Thursday, December 19, 2013

From Java on the Rock

IMPORTANT:  IndieGoGo campaign for Fukushima Kids here.  $1730 raised so far! Campaign continues till the end of this year, Dec 31, 2013. We aim to raise $13000:
Java on the Rock is my favorite cafe located on makai (ocean) side of Alii Drive in Kailua Kona, Hawai'i.  They have a coffee farm and roast their own famous and award winning Kona coffee, which is really popular and tasty.

Gen and I would like to walk to this place as often as we can from our house(takes about 30 minutes). It is our morning exercise and all the walk is so pleasant looking at Kailua Bay coming downand Hualalai Mountain going up.  What I like most is the sandy floor where you can put your bare feet in, in addition to the view and location where you get to see turtles and dolphins often.

The owner (Andrea, Bruce) is kindly inviting Fukushima Kids to Java on the Rock for a breakfast and we mean to do that on Dec 27, only 9 days from now.

Fukushima Kids are arriving to Kona in 3 days (Dec 21) and we are getting busier and busier. Here is an event to welcome the kids and we would like to pack the hall of 300 people at Hualalai Academy.  If you happen to be here in Kona, please join us to meet and cheer up the children from Fukushima.
We are still trying to raise money to pay for all the costs including airfares, food, lodging, transportations and activities of 8 people for 2 weeks. Hawaii is an expensive place, but it is worth the effort as this may be a life changing experience for the children.

3 boys are from the Kayak club in Fukushima and I am asking canoe clubs in Honaunau, Keauhou and Kona to sponsor the canoeing experience for the children.

I am very grateful and happy to be able to organize all of those activities thanks to the generosity of many people in Kona.

Mahalo mahalo!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Help me to raise what is lost and more: Kids are coming in 10 days

This is the first time I ever try this. I do not know how it works, but I have a reason to raise money for Fukushima Kids even more so than ever.

This is the fundraiser event we are having at the end of the year.  Be a part of great cause and meet the Fukushima kids!

Last week after the great success of Support Fukushima Kids Day and 3 garage sales, I counted all the money including small changes and separated money for each event, put it in different envelope, calculated the total and then put all the envelopes in a large brown envelope.

The next day, that brown envelope disappeared from our house.

I am afraid it was stolen by someone who knows we were fundraising. I did have many strangers in the house for the garage sale as we displayed nicer items inside the house.

When I realize money we raised was gone, I cried like a child (have not done this for some time).
I sobbed for a few hours and was depressed for days.
I was so sorry and discouraged that I did not know how to tell all the friends who helped me to raise money.

They all worked so hard.
 I am grateful for them and this is what I have to tell them?
The money is stolen now?  I wanted to report how much we raised and how grateful I was.

But now that 7 children and 1 chaperon from Fukushima are arriving on Dec 21, 2013, in just 10 days, I have no time to cry but to do what I can to raise money for them again.

What is gone is the money, $2600, but all the love and care I received from so many people in Kona for Fukushima Kids is intact. It is still with me and that is important.

$2600 is a lot for me. I guess it is a lot for anyone when the money is not yours but it is the money for Fukushima Kids we raised together. So many people, especially mothers, worked and helped.

I am so sorry it is gone now.

Please help me to regain what I lost and support the Fukushima kids.

I am inviting everyone to Fukushima Kids Welcome Festival. Bring your friend and family as it is a free event. (I hope to have enough fund raised by Indiegogo)

Mahalo for reading my blog to the end. Your support is invaluable.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela, Thank you for your inspiration

Nelson Mandela passed at the age of 95 in South Africa.  He has been my hero.  As I did not have a chance to express my appreciation to him directly,  I am writing my appreciation here.

He taught me not to give up.  Forgiveness is not losing your power.  I am now going through tough situation in my life, but thinking of the life of Nelson Mandela gives me hope and courage.

Fukushima Kids Hawaii is now inviting 8 people (7 kids and 1 chaperon) to Kona for 2 weeks of respite from their radioactive environment.  They can enhance their health by eating fresh organic food (not with radiation) and playing outside without worrying about radiation freely.

At the moment, we do not have enough funding to support what we are trying to do.  If you are in Japan and would like to support Fukushima Kids Hawaii, please donate to the account below:

Postal  Transfer Account: 00150-4-728960 Fukushima Kids Hawaii
(below is in Japanese. You can show this to a post office clerk)
郵便振替口座  口座番号 00150−4−728960  

Nelson Mandera said, "It's always darkest before dawn".

