taught English. In Ofunato, the Ambassador teamed up with All Hands Volunteers to help clean up a damaged car dealership.
(From the Embassy of the U.S. Tokyo, Japan website <http://bit.ly/mhj8xA>)
This is a video message from Ambassador Roos while working in Ofunato:
For more videos and photos of All Hands Volunteers' work in Tohoku, click here