Ten years have passed since the earthquake -so far and from now on-

Online special event ※This event will be only in Japanese Ten years have passed since the earthquake -so far and from now on- Yasuyuki Fujimura, Principal of Non-Electric Atelier & Tomoko Arakawa, Director of Asian Rural Institute “How should we who have experienced the disaster live from now on?” “So far” and “ from now on” for Fujimura, who started the “Fort of Hope in Nasu” after the earthquake to protect the children from radiation and Arakawa, who nurtures grassroots leaders from around the world. Date and time: March 11(Thu.), 2021 13:30-15:00 It will be delivered using the online conference tool zoom. Please join us from the QR code or … Read more…

\\ARI Webinar Series// Volunteer’s Story

\\ARI Webinar Series// Volunteer’s Story What do our volunteers do at ARI? Who volunteers at ARI? We will share these collective stories of our volunteers in English and Japanese. Let’s have fun and talk together! March 5th, Fri. 19:30 “Volunteer‘s story” (bilingual) Facilitator: Noriko Nakayama (staff) Speakers (ARI volunteers): Chihiro Suzuki, Miki Kanai, Emily Bowdle, Maria Abigail Hernandez ▽Join from here ↓ https://zoom.us/j/95534693346

ARI Webinar Series (March to April)

March to April schedule March 5th, Fri. 19:30 “Volunteer‘s story” (bilingual) March 19th, Fri. 19:30 “Farm to table” (Japanese) April 9th, Fri. 19:30 “How can your church connect with ARI?” (Japanese) April 23rd, Fri. 19:30 “ARI life under COVID-19” (Japanese) More details ↓ https://scrapbox.io/ARIWebSeries2021/

48th ARI Commencement Service 

We are delighted to announce that all ten of the 2020 participants were able to successfully complete their rural leadership training! We will be holding their graduation ceremony this Saturday.  This year, due to the spread of COVID-19, the graduation ceremony will be held with only participants, volunteers, and staff in attendance. Although outside guests will not be allowed to attend the ceremony on campus, we are happy to inform you that the ceremony will be available to watch live on our official Facebook page. The 48th Commencement Service will be held at the following date and time: December 12th (Sat), 11:00-12:30  You can watch the ceremony live … Read more…

\ Join an ARI Online Talk Session! /

\ Join an ARI Online Talk Session! / Thank you for all who participated in the ARI webinars throughout November. For those who couldn’t attend and those who would like to attend again, we are going to have another webinar on December 7th! The guest speakers are Martin and Celestine, 2020 participants from Kenya. Do you want to know more about ARI, or about topics such as organic farming? Everyone is welcome to participate! Come join us and learn more about ARI! Webinar Contents: ・ View the 2020 ARI participant introduction video ・ Hear first-hand from 2020 participants, Martin and Celestine “What are you doing in Kenya? What are you … Read more…

2020 Call for Christmas Donations

Today marks the beginning of December. Many things have happened around the world this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been both joy and sadness, and now 2020 is coming to an end. The 2020 ARI participants will be returning to their home countries after the graduation ceremony on December 12 with new, big dreams. We believe that it is in times of hardship and turmoil that the lessons learned at ARI can be applied, and that the participants’ leadership based on love will help lead their communities into better futures. The Christmas donations you are able to make at this time of year are an important source of … Read more…

December News

  As we begin to welcome the winter season here at ARI, we would like to share two important announcements. – We will not be accepting working visitors starting from December 1st. Considering the severe effects of COVID-19, from December 1st we are going to stop accepting working visitors. Participants will be going back to their home countries from mid-December. We ask for your understanding as it is very important for the participants to leave Japan safely to return to their communities and begin sharing what they learned at ARI. We will start accepting visitors again from January 1st. – Participants’ Final Presentations for the 2020 school year are being … Read more…

ARI Open Campus!

For those who are interested in studying at ARI and want to know more about what we do, we are holding an open campus! It will be a valuable opportunity to meet the 2020 ARI participants. We hope to see you at the event! Period: November 27th (Fri) -28th (Sat), 2020 Participation fee: 5,000 yen per person (tax included) Reservations are required Schedule: <Day 1> 13:30 Arrival • Orientation 14:00 Campus Tour 16:00 Evening Farm Work 18:30 Supper 19:30 Free Time <Day 2> 6:30 Morning Exercise 7:00 Morning Farm Work 8:15 Breakfast 9:30 Class Experience “Food Life” 11:00 Making Indian Curry 12:30 Lunch (interact with ARI participants) 14:00 Departure Application … Read more…