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StreetSmart: Helping the Homeless Charity

毎年11〜12月にかけて多くのレストランで、テーブルに置かれた、またはお勘定と一緒に出される、ホームレスのためのチャリティ・StreetSmartの小さなカードを目にする。このカードには、チャリティの趣旨と、参加レストランでのお勘定に、£1の寄付が付け加えられる旨が書かれている。2012年度には合計80万5000ポンドもの寄付が集まったそうだ。

ホームレスの方々を助ける事は素晴らしいことであるし、£1余分に払うのも嫌ではない。ただ、へそ曲がりの私が気になるのは、寄付が自動的に付け加えられること。カードには、寄付は「voluntary(任意)」なので、もし寄付をしたくなければ「just say so!(ただそう言えばいい)」と太字で書いてあるけれど、誰がそんなことできる?誰だってケチに見られたくないし、弱者救済の寄付にノーと言える勇気がある人なんて、ほとんどいない。そもそも£1お勘定に上乗せされていたとしても、その事に気付く人も少ない。その辺を考慮しての上手い戦略だ。また、この寄付はホームレスのチャリティ限定なので、ホリデーシーズンに寄付を必要としている他の慈善団体に対して不公平な気もする。私としては、誰に、どうやって、いくら寄付するかは自分で決めたいというのが本音。表立って言えないけれど、同じような考えの人はたくさんいる。

それに、寄付を徴収するレストランは集めたお金を送るだけで金銭的負担もないのに、社会貢献している的イメージ向上になるのも気に食わない。もしレストランもそれ相応の寄付をするのであれば、自分の寄付金額以上に貢献できる事になるので、私としても上記の事はそれほど気にならなくなるのだが。色んな理由で何となくモヤモヤするのは、私の器が小さいのかな。

Every year during November and December, you may see a small card of StreetSmart, a charity for the homeless, on your table at many restaurants or it comes together with your bill. The card explains the idea of the charity and a £1 donation is added by the participating restaurants to your bill. In 2012, £805,000 was raised to help fight homelessness across the UK.

Great cause – I know it and I don’t mind to pay extra £1 to my bill. However, I don’t really fancy the idea that £1 is automatically added without asking you. In the card, it is said that it is voluntary and you just say so! in bold if you don’t want to contribute, but who has a courage to say no to a waiter? Nobody want to look cheap or dares to go against the great charity. Some wouldn’t even notice the extra charge if you don’t have a habit to scrutinize the bill. Also all the money goes to homeless charity, so you can’t choose where the donation goes to, and this system is unfair for other charities that also desperately need money for the holiday season. I prefer to choose to whom I donate, and how and how much I give on my own, instead of this little card tell me to do so… Please don’t blame on me about this, as many others think the same but just don’t say so publicly.

In addition I don’t like the fact that some restaurants join this scheme just to look good that they care about people in need, without contributing anything themselves rather than just sending off the money collected from their customers. I would feel more comfortable to donate if restaurants, who earn more money during this season, also add up like 50p or £1 on top of the donation from the customers, as my donation would contribute to raise more money to the charity.

 

 

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BT ArtBox: Celebrating A British Icon

英大手電気通信事業者・BTが主催、虐待やいじめ、両親の離婚などに悩む子供たちを電話相談を通じてサポートする慈善団体「ChildLine(チャイルドライン)」の設立25年を記念するパブリック・アート・エキシビション「BT ArtBox」が、現在ロンドンで開催中だ。このプロジェクトには、建築家のザハ・ハディッド、ファッション・デザイナーのジャイルズ・ディーコンGiles Deacon)、ザンドラ・ローズZandra Rhodes)、ジュリアン・マクドナルドJulien Macdonald)、アーティストのロブ&ニック・カーター(Rob and Nick Carter)、ライアン・カラナン(Ryan Callanan:写真最上)、マーティン・ウェア(Martyn Ware)、彫刻家のデヴィッド・マック(David Mach)、インテリアデザイナーのニナ・キャンベルNina Campbell)、ミュージシャンのニック・ローズ(デュラン・デュラン)、マキシム(ザ・プロディジー)などの著名クリエイターたちが参加。イギリスのアイコンの一つである赤い電話ボックスと同サイズのレプリカを使って創られた80以上のアート作品が、6月15日にトラファルガー広場に1日集結、その後6月18日から7月16日まで、コヴェントガーデンやセント・パンクラス駅カーナビー・ストリート、ハイド・パーク、水族館のサメの水槽などといった、ロンドンの名所や街角に設置、通行人の目を楽しませている(ロケーション・マップ / 写真:Telegraph紙)。

