A Japanese hero

You’ve heard of medical missions,Red cross disaster volunteers,and fund raisers for disaster prone areas.But, this guy is a real hero for the Filipinos affected by the Sendong typhoon. Issey Tanaka (20), went to the typhoon effected area in Cagayan de Oro from Japan to see what he can do to help the people there. His story is really something to be proud about if you’re Japanese and I really wish there are more people out there just like him. Here are parts of the article I found. “Mabuhay” ka Issey Tanaka and I hope you will keep doing what you are doing, and if you ever read this blog, I wish to join your cause.

For Issey Tanaka, showing sympathy doesn’t end in offering prayers or in a heartfelt expression of support.

Because for him, it means going where the tragedy is, despite the distance.

So he went all the way to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City from his homeland Japan to spend the holidays and spread cheer in Sendong-hit areas.

Tanaka, 20, embarked on this seemingly impossible mission to personally see the devastation Sendong brought so he could identify what he can do for the victims.

“I want to help people. I wanted to contribute and I want to promote to the Japanese people, let them know of what’s going on in the Philippines,” Tanaka told Yahoo! Southeast Asia in an interview.

With sheer will and some money from his supportive parents, Tanaka flew to PH. He tapped Xavier University which agreed to temporarily adopt him while doing his volunteer duties.

To read more of the article, Click here.

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2 Responses to “A Japanese hero”


  1. 1 lisa January 14, 2012 at 6:51 am

    hi, issey can be reached on this fb and twitter accts. he wants to do more for sendong survivors. i hope we can help too. pls spread the word. thanks!

    FB: http://www.facebook.com/kuyafishy Twitter: @kuyafishy

    • 2 Onigiri Sensei January 14, 2012 at 8:30 am

      thanks for sharing to us his fb account and twitter. im sure to contact him, and see if i can be of any help.thanks again!!


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