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Friday Lecture : The "Hibuki" Project: Therapeutic intervention following the Great East Japan Earthquake
As a part of the Friday Lecture series organized by the Embassy with the Israel-Japan Friendship Society,
Dr. Shai Hen-Gal gave a lecture regarding the "Hibuki" intervention project carried out in north-east Japan following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The project, which employs the use of a stuffed dog doll "Hibuki" as a therapeutic aide for traumatized children, has been reaching close to 50,000 children in Israel with results of a significant improvement.
After the attack of earthquake and tsunami to Japan, the project was invited by a Japanese organization for training healthcare professionals, hospital staff, preschool teachers, and so on, to aide Japanese children suffering from trauma and emotional distress after the disaster.
Additionally, direct intervention was also done with hundreds preschool children and their parents that were hurt by the disaster. This mission in Japan was on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israeli Embassy, Tokyo, and the Israel JOINT organization. Among the participants were Dr. Flora Mor, Dr. Shai Hen-Gal from the "Ashaslim-Joint Israel", and Ms. Daniela Hadassi on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.