Hanami Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic hosted by Aid For Japan

In Japan there is the tradition of cherry blossom viewing called hanami 花見. Where people gather beneath ample cherry blossom trees to appreciate the flowers’ fleeting beauty. In April 2022 Aid For Japan hosted such an event at Greenwich Park. … Read More

Aid For Japan 11th Anniversary Event

2022 marks the 11th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami As well as the loss of life that this devastating event resulted in, hundreds of children also lost their parents and families. To commemorate the anniversary Aid … Read More

Akemi and Tsunagu/Connect

Akemi Tanaka (the founder of Aid For Japan) features as an interview as part of the Tsunagu/Connect project. Tsunagu/Connect is a multi-phased, multi-year project that explores the lives of Japanese women living in the UK since 1945. Starting the spring … 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

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

Aid For Japan 10th Anniversary

Commemorating ten years… On the 11th March 2011 the east coast of Japan was struck by an undersea earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As well as the loss of life that this devastating event resulted in, hundreds of children also lost … Read More

Aid For Japan’s Ten Year Anniversary Online Cultural Fair

Commemorating Ten Years… With the 11th March 2021 marking the 10th Anniversary since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Aid For Japan decided to host an online cultural fair to commemorate the event. The cultural fair was free and … Read More

Aid For Japan 2020 : The Year In Review

Braving a tough year… 2020 has proved to be a very tough year, particularly with the advent of the Covid-19 crisis. As well as having an impact on so many lives on a personal basis, it also affected businesses and … Read More

Aid For Japan 2019 : The Year In Review

A year in charity work… 2019 marked the 8th Anniversary of the 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami, a year in which Aid For Japan continued to do the work that it had set out to do since its formation. Once again, the … Read More

Aid For Japan – 8th Anniversary Event Review

This year saw the 8th 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. On 11th March 2011, … Read More

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