Akemi Solloway Tanaka
|Founder||Trustee/PR (Japan)||PR (UK)|
|Akemi Solloway is the founder of Aid for Japan.|
Travelling between Japan and the UK, Akemi promotes Japanese culture as a speaker and teacher. She regularly organises demonstrations of the traditional tea ceremony, kimono, brush-writing, Japanese food as well as teaching the Japanese language.
You can read more about the services that Akemi provides via her website at www.akemisolloway.com
|Sumika met Akemi while studying in London. She was keen to work with Akemi on Aid For Japan and became a trustee when the charity first formed in 2011. |
On her return to Japan, Sumika has continued in a PR role and also works with Japanese volunteers. She also enjoys Anime and Manga.
|Isabelle has been working in PR for a number of years and manages Aid for Japan's press office and corporate enquiries.
Before her career in communications, Isabelle studied Japanese at the University of Leeds and spent a year living in Akashi, Japan where she developed a profound love for the country, the culture and its people. In her spare time, Isabelle keeps up her language skills by teaching Japanese to school children and watching J-Doramas.
|Paul worked at the Science museum in London as as a craftsman for 29 years. Since he was a child, he has been an artist. |
"I am so happy to be able to help,in some way, the Orphans of the 2011 Tsunami".
|"I first found out about Akemi Solloway and Aid For Japan from a flyer at The Japan Centre, Piccadilly. I started to attend The British/Japanese social group at The 5th floor cafe of Waterstone's in Piccadilly on a Wednesday evening". |
"This was about three years ago when I became interested in Japan and its culture. Then I started sponsoring a Japanese teenager, called Maria, who suffered and lost family from the 2011 Tsunami".
"I am currently PR Assistant with Aid For Japan. I am also a member of The Japan Society. I attend and help out at many fundraising events in the UK. One of my hobbies is Kendo, a form of Japanese Martial Arts".