展示終了後は、イーベイサザビーズでオークションにかけられ、売上げはChildLineに寄付される予定(詳細)。ロンドンでは今までも、Black Dog CampaignBig Egg HuntElephant Paradeなど、同じような有名人参加のチャリティ・アート・プロジェクトがいくつも行われている。

BT ArtBox is a public art exhibition, celebrating 25 years of ChildLine, who has been helping vulnerable children since 1986. More than 80 full-size replicas of one of the British icons, the red telephone box, are redesigned into artworks by leading artists and designers, including architect Zaha Hadid; fashion designers Giles DeaconZandra Rhodes and Julien Macdonald; artists Rob and Nick CarterRyan Callanan and Martyn Ware; sculptor David Mach; interior designer Nina Campbell; Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and The Prodigy’s Maxim (more photos: Telegraph).

The project launched on June 15 when a selection of BT ArtBoxes were on display in Trafalgar Square for the day. From June 18 to July 16, BT ArtBoxes are showcased across London’s streets and landmark locations, such as Covent Garden, St Pancras StationCarnaby Street, Hyde Park and even the shark tank at the London Aquarium (location map). Then, all the boxes will be auctioned off through eBay and Sotheby’s to raise money for ChildLine’s 25th anniversary (more info). London has hosted similar charity art projects helped by celebrities and creators every now and then, such as the Black Dog Campaignthe Big Egg Hunt, and the Elephant Parade.

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt: The Biggest Ever Easter Egg Hunt

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ある日、リージェント・ストリート近くでショーケースに入った大きな卵を見かけた。これは、「 Action for Children 」と「Elephant Family」という二つのチャリティ団体のための募金キャンペーン「The Big Egg Hunt / Faberge Big Egg Hunt」(スポンサーは宝石店のFaberge / ファベルジェ)の一環で、ロンドン各地に隠された200以上の巨大卵の一つ。ファイバーグラスで出来た高さ1mのこれらの卵は、アーティストやデザイナー、建築家、宝石細工人によって彩られた(卵のリスト)。

2010年のElephant Paradeに続き、カミラ夫人 (コーンウォール公爵夫人)の息子でフード・ライターの Tom Parker Bowles(トム・パーカー・ボウルズ)が、2011年11月にセレブリティが出席する「Eggs Faberge」スペシャル朝食会を開催したことをきっかけに、Big Egg Huntのコンセプトが誕生した。

この最大級のEaster egg huntイースター・エッグ探し)は、2月21日から開始。このイベントに参加すると、60もの宝石が埋め込まれた10万ポンド相当の18金の卵「Diamond Jubilee Egg」が当たるチャンスあり。参加方法は、各卵のケースに記されているキーワードをテキスト(80001)で送るだけ。1つの卵につきエントリーは1回のみなので、たくさん探せば探すほど、当たる確立は高くなる。12に分かれたzone maps(イベントマップ)はオンラインで入手可能。

展示されている卵は、「eggsclusive auctions」(exclusiveとeggをかけている)で手に入れることができる。約30の卵が3月21日のライブ・オークションにかけられ、残りはオンライン・オークションで販売される予定(4月9日まで入札受付)。オークションには手が出ないという人は、Selfridges(セルフリッジズ)デパートにあるThe Big Egg Shopで、手描きのミニチュアエッグやオイスターカード・ケース、トートバッグ、Paint-Your-Own-Egg packs(手描きキット)を買うことも出来る。売上げは全てElephant FamilyAction for Childrenに寄付される予定。

One night, I spot a big egg in a show case on a street near Regent street. This is  is one of over 200 giant eggs hidden across London, placed by a charity fundraising campaign “The Big Egg Hunt” or the “Faberge Big Egg Hunt“, in aid of Action for Children and Elephant Family, and sponsored by the jeweller FabergeThese meter high fibreglass eggs have been created by artists, designers, architects and jewellers (list of eggs).

