This is HUGE exposure for volunteerAKITA because Asahi is one of the largest newspapers in Japan, and we are extremely grateful for their support! Having said that, we have to set the record straight and give credit to the many friends within the Japanese community that have helped us out and supported us from the start, but were unfortunately overlooked in the newspaper article. volunteerAKITA is definitely a TEAM effort from the ALT and Japanese community here in Akita and from all over Japan! There is no way we would be where we are now without this combined effort. A big thanks for all the support folks!