On March 11th, 2011, a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan triggered a tsunami that created a wave that devastated many of Japan's coastal towns, killed over 19,000 people and shook the world as its appeared one or more of Japan's nuclear reactors would meltdown and unleash a nuclear catastrophe.
Okay, so why are we reminding you about this on a page about volunteer work in Nigeria? Bear with us! After the tsunami and the resulting devastation and chaos an organisation delegation of volunteer Brits duly arrived in Japan offering to help. When asked what particular skills or knowledge they had in
reconstruction work they stated they were fluent in Japanese.