This month’s Kyoto Visitor’s Guide contains a brief synopsis of my interview with Rob Mangold, the founder, organizer, and chief motivator behind local disaster relief organization IDRO JAPAN. Two months ago Rob and I sat down over beers and had a very long chat about life, Tohoku and everything. His story of how IDRO got started, how much they have achieved so far, and where they plan to go from here is truly inspiring. Naturally, though it was too long for the confines of a KVG piece so consider this just a teaser for the full interview, which I shall be posting on this blog in the next couple of days.
You can follow Rob’s current adventures & activities in Tohoku on the IDRO JAPAN blog.