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Our picture book

“You are the only one, but never a lonely one”

The picture book “You are the only one, but never a lonely one” was written to express our deep gratitude for the tremendous and warm support from all over the world after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

You are the only one, but never a lonely one
Written by Keiko YokoiIllustrated by Kazuaki Yamada

The story tells the importance to support each other through a little ant’s experience that meets various animals. The ant learns that everyone living on the earth are one and only existence and irreplaceable.

In addition, it is displayed in local language, English and Japanese. The names of illustrated animals are accompanied by words in 3 languages.

While looking at the animals and words, children read the story with inflating their imagination. We hope that it leads to the interest of the children in new words and the other languages.

Displayed in 3 languages (the recepients’ language, English and Japanese).
Animal names are also written in 3 languages.
  • Written by Keiko Yokoi (XYZ)
  • Illustrated by Kazuaki Yamada
  • English version translated by John McDonald, Sayako Uchida

Activities to deliver the picture books to the children of the world has been authorized as “40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation Event” and “Japan Vietnam Friendship Year Event in 2013, as the commemorative event of “the 30th Anniversary of Friendship between Japan and Brunei” in 2014 .