Endorsements & Partners

Ian & Setsuko Kennedy
New Zealand Ambassador for Japan

“Setsuko and I have been married now for 32 years. Over the years, increasingly we have come to see both Japan and New Zealand as home. At another level, the Jesus Lifehouse Church brings together many fine Japanese and other people. New Zealand and Japan have both been shaken by earthquakes this year. It has been a sad time for both countries. At the same time it has been heartening to see the resolve of the people. In times of hardship friends come together. I commend the Tohoku Relief HomeStay programme to you.” Ian Kennedy, New Zealand Ambassador to Japan

Rod & Vivian Plummer
Senior Pastors of Jesus Life House International Church

“We are excited to be a part of this project. We believe many young Japanese who have suffered loss in the great Tohoku earthquake, will have a happy and productive season in warm and inviting Australian and New Zealand homestay families. We know this will be a memorable time in their lives. Gambatte Nihon (Come on Japan!!!)”


We are proud to be partnering with Qantas and Air New Zealand who will be supporting the project as we fly participants to and from their respective destinations.