Music Students from Fukushima, Japan Visit YOLA at HOLA
The members of the FTVJO were visiting Los Angeles while en route to boarding the Peace Boat. Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The FTVJO students joined students from Venezuela for a two week voyage back to Japan. Masumi Matsumura, the International Coordinator for Peace Boat and long-time YOLA at HOLA volunteer Megumi Smith were responsible for coordinating the logistics of the students’ visit to HOLA. While in LA, the group was hosted by Yasuhisa Toyota and his wife. Mr. Toyota was the chief acoustician for Walt Disney Concert Hall.