‘Enraged’ Japanese lack basic necessities, struggle with emergency response

TOKYO — Fumiki Yukawa was on his way to stock up food for his restaurant bar, Hengenjizai, when the massive quake struck Tokyo. “I realized that the impact of the quake is bigger than anything else I’ve experienced before,” said the 34-year-old Yukawa, who opened his restaurant in 2009 after resigning from Sony. Anticipating that […]

80,000 mobilized for rescue, deaths top 4,300

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Rescue and relief operations continued March 16 following the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with 80,000 Self-Defense Forces personnel, police officers and firefighters mobilized in the devastated areas, where temperatures have dropped to midwinter levels. The National Police Agency said it has confirmed 4,314 deaths in 12 prefectures, as of midnight […]

How you can help (a partial list)

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco has established a bank account to accept donations. Donations are planned to be remitted to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Send a check payable to Consulate General of Japan, attention to “Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” and send them to the […]

Nikkei rush to aid victims during time of need

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) has received more than $150,000 in donations, just a few days after launching the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund March 11, following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Japan the same day. This outpouring of support is the “Japanese American community’s response,” said […]

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