I will remember his words when I need to deal with tough situation.

Thank you, Nelson Mandera for being my inspiration.  I have been able to continue all I have done thanks to your words and who you are.

Arigato  Arigato.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

If you love Dance, Art or Music, You can help Fukushima Kids!

Hey, we made a local news on Nov 20, 2013@West Hawaii Today!

Join us on Saturday, November 30, 2013@Hualalai Academy for SUPPORT FUKUSHIMA KIDS DAY:  3pm Dance Party, 7pm Concert, all day (3-9pm) Silent Auction.

Do you like to dance?
If so, you can join us for 90 minutes of ZUMBA steps by Pacific Island Fitness instructors and others.
Tickets are sold at Pacific Island Fitness ZUMBA classes by the instructors.  Starting 3pm!

Do you like music?
Then you can come to the classic concert featuring Yumi Kikuchi, a flutist and co-founder of Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project, accompanied by Annu Shionoya.  Starting 7pm, playing beautiful classical tunes that you know!

Both tickets are $10, and at the door $15.  So, get the ticket(s).  I am looking for volunteers who will sell tickets for this events.

Are you a local artist who can donate your work for the silent auction?  Or are you an art collector who can donate some of your collection to support the Fukushima Kids?

If so, please call 334-9616 (Yumi).  Gift certificate to the local restaurants are very popular item for the auction, so, I love getting them, too.

The details are in the flyer. I look forward to your participating any way you can. If you can print it out and put it in your favorite shops, that is a great help.  I need every help I can get and you can think of as this mission is so important for the survival and health of Fukushima children.

Mahalo nui loa for your support in advance.
To donate on line for this project, you can go to:

Please let us know by e-mail that you donated for Fukushima Kids Hawaii.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Meeting Old and New Friends in California

During Hawaii's autumn break (10 days), we went to California to visit friends there. I am grateful we have such wide range of friends around the world.  Friends make life more meaningful and wonderful.

I met Diane (center of the photo) who lives near Oakland. She used live in Kamogawa and she is the reason Gen (my husband) moved to Kamogawa, and as a result, I also lived there for 14 years.  

A lot of good memories in Kamogawa growing rice, vegetables, mushrooms, fruits and children organically in the 200-year-old farm house!  But now we are not going back until our kids are grown due to what is going on at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants.

Diane used to host children from Chernobyl in Kamogawa and now Fukushima children in California.  Such a caring humanitarian.  I am now joining her effort by launching Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project in the Big Island of Hawaii.  We now have Fukushima Kids Hawaii House(right now as I write this, we are hosting a mother and two young children, 2 and 5 years old who had already developed thyroid cysts) open for 3 families all year round! Apply now by e-mail if you want to stay here with your children.

Here is the interview Leuren Moret did with Gen and me in California.

Leuren was a geologist who used to work for Lawrence Livermore Lab (US Government Nuclear Weapon Lab) to find a safe depository for nuclear waste in the USA, which she could not find.  The Lab tried to make the falsification of her data, which made her to  became a whistle blower and anti-nuke activist to inform the public about the risk of radiation.  

She has been working for indigenous population and minorities as a scientist whose health is threatened by radiation.  She introduced us to Dr. Stern Glass which was such an eye opener for us to learn about the risk of law level radiation. 

Now, with Fukushima triple meltdown, our health is at risk and we need massive information sharing by people as media is unfortunately still supporting the nuclear industry and not disclosing what has been really happening there.  

People in Hawaii and West Coast, and also entire USA will be (already has been) affected by the radiation from Fukushima as well as the existing radiation from nuclear testing and nuclear power plants leakage in the US. No wonder why cancer and hear attacks prevails Japan and USA.

We also Met Takemi san who hosted us for the Japanese traditional medicine (Harmonics Healing) workshop at her house.  It was nice to meet a group of Japanese in San Francisco who are eager to learn the ancient and natural way of Japanese healing method.

The reunion with Kosta and Hollis was also fun.  We went star and UFO watching one night after a wonderful dinner Hollis made for all of us.  We then took an AMTRAK (US train) to Portland (Oregon) to meet with Suzy Ward, Matthew's mother.  18 hours of train ride was fun and spectacular for all of us (but it was not easy to sleep in the AMTRAK coach train.  Next time, we will buy sleeping sheets).

