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No. 1 on the Arakawa in 2019

No. 1 on the Arakawa in 2019

On Feb. 27, NPO Arakawa Clean Aid Forum held its annual reporting session, and I am pleased to announce that Tokyo River Friends, which is a Jambo International group, received two awards. One was for the most trash removed from the Arakawa in 2019, and the other was for the most number of clean up…

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Video of our Feb. 23, 2020 Yahiro Event

Video of our Feb. 23, 2020 Yahiro Event

A videographer from Germany joined our last event at Yahiro. This is the video that he produced. I should have taken him on a tour of the dirty areas beforehand as much of the clip shows areas after we had cleaned, but still some great coverage of the event.

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Presentation to IVIS

Presentation to IVIS

I spent this morning giving a presentation on Tokyo River Friends to IVIS…

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Nov. 16 (Sat.) Edogawa Clean Up – 52 bags collected by 13 volunteers

Nov. 16 (Sat.) Edogawa Clean Up – 52 bags collected by 13 volunteers

Thirteen volunteers (7 Japanese, 2 New Zealanders, 2 Americans, 1 Malaysian, and 1 Canadian) turned out for this event and collected 52 bags of trash from the Myoden side of the river. The weather was beautiful, the tide cooperated, and it was a great day with beautiful scenery and some much needed exercise. Four people…

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Arakawa River Clean Up – Nishi Kasai – 86 bags

Arakawa River Clean Up – Nishi Kasai – 86 bags

Arakawa River Clean Up today on the Nakagawa island next to the Tozai Line. Ten volunteers (5 Japanese, 1 Briton, 1 Scotsman, 1 Peruvian, 1 Malaysian and 1 American) collected 86 bags of trash. There was a mid-day lunch with bentos under the the C2 highway overlooking   the river. The Tozai Line bridge is in…

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Edogawa River Clean Up, Picnic & Spa/Swimming

Edogawa River Clean Up, Picnic & Spa/Swimming

It was a big day on the Edogawa today! Six volunteers (5 Japanese and 1 American) collected 50 bags of trash or over 8 bags per person. This was a near record with our second largest volume of trash collected to date. At roughly 15 pounds per bag (guessing), that should be over 700 pounds…

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2017 activities catalog

2017 activities catalog

View our 2017 activities Catalog

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Post about past events

Post about past events

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Important Notice


There will be no Edogawa (Myoden) event on Saturday (Apr. 16), but rather this event has been moved to Arakawa (Funabori) on Sunday (Apr. 17). It will be the same time 13:00 station ticket gate meetup and 13:30 riverside meetup, but on Sunday at Funabori near the dirty angle.. At present we are having some technical difficulties updating the individual event pages.

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