The Japan District of Kiwanis International

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fundraising

Above: Smoke fuming everywhere out of Kesennuma City
= 8:12am, March 12, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture
(from Sankei Shimbun Helicopter)
(Photo Credit: Sankei Shimbun)

Left: People left on balcony and waiting for rescue
= 8:03am, March 12, Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture
(from Sankei Shimbun Helicopter) (Photo Credit: Sankei Shimbun)

On March 11, 2011, a huge earthquake with the unprecedented magnitude of 9.0 and more than 20 meter high Tsunami hit North-East of Japan. The damage brought together was tremendous. Countless of houses were washed away, and more than 23,000 people have either lost their lives or are missing as of today.

The Japan District, together with Public Interest Incorporated Kiwanis Japan Foundation has started the Fundraising to aid this calamity. Most of the clubs in Japan are responding vigorously with their own fundraising activities. Contributions from either Kiwanians or non-Kiwanians can be wired to the following account:

Bank Name: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
   Shinmarunouchi Branch
Address: 1-1-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8114 Japan
Swift Code: BOTKJPJT
Account Number: 3042695
Beneficiary:: Public Interest Incorporated Kiwanis Japan Foundation
Address: 7F, Yoneyama Bldg., 2-3-2, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0047 Japan

Upon remittance, please inform either KJF (kiwanisjapanfund@kjf2009jp) or the Japan District (japandist@japankiwanis.or.jp) your name and address, the amount you wired, and that it is for Disaster Relief Fund of Japan Earthquake. We will spend your money in the most effective and wisest way without any administration expenses deducted.

Your generous support will be greatly appreciated.

Above: A victim walking through the afflicted city =
Afternoon, March 14, Minamisanriku-cho, Miyagi Prefecture
(Photo Credit: Sankei Shimbun)

Right: A family walking through the devastated city = March 14,
Minamisanriku-cho, Miyagi-Prefecture
(Photo Credit: Sankei Shimbun)