Second Harvest Japan (2HJ) held the national food bank symposium in Tokyo on March 15, 2012. Second Harvest Asia (2HA) Executive Director Yusuke Wada attended the symposium and spoke about the history of Second Harvest Japan. The symposium was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (MAFF) of Japan. Representatives from food banks in the country, food companies, partner groups who worked in the tsunami-disaster area spoke at the event. With more than 150 attendees, it was a very successful event!
Yusuke Wada spoke at the event about what he saw in the tsunami-disaster area in Northern Japan. You can view more pictures about the disaster-stricken area here.
People from all over Japan came to attend the symposium.
Second Harvest Asia will develop the regional food bank network in Asia to share best practices and experiences with other food banks. We hold online meetings regularly with Asian food bank members. If you are interested in joining our regional network, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.