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Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Jan 09, 2013

A profile of Church World Service kicks off the 18th season of a popular U.S. documentary series and features an interview with ACT governing board member, Donna Derr.

Fukushima's legacy under the lens

Fukushima's legacy under the lens

Oct 03, 2012

This 30-minute documentary explores the progress made and challenges that remain in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year.

Nduna visits Japanese disaster region

Nduna visits Japanese disaster region

Jun 20, 2012

ACT Alliance’s general secretary has visited Japan in a demonstration of support for the communities still recovering from the impact of last year’s tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster.

Survivors and volunteers forge ties in Japan: Part 1/3

Survivors and volunteers forge ties in Japan: Part 1/3

Dec 22, 2011

Thousands of volunteers have mobilised for post-tsunami relief in Japan

Survivors and volunteers forge ties in Japan: Part 2/3

Survivors and volunteers forge ties in Japan: Part 2/3

Dec 22, 2011

Thousands of volunteers have mobilised for post-tsunami relief and recovery efforts in Japan

Survivors and volunteers forge ties in Japan: Part 3/3

Survivors and volunteers forge ties in Japan: Part 3/3

Dec 22, 2011

Thousands of volunteers have mobilised for post-tsunami relief and recovery efforts in Japan

Japan: Recovery to start from zero

Japan: Recovery to start from zero

Apr 19, 2011

Japanese people, wearied by uncertainty, simply want to know when it will end.

CWS at work in Japan

CWS at work in Japan

Mar 30, 2011

ACT member CWS has made this brief video with images from their work in the field in Japan

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About Japan
  • Population: 127.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Area: 377,864 sq km (145,894 sq miles)
  • Major language: Japanese
  • Major religions: Shintoism, Buddhism
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 86 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: yen
  • Main exports: Vehicles, computer parts, chemicals, scientific instruments and watches
  • GNI per capita: US $38,210 (World Bank, 2008)