IWAKI CITY, FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, JAPAN – A newly opened multi-purpose rehabilitation centre will serve disabled individuals living in the Tohoku region in Japan thanks to the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project.
The Jericho Support Centre will provide rehabilitation and life skills training services for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Following the devastating Great Eastern Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 2011, nearly 1,000 disabled children and adult patients were evacuated from the nuclear exclusion zone and tsunami-hit communities.
“Canadians can be proud of our nation’s support for this project, which is part of a larger humanitarian effort,” said Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “The centre is providing rehabilitation and training services for children with physical and mental disabilities in the Tohoku region, and will serve as an enduring symbol of Canada’s support for Japan following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.”