Following the 2010 Elephant Parade, the Big Egg Hunt was first launched in November 2011 by a son of  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and food writer Tom Parker Bowles, who created a special “Eggs Faberge” breakfast for the celebrities in attendance.

This largest ever Easter egg hunt launched on 21 February 2012. By participating the egg hunt, you can win an exclusive Diamond Jubilee Egg with 60 fine gems encrusted on this 18 carat gold egg, worth over £100,000! Each egg has a unique keyword at its location, and text this word to 80001 to enter (entries are open until April 3rd). 12 zone maps are available online. You can entry once for each egg, so the more eggs you find, the greater chance you will get to win the prize.

You can be the owner of one of these eggs through their eggsclusive auctions“; around 30 of the eggs are to be auctioned on March 20, and the others are being auctioned online, with bids closing at 5pm on April 9. If you cannot afford to buy on auction, you can also get the egg goodies including hand-painted miniatures of the Big Egg Hunt eggs, Oyster wallets, tote bags, and Paint-Your-Own-Egg packs at The Big Egg Shop at Selfridges. All profit go to the charities Elephant Family and Action for Children.

これが私の見た卵。彫刻家で「Society of Wildlife Artists」会長であるHarriet Mead(ハリエット・ミード)の作品。ウェブサイトで見てみたけれど、実際の卵には、くっついてるトカゲとバッタが見えないのだけれど??

This is what I saw. It is made by a sculptor and President of the Society of Wildlife ArtistsHarriet Mead. I checked her egg on the website, but I didn’t see the lizard and glass hopper on the actual egg??

“Hokusai Tsunami print for Japan” Charity Print by Pure Evil

ポップ/ゴシック・グラフィティ・アーティストを自称するPure Evilが、自身のオンラインショップで、葛飾北斎の「富嶽三十六景波裏」をモチーフにした「Hokusai Tsunami print for Japan」というチャリティー・プリントを販売、日本赤十字社への寄付を募っている。

Pure Evilは、前にグラフィティの事を書いた時に何度か触れた(参考12)、家の近所にある、不動産開発業者Londonnewcastleが持つアート&パフォーマンス・スペース、Londonnewcastle Depotの壁に、MURDER MILEうさぎ?のグラフィティを描いている(今は他のグラフィティに取って代わった)。

Pop/gothic graffiti artist, Pure Evil sells a charity print “Hokusai Tsunami print for Japan“, inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai‘s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross to be distributed directly among the earthquake and tsunami affected Japanese population.

Pure Evil left some graffiti such as MURDER MILE and colorful bunnies (I am not sure the title) on the wall of nearby art & performance space Londonnewcastle Depot, owned by a developer Londonnewcastle, which I mentioned in my past entries (12). Two of the graffiti are gone now, taken over by the new work just finished recently.

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* In case you are willing to contact affected local governments and help them directly, here are their contact information.

Donating to the Ibaraki Prefectural Disaster Recovery Fund
Ibaraki Prefecture donations contact information:
Phone 81-29-301-2862
Email kokuko@pref.ibaraki.Ig.jp

Fukushima Prefecture International Affairs Division web site
International Affairs Division, Fukushima Prefectural Government
2-16 Sugitsumacho,
Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan 960-8670
Phone: 81-024-521-7182
Email kokusai@pref.fukushima.jp

Miyagi Prefecture web English information
Government International Affairs Division
3-8-1 Honcho Aoba-ku,
Sendai, Miyagi 980-8570
Phone: 81-022-211-2972
Email kokusai@pref.miyagi.jp

Iwate Prefecture Culture and International Relations Division
Iwate Prefectural Government
10-1 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate, JAPAN
Phone 81-19-629-5336
Email FA0042@pref.iwate.jp

Responses from British Red Cross for the “Small Print”

昨日書いた「但し書き」の続きです。掲示板からの抜粋ですが、何人かの方が送った疑問について、イギリス赤十字からの返答を転載させて頂きました。

I would like to explain that we have to put this ‘Disaster Fund Caveat’ on every emergency appeal we run. As the statement explains it is only in the event that we raise far more money than we can responsibly spend in that area that we would put any extra money to our disaster fund.

