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Live Your Dream; The Taylor Anderson Story

This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a difference. Taylor was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a disaster that no one could have expected. In my 21 years of working on Japan based projects, I had witnessed earthquakes, but never the devastation of a tsunami

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A Gift from Taylor: The story of an American teacher who was lost in the tsunami [English/Japanese]

Author Naomi Chiba Illustrator Abe etsuko Transrator Maria Ichizawa

About Taylor’s Reading Corner
On March 11, 2011, the coastal regions of northern Japan were devastated by an enormous earthquake and terrible tsunami. Countless lives were lost, homes were washed away, and even today many are still missing. Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture was severely damaged. Taylor Anderson, a young woman from America, also became a tsunami victim at the age of 24. Taylor was from the state of Virginia. After graduating from college in 2008, she became an assistant English language teacher at the Ishinomaki elementary and middle schools. Taylor loved books. Her family, wanting to help the children affected by the disaster, sent books to the schools where Taylor used to teach. This started “Taylor’s Reading Corner.” The bookshelves were made by woodworker Shinichi Endo . Mr. Endo also lost his three children in the earthquake and tsunami. Two of those children were Taylor’s former students. The bookshelves are full of Taylor’s love for Japan, her second home. This, along with her love for her students, and her love of Jbooks, serves as a bridge linking Japan and America. Taylor’s Reading Corner will continue to encourage children to love reading, expand imaginations, foster dreams, and help children spread their wings to fly out into the world. (from its web site)

 

The Bonds of Love Left by the Tsunami: Taylor Anderson [English/Japanese]

Written by Mihoko Terada

3月11日、教え子すべての子供たちを導き、津波にのまれて亡くなったアメリカ人英語教師がいた。亡くなったテイラー・アンダーソンさんと彼女を巡る人々のエピソードを中心に、東日本大震災直後の地元メディアや病院の活躍など被災地の人々の力強い姿、そして復旧活動に尽力した米軍と被災者の心の交流を日英対訳で描く。あの悲劇の中、多くの絆が生まれ、そして、未来につながってゆく。

Chapter 1: A Tale of Students and Their English Teacher
Chapter 2: Local Heroes
Chapter 3: Operation Arigato
Chapter 4: Hisaichi: A Glimpse of the Disaster Then and Now

For details, see its web site.


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