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Let’s all help the Sendai region rebuild and take the long view since it will take at least a decade to recover, like the Kobe earthquake. Ask your friends to contribute money, photos, videos and messages. Japanese text will be translated and edited. The key is to spread the word and build community. We have a lot to learn from Japan about disaster recovery as well as a lot to give and share. Share Your Stories

Past News

1000 Cranes in the making

How to Help Japan: Earthquake Relief Options

HuffPost Impact

Japan Restart – Review
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Sundance Kabuki Theater
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another earthquake of magnitude 4.7 rocks Eastern Honshu, Japan.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck around 2:57pm Monday afternoon near Pacifica California on the anniversary of teh 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro – Image by: Heidi Chang

“East Earthquake Relief, ~ From Yokohama with love”

The people of Japan unite to raise hope and monies for the relief effort.


(CNN) — A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning for one prefecture.

Fresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan


  1. Well like the title says…another day and yet another bloody earthquake…such is life in Sendai at the moment…I think that was earthquake number 793 or something…I have to apologise as i really have lost count…something like that anyway:) last nights quake struck just before midnight…I would say that hopefully most people were sleeping and sl;pet through it but it was still pretty strong and violent…side to side shaking again…like some giant baby grabbing your house and giving it a shake mid tantrum…but saying that my 3 year old daughter slept right through it!! Luckily last nights earthquake was “only” 7.4….a mere tiddler compared to last months earthquake…if i had been fishing id have been tempted to throw it back and try to hook another big one! Saying that the people here are understandably pretty jittery when it comes to shakes since last month…Last nights earthquake was big and strong enough to have people running into the streets again…everyone runs that much faster here these days…first impressions was it must be a fresh new strong earthquake but it turns out that it was still just an aftershock from last months big quake….we have been getting at least one fairly big aftershock since the 11 March earthquake but its incredible to think that even a month after that we can still get an aftershock as strong as 7.4!! But life goes on her.e..people were just starting to get back to normal lives if they could…most people who could were back at work…schools were either opening again or preparing to reopen…roads have been repaired…the underground train system is up and running…although there is a replacement bus service between Dianohara and Izumi chuo…and some JR trains are running again…Anything talking of getting back to normal, gotta go now and see if Daycare is opening today and if i have a job to go to today too…lets hope for a peaceful weekend…and stable one too…in many scenes of the word!! Im still planning on heading up to Kesennuma on Sunday with some friends to try to deliver aid up there…they need it a lot more than Sendai does….

  2. Last night I attended a fundraiser at Arc Gallery in San Francisco:
    “RISE JAPAN Vol. 2: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fundraiser” , sponsored by Give2Asia (Artists Help Japan)

    Artists donated over one hundred pieces of artwork which were priced to sell at $100 or less. The gallery was bubbling with energy and artwork was selling briskly. It was a wonderful event and my friends and I also purchased some great pieces to take home.

  3. Japanese energy policy articles:

    小出裕章さん(京大原子炉実験所) これは映像。













    環境・持続可能な都市づくり ブラジル・パラナ州とクリチバ市の挑戦


  4. JOIN US, April 23, 2011 FOR JAPAN RELIEF!

    We Are One Island:
    Japan Relief Concert and Auction

    Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
    388 9th St., Ste 290 (2nd Floor, Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
    Oakland, CA 94607

    When: Saturday, April 23, 2011,
    6-7pm Silent Auction/Doors Open
    7pm Concert

    $15-$25 Sliding Scale, no one turned away. All ages welcome. Door prizes for full price and above.

    What: 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California’s (JCCCNC) effective and established Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

    An evening of honoring, remembrance and hope, We Are One Island will be emcee’d by Kara Tsuboi (Oakland A’s), beginning with a traditional ceremony led by the Buddhist Church of Oakland, followed by a video slideshow of local damage to critical areas. Offerings from the stage include performances by Marina Fukushima (Kunst-Stoff), Purple Moon Dance Project, Shirley Muramoto and Brian Wong, Michael Sasaki, Maze Daiko, RyuQ Murasaki Daiko, Asian Crisis, Sushi Cal Band, Dirty Boots, and Hip-Hop/Spoken Word artist, Colin “Senbei” Ehara. A silent auction will feature selected, original works by many well-known folks from the API arts community.

    Presented by One Island Productions and Oakland Asian Cultural Center, sponsors include Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), Apex Express/KPFA 94.1 FM, California Capital & Investment Group, JCCCNC, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Crosswater Media, East Bay Express, Flytrap Studios, GamaGo, Hello!Lucky, Hyphen Magazine, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), Lumina Arts, Matsuda Guitars, Oakland A’s, Oaklandish, Ozumo, Pro Arts, Rhythmix Cultural Center, The Vinapa Foundation for Cross-Cultural Studies, and Yoshi’s Oakland. Additional supporters include many other local businesses, community and arts organizations.

    Additional information:
    Oakland Asian Cultural Center
    (510) 637-0455

    Find us on Facebook!

  5. The Keizai Society presents
    The Nuclear Energy and Economic Impacts of Japan’s Recent Crisis

    Participating Panelists:
    Dr. Masahiko Aoki
    Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor of Economics Department & Senior Fellow of Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research, Stanford University Director of VCASI, the Tokyo Foundation

    Dr. Burton Richter
    Paul Pigott Professor of Physical Science & Senior Fellow of
    Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
    US Department of Energy’ s Nuclear Energy and Energy Research Advisory Committee,Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics

    Mr. Michio Harada
    Deputy General Consul of Japan, San Francisco

    Tuesday, May 24, 2010
    Registration and Networking: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
    Event: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR)
    650 Page Mill Road,
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Light hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks
    $20: Registration by May 21 (11:00pm)
    $35: Late Registration by May 23 (5:00pm)
    $50: Walk-ins (Walk-ins welcome, but seats may be limited)
    DRESS: Business casual
    Registration at

    Online live cast provided via Ustream
    FEES: FREE for those who rsvp before
    5/22/2011 at 5:00p.m. (PDT)
    Log-in instructions for the live cast will be sent on
    5/23/2011 to those who registered

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