We're remembering the 5th Anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake on March 13, 2016!!

It happened all of a sudden 5 years ago on March 11, 2011.

To imagine that more than eighteen thousand people lost their lives or went missing in the Great East Japan earthquake is difficult to grasp.

We have always felt deeply for the 1,808 children who lost one or both of their parents on that day.

Determined not to forget, we are gathering in Hong Kong again on Sunday March 13, 2016 to commemorate. Please take the little time it takes out of your day to join us.

In 2013 we received wonderful support from architect Tadao Ando, and in 2014 the selfless help from the world's top ultra marathon elite. We couldn't be more grateful.

As per tradition, we are gathering in Repulse Bay (click for Google Street View) on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 14h30 at the bottom of the stairs leading up from HK International School Upper primary section on South Bay Close (see map). Like last year, we aim to climb to the top of the Twins (Ma Kong Shan - 孖崗山). (Note: For those who find the stair climb too challenging, you may take the easier flat course along the catchwater to Stanley).

Donations of any size are welcome, even tiny, and especially from children! This year, we have chosen to give the donations to the Hatachi Fund who helps children until they reach the age of 20.

If you are not able to join us on March 13, you can still donate directly by money transfer. Please send us a note afterwards so we can consolidate the names and comments here on this site.

PS. Please "like" our FB page!


今年のStep2000は3月13日午後2時30分、例年通り、レパルスベイにある香港インターナショナルスクールアッパー小学部( South Bay Close, Repulse Bay)から少し山側のツイン山(孖崗山に続く階段前に午後2時30分集合です。(注:ツイン山の階段がきついと思われる方には、平坦な易しい階段回避コースを用意しています。)



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