For Japan

Mar. 19th, 2011 04:13 pm
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I was very saddened by the recent events in Japan, and my heart goes out to everyone that has been affected by the disaster. While I was in NYC for conference I kept a close watch on how the events were unfolding in Japan. While Tokyo is considered to be a safe zone, it still suffers some setbacks in energy and transportation; only some trains have partially begun to run again in Tokyo.
While it is true that the radiation level in Tokyo has risen, the levels are too low to pose any harm. According to the Japanese government and Nuclear Safety Officials, these levels are just higher than our regular daily dosage, around the same as we would get from taking an international flight at a higher elevation.
Despite the setbacks, people in the Tokyo area went to work and school, and everyone in the other areas such as the Kansai region remain untouched and fully functioning. Help from several other countries have arrived and are working towards recovery.
To help for a swift recovery, here are some resources I've discovered. I want to support Japan’s economy when I can and give back to the country that has given me the anime, manga and culture I love.

Google Crisis Response. - Gives links for donations, as well as latest news and realtime updates via Twitter.
20 ways to teach about the disaster in Japan. - Helpful post to understand the basics of what happened.
Q&A on the nuclear crisis in Japan. - Even more indepth information on the nuclear crisis.

Here are different charities that are involved in helping the crisis:

American Redcross.
Convoy of Hope.
Global Giving.
Herald de Paris. (for helping the zoo/aquarium animals of Japan).
Hope Letters. (for those who can't donate anything monetary, but still want to help).
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