This had never happened before as the need always tends to be greater than what we raise. All donations for this appeal are being sent directly to the Japanese Red Cross to use in the affected area.

寄付金が多く集まり過ぎた場合は他の事案に回すかもしれないが、過去に例はなかった。全ての寄付金は日本赤十字社に直接送られ、被災地のために使われるとのこと。

もう一人の方への返事はこういうもの。

Yes, the information you read does stand, but has only (in my experience), had to happen at the end of a very long appeal. And in most cases the disaster that is being provided for had initially received a lump sum from the Red Cross reserve as it was needed in a hurry obviously, while we collected specifically for the appeal. Therefore if there is any surplus it will only be replacing the initial sum of money so that there is a reserve that can be instantly accessed when we respond to the next disaster. The Red Cross works this way because the nature of our Disaster Response work dictates that in each case funds will be needed instantly.

但し書きに書いてあることは本当だが、経験上、長期間に渡るアピールの終わりにのみ起こりうる。そして、もし超過が出たとしても、災害直後に赤十字の貯蓄分から緊急支出された額を補填する目的のみに使われる。との説明。

過去にそういう例があったか無かったかは、二つのレスは矛盾しているけれど、この説明が本当なら、納得できる。British Red Crossも募金サイトやQ&Aでちゃんと明記していれば、私達も疑いもたずにすみ、質問状など送る必要は無かったのに。ちなみに私も質問メールを送っていますが、2日経った今、まだ返事は頂いていません。

A new information to my yesterday’s entry about “small print” of charities. Here are responses from British Red Cross to some people inquired about the issue, excerpted from the internet communication board.

Here is one.

I would like to explain that we have to put this ‘Disaster Fund Caveat’ on every emergency appeal we run. As the statement explains it is only in the event that we raise far more money than we can responsibly spend in that area that we would put any extra money to our disaster fund.

This had never happened before as the need always tends to be greater than what we raise. All donations for this appeal are being sent directly to the Japanese Red Cross to use in the affected area.

Another response to a different person.

Yes, the information you read does stand, but has only (in my experience), had to happen at the end of a very long appeal. And in most cases the disaster that is being provided for had initially received a lump sum from the Red Cross reserve as it was needed in a hurry obviously, while we collected specifically for the appeal. Therefore if there is any surplus it will only be replacing the initial sum of money so that there is a reserve that can be instantly accessed when we respond to the next disaster. The Red Cross works this way because the nature of our Disaster Response work dictates that in each case funds will be needed instantly.

If what they say is true, I have no problem, though two responses conflict with each other whether any case of surplus happened in the past or not. However, the problem is that British Red Cross doesn’t explain the issue on their web page, either in the appeal or Q&A. If they do, we don’t have to be suspicious or waste some time to write to them and their time to write back. I also sent an inquiry to the Red Cross but I haven’t heard from them so far for two days. I guess they are busy at this time – another reason for them to clarify it on their website!

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悲しいニュースが多い中で、心温まる話。涙を誘います。早く助けが来るといいな。

Heartwarming footage of the dog that refuses to abandon the wounded companion. Hope they will be saved soon…

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Read the “Small Print” on Charity’s Appeal

東北地方での地震発生から5日。まだ原発は危険な状態が続いており、各国政府は、被災地のみならず東京からの自国人の緊急避難を促している。被災地では寒さが続き、燃料不足と被曝への不安から物資が届かず、被災者の方たちの苦難は続く。国内外で不安がどんどん高まり、気分が滅入る。そんな絶望的な状況の中で、イギリスで支援の輪が増えてきたのが、せめてもの慰めだ。

ただ、インターネット掲示板などでも話題になっている事だが、いくつかの慈善団体が、日本への義援金集めと言いながら、目立たぬ但し書きで「もし必要以上にお金が集まった場合は、余剰の寄付金が他の案件に使われることもある」と書いている(イギリス赤十字Save the Childrenなど)。私が何とか力になりたいという衝動で寄付した時は、東北地震と謳っているからには当然集まったお金は日本の被災地のために使われると思い込んでいたので、説明なんて読まなかった。売買や契約などの際は、きちんと規約を読むようにしていたけれど、まさか慈善団体への寄付も、詳細を隅から隅まで読まないといけないとは思わなかった。どの慈善団体もそうなのだろうか?最後尾にせよ、募集サイト上に書いている赤十字は可愛いもので、Save the Childrenなどは、「寄付」をクリックしたあと、右側にある「Donation Q&As」から「What happens if an emergency appeal exceeds its target?」を再度クリックしないと、表示されないという手の込みよう。