Meeting Suzy is always great joy for me as she speaks with her dogs as well as her son Matthew.  Very interesting just to stay around her and ask questions.  Some of the interviews can be seen at Gen Morita's blog (in Japanese).

Shinobu hosted us also, gathering Japanese mothers in/near Santa Cruz area to support high school students who want to study in California.  It can be done with low budget for 1 year if parents can come up with the money (about $6000 a year). I really hope Japanese mothers network around the world can support all the affected children in and around Fukushima!

Now we are back to Hawaii thinking about Fukushima kids and how to raise money for the winter program which is happening in two months now!!  Fukushima kids Hawaii House also needs funding to keep it open ($24000/year for the house, water, electricity and insurance).  

Everything we try to do costs money and I need to come up with a creative way of fund raising so that we can continue our mission.

Friends and connection (we say "Go-en" in Japanese) always has made it possible to realize my dream and mission before, so I am not too worried.  But every help, every support will make a difference and I would love you to consider to support Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project, which you can do so by donating online through
IAM-CED is our funding NPO so that your donation is tax-deductible.

You can use Paypal (Credit Card) to donate:

Thank you very much for your understanding and action in support of Fukushima kids.  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

1010 Participated the 10th Tokyo Peace Film Festival@Olympic Youth Center

I am back to Kona with a mother and two children (2 and 5 years old) from Fukushima after spending 23 days in Japan.  They are now staying at Fukushima Kids Hawaii House (our house).  The house can host 3 families from Fukushima who does not support from government yet exposed to high radiation daily.

During my trip, I was able to give a concert for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project, raising money for the winter program (2 weeks in Kona, Hawaii) and Fukushima Kids Hawaii House, where the mothers and children from Fukushima can stay for free to detox and relax up to 3 months.

After the concert, I was busy with NVC trainers Jim and Jori Manske.  They gave 10 workshops and 1 retreat in 2 weeks (2 workshops a day sometimes) and spread the seeds of Non Violent Communication in Japan.

The last and the biggest event for me was 10th Tokyo Peace Film Festival, which had shown 10 documentary films with 10 lecturers with 1010 participants! Wow.

The Mainich Daily News has written a wonderful article about the festival:

At the end of the 3 days festival, we all got up and danced to the song of Timor by Sadamu Komukai.  It was a very moving experience.

Thank you for your support to our peace film festival to make it such a great event.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My first NVC Workshop for Social Change@Island Naturals Kona, Hawaii on May 24, 5pm

Aloha. Some of you know I have been passionately learning and practicing NVC (Non Violent Communication).  At the end of this month, I will be going to Bay Area to share NVC and also to participate Bay NVC Leadership Program 2013.  I am really looking forward to reconnecting with NVC community members.

Here is the event Andrea, Gen and I are going to offer to the community of Hawaii who are wanting social change.  The next day on May 25 is a big day to raise awareness and voice on GMO food (I want to eat healthy and food choice is important for me).  Here on this island, there is a bill 79 to limit GMO and I support that.

This workshop is for those who want to create social change through effective communication.  We have been spending a lot of time to prepare the workshop. It is going to be valuable for community activists and concerned people for environment and food safety.

Here is the flyer.  Please bring your friends on May 24, 5pm@Island Naturals, Kaiwi Street, Upstairs
in Kona.  It is free(donations are welcome).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Aloha Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project

Today, I am announcing Aloha Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project (AFKHP) here in the Big Island of Hawaii asking your participation and support.

If you have any Japanese connection (friends), please send this post (in Japanese 日本語):

You may know there are about 300,000 children (and 2 million people) living in Fukushima prefecture in Japan today, and at least 3 children have already developed thyroid cancer and 35% of children are reported to have some cysts, which may have been caused by the exposure to radiation. 

The speed of children developing health problems in/around Fukushima is faster and serious than the case of Chernobyl accident in 1986 in Ukraine.

We are very concerned about the wellbeing of children in Fukushima who have not been able to play outside since the nuclear accidents after March 11, 2011 East Japan Great Earthquake (and tsunami).  Four (only one inChernobyl)  broken reactors of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants are still critical conditions and no one really knows how to stop the radiation from leaking into the environment.

