Japan: Donation and Volunteer Opportunities

Grass Roots (In Fukushima, set up by people there):

Hearts for Haragama – Helping a Kindergarten in Soma
Buy a t-shirt to donate directly to Minami-Soma
Friends of Soma – Helping High School kids at East Soma Senior High School
The Fruit Tree Project from Volunteer Akita – Bringing fruit to shelters in Japan.
I Akabeko Fukushima – Buy a t-shirt from the Fukushima ALTs, all proceeds to the relief effort.


Red Cross
JETAA Ottawa Japan Relief Assistance
New Orleans Japan Quake Fund – Also support the NOLA fund by buying a poster at Tsunami of Support.  Some great artwork.
Japan Society
Japanese Canadian Cultural Center
Architecture for Humanity – U.S based NPO that has helped with reconstructions throughout the world
Global Giving
Shelterbox – providing emergency shelter and supplies to disaster affected areas around the world
International Medical Corps
Convoy of Hope
Doctors Without Borders

Tokyo Five & Global Giving – Like MMA?  Want to help Japan?  Buy a Tokyo 5 T-shirt with the word endure (耐える) written on it.

Other links to 39 different charities you can donate to are all here.  The Daily Yomiuri had an article linking to charities you can donate, volunteer, give things to or buy things from in order to help the relief fund.  It’s a great resource.  Check it out here.

Organizations in Japan

Association of JETs (National AJET) Volunteer and Donation Information by Prefecture
Peace Winds Japan
Good Neigbours
Smile Kids Japan – supporting orphanages in Tohoku


2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake is a book that came about through social media that writers William Gibson and Jake Adelstein will be featured in.  87 articles in total about the earthquake from all over the world.  I was also accepted to this book, which is a great honour.  All proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross, no one makes a dime.  Buy the digital copy now on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Quakebook cover poster:  Created by an artist in Toronto, he’s made over $15,000 already by just selling the poster.  Link is here, I just bought one myself.

Write For Tohoku:

Along the same lines as Quakebook, Write For Tohoku is a similar project that has come together online.  You can purchase the PDF file directly from their website using paypal by clicking here.  If you don’t speak Japanese and are a bit lost, click 日本語 in the top right and change it to English.

Kizuna: Fiction for Japan:

Here’s yet another group of writers coming together to help out Japan.  The website describes Kizuna as, “…a charity fiction project collecting all-new, all-original, open-genre flash fiction stories from various authors around the world (including authors from Japan, Italy, Australia, the USA…). 100% of the proceeds will be given to a proper charity (like Red Cross Japan) to help the survivors of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan.”  Check out the website here.  Their Twitter account is here.

International Red Cross for Earthquake/Tsunami Relief:
AustraliaCanadaIrelandNew ZealandSingaporeUKUS

Volunteer Opportunities:

No Money? Can’t Volunteer? Make a Difference Anyway.

Messages for Japan – write a message have it translated by Google, let Japanese people know you support them.



10 thoughts on “Japan: Donation and Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Your statements are really good to know what’ going on here. Even for Jappanese, your reports are good to staudy!!!

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  3. Could we get KIZUNA: FICTION FOR JAPAN listed too? KIZUNA is charity anthology featuring a group of 60 authors, including well-known authors such as Michael Moorcock, John Shirley, and Jon Courtenay Grimwood. The book will be published this summer. Proceeds going to Tohoku of course.


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