March 11th – A Year On: Charity Events

It is a year on since the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami which claimed 20,000 lives and caused the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant to go into meltdown. Japan is recovering but slowly. Unfortunately over 300,000 people are without homes and communities are in disarray with ghost towns replacing once lively cities. Many news organisations are reporting the anniversary with the BBC and Guardian providing pictures that show what the disaster hit areas look like now. the BBC is also providing coverage of memorial events in Japan.

As a blogger that focusses on Japanese films a lot I want to play a part in aiding in the reconstruction and making people aware of events around the UK. You can donate money to the UK Japan Foundation’s fundraiser or check out the Japanese embassy website for anything that might be happening near you – most of these are in London.

2 thoughts on “March 11th – A Year On: Charity Events

  1. Vashdaman

    Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Its good to see Japan on the mend again, but as you pointed out it’s heartbreaking that so many thousands of people are homeless.

    1. The year has shot by quickly. I’m surprised that there’s still a lot left to be done but that goes to show the scale of the disaster in human terms. Raising awareness about it is important.

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