Tag Archives: news

Otsuchi Old Stock Ale has arrived in Otsuchi!

The North Coast Brewing Company released a special label of their Old Stock Ale and donated the proceeds to the Recovery Fund. It raised $33,200 for Otsuchi! Arigatou gozaimasu! Your incredible generosity is deeply appreciated. President and Brewmaster Mark Ruedrich … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, updates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

North Coast Brewing Company announces their Otsuchi Recovery Fund commemorative release

February 2012 | North Coast Brewing Co. Press Release 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Fort Bragg, California and Otsuchi, Japan. When the recent tsunami struck northern Japan, Otsuchi was one of the hardest hit … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, in the news, recovery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sister cities after the tsunami: 60 Minutes Reports

Posted in in the news, videos, visits | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trip to Otsuchi: Day 1 in Otsuchi

I cannot describe today easily. We drove into Otsuchi and I had a camera in my face the whole way through town. It was incredibly difficult. It’s one thing to see the pictures, another to really understand the scope of … Continue reading

Posted in photos, updates | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Trip to Otsuchi

On May 28th, I had the honor of going to Otsuchi. A big thank you to CBS and 60 Minutes for making this possible. It was a truly incredible experience: Exciting, difficult, wonderful, emotional and heart-wrenching. I will post the … Continue reading

Posted in photos, recovery, updates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Radio interview with Hilary Bilbrey on WSPT

Today I was interviewed by Hilary Bilbrey on her radio show “What’s Your Story?” on WSPT. We talked about the Otsuchi Exchange Program, the conditions there and our fundraising efforts. If you missed the live broadcast you can listen to … Continue reading

Posted in in the news, publicity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sharon will be talking about Otsuchi on WSPT today!

If you can, listen to a live interview on WSPT today at 10:25am PST. Sharon will be talking about Otsuchi, our sister city program and the recovery fund efforts.

Posted in in the news, publicity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fort Bragg featured on CNN

Posted in in the news, publicity | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Ken Sasaki interview with Lindy Peters

Lindy interviewed Ken Sasaki of Otsuchi on KFMB. They talked about the conditions in Otsuchi, what is happening there and what they need. Ken-san also read a touching statement from Otsuchi Vice-Mayor Tobai. Click here to listen.

Posted in publicity | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A message from Vice-Mayor of Otsuchi town, Masaaki Tobai

On behalf of Otsuchi town, I would like to express our deep gratitude to the city of Fort Bragg, our dear sister city.   I have heard that people in Fort Bragg worried about our town, and worked hard together … Continue reading

Posted in updates | Tagged | Leave a comment