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Japan courts Kenya with a volunteer's gentle touch 
Japan is gaining friends in Kenya with the help of shiatsu classes for the blind given by Japanese volunteers. Nearly 900 volunteers from the  Japanese International Co-operation Agency is working in Africa, helping to improve lives of local people.   Visit site
More about: Kenya  Health
Hands on Tokyo 
Hands On Tokyo started in December 2006 with a small group of people talking about how they may best to serve their community.  This group however, had a bit of a different make-up.  It was made up of foreign and Japanese nationals interested in developing a bilingual volunteer clearinghouse so that they could volunteer together without the fear of not being able to communicate with each other. (In Japanese and English).  Visit site