While the rebuilding process is well underway in the regions effected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake that occurred on March 11th, 2011, there is still a long way to go before normalcy is restored. Land, buildings, and lives were all swept away in a moment and the aftereffects are ongoing. The widespread media panic caused from damage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant also has taken a large toll on something very crucial to the Japanese economy: tourism.
For fear of coming in contact with radiation or more earthquakes, would-be travelers have put off plans to visit even regions of Japan which are well outside potential danger zones. Scrambling for ideas to get people to come back to Japan, tourism organizations have tried to come up with ways to grant people free trips to Japan in exchange for spreading positive words about their experiences. This is where we want to help.
Following the earthquake, many people came to Japan this year through w-inds.worldwide and, from what we gathered, had an enjoyable time. We want to ask those who came to share your experiences you had as a tourist in Japan so we can compile them onto our website for all of the world to see. Anyone who is living in Japan or has come to Japan for any purpose following the Great Tohoku Earthquake is invited to submit their sentiments about their time in Japan by writing them in paragraph form and/or filling out the survey below. We are not asking only w-inds. fans to do this, but anyone who has a story to share. Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who has come to Japan. We would also really appreciate receiving any pictures you feel like sharing from your trip.
While we’d ideally like to hear from people that came on or after 3/11 because travelers are most concerned about post-earthquake Japan, we don’t want to leave anyone out. People who have been to Japan before the earthquake are also welcome to submit their thoughts.
We would also like to encourage people who have NOT been able to come to Japan to tell us the reasons why it is difficult for you to do so. For w-inds. fans, you might be interested in giving reasons why w-inds. should come to your country. We have a special survey for people who fit this description as well.
For people that are concerned about their English skill level, we can correct your English for you. Please don’t worry.
It might take a moment of your time, but it’s for a good, important cause. A lot of us don’t have a lot of money, but we all love Japan and are obviously thankful for the sharing of Japanese culture and music with the world, so let’s give back to Japan.
Please send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SURVEY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAME/STAYED IN JAPAN ON/AFTER 3/11/2011
Name (First name only is okay):
Why did you decide to come to Japan?:
How long did you stay?:
What did you enjoy the most about your time in Japan?:
What, if anything, would you change about your time in Japan?:
Would you come to Japan again in the future?:
Would you recommend traveling to Japan to a friend?:
Do you have any travel tips or advice (cheap airfare, hotels) to give to future travelers?:
FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO JAPAN
Name (First name only is okay):
Why do you want to come to Japan?:
What things make it difficult for you to come to Japan?:
(For w-inds. fans) Why do you think it’d be good for w-inds. to perform in your country?:
Thank you in advance for your participation.