Support for Aid For Japan from Geek Girl Brunch

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Enjoy Japanese cuisine, celebrate anime, manga and Studio Ghibli at this special event on the 21st May 2017 organised by Geek Girl Brunch. Proceeds from this event will go to Aid For Japan. This event is being organised by the … Read More

Support from TransIndus

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Aid For Japan is pleased to have support from TransIndus, a travel agency that takes care to ensure their holidays have a positive impact on the countries that they visit. This includes support for schools, communities and conservation initiatives. The … Read More

Aid For Japan – 6th Anniversary Event Review

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This year saw the 6th Anniversary of the 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami. It provided an opportunity to pause and reflect on the losses that the country had faced, but also the optimism of building for the future. To commemorate the anniversary, … Read More

Sleeping Beauty Fundraiser

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One of the sources of Aid For Japan’s funding is from volunteers devoting their time to raise money for the charity through a variety of activities. When Emile Goldberg was told by his daughter that her ballet school wanted to … Read More

Join a Thai Cooking Course – and support Aid For Japan!

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It’s not surprising that Thai cooking presents some of the tastiest food available. Now London’s 101 Thai Kitchen is offering an opportunity for you to learn the art of preparing some of these dishes in the style of Isaan cuisine. … Read More

6th Anniversary Event

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On 11th March 2011, a disaster unlike any seen in modern times swept across Japan, claiming almost 20,000 lives and creating over 300,000 refugees in the Tohoku region. Among these were 236 children who lost everything – their homes and … Read More

Aid For Japan 2016 : The Year In Review

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2016 proved to be an eventful year for Aid For Japan, marked by the 5th Anniversary of the tragic earthquake/tsunami that had led to the charity’s formation back in 2011. But 2016 brought with it some unexpected support and assistance … Read More

Aid For Japan at Doki Doki Festival

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Earlier this month, Manchester hosted the third Doki Doki Festival – an annual event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. “doki doki” is a Japanese phrase that refers to the sound of the heart beating, usually used in the … Read More

Autumn Report 2016

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One of Aid For Japan’s regular tasks revolves around visits to Japan to forge partnerships and also to help raise awareness of the charity and its goals. In the autumn months, Aid For Japan founder Akemi Solloway flew out with … Read More

Doki Doki Festival to support Aid For Japan

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Doki Doki – The Manchester Japanese Festival is an annual event held in Manchester celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. The organisers of the event have selected Aid For Japan as their charity of choice for this year’s festival. … Read More

The History Of The Kimono

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Exploring the history and tradition of Japanese clothing. The Japanese word kimono (着物) translates to “thing to wear” (着 ki “wear” and 物 mono “thing”) but this simple definition is eclipsed by the many different variations and styles that the … Read More

Preview: The History Of The Kimono

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Akemi Solloway will be hosting a special event this Thursday revolving around the the History Of The Kimono as part of a fundraising exercise for Aid For Japan. The presentation will explore the history of the traditional Japanese attire through … Read More

Orphans in the UK : Alex’s Story

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When the orphans recently visited the UK, they were accompanied by some of Aid For Japan’s volunteers – who had done an amazing job in Japan earlier this year in helping to raise awareness of the charity. One of these … Read More

Orphans In The UK

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Part of Aid For Japan’s mission is to reach out to some of the orphans from the tragic events of 2011. While the charity aims to connect with these children through the annual summer residential courses, it’s also beneficial for … Read More

Welcome Party Report

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At the end of July, Aid For Japan staged a special event to welcome some of the Japanese orphans to the UK. Aid For Japan has made a point of organising UK visits for the orphans on a regular basis … Read More

Orphans Welcome Party

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A reminder that tomorrow sees Aid For Japan hosting a special Welcome Party for the orphans visiting the UK. During this evening event 3 of our volunteers, who have been in Japan raising funds and promoting the charity, will be … Read More

A Visit To Kyoto

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Our three volunteers in Japan, David, Alex and Zak, continue their adventures as they visit Kyoto. Among the activities that the team undertook was a visit to Nijo Castle, a manga museum, Kyoto tower and a zen garden. The reports … Read More

