Japan Relief Archive:
On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Tohoku region of Japan. The earthquake, subsequent 30ft high tsunami and continuing series of aftershocks, each in themselves of a magnitude equal to the worst of California's earthquakes resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of lives and livelihoods. Many organizations and individuals, businesses, friends and strangers hope to help in whatever way they can.
This is a short listing of some of the events that have taken place that are related to Japantown San Jose
Casts: Takeshi Kanashiro ("Red Cliff"), Takako
Matsu, Toru Nakamura
Yoshitaka Amano (artist
exhibition) and fundraiser auction for Japan Recovery
Turning Crisis Into
Opportunity – What Silicon Valley Can Do To Help Rebuild Japan
June 4, 2011 Exhibition of Ken Matsumoto's art (Japantown Artist)Talk and reception - the Northern California Japan Society. 50% of proceeds will go directly to Japan Recovery and Relief efforts at Iwasawa Oriental Art, 75 University Ave, Los Gatos (408) 395-2339 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3, 2011 12th Annual International Russian Music Piano Competition as a part of the competition will hold a concert to benefit Japan Relief efforts with Van Cliburn Medalist, and other distinguished members of the competition jury, including, William Welborn (Professor, ), (Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London), Matti Raekallio (Professor at The Juilliard School of Music) and others.
May 27-30th FanimeCon - held a benefit auction during the convention for autographed items donated by a few of their Guests of Honor. They also hosted special super guest Yoshiki of X Japan who highlighted his foundation in America to help www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org where heavy metal artists and fans have been donating all over the world.
May 27, Friday,
7:30pm Tia Carrera & Daniel Ho,
Grammy winning artists in Japantown
to benefit Japan Relief & Recovery
May 1st, Nikkei Matsuri raised funds for
AMDA-Association of Medical Doctors of Asia, International, who have been
sending medical teams to the Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami area. This group
originated in 1984 in Okayama, Japan (San Jose's Sister City!)-JpopFlashMob!
helped out again!
April 10th, Sunday - encouraging energy
by JpopFlashMob at 5th & Jackson (on facebook-video to come)
April 5, 2011 - Last weekend's good work
by Roy's Coffee & Tea, Ukulele Jams and Ukulele Source
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
Cub Scouts gathered over $8K as they stood out at curb-site taking donations
on March 17th.
Silicon Valley Judo
raised $15K+ by holding a Judo Throw-a-Thon to give back to their Judo
Sensei (teachers). They accomplished 1,000 throws in the span of two hours
with the help of San Jose State University Judo (the winningest team in the
USA for over 35 years) Judo began in Japan.
Cukui Clothing created a t-shirt for
Japan Relief. 100% of the sales go to Japanese Red Cross.
Japantown Business Association put out American Red Cross collection boxes and will continue the effort in various stores. JBA also helps with JCCsj efforts by lending equipment, staff volunteer time and resources.