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8:24 pm - 08/08/2010

Japanese government ministry awards TOKIO

TOKIO’s environmental efforts to clean up Tokyo Bay have been commended by one of Japan’s government ministries, it was announced yesterday, reports Daily Sports and Sports Hochi.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Kanto Regional Development Bureau had awarded the Marine Day Award to TOKIO on August 7 because the group had “helped to spread awareness of the role the environment plays”.

The group had started the “DASH海岸 (DASH Kaigan)” project on their weekly show “ザ! 鉄腕! DASH! (The! Tetesuwan! DASH!)” since April 2009, with the aim to bring back the natural tideland landscape to Tokyo Bay.

Group leader Shigeru Joshima (39), who had attended the award ceremony said it would make him happy if people watching the show would become more environmentally aware.
“We want to keep working to make the sea a place where people can take their children down there to play and feel safe,” he said.

Group member Tatsuya Yamaguchi (38) also added his opinion to Joshima’s goal.
“I want to be able to swim naked there, soak up the sun, and I want to be able to see the fish that used to swim around Tokyo Bay,” he said.

To date, the group’s efforts have brought back some clam species, shrimp, and crabs to the area. 
They were also able to grow seaweed in the area, which was used to wrap around rice balls.  The rice had also been harvested at the group’s DASH village.



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flipangel_88 8th-Aug-2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
well TOKIO is awesome so I don't see why they wouldn't get an award LOL XD
kotsurin 8th-Aug-2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
I love your icon :D
kyun_spark 8th-Aug-2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yosha TOKIO!!!
gally04 8th-Aug-2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
kieok 8th-Aug-2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
Great c:
sakura_tsubaki 8th-Aug-2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yay TOKIO!! Showing that idols are more than just pretty faces ;)
lenra 8th-Aug-2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
“I want to be able to swim naked there”

i looove your idea Gussan XD
eikou_no_uta 8th-Aug-2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
Nice work TOKIO ♥
ayamex4ever 8th-Aug-2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
Love TOKIO!! It's great that they are doing something for the environment.. =D
aozora7 8th-Aug-2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yayy TOKIO \(^0^)/
rachie241282 8th-Aug-2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
tokio is amazing, as usual!
israfel84 8th-Aug-2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Finally I get to understand the news XD I had it spammed in japanese but couldn't understand but like a 10% of it ^^;;;
They're so great and I'm really happy they're getting a official recognition of their effort :D
ungalad 8th-Aug-2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yay, TOKIO! :D Good for them (and Tokyo Bay, I suppose :P).
lady_mercury 8th-Aug-2010 03:09 pm (UTC)

sakura10101 8th-Aug-2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry just had to say I LOVE TINA FEY :)
wengyyj 8th-Aug-2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
i just feel like crying!! i'm personally rather environmentally conscious but is seen as weird by my friends. seeing the artistes i like doing the same thing as i am just feels so good. :)
sakura10101 8th-Aug-2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Tokio is just pure win :) <3
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