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Aid To The People of Japan

Jim Bennett about about 4 years ago

A number of you have asked us if we can recommend organizations to donate to, who are already there in Japan and helping people. One of the organizations we donated to during the early days of the Haitian quake is in Japan currently:

My friend Michael Yoshida, chief engineer of KPFA, sent this message.....

This is where the Japanese American Citizens League is recommending its membership to donate to: The JACL encourages its members to participate in the relief effort by making cash donations for the victims of the destruction. The JACL joins with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), which has set up a relief fund. Contributions may be made to the fund by making checks payable to ‘JCCCNC’ with a notation that it is for the ‘Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.’ Mail checks to: JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. Please do not send goods or food. The JCCCNC is a community partner and neighbor to JACL Headquarters.

One more link for you to view:

A good email to have is for Jun'ichi Habino He is affiliated with FM YY in Kobe, Japan, and they have been part of a bigger effort with various broadcasters in Japan to help set-up emergency disaster radio broadcasting within the disaster zone, and areas affected by the ongoing crises faced in the country. Jun'ichi also speaks pretty good English, and has good first hand information about the current situations on the ground in Japan.

Jun'ichi and company have also asked people to send messages of solidarity and support for the people of Japan, and they will make every effort to relay them through their network of Japanese broadcasters directly to the people affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and on going nuclear situation.

As we receive other suggestions we will update this list.


Jim Bennett

Station Manager, WMNF

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