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  • Friday, February 5, 2016
    震災被災地との新たな絆 「奇跡の船」の物語 ブックイベントで大盛況

    東日本大震災をきっかけに始まった日米高校生の交流を描いた日英両語による絵本、『The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome(邦題:いつまでもともだちでいようね)』のブックイベントが24日、インターナショナルディストリクトの紀伊国屋書店で行われた。イベント では読み聞かせ、サイン会、ボートの写真紹介が行われた。  東日本大震災の津波で太平洋を渡り、カリフォルニア州クレセントシティーまで流された宮城県陸前高田の高田高校の船。絵本では、同州デルノーテ高校の生徒が声をあげて返還したことで始まった二校の交流が描かれている

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016
    What would you do if a Japanese tsunami boat washed ashore? Students transform a tragedy into a homecoming

    Seismologist Ross Stein recounts his impressions of "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome": How could something that grew out of such an immense and unforeseen tragedy confer so much hope and healing? The mirror image communities of Rikuzentaka and Crescent City have much to do with it, as do the Japanese and American high school students themselves. But as a scientist, I also feel that the connection Lori made with the school long before the boat washed ashore is just as important. It’s a reminder that scientific research can be deeper than data, and more powerful than a tsunami, when we let it.

  • Friday, January 1, 2016
    Int’l friendship born out of tsunami tragedy

    By Lori Dengler and Amya Miller; designed and illustrated by Amy Uyeki (Arcata, Calif.: Humboldt State University Press, 2015, 46 pp., $9.99, paperback)

    This is a true story about an unlikely little fishing boat that brought high school students from Rikuzentakata, Japan and Crescent City, Calif. together.

    The boat brought two cities together, and a formal sister school partnership was formed. Amazing but true.

    This book is colorfully illustrated and includes a map showing the route of Kamome’s journey from Japan to California. The book includes suggestions about how parents can help young children feel prepared for a disaster such as an earthquake.

  • Monday, January 11, 2016
    Saga of boat swept from Japan to California by tsunami inspires teacher

    Cal Poly Humboldt geology professor Lori Dengler finds herself teaching much more than science these days – she is helping educate children on two continents about disaster, recovery, hope and how one little boat lost at sea can connect distant worlds.

    Dengler will tell the California Seismic Safety Commission at 10:45 a.m. Thursday how to teach students through the incredible odyssey of an anonymous Japanese boat tossed to sea in a monster tsunami, propelled by ocean currents to Northern California and then brought back home.


  • Saturday, December 19, 2015
    Tsunami Boat Creates Ties Between Crescent City and Japanese Fishing Town
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    International Examiner
    Amy Uyeki illustrates cross-cultural story of resilience, hope

    Pan-Asian American news outlet International Examiner profiles "Kamome" author Amy Uyeki

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    Lost Coast Outpost
    YOUR WEEK IN OCEAN: Tsunami Trash and Treasure; Doing the Bag Ban Battle All Over Again

    Lost Coat Outpost introduce's the "Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome" on the site's ocean-themed show.


    Professor Lori Dengler and artist Amy Uyeki on The Homepage on KHSU-FM.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
    Tsunami Boat

    Professor Lori Dengler interviewed on KHUM-FM about Kamome

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
    The Independent
    The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: How a tsunami boat washed up in the US was returned to Japan by students

    The U.K.'s Independent tells the story behind the making "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome"

  • Monday, November 2, 2015
    The Daily Triplicate
    From boat to book

    The Daily Triplicate, the daily newspaper for Crescent City where Kamome washed ashore, announces "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome"

  • Monday, July 22, 2013
    Del Norte High School Delegation to Rikuzentakata

    Tomo Dachi announces Crescent City students' travel to Japan to return Kamome

  • Friday, April 26, 2013
    The Guardian UK
    Japan tsunami boat found in California to be reunited with home city

    The Guardian's story on the efforts to reuinite Kamome with Rikuzentakata

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    NBC Bay Area
    Tsunami Boat Heads Back to Japan

    NBC Bay Area video report on Kamome heading back to Japan

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014
    The Daily Triplicate
    DN's 'Boat Kids' a big hit in Japan

    Daily Triplicate shares story about students returning Kamome to Japan

  • Monday, December 21, 2015
    Boat found near Crescent City officially declared first California tsunami debris

    Times-Standard announces Kamome officially declared first California tsunami debris

  • Friday, April 26, 2013
    Boat Found Near Crescent City Confirmed as First California Tsunami Debris (photos) shares photo essay from the discovery of Kamome in Crescent City, Calif.

  • Monday, December 21, 2015
    Rikuzentakata, via Facebook
    Recovering Hope: A Piece of Tsunami Debris Brings Two Cities Together

    Rikuzentakata, Kamome’s hometown, shares the story of the lost fishing boat on Facebook: