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

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