Nodamura Village

December 14, 2015 

40 Friendship Blossoms dogwood trees were planted on December 14th, 2015 in Nodamura Village, Iwate. The planting celebrated the January opening of the Remember Hope Village (nicknamed “Nema Ru”) , a new community space dedicated to the concept of lifelong learning. Located in the Tohoku region, this planting symbolizes U.S.-Japan cooperation with recovery efforts during the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Jeff Adler, Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer and Amway Japan President Peter Strydom were among the guests who attended the ceremony.


This was the final planting of the Friendship Blossoms – Dogwood Tree Initiative, with the 3000th tree planted in Nodamura Village.

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