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Young children play cards at an evacuation center in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture.

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One benefit of this disaster - new friendships.

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The smile on his face says: Royal Flush. :) And that with 6 cards, amazing. heh nice shot

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along with clothes , our kids also put in nurie (colouring books) and origami along with teddies, we thought even older people like to do origami and it could detract from the boredom we went along to play with the kids in the saitama arena, but they had too many volunteers then,,,,, lovely to see such a nice photo here

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What a cute kid. Look at that smile on his face. But why is he sitting like that? I guess Japanese kids, even boys, learn to sit like that at an early age? But why? It can't be comfortable.

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Kids can sit like that just fine. For those interested, the global giving website is doing a collection specifically for children orphaned by the crises.

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Pray for Japan! God, please help all victims to rebuild their future and their homes.

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new Friendships is very True, these people are in the same situation & hopefully will work together & Help each other. many nations also know what its like the ONLY thing im Glad to see is that Nations are Helping each other when things like this happen

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@ saborichan Are they collecting items or only cash donations? My company is a game publisher. I would love to donate some copies of our games to these families. If anyone knows any charities I can connect with to send games, please reply to me. Thanks!

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it is hard than you can think

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It's entirely right that a lot of attention is given to these poor children but it is amazing just how resilient children are. I've seen many pictures of smiling children and I imagine that the kids are likely coping a lot better than many of the adults. Having said that, I have seen some very sad pictures of clearly distressed older children at graduation ceremonies. My heart goes out to all of them.

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harkins.

Agree many kids(pre-teen I guess) are coping better, guess after that the mind works differently as well as experiences and understanding of things get in the way.

My son aged 10 is taking it all in his normal stride, said that he was in tokyo and not the affected areas.

Further I also do think a lot depends on the parents, noticed some of my sons class-mates are spooked easily and after talking to their parents I can see where it comes from.

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Glad to see kids growing and moving forward

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They are waiting for new lives. Optimism is restored with innocence with them.

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MottoMatto, HERE WE ARE. We can do it now

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Further I also do think a lot depends on the parents, noticed some of my sons class-mates are spooked easily and after talking to their parents I can see where it comes from.

you have recited a good lesson, I seconded your thoughts ... When was the picture taken?

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I just want to pinch those chubby cheeks :) Stay strong guys..

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Sitting like that, as one questioned, is traditional even over here in North America when at Judo.

Not to my liking, at the time for I was suffering with damaged knees from many dirt comp events of where the bike & I sort of parted. I know the Doctors complained about all the dirt & gravel in the knee section to other things that were toren & damaged like a cartlide or so.

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@shinkansenjp, I googled "Here We Are". Is that the name of a charity? Or do you mean "we" literally? If you could tell me the web address that would be great. The company is in America, so we need to be able to ship to a charity or group that is already handing things like this out. Thank you for your help.

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hello dear readers... as a mother, grandmother, and teacher in the 3rd decade of working with students spanning the globe, I can safely suggest that young people meet each day as a new lifetime.... further, they absorb what we adults teach them: courage, hope, and charity, or the opposite.

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