Shinto and Bushido at Sunnycon in Sunderland

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On 24th & 25th March Akemi attended the Sunnycon anime convention in Sunderland as a guest to host Japanese cultural events and classes, as well as raising awareness for Aid For Japan.

Akemi’s activities over the weekend included a performance of a Sakura Sakura Dance (as part of the opening ceremony), Bushido and Shinto talk, Japanese Language class using anime and also a calligraphy workshop.

As a result, the convention raised £408 for Aid For Japan. Thank you to Sunnycon and all the attendees!

Aid For Japan at Minamicon

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Aid For Japan had a presence at the recent Minamicon event which took place on the 5th – 7th March 2013.

Akemi Solloway attended to help raise awareness for the charity and extends her thanks to the Manga and Anime fans who attended.

Congratulations to David Vickers

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Congratulations to David Vickers who ran in the 2013 Tokyo Marathon for Aid For Japan. He completed the Marathon in 6.5 hours (despite damaging his knee) and raised £314.18 via donations on the JustGiving website.

As David commented on his JustGiving page regarding the motivation to take part in the Marathon: “I was unlucky enough to be in Japan when the massive earthquake struck on the afternoon of March 11, 2011. However, living on the outskirts of Tokyo, I was far more lucky that apart from a mighty scare for a few minutes while my apartment shook, I didn’t suffer any serious ill effects.”

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