All they can do is to keep cooling the melted nuclear fuel to prevent recriticality accident.  I am sorry for those workers at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants daily exposing themselves to radiation to save all of us.

I work with Marian Moriguchi (Assist One) in Fukushima, for recruiting children

Vicky Nelson, in East side of  Hawaii,
Gen Morita in West side of Hawaii
and others on this effort of bringing Fukushima kids to Hawaii.  

This effort is one of many such efforts by civilian sectors as Japanese government is doing opposite saying it is safe to live in Fukushima and those who had been evacuated should go back to Fukushima.  

I do not agree with Japanese government as the levels of radiation in some parts of Fukushima is too dangerous for children to live healthy life.  Check the following prominent doctors and specialists opinion (those who I trust knowing them for years) who would refute Japanese government claim:

Helen Caldecott
Yuri Bandazhevsky
Arnie Gundersen

AFKHP aims to host children from Fukushima during Japanese school vacations  (there are summer, winter and spring vacations) starting from this summer (August) 2013 in the Big Island, half time in Kona, half time in Hilo and a few days in Honolulu.  We would like the kids to play freely in the beautiful nature of Hawaii, and cultivate good relationship with people and nature of Hawaii.

This summer (August 2013) is our first such effort and we would like to host 20 or so children for  1 month or so in Hawaii,  about 10 days in Kona,  about 10 days in Hilo, and about 5 days in Honolulu.

We are seeking for support from the community in Hawaii and donation from around the world who care and who can.

Easiest support is send a donation, $10 or $10,000 does not matter, whatever you can afford. 

We have a PayPal account:
Please let us know by e-mail that you want to support Fukushima kids.

In the USA, we can receive donations by personal and bank checks, too:

The check made out to: Harmonics Life Center Hawaii

can be send to:  Harmonics Life Center c/o Morita
                        75-286 Hoene St.,  Kailua Kona, HI96740

In Japan, you can make a donation by Yubin-Furikae at any post office to:

Harmonics Life Center :   00110-1-144224
write: Aloha Fukushima Kids  in the comment space.

And make sure to let me know by e-mail:!

Support can be in many levels.

Simply you can spread this project.

Here is the link in English.
Japanese link is here.

Spreading words may be the most essential of all.

There are more things you may be able to do:

Do you have fun with kids? Then you can play with them.

You can teach Hawaiian culture, hula, lei making, Hawaiian traditional cooking, etc.
You can take kids to the beach and swim together.
You can teach English or learn Japanese from Fukushima kids.
You can donate money to help the families who are participating in this program.
You can donate fresh organic food from your garden or local market.
You can be a host family for 1 or 2 kids.
You can take kids to hiking.
You can be a driver.  This is important and essential, too.

Whatever you can or you want to do, please let me know by e-mail so that I can coordinate your time, skills and resources into helping kids in Fukushima. Let them spend a wonderful and meaningful time here in Hawaii this summer and many more summers (winters, spring vacations) after.

I estimate the cost of hosting one child from Fukushima for a month in Hawaii can be 3~4,000 USD including airfares (as the summer airfare from Japan to Hawaii is the highest of the year).  If we get airfare discounted or donated, it would be much less, may be $2000.  The cost of transportation, food, lodging and programs can be donated by those who are capable and willing to donate their time, rooms and skills, or if we can raise enough money (and awareness), we would like to compensate those volunteers so that this program can be sustainable for everyone involved.

I am grateful for your care and support  for Fukushima (and the world) children.

mahalo nui loa,

arigato gozaimasu

Yumi Kikuchi and Gen Morita

co-founders, Aloha Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project (AFKHP)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

World Simultaneous Prayer for Healing of Earth's Waters

On 2 years anniversary of East Japan Great Earthquake, March 11,  2:46pm Japan time, Dr. Emoto (Japan) and Kumu Keala Ching(Hawaii) invite you to pray for healing of water near you. Here in the Big Island, we meet at 7pm at the big banyan tree next to King Kamehameha Hotel on Ali'i Drive.

Please share this to your connections and create an event in your hometown. Even just one person praying is great!

The simultaneous prayer will take place at 2:46pm on March 11 Japan time, which is 7:46pm on March 10 Hawaii time.

Use Time Zone converter to know the time in your locality.

I appreciate getting to know where the prayer will take place. Please post your event to this blog so that people near you may be able to join you.

