WC Japanese school students work to help families abroad

In the wake of the disastrous earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear leaks in Japan, students and staff at a Japanese school in Westchester are joining together to do anything they can to help their embattled homeland and the family and friends who are still living there.

Headmaster Sumio Sakomura says that the day after the earthquake was an emotional one at the school since many of the students have relatives in Japan.

Student Reyna Yamamoto says that she was so worried about her brother that she had difficulty concentrating on school, until the day she received an e-mail saying that he was alright.

Sakomura says that the school has determined that family members of students and staff living in Japan were all safe. Now, students say they are doing everything they can, including selling T-shirts and collecting recyclables, to collect money to send back to their homeland.

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