About HARU

We provide assistance toward the reconstruction of Tohoku district, devastated by the quake and the following Tsunami on March 11, 2011.Many volunteer students of Tohoku University have joined us in this noble cause. Also, HARU have received official recognition from Tohoku University so that we are able to promote volunteer activities to meet community needs. In the future, we are switching our work to the long-term reconstruction with broad range of cooperation.

Origin of Name and Logo

The official name: "HARU"-Reconstruction Team of TOHOKU University-

Origin of the name “HARU”

Enduring cold winter, we wait for spring.
Living in Tohoku, we all know a joy of warm spring that will surely come soon.
No matter how sad and cruel the situation is right now,
dreams, hopes and happiness surely come to Tohoku,
like the next season “HARU (spring)” surely comes.
The weather turns “HARE (clear-up)”,
Leaf buds begin to “HARU (swell)”,
Fields are “HATTE (cultivated)”, and
All creations are “HARU (born)”.
Everyone is different but our hearts are the same.
Everything starts from here,
in order to bring spring to Tohoku.

“Let’s bring spring to Tohoku!!  Let’s step forward together…..
By Anna Suzuki

Origin of the Logo

Yellow-green expresses crisp spring day. Young leaves on the right and left express benevolence and friendship of volunteers (Leaves are tip of “Hagi” of Tohoku University Logo). Also, rotundate font and connection between each letters are symbol of reconciliation, reconstruction and bounding of our fellowship.