Fundraising in Osaka

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As part of our volunteers visit to Japan, David, Alex and Zak took part in a fundraising event in Osaka. Prior to this, the boys took the opportunity to visit Osaka castle to enjoy both its history as well as … Read More

Beaches, Museums and Aubergines

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Our three volunteers in Japan, David, Alex and Zak, continue their adventures – which included a trip to the historic Himeji Castle. For their most recent report, the boys visited a beach before making a museum trip – which featured … Read More

Aid For Japan at HiiroCon 2016

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Hiirocon is one of the more recent anime conventions to become established in the UK. Based in Reading, the event based its title around the Japanese term for the colour of fire hiiro. Aid For Japan were kindly given a … Read More

Volunteers In Japan

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This summer, Aid For Japan will be bringing some of the orphans of the 2011 tsunami/earthquake to the UK. As part of this plan, three young volunteers have flown out to Japan as part of a mission to help raise … Read More

The History Of The Kimono

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Akemi Solloway will be hosting a special event in September revolving around the the history of the kimono as part of a fundraising exercise for Aid For Japan. The presentation will explore the history of the traditional Japanese attire through … Read More

Orphans Welcome Party

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This summer, Aid For Japan will be bringing some of the Japanese orphans of the 2011 tsunami/earthquake to the UK. As part of this plan, Aid for Japan will be hosting a small welcome party for the children at a … Read More

Japanese Orphans In The UK

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This summer, Aid For Japan will be bringing some of the orphans of the 2011 tsunami/earthquake to the UK. As part of this plan, three young volunteers have flown out to Japan as part of a mission to help raise … Read More

Tea Ceremony at Wasoukan

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Aid For Japan recently staged an event to invite people to take part in a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. The event was designed to help raise funds for the charity, but also helped to introduce people to a fascinating aspect … Read More

Aid For Japan Tea Ceremony Experience!

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Would you like to join a 15th Century style traditional Japanese tea ceremony? Sit in a real Tatami mat room and, taste matcha and try dorayaki sweets before learning to drink tea to Japanese etiquette. Tickets are just £20. The … Read More

Relief Volunteer Interview : Jen Sno

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Experiencing the relief effort in Tohoku from one of the volunteers on the ground… Part of the recovery effort in Tohoku involved the services of NPOs operating through the generous actions of volunteers. Jen Sno worked with It’s Not Just … Read More

Hanami in Japan

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Akemi reports on her recent trip to Japan… At the beginning of April, I and some of our volunteers travelled to Japan to visit some of our Tsunami orphans. We went with the children and their carers to see the … Read More

Hanami with Aid For Japan

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Aid For Japan staged a hanami event recently in Regent’s Park to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms. Hanami is a traditional Japanese custom of viewing the cherry blossoms – and Aid For Japan (in association with its social … Read More

Aid For Japan – 5th Anniversary Event Review

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This year saw the 5th Anniversary of the 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami. It provided an opportunity to pause and reflect on the losses that the country had faced, but also the optimism of building for the future. To commemorate the anniversary, … Read More

Aid For Japan in The Telegraph today

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In their coverage of the 5th Anniversary of the 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami, The Telegraph spoke to Aid For Japan founder Akemi Solloway on the challenges facing Maria – one of the many orphans that Aid For Japan supports. “Like so many … Read More

Aid For Japan in The Guardian today

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As part of their coverage of the 5th Anniversary of the 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami, The Guardian newspaper has an in-depth feature by Justin McCurry looking at the plight of orphans in post-tsunami Japan. Among the people the newspaper spoke to was … Read More

‘Washing Over Me’ to raise funds for Aid For Japan

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With the 5th Anniversary of the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami almost upon us, author Benjamin Brook has kindly offered to donate proceeds form his novel Washing Over Me to Aid For Japan. Set against a backdrop of the Great East Japan Earthquake … Read More

Aid For Japan in Fukushima

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Last summer saw Aid For Japan take a team of volunteers to Japan as part of our annual residential course. The charity’s Japanese representative Sumika Hayakawa was on hand to help and provided her own personal take when they visited … Read More

Summer Residential Visit 2015

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Last summer saw Aid For Japan take a team of volunteers to Japan to meet some of the orphans and to learn more about their stories. Emile Loveday was one of the volunteers and he wrote of his experiences on … Read More