慈善団体は、彼らなりに今どこが援助を最も必要としているかを考えて、寄付金の使途を決めるのだろうが、特定の義援金集めを謳っている場合、人々は寄付金をその為に使ってくれると信じて寄付する訳だから、もしその他の事に使う可能性があるのであれば、そのことを人々に明確に告知する義務があるのではないか。これは掲示板からの抜粋だけれど、このことを赤十字に指摘したところ、返ってきた答えが以下の通り。

For sure that the charities allocate the fund wherever necessary and won’t waste the money (though British Red Cross is said to charge 28% commission), but I feel a bit betrayed if they call an appeal for specific cause but use the money for something else. I believe that not many people read all the description and know that their money may be spent for other causes, therefore, charities should be more clear about it – writing big or in red, or whatever make it more visible. Someone on the communication board pointed out the issue to the British Red Cross, and here is their response.

We always caveat our donations for international appeals as dependent on the coverage some appeals can be heavily over subscribed leaving charities with restricted money that they cannot reasonably spend and in some cases, as happened in America when Hurricane Katrina struck a few years ago, there is no option left but to simply give out cash grants to those affected.

Of course it is unlikely to happen for this appeal, but we are deliberately keeping it low level because the Japanese Red Cross has been overwhelmed with donations from within country and is now receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

As a developed country well able to withstand this type of emergency, Japan was not looking for financial assistance, but at the same time the UK public want to give in support of the appeal and so we have agreed to act as a conduit in the short term.

その中で赤文字部分が気になる。日本赤十字社などとやり取りをした中でこう言われたのかもしれないが、あれだけの惨状を目当たりにして、「日本は先進国だから自分たちの面倒は自分で見られる、財政援助は求めていない」なんて無神経な事が、どうして言えるんだろう。財政援助はいらないと思うのであれば、寄付金を集める意味などないのでは?イギリス赤十字社のサイトに、目標額と現在の寄付金総額が記されていないのも、疑問が残る。しかも、28%のマージンまで取ると聞いている。まあ、疑心暗鬼になっていても仕方ないから、被災者の方々にできる限りの支援が届く事を信じるしかないか。

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It’s been five days since the Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami. But nuclear fear still remains and many countries encourage their people to evacuate from not only affected area but also from Tokyo as well. It is freezing cold in Tohoku, but substantial amount of aid materials can’t be reached out to the evacuees due to lack of fuels and drivers’ fear of radiation. Fear and anxiety inside and outside of Japan has been heightened, and it makes me feel depressed. However, a little hope in such despair is that the circle of help in Japan is getting bigger in UK.

However, there is a concern being discussed on Japanese internet communication boards – some charities, such as British Red Cross and Save the Children, put “small print” on their Japan earthquake and Tsunami appeal, indicating that there is a possibility that the money raised may not necessary be used for Tohoku region, when the funds raised exceed the “need”. When I donated money to British Red Cross, I rushed to proceed without reading the description as I was so concerned, believing that all my money would be delivered to the victims in Japan. I always read terms and condition carefully when I sign a contract or purchase something, but I’ve never thought that even established charities use the same tactic that commercial companies use. Now I am confused if all charities do the same?! British Red Cross put the sentence on the same page of appeal at least, though it is all the way down the bottom, but Save the Children let us click twice to see it – it is on the second page after you click “give now”, then “What happens if an emergency appeal exceeds its target?” from Donation Q&As on the right – clever way to make it less visible!

For sure that the charities allocate the fund wherever necessary and won’t waste the money, apart from the fact that British Red Cross is said to charge 28% commission, but I feel a bit betrayed if they call an appeal for specific cause but use the money for something else. I believe that not many people read all the description and know that their money may be spent for other causes. Charities should be more clear about it – writing big or in red, or whatever make it more visible. Someone on the communication board pointed out the issue to the British Red Cross, and here is their response.

