10 years on and shining!

We had a very special meeting this week with Maria-chan in Japan. She is one of the original orphans supported by Aid For Japan. Maria is now studying business and fashion at a Tokyo university. Her hobbies include photography, clothes … Read More

Aid For Japan 2021 : The Year In Review

Braving a tough year… 2021 was the ten year anniversary of the charity. It also marked ten years since the natural disaster which devastated East Japan, especially the Tohoku region where most of the orphans supported by the charity are … Read More

Christmas Gifts 2021

Another year of COVID-19 meant another year of uncertainty. We thought it was particularly important to keep up the Christmas cheer and so sent presents to the orphans in Tohoku, Japan. This lovely festive tradition was started by Akemi when … Read More

Akemi’s Tree and Winter Gathering

This winter we had our first in-person gathering with the charity trustees since the March 2020 lockdown. Unfortunately and quite inevitably some members couldn’t make it due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, or because they lived on the other side of … Read More

Aid For Japan : Going Forward

Since the tragic and sudden death of the charity’s founder, Akemi Solloway Tanaka, the trustees are all working hard to plan for the future and direction of Aid For Japan. The charity’s mission to support the orphans of the 2011 … Read More

Akemi Tanaka 1958 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we must announce that after developing cancer, Akemi Tanaka passed away recently. Akemi had been ill for some time, but had made the conscious decision to continue working to promote those ideals that she … Read More

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