Japan
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13 January 2010
Rolling out the solar barrels in Kyrgyzstan 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: UNV Kyrgyzstan brought together seven volunteers from the Peace Corps and three from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to learn about solar barrel heaters and how to construct them.   Read article
24 October 2008
UN committee approves new resolution on volunteerism 
The UN General Assembly meets on 6 October 2008. (UN photo)
New York, USA: A UN General Assembly committee has adopted a new UN resolution that calls on governments to mobilize support for volunteerism research and asks the UN system to integrate volunteerism into its programmes.  Read article
03 July 2006
Working together for social safety by The Japan Journal
In a society in which people are increasingly living solitary lives in modern cities, the safety and mutual aid of the village community is past. Amid mounting modern anxieties people are increasingly inclined to take responsibility for their own safety. This impulse is giving rise in Japan to voluntary efforts to prevent disaster and crime.  Read article
From: The New Nation, Bangladesh
More about: Activism
28 March 2006
Getting the word out  by Akino Yoshihara
Kyoto, Japan: How do you shout "Fire!" in Japanese? Knowing this could save your, and someone else's lives. A group of international student volunteers, through a community radio station, provides simple yet vital information used in emergencies to Japan's foreign community.   Read article
More about: Culture & sports
05 January 2006
Service for Peace celebrates IVD in 10 countries 
Service For Peace (SFP) held IVD activities in 10 countries involving more than 4,600 volunteers and participants worldwide. Here are summaries of the celebrations.  Read article

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