Aid For Japan 5th Anniversary Event

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On 11th March 2011, a disaster unlike any seen in modern times swept across Japan, claiming almost 20,000 lives and creating over 300,000 refugees in the Tohoku region. Among these were 236 children who lost everything – their homes and … Read More

BeCreative Charity Fundraiser

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Get involved in the #BeCreative movement and support a fantastic cause this Christmas at “London’s first Happy Cafe”. On Tuesday 15th of December, the Canvas Cafe will be host to the #BeCreative fundraising event which is being coordinated by clothing … Read More

Orphan’s Christmas Presents

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Every year, Aid For Japan arranges for Christmas presents to be sent out to Japan for the orphans of the Tsunami. These gifts would not be possible without the kind support of the people who donate to the charity. Thank … Read More

Aid For Japan Cultural Evenings Report

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Last month saw Aid For Japan founder Akemi Solloway present talks and demonstrations celebrating Japanese culture. Over two days, Akemi offered up her knowledge to attendees at venues supplied by WeWork. Japanese snacks were also sold at the event. All … Read More

Aid For Japan November Events

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We have two events coming up this month with a strong focus on Japanese Culture. On 24th November we have a Japanese Cultural Evening. Japanese cultural lecturer Akemi Solloway will show how you can wear Kimono. You will also learn … Read More

Aid For Japan at Doki Doki

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Earlier this month, Angela Shaffer attended the Doki Doki event on behalf of Aid For Japan and reported back on her experiences… The Doki Doki Festival is an annual Japanese culture event that takes place in Manchester. For this year’s … Read More

Kimono & Culture Evening

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Aid For Japan staged a special Kimono & Culture Evening on 30th October in Richmond… The successful event not only offered attendees the opportunity to learn about the kimono, but also treated to sushi and sake against a background of … Read More

Doki Doki- The Manchester Japanese Festival 2015

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Aid For Japan is being supported by DOKI DOKI – the annual Japanese Festival held in Manchester. The next event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 7th November 2015 and will celebrate both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Throughout … Read More

Support Jackie Thomas’ Half Marathon Run

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Aid For Japan is supported by the people who tirelessly volunteer their time to help. People such as Jackie Thomas, who will be running in the Bournemouth Half Marathon next month to raise funds for Aid For Japan. As Jackie … Read More

Japanese Cultural Talk in Support of Aid For Japan

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Akemi Solloway will be conducted a lecture on Japanese Culture later this month at St John The Baptist in Kingston Vale, London. The event takes place on Sunday 27th September and the talk will focus on the traditional Japanese religion … Read More

Kimono & Culture Evening

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Help us raise money for children orphaned by the March 2011 tsunami by enjoying an evening of Japanese kimono, food and music. The tickets are just £40 each and all proceeds go to Aid for Japan. The Kimono & Culture … Read More

Support Chris Pickering’s Marathon Run

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Aid For Japan is helped by volunteers who help raise funds both at home and abroad. Chris Pickering is taking part in a marathon in Japan to show his support. Chris lives and works in Niseko, Japan and explains why … Read More

Summer Residential Course 2015

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Every year, Aid For Japan organises a special Summer Residential Course in Japan. The course offers a chance for English volunteers to directly support the orphans that the charity was set up to help with a series of activities and … Read More

Aid For Japan at MCM London Comic Con

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To raise awareness for the charity, Akemi Solloway and volunteers from Aid For Japan are a regular sight at many events across London and the UK. On the 24th May the team stopped off at the hugely popular MCM London … Read More

Little Dom’s Big Adventure

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Little Dom’s Big Adventure involveds a motorbike journey from the UK to Japan to help raise funds and awareness for Aid For Japan. Ahead of setting off on his journey, Dominic Farwell-Cooke was the focus of an Aid For Japan … Read More

Summer Course 2014

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Aid For Japan at Collectionaires

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In the run up to Christmas, Aid For Japan was kindly invited to partake in a day of Japanese culture at a special pop-up shop in London’s fashionable district of Chelsea by Collectionaires. Collectionaires offers an exclusive selection of luxury … Read More