There will be many prayers throughout Japan on that day.

The power of each one of us around the world praying together will be phenomenal.

Thank you for your care and participation.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

MSG Destroys the Nerve Cells of the Brain

I got an e-mail from my webmaster who had a terrible health problem by eating MSG.  I paste it below so that you can read and learn from him.  

I try to avoid MSG by making meals and desserts from scratch (fresh vegetables and fruits).  

We better pay attention to what we eat because "We are what we eat" and those artificial food and chemicals that are harmful to us also destroy environment when they are made and disposed.


Most doctors, dieticians, and the public know very little about the toxic effects of MSG. The multi-billion dollar processed food industry and MSG producers pay lobbyists to make all of us believe MSG is safe. 

MSG destroys the nerve cells of the brain and 50 percent or more of the population is experiencing the harmful effects of what the medical community has called the "MSG Symptom Complex." 

Yet, many of us are unaware of that. MSG is not just used in oriental restaurants, but in restaurants and most bagged, bottled, frozen, boxed, canned, or commercially prepared foods. Additives such as hydrolyzed protein, textured vegetable protein, yeast extract, autolyzed yeast, torula yeast, and anything modified, can contain as much as 50 percent MSG and need not be labeled as such. That Attention Deficit Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, some weight problems, migraine headaches, sleeping disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, glaucoma, asthma, diabetes, and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson's, and fibromyalgia may have more in common than you think.

Now that you know the secrets that have been kept from you, read labels, act responsibly, respect your body, and get healthy.


Learn more:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dr. Masaru Emoto's Lectures in Hawaii (Hilo and Kona)

Exciting news!  Dr. Masaru Emoto, the water messenger, is coming to Hawaii to spread wonderful messages from water.

If you do not know who Dr. Emoto is, take a look at his site:

Dr. Emoto asked me to organize his lectures in Hawaii, so I did what I can.  Here is the flyer an excellent designer in Australia designed:

I have organized many events in Japan, but this is my first time to organize such an evnet in Hawaii.

Dr. Emoto is the world-famous "Water Messanger". Even if you do not know him, you may have seen this beautiful picture.

The picture is the water crystal when it was shown the words Love and Gratitude
(愛、感謝 or aloha and mahalo)in Japanese.

I was privileged to be an interpreter last year when Dr. Emoto gave a key note speech at the World Congress of Quantum Medicine in Honolulu.  As a result, he asked me to organize his talks in the big island of Hawaii.

Unlike Japan, I had no idea what kind of halls are available and how much they cost, how you sell tickets (there are no Lawson nor Ticket Pia that sells tickets for you in Japan), who I can ask making flyers, posters and how much is the printing.....I knew nothing, but I came this far by choosing a small step at a time.

If you are planning a vacation in Hawaii, please make it around March 2 and 3 in the Big Island!

<Messages from Water -- Dr. Masaru Emoto's Lecture in Hawaii>
  = Love and Gratitude heal You and Earth =

Sat. March 2, 2013 2~4pm HICOMHawaii College of Oriental Medicine),10th Floor of Naniloa Hotel, Hilo
          $25 at the door, 
          Supporter (with Reception) $100 (20 seats only)

Sun. March 3, 2013 7~9omAloha Theater, Kainaliu (South Kona)
           $25 in advance, $30 at the door
           Supporter (with Reception) $100 (40 seats only)

*Supporters are invited to Reception of Dr. Emoto
Dr. Emoto's Reception in Hilo:  Mrach 2 in Hilo, 5-7pm
Dr. Emoto's Reception in Kona: Mrach 3 in Kona  2-4pm 
(venue will be notified to the supporters: RSVP by e-mail)

presented by: Harmonics Life Center Hawaii
inquiry and booking : Tel: 808-334-9616

Advance tickets sold at Aloha Theatre (APAC) and Java On the Rock for March 3 lecture@Aloha Theatre

Those who purchased VIP seats for March 3 lecture at Aloha Theater are invited to the welcome party of Dr. Emoto.  Only 40 VIP seats available, first come first served.  Call or e-mail me now for the VIP seats as it won't last too long! 

Thank you for helping to spread the good news in HAWAII.  

Yes, we are the water (at least 70% of our body is) and water is listening to you all the time.  So, let's speak with aloha and mahalo so that our body can heal itself.