Fundraising efforts in Japantown San Jose for Japan Earthquake
It's going to be a long haul. Clean-up is ongoing. Imagine trying to
clean your garage X 1,000.
And that's just one block of one city that was affected.
Archive of some of the events held in Japantown or
with Japantown SJ friends
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Run for Japan 2013
Mission: "To help rebuild the lives of those affected by
the natural disaster in Japan by sending needed material and encouragement
generated by a run/walk event in the Bay Area."
This group started immediately after the earthquake & tsunami and are in
their third year of offering support to the Tohoku area
2013: Live Conversations with Japan will bring
together activists in the Tohoku rebuilding and relief effort in Japan
with the local San ose community in an online conference call that will be
streamed live over the internet.
Senninbari Project - Maki
Aizawa grew up in Japan learning kimono making from her mother, Tsuyo
Onodera who has taught kimono making in Sendai for 45 years! Women in
Sendai are working to create items to sell for ongoing recovery efforts.
They also started this to keep busy and keep their minds off their sorrows
and to cheer each other along.
- San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
- call the office (408) 293-9292
- The United Methodist Committee on
Relief (UMCOR) also has a Japanese relief fund. This money is for relief,
not evangelism. 100% of funds go to relief because administrative costs
are paid directly by United Methodist churches; even though the JCCsj will
not reduce donations by administrative costs, it is not clear if the
Japanese Red Cross has its own administrative costs.
UMCOR Japanese response overview
UMCOR Japanese response project page
online donation site
Peace Winds Japan on the ground in Japan. Their year end report 2011
Pay Pal! -
Everybody uses PayPal! And they've made it easy for you to
donate to the charity of your choice
Platform: JPF is an international emergency humanitarian aid
organization made up of a consortium of 32 Japanese NGOs, the business
community, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Music for Relief
(members of Linkin Park)
Foundation America: the biggest rock star in Japan started this to
help with Japan relief efforts. He's also donated pianos & musical
instruments to schools affected by Kobe and Sichuan earthquakes.
He visited FanimeCon 2011! (in Japan, there's a VISA card with his photo
on it and a 'Hello Kitty' that is modeled after him)
San Jose Taiko
is encouraging those interested to give through
Donate Directly to
Japanese Red Cross
through the Consulate of Japan San Francisco
wish to make donations to the Tohoku Area through the
Consulate of Japan,
Earthquake Relief efforts locally,
send a personal check (no cash is being accepted) NOT Tax Deductible at
Payable to: Consulate
General of Japan
(Attention " Japan Earthquake Relief Fund")
Consulate General of Japan in
Fremont St., Suite 2300 , San Francisco , CA 94105
At this time donations are not tax-deductible.
100% of your donation will be sent to the
Japanese Red Cross ensuring the donation remains in Japan to
help with Earthquake/Tsunami Relief efforts
Socks for Japan
Yes! Socks! A number of people have
been asking about sending goods, clothing, etc. Right now, because of lack
of gasoline, broken roads and radiation levels, the only efforts are
individual. Here's one of them!
(new socks only, include a care letter...)
There are photos and explanation so you know what they are doing. Sign up
for their newsletter which will let you know what else they are planning
Donations to help
Animals in Japan
the death, disappearance or evacuation of their owners, often pets and
other animals (farm animals, wild animals) are in dire need also. Here are
a couple organizations that are helping in the relief effort.
Japan Earthquake and Animal Rescue and Support
Osaka) (Run by a British woman. They've had experience with the Kobe
Earthquake)-scroll down to find their latest postings.
For updated information on Japan from Japan in English
World News OR
Racers help Japan!
Fox is a local clothing company headquartered in Morgan Hill, just south of
San Jose with well known racing teams. Check out this link to see what they
wore last during last weekend's races to raise awareness of the work being
'to Live in Hope'