We always caveat our donations for international appeals as dependent on the coverage some appeals can be heavily over subscribed leaving charities with restricted money that they cannot reasonably spend and in some cases, as happened in America when Hurricane Katrina struck a few years ago, there is no option left but to simply give out cash grants to those affected.

Of course it is unlikely to happen for this appeal, but we are deliberately keeping it low level because the Japanese Red Cross has been overwhelmed with donations from within country and is now receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

As a developed country well able to withstand this type of emergency, Japan was not looking for financial assistance, but at the same time the UK public want to give in support of the appeal and so we have agreed to act as a conduit in the short term.

I am quite disturbed with the sentence in red. They might be told by Japanese Red Cross, but it is quite insensitive comment by such an established charity. Considering the intensity of the damage caused by massive earthquake, fierce Tsunami, and possible nuclear contamination, how on earth they can think that there is no need for financial help?! If they believe so, why they even try to raise funds for?? I also don’t like that their website doesn’t show project target and progress, as Ocado Japan Appeal does, so that I have a choice not to donate if the target is achieved and the further donation will be given to others. Well, no point to be overly suspicious, and I just really hope that enough help will be delivered to the victims in Japan…

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How to Help Japan Earthquake Victims from UK

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ロンドンオリンピックまであと500日。トラファルガー広場に設置された大時計のカウントダウンが始まり(BBCニュース1)、チケットの販売が今日朝より開始された(BBCニュース2)。でも東北地震・津波の被害を思うと、日本人としてはお祭り気分にはほど遠い。原子力発電所問題がまだ未解決なので、こちらでもまだまだニュースで取り上げられているが、各国が表明した公的支援以外、メディアは一般人が貢献できる寄付や支援については、ほとんど取り上げていない。ハイチ大地震や東南アジアを襲った津波の際は、もっとニュースで支援を呼びかけたり、テレビCMや新聞広告を見たような気がしたのだが。その点、アメリカは日本の同盟国だということもあるのか、ネットで調べていても情報も多いし、セレブリティを含む人々の関心も高いと感じる。

その中で、何とか支援の輪を広げようと、慈善団体への寄付はもちろん、チャリティ・イベントやコンサートの企画、募金活動の組織、フェイスブックやミクシィでの情報交換など、頑張っている多くの在英日本人たちがいる。上のビデオは、日本人留学生が折り鶴を折って、LSE(ロンドン・スクール・オブ・エコノミクス)の前で募金活動をしている様子。日本人だけじゃなくて、イギリス人や他の国の人たちも、自分たちでも企画をしてくれると、もっと嬉しいんだけれど。

↓ 以下は今日集めた支援情報です。その他の支援については昨日のブログもご参照ください。

Today a giant clock placed in Trafalgar Square started counting down 500 days until the start of the London Olympics (BBC news 1), and 6.6 million Olympic tickets became available this morning (BBC news 2). But when I think about the victims of Japan Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami, I am not in a mood at all to celebrate all these Olympic stuffs. The media coverage is still big here in UK, as problems at nuclear power stations haven’t been solved yet. However, strangely the media rarely talks about help that ordinary people can do, rather than official aid from each country. I think I saw more TV commercials and newspaper ads, as well as information for charity on news programs for Haiti earthquake and Boxing Day Tsunami. On the other hand, I feel like Americans, including celebs, are more supportive and helpful, and more information for aids in the US – probably because USA and Japan are important allies.

There are many Japanese living in UK, trying to help the victims, not only donating to charities, but also organizing charity events and concerts, fundraising on a street, exchanging support information on local web community boards and SNS such as facebook and Mixi (Japan’s largest SNS community). The video above was taken from BBC London news, covering Japanese students making Origami cranes and fundraising in front of LSE. I wish the circle of support will spread, not only within Japanese community in UK, but also to British public and people from other countries – yes, Japan is the third largest economy in the world and you may think help is unnecessary, but the damage is enormous with astronomical cost or recovery, and the government has huge debt and the country is still in long-lasting recession. Of course Japanese government and people must help with each other too, but I am afraid it is not enough. Many people in the affected areas are elderly as young generation left for bigger cities and can’t afford to pay 30-year morgage, and fishermen and farmers on the coast are not millionaires as well…

↓ Here is additional information for help. Please also check yesterday’s entry for more information.


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