Website Up to 2019 Archived

April is the start of Japan’s business and financial year, and this time sees us making an update to our web site. This means we have archived our existing site as

As followers of WMDF will know, we do most things as volunteers. And so, sometimes we are too busy producing events and producing content to keep up with the progress of technology. WordPress has changed a lot in the seven years since we last made an archive! Apart from the change in visibility of News and Blog content, most of the differences are behind the scenes for now. We will be brushing up our skills to bring you a more modern online portal as this year progresses. But… The worldwide conditions caused by the Corona virus are so worrying… Everyone, please stay safe.

Archived sites of WMDF

Posted on 2020/04/01 by Secretariat

Hokkaido Covid countermeasures prove effective; our thoughts to areas now battling


Yesterday, the governor of Hokkaido announced the relaxing of the 3-week movement restrictions in the island, after March 17th saw the first day with no new cases being recorded. Although we were one of the first areas of Japan to see infections, the quick action and many social distancing changes may have helped to control the outbreak. The news changes very fast every day. Especially, WMDF has many contacts all over the world, so we worry about our many friends. We send you our best wishes and support in these difficult times. Depending on the developments in Japan and overseas, we will continue consider the best way for August.  There is so much to think about in these days. We wish you all fortitude, and we will update here as often as we can.

Image credit: Asahi Shinbun, fair use.

Posted on 2020/03/20 by TOK

Our best wishes to all in Hokkaido, Japan, and overseas

Hokkaido_declares_state_of_emergency_over_coronavirus_-_The_MainichiYou will see in the news that as of Feb 28, the Hokkaido governor has made the request for local citizens to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by going outside as little as possible. Also, Japan has cancelled schools until the end of March. We hope that these measures can help to bring the outbreak situation under control, so that the future for spring and after is more clear. We are sure that many people around the world will be struggling with new conditions and challenges over the next weeks. We hope for your good health and wellbeing over these difficult times. And, we hope to see you in summer. Please stay safe everybody.

Image credit: Kyodo, via Mainichi Shinbun, fair use.

Posted on 2020/02/28 by TOK