Connect to the World


Let’s Talk Community (former Let’s Talk Foundation) helps disaster affected people to learn English as a communication tool, hoping for them to be connected with the world and their area to become a most globalized place within Japan. We are holding various activities to connect people in the devastated area to people around the globe.

Let’s Talk Ambassador

”Let’s Talk Ambassador” is an activity to send participants of Komo’s English class at Rikuzantakata to overseas. This program continued from 2012 to 2019.
≫ For the detail, please visit Let’s Talk Ambassador


The Seed of Hope in the Heart(Memorandum of the tsunami and the recovery afterward, by Teiichi Sato)

Memoirs about the disaster and the restoration written by Mr Teiichi Sato, an owner of a seed shop. At first, an English version “The Seed of Hope in the Heart” was written by himself, and afterwards a Chinese version “在心中希望的種子” and Spanish version were completed. Mr Sato was not very good at English before the disaster, but he restarted learning English to work on his memoirs. The same goes for Chinese/Spanish versions.

≫ For the detail, please visit Teiichi Sato

Works of Poetry and Art, Rikuzentakata –  Overcoming the Great East Japan Earthquake – 」(Art book by Emi and Yumi Yoshida)

A book compiling poems, Tanka (a type of Japanese poem), and paintings by the twin sisters, Ms Emi and Yumi Yoshida who live in Rikuzentakata. They have been creating their works since before the disaster.

≫ For detail, please visit Yoshida sisters

English Summer Camp (SCOA)

”SCOA” is a summer camp which annually takes place in Yamanashi Prefecture. Let’s Talk Foundation financially supported elementary/junior high school students in the disaster affected area to enable them to participate in this camp. The detail is in English summer camp (SCOA). We also held a joint event with SCOA in Rikuzentakata from 2016 to 2019.

US-Japan High School Students Summit

“US-Japan High School Students Summit in Rikuzantakata” is an annual event as a part of JET programs, where high school students from Sanriku area and US get together, have discussions, and give presentations over theme. When JET program ended, some of our volunteer members initiated a project group to continue its concept and started English summer festival in Rikuzentakata from 2016.

≫ For detail please visit US-Japan high school students summit