OUSA Endorses Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund
By Patrick Macias
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It’s been less than a week since a devastating earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Since then, the situation has become, as one pundit rightly put it, “a slow moving nightmare.”
Tsunami, aftershocks, more quakes, and an on-going nuclear crisis with global implications are only some of the terrifying scenarios now unfolding across the Pacific ocean. We’re not gonna lie, the situation—on multiple fronts—is about as serious as it gets.
As reported earlier
, all our Japan-based contributors and associates are well and accounted for, something for which we at Otaku USA are very happy for. But now we really need to show our support for everyone, especially those hit hardest by the devastation.
And so Otaku USA hereby endorses donations to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund
We’re going with them for two reasons, the main one being:
100% of all donations goes directly to relief efforts. Unlike many other relief organizations now accepting donations, the Japan Society is not taking any cut for “administration fees”. As they say on their website:
Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery. 100% of your generous tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.
The Japan Society has strong ties to the Japanese film community. Several of our contributors and close friends have either worked with this organization directly, or regularly attend events. A group of Japanese film bloggers and writers, such as August Ragone and the Midnight Eye guys, have also stepped forward to endorse this important relief fund.
So if you are thinking about how to best show your support to Japan in this time of crisis (and we really hope you are), please consider making a donation to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund
for online donations.
You can also contribute to the "Japan Earthquake Relief Fund" by sending your check to:
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York 10017
Attn: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Please make your checks payable to Japan Society and indicate “Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” on the check.
For additional information, please email email@example.com.
Patrick Macias is the editor in chief of Otaku USA magazine. His blog can be found online at www.patrickmacias.blogs.com