Next week Kyoto Kanze Kaikan is holding two charity Noh performances to raise funds for victims of the 2011 Tohoku Disaster. They will be held on the morning and evening of March 11th - the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. If you aren't familiar with Noh, it's best to take a script with you. There is a lot of talking in Noh plays, they are speaking medieval … [Read more...]
Kyoto Marathon Fundraiser for Fukushima Kids
The second anniversary of the 3/11 disaster is coming up, and many people will be considering how best to observe the occasion. On March 10th Russell Trott will run the Kyoto Marathon to raise funds for Fukushima kids. All monies raised will go towards a camp near Kyoto organized by Go! Go! Waku Waku. There the kids will be able to escape the worst affected areas of Fukushima … [Read more...]
AN URGENT APPEAL TO SUPPORT GREEN ACTION JAPAN!
Please donate to Green Action here: http://www.greenaction-japan.org/modules/entop2/ From Beyond Nuclear: During the critical first days and months of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in Japan, many of us turned immediately to Aileen Mioko Smith (pictured far left with Sachiko Sato and Kaori Izumi) and her organization, Green Action-Japan. Through her depth of … [Read more...]
Charity Concert to Reunite Fukushima Kids
Our friend Jason Bartashius writes, Music lovers are you staying in town for winter vacation? If so, be sure to check out the A Summer Dream for Children charity concert on December 22nd at the Miyako Messe. Featured artists include A-Frame, Twins, and pop singer Shiori Kinjo, who will perform her hit “Smile.” Everyone knows a good concert is one with a grand debut. Sota … [Read more...]
Support the TA Project! – Fundraising for the Children of Fukushima!
At the end of last month, Sara Ai Coe contributed a guest article to this site introducing the TA Project. This is a group of young professionals in Osaka attempting to help the children of Fukushima by giving them a chance to play freely in a safe environment. Now they have started their own, very modest fundraising campaign. For a mere $1,500 they plan to invite children from … [Read more...]
Did I mention that there are perks for contributing to the Fresh Currents campaign fund? There are perks for contributing to the Fresh Currents campaign fund. For a $10 donation - you get your name on the Fresh Currents website, our undying gratitude & an enormous feeling of wellbeing. For $25 - all of the above & your name listed in the book + a free digital issue … [Read more...]
Charity “Books4Books” Book Fair @ The Gael Irish Pub on Sunday, June 24th
Kevin Ramsden has organized another "B4B" book exchange event to raise funds for children in the refugee camps at Mae Sot on the Thai/Burma border. Kevin says, This event is being held to raise money to help furnish camp schools with books and other essential educational items, as well as anything that will make the lives of the inhabitants more livable. We would like you to … [Read more...]
IDRO JAPAN SALE – FINAL REPORT & THANKS!
Though we didn't quite get the crowds we had hoped for last weekend, we still managed to make a fair bit of money to help IDRO Japan continue its good work in northern Japan. Our combined takings for two days was 156,561 yen but we had a lot of stuff left over, some of which we took to a used clothing store and some to Bookoff. After Bookoff's contribution our current total … [Read more...]
IDRO JAPAN GOLDEN WEEK CHARITY SALE – FINAL UPDATE!
Some people are still under the impression that our sale this weekend is in the same location as last year. Let me make this clear... IT'S NOT THE SAME PLACE!! Here again are the directions in case you didn't catch them in earlier postings: … [Read more...]
Ten Days in Tohoku
As regular readers will remember, in early March I spent ten days up in Miyagi prefecture volunteering with IDRO JAPAN. As the charity sale for IDRO approaches, I think it's time I finally sat down and wrote about the work I took part in up there, and put down some thoughts about my experiences. So here goes... The Importance of Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone First off, … [Read more...]
Thank you to all the good Kyoto people who have helped us promote our charity sale for Tohoku! Hover your cursor over each picture to see who they are... IDRO Japan's Golden Week Charity Sale for Tohoku will be held on the 5th & 6th of May near Demachiyanagi Station - check the links below for more information: Facebook event page: … [Read more...]
IDRO JAPAN GOLDEN WEEK CHARITY SALE – UPDATE!
So, we have a flyer! Isn't it gorgeous? Just click on it for a better view. Many thanks to Yutaka for designing this. If anyone should like to help distribute it :), in either colour or black & white just send me your email address and I can send you the pdfs. There's just over a week to go now of course so we need to get the word out quick! I can also confirm the … [Read more...]
Click here for the English. シーラ・キャンベルとキャロライン・ライトとマイケルが今年も！ ゴールデンウィークにIDROJapanのチャリティーセールを開催いたします。 日時 5月5日（土）– 11:00 – 21:00 日時 5月6日（日）– 10:00 – 15:00 場所: 出町柳駅から歩いて５分の、 左京西部いきいき市民活動センター の会議室３。出町柳駅５番出口からの行き方地図はここ map をクリックしてください。 去年は、皆さんのおかげで、東日本震災支援のために、総額237.630円の基金を募ることができました。 今年もよろしくお願いします！ 売っているのは – 中古の… … [Read more...]
Concert for Aidan – A Great Success!
Here's the good word from Tadg on last Saturday's fabulous fundraiser for Aidan's bone marrow transplant, I am privileged and proud to live a City like Kyoto but the bonus to that is the generosity and warmth of the expat community in Kyoto. Last night was another example of this warmth and generosity at The save Aidan fundraiser, where you raised over ¥300,000, staggering! … [Read more...]