Call for submissions for Aid for Japan and asari music video collaboration

The Tōhoku based artist asari has shared her latest creation with us at Aid For Japan. The song is quite appropriately called ‘Share’ and contains all the hope, sadness and anxieties of someone who survived the Great East Japan Earthquake … Read More

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

asari collaborates with Aid For Japan

The Tōhoku based artist asari has shared her latest creation with us at Aid For Japan. The song is quite appropriately called ‘Share’ and contains all the hope, sadness and anxieties of someone who survived the Great East Japan Earthquake … Read More

Aid For Japan Rotary Club Talk

We were invited by the Rotary Club of Chiswick and Brentford to give a talk about the continuing work of Aid For Japan. This Rotary Club in West London have supported the charity for many years, and this year they … 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

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

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

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