You can make a donation in Yuko's
honor using Paypal (and the email noted on the web page) and read about the status of students at the school:
[April 16, 2011]
Dear Mrs. Mary Rubio
I am sad that I must tell you
that our colleague and friend Prof. Yuko
Izawa died yesterday, 15 April.
[April 8, 2011]
We are sad to learn that our dear L.M. Montgomery friend, Yuko Izawa, is in the last stages of pancreatic cancer. She
has asked us to send this information to all her Anne of Green Gables friends around the world but to add "she is
delighted to tell friends that her middle daughter is getting married on April 17, and that brings her happiness amid everything
bad in Japan." She is too weak to stand or to answer email but we suggest that friends send messages of comfort and affection
through the mail to her home or school address:
Miyagi Pref. 981-0961
Yuko Izawa in care of:
Miyagi Gakuin Joshi Daigaku
We have sent an electronic message to her on behalf
of all the LM Montgomery community.
[March 24, 2011]
Rubio has been in touch with LMM friend, Yuko Izawa. Yuko reports that she was on the 8th floor of the Sendai Hospital
with her husband when the quake struck, and that there are shortages of food and gas.
Yuko has been an English teacher at Miyagi Gakuin
Women's University and compiled a Montgomery bibliography:
Izawa, Yuko.. "A Bibliography of the Works of L.M. Montgomery in Japan:
Research Mainly Based on the Booklist in the Web-Opac System." Annals of the Institute for Research in
Humanities and Social Sciences. 11 (2002): 37-62.
Read about life in Sendai now from an English teacher
at Miyagi Gakuin: Life in Japan