Everyone has a role to play!

04 Feb

There are many things you can do to make a difference.

It’s is almost 1 year since the multiple disasters of March 2011 and a few months since i updated this site. Many things have changed, but while we need to focus on recovery and long term development, there is also a need to tackle the immediate issues of snow removal and winterization of the intermediary homes.

Please share any information you have via the comment box below! Keep sharing this link with friends in Japan and overseas .  We all can do something to help as our efforts will be need for a long while.

Please refer to my regular blog for more general community, societal nonprofit NGO  notes and comments I will be adding some useful sites to the site bar.

The pages on this site are more for giving advice and sharing tips  on how you can have an impact:

General information on what you can do now, where you are

Donor Tips: things to know when giving

Donations needed – monetary donations from overseas

Donations needed – monetary donations from within Japan

Materials needed and things you can donate

Volunteer services needed

Volunteer Tips

Related Events, fundraisers etc.

Information and resource sharing

Things to beware of or avoid

Organizations doing good things

You are instrumental for our rebuilding and recovery.  Please join or give as you can, where you can.


Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Everyone has a role to play!

  1. lis4cg

    March 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    In today’s Financial Times article by Jonathan Soble, I was moved by the Reuters picture of the man next to the destroyed house where his dead mother is still buried in Onagawa, 70km NE of Sendal.

    I want to raise money to help this man and to provide hope for his future. Can you suggest a liaison or correspondent in Japan that I can coordinate through while I take care of fundraising on this end?

    Sent by Rick Weinstein
    Via iPhone (510) 604-3840

  2. Katie

    April 9, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Sara, I’m so grateful to have come across your blog during a Google search on Japan volunteering. I’m going to Japan for the summer to help in the relief efforts, and I’m looking for organizations/groups that can use me. I already have my plane ticket. I’m arriving in Tokyo June 15.

  3. selena

    May 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hey Sarajean, Selena here. JEARS now has an official website, it’s
    We are also seeking volunteers, especially those that are good with animals, can drive in Japan (either with an int’l DL or Japanese DL), and have at least some Japanese language skill. We need people at the shelters in Shiga and Tokushima (can be just EN speakers), and fluent JP speakers at the shelter in Niigata, and people to do ground work in Fukushima and Sendai. Sleeping bag probably necessary. Interested volunteers can email me selena AT jears DOT org, or volunteer AT jears DOT org. Thank you SJ!

  4. Moe

    May 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Hi Sara, I have started a blog to disseminate information about the situation in Tohoku through my volunteer experience, specifically for English speaking people. I’ve only recently started to share info about the situation up North, but I hope to continue doing so. So, please let people know about my blog:

    Thanks in advance!!


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