CDNews: To thank US for 2011 tsunami relief, Japanese man is biking up West Coast cleaning up trash

Ryo Ambe

Ryo Ambe

Ryo Ambe is in Seattle, nearing the end of his bicycle tour up the West Coast from San Diego to Vancouver, BC.

But Ambe’s tour isn’t just any bike tour. He wants to express his thanks to the US for its disaster relief support following the devastating 2011 tsunami that struck Japan.

To further show his thanks, he has been cleaning up trash along the coast during his ride. How cool is that?

If you’re free this afternoon, you can see him at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center at Rainier and Weller.

Details from CDNews:

Jungle City and the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) are co-hosting an afternoon with Ryo Ambe, a Japanese man who is cycling 1,860 miles from San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia. The event will be held this afternoon at 2:30pm at the JCCCW on 1414 S. Weller St.

Ambe is cycling to express his appreciation to the United States for its disaster relief efforts following the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Ambe has been cleaning up trash at coastal beaches along his journey.

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2 Responses to CDNews: To thank US for 2011 tsunami relief, Japanese man is biking up West Coast cleaning up trash

  1. Geoff says:

    Thanks for posting this event, Tom. I had the chance to attend, and was blown away by Ambe-san’s enthusiasm and earnest desire to share the gratitude of the Japanese people for the support the US and the rest of the world in the wake of the 3/11 disasters. He will complete his latest trip from San Diego to Vancouver, BC soon; but has already ridden across Canada, New Zealand and Taiwan.

    It’s too bad he won’t be on the STP route this weekend!

  2. Richard says:

    I met Ryo while he was biking across Canada in 2011 somewhere in Manitoba I think. Wild man riding into the wind.

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