TFSR Japan was established in 1993 after director of the TFSR UK, Glyn Roberts visits several regions in Japan.
UNCRD and the Japanese National Land Agency had invited Glyn Roberts as a lecturer, and the participants have sympathized with TFSR UK’s activity and decided to establish TFSR Japan in Nagoya.
TFSR Japan has 5 branches, a workshop center, and 300 members nowadays. This organization corrects used-hand tools from all over the Japan, maintains them, and sends to developing countries in Asia.
This whole recycling process indicates mass-consumption, global economic inequity, and indifference against both own culture and others. A lot of volunteers in TFSR Japan gradually recognize these issues by involving our activity, and motivate to do something for solving these problems.
TFSR JAPAN provides unused hand tools for people in developing countries. The sending hand tools are old and not used in Japan. TFSR JAPAN collects these tools and repairs them by volunteers.
After the repair, tools are delivered to people who really need them for their self-reliance. Also, it offers skill training to maintain and learn these tools after the distribution throughout a year.
The project suggests the proper power supply for the area where the influence of the landscape, climate, and political and economical situation has hampered the energy supply.
Maintaining a stable water source must be a basics for the improvement of the living condition.
Setting up the rainwater stock tank and the skill improvement training and the water examination have been proceeded in cooperate with oversea support groups.
In order to maintain stable supply of foods throughout the year, TFSR JAPAN supports transferring the food preservation and processing technique.
This project consequently promotes the cultural exchange between local people in developing countries and the ones in Japan.
This project has been expanded the tools dispatch into the medical equipment recycling.
TFSR Japan provides the requested medical equipment to an oversea medical institution in cooperation. The medical institutions in Japan donated the equipment, when they replace with the new model.
The donation is arranged in consideration of the usage, the maintenance skills and the repair technique.