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IDF Japan Aid Delegation Members and Local Children Share a Common Language
The IDF aid delegation to Japan takes a quick break to entertain the local children, residents of Minamisanriku, who experienced deep losses from the tsunami and earthquake. Together with the children, the delegation members played a game in which the language is universal - soccer.
The game was held between an improvised team of IDF officers and the local children, and ended with a victory on both ends - the local youth experienced a rare cheering-up, while the officers received a quick break from their laborious efforts treating tsunami victims from the city, focusing instead on exercising their athletic abilities.
In addition, IDF delegation members played games and colored with the younger Japanese youth.
Prior to and following the game, the IDF officers aided in transferring the area's residents from the residential population aid centers to temporary houses until their old houses destroyed by the tsunami are completely rebuilt.