CNN covers Enson Inoue's march across Japan


Enson Inoue is currently walking the length of Japan to raise awareness for those effected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Enson and Fokai founder Roman Dela Cruz started the journey on 9/11 as a tribute to those that died on in the tragedy of the World Trade Center.

Tens of thousands of people are still struggling to survive, some in temporary housing with no assistance. The aim of the walk was to bring external attention from around the world to the plight of those left behind in the wake of the tragic disaster.

What they have found is that the people of the north are starting to take notice of their walk, expressing their gratitude and support - making offerings of food, shelter and water - the essentials that Enson plans to bring them from pledges made once the walk is complete.

Enson is blogging and recording their journey via smartphone - it's a raw account of what is happening in real time. Images and videos are uploaded daily from the walk that is likely to take nearly 3 months to complete (over 1360 miles).

To add to the challenge, Enson has set rules for the walk - only being able to eat and drink what they can carry and not paying for lodging - so this means sleeping out in the open. The only exception is if people offer them food, drink or shelter. Rules that may endanger their lives, but rules they feel would symbolize what the people are suffering.

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Mihow site profile image  

10/12/13 7:44 PM by Mihow

He looks ticklishOnly one way to find out ...

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

10/12/13 6:42 PM by Augustus Caesar

Amazing! I love your Twitter updates. God bless.

Matt Phillips site profile image  

10/12/13 6:38 PM by Matt Phillips

Enson, somehow someway, when you get back to Honolulu, lunch is on me.

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10/12/13 6:37 PM by Ghost of Retard

Ball Ball Ball Balls of steal............... You da man

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10/12/13 6:26 PM by caseharts

Very excited when he joined

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10/12/13 6:24 PM by Enson Yamato Inoue

Yeah that white guy is BJJ black belt Micheal Fowler.  He joined us 6 days ago and will walk to the end with us

Mihow site profile image  

10/12/13 2:50 PM by Mihow

I've been following on FBIt's fucking neatThere's some white guy now, shoulda been me!

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10/12/13 2:47 PM by UGCTT_5 for fighting


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10/12/13 2:39 PM by breakbeatbox

Wow, what a video. Transcends language. Keep it up, Enson!

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10/12/13 2:25 PM by CrazyPope

This needs to be stickied asap