Diskovery Center Offers Help Searching for Disaster Victims


Gena Hamamoto works on a computer at the Diskovery Computer Center. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)


Little Tokyo Service Center’s Diskovery Computer Center program is offering to assistance to people who wish to use the Internet to try to find and make contact with loved ones who may have been affected by the disasters in Japan.

According to Gena Hamamoto, Diskovery Center director, “There are a number of  tools and software that can be applied to help in making contact with victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Google and other programs have offered their technology but not everyone may know how to use it effectively.”

The Diskovery Center, 353 E. First St. in the Far East building, will provide computers and technology assistance every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone who can come and use one of the 20 computer workstations.

Hamamoto added that one of her staff is bilingual in English and Japanese, and other volunteers can help as needed.



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