Ganbatte 365, Rickmers Linie and Breakbulk Magazine Collect Messages in Show of Support for Japan's Earthquake Recovery Efforts

Mar 08, 2012 (04:03 PM EST)

NEWARK, N.J., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Approaching the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Japan, the country has made tremendous progress in revitalizing. However, the scale of the disaster is such that for some, it will take a decade or more to return to a semblance of normality. Rickmers Linie and Breakbulk have launched an initiative to express global support for Japan, again, by sending a message directly to those in the hardest-hit region.


Non-profit organization Ganbatte 365 will compile messages from around the world, translate to Japanese and displaying them on digital screens across Tokyo and in the hardest-hit communities in the Tohoku region.

To have your message displayed to thousands of people in Japan, simply: 

1) Tweet a message of support with the #kizuna or #G365 hash tags and your country name in square brackets, or 2) Go to the Ganbatte 365 Facebook page and leave a message with your country name, or 3) Email a message directly to

Visit the Ganbatte 365 YouTube Channel to view, download and share Ganbatte 365 videos documenting the recovery process in Tohoku.

About Ganbatte 365 -- Officially endorsed by the Japan Tourism Agency, Embassy of Canada to Japan and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Ganbatte 365 aims to maintain awareness of the post-earthquake renewal of Japan -- as it is happening -- and channel messages of support from around the world to the people of the disaster hit region. Using social and digital media, Ganbatte 365 produces and disseminates worldwide videos of the recovery process, and compiles and provides messages of support from around the world to the people of Japan.

Quick links for sending a message


About Rickmers Linie -- Hamburg-based Rickmers-Linie is one of the world's leading specialists in the global transportation of break bulk, heavylift and project cargo by sea. The company belongs to Rickmers Group, which offers diversified activities in the segments of Maritime Assets, Maritime Services and Logistics Services. Rickmers Group currently manages a fleet of 122 vessels. More information about Rickmers-Linie is available at Information about the manifold activities of Rickmers Group is available at

About Breakbulk -- The Breakbulk division of UBM Global Trade has been the most trusted source of intelligence for the breakbulk and project cargo industry since its first breakbulk conference in 1989. The Breakbulk division includes the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, three annual conferences and exhibitions, several two-day congresses, and access to business news articles, indices, archives and more on and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news and in-depth analysis ensure Breakbulk members have the data and information necessary to understand the issues facing the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo shipping sectors. For membership information visit

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