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

1000 Origami Cranes Gallery

Let’s make origami cranes… In Japanese culture one thousand origami cranes strung together symbolises hope, peace and healing. Here’s some of the beautiful cranes people have made as part of Aid For Japan’s 1000 Origami Cranes initiative. This includes the … Read More

Aid for Japan: 10th Anniversary Testimonials

Recollections, thoughts and memories from 10 years of Aid For Japan… On the 11th March 2011, the Tōhoku region, northeast Japan, was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. The earthquake and tsunami led to the deaths of around 25,000 people … Read More

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