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LM Montgomery Institute Extends Sympathy to Japanese Friends

While the devastation following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month is a cause for universal sorrow and dismay, people influenced by LM Montgomery's legacy will feel particular sadness thinking of the many Japanese "kindred spirits". 

Yuko Izawa, well-known to many in Montgomery studies thanks to her faithful attendance at the LMMI Conferences and other Canadian Montgomery gatherings, was in the hard-hit city of Sendai when the quake struck. At last report (March 24) she was safe and well, but concerned about food and gas shortages.

The LMMI extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Japanese people, and we encourage everyone who has not already done so to give generously to the various relief efforts now underway (Canadian readers may wish to visit CBC's special site on the disaster, which has links to various relief agencies now working in Japan).

If anyone has more information on Japanse "kindreds" they wish to share, please e-mail us and/or post to the Kindred Spirits listserv.