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AO Legacy Member & Friend: Japanese film director sets up scholarship to support Agent Orange victims

May 05, 2011

Japanese film director sets up scholarship to support Agent Orange victims

‘‘Most of those who were exposed to the toxic chemical during the wartime have been living in poverty, but their handicapped children possess great potential,’’ Masako Sakata said. ‘‘If they could be provided $25 each per month, they could attend colleges or vocational schools.’‘

While examining if his fatal disease was connected with Agent Orange, she showed through her first film how the chemical erodes the human body from generation to generation and how Vietnamese have struggled to support the victims desperately and affectionately.

‘‘I happened to see a physically handicapped woman, and she told me she wants to be a doctor to help Agent Orange victims like her,’’ Sakata said. ‘‘I was aware at that time that young people like her could achieve independence with some help.’‘

For further information about the scholarship program, contact with Sakata at masakosakata@gmail.com.

 

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