Terumasa Akio saw poverty firsthand. Now his charity helps 400,000 children

A visit to a poor Thai village alarmed Mr. Akio. Now his Japan-based charity EDF-International helps thousands of children across Southeast Asia.

By , Correspondent

Takehiko Kambayashi

Terumasa Akio vividly recalls the idyllic setting, innocent children, and grinding poverty of a rural Thai village he visited more than a quarter-century ago.