Jeff Johnston

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Nozomi Project started in 2012 as a response to Japan's terrible tsunami in 2011. And through this creative ministry, God is making something beautiful out of something broken. started in 2012 as a response to Japan's terrible tsunami in 2011. And through this creative ministry, God is making something beautiful out of something broken.

Sue Takamoto of Asian Access, through Be One Network, launched Nozomi Project (or "Hope" Project) to provide employment, dignity, biblical community and hope for women whose lives were broken by the disaster. Using broken shards of ceramic pottery, these workers create beautiful pieces of jewelry—not only as a way to make sustainable income, but more importantly to put their lives back together. The waves ruthlessly took away their loved ones, their homes and their hope; Nozomi Project is gracefully helping these women put the pieces back together...

The Story is Not Over

This Easter weekend, we are waiting for Sunday. The cross has spoken; the lifeless body of Jesus lays in the tomb. To the disciples, it seems hopeless . . . but Sunday's coming. The story is not over.

In northeast Japan, the triple disaster of March 11, 2011 has spoken. At...

Noel Becchetti set to become A2’s VP for Leader Development

For Immediate Release

Noel Becchetti - 2012 ARTESIA, CA (A2) Asian Access is pleased to announce the imminent appointment of Noel Becchetti as vice president for leader development. Through September 30, Becchetti is currently Executive...

Reflections from Japan's DisasterOn the First Anniversary

We’ve compiled a series of reflections on Japan's triple disaster on March 11, 2011--the Earthquake, the Tsunami and the Nuclear Crisis in the Tohoku region--on the occasion of its one year anniversary.

Interactive Reflections: http://www.asianaccess.org/r...

As we remember this tragedy in Japan this weekend, this short but poignant trailer from Lucy Walker's documentary is worth watching...

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Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan's most beloved flower.

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