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  • Fund Recipients: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund: Japan Society
    evacuate from the Tohoku region many of whom find themselves isolated and without support JCN will play a critical role in information sharing and networking among the approximately 200 organizations helping former Tohoku residents who are scattered from Hokkaido to Okinawa http www jpn civil net english English http www jpn civil net Japanese Japan Community Cinema Center コミュニティシネマセンター which brings quality community based film programs to regional areas throughout Japan uses its second grant to continue providing cultural and emotional support and unity in Tohoku through small and large scale screenings of classic and contemporary films Films and workshops will take place at temporary housing locations and in community spaces http cinema yell tohoku com Japanese Japanese Medical Society of America JMSA 米国日本人医師会 a two time Japan Earthquake Relief Fund grant recipient is a professional medical association of Japanese speaking doctors in New York The first grant supports JMSA s partnership with Kokoro no Care Nagomi a project to create community based multidisciplinary mental health care in Fukushima Services are provided to patients with symptoms resulting from the March 11 disaster as well as those with pre existing conditions Through the second grant JMSA partners with the Kokoro no Kakehashi and a coalition of collaborators including the Japan Association for Emergency Psychiatry Japan Medical Support Network University of California San Francisco JAMSnet Tokyo and New York and various local welfare organizations in Iwate Prefecture to provide mental health services to citizens in Otsuchi Iwate Prefecture and to create a new regional model for mental health care using mobile units and new communication technologies The project will also support the training and development of disaster psychiatrists and educate those affected by the disaster on issues of mental health http www jmsa org English Japan NPO Center 日本NPOセンター established after the Kobe earthquake to support the development of NPOs throughout Japan in partnership with its sister organization the Civil Society Initiative Fund 市民社会創造ファンド used funds from the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to identify and support local community based grassroots NPOs and volunteer organizations involved in relief and sustainable recovery work throughout the affected region The grants were mostly small in size averaging 1 000 000 yen each and reach smaller community based organizations with speed and flexibility In this way community based organizations that are not well known but known in their communities were supported in their efforts in amounts appropriate to their size http www jnpoc ne jp p 985 English http www jnpoc ne jp Japanese Japan Primary Care Association 日本プライマリ ケア連合学会 is a professional society of medical practitioners researchers and students that promotes best practices in the medical and health and welfare fields In response to the Tohoku earthquake the Japan Primary Care Association established the Primary Care for All Team PCAT to undertake medical relief work in the region The Japan Earthquake Relief Fund supported PCAT multidisciplinary healthcare teams headed by doctors who provided medical care to evacuees in shelters and temporary housing and to those in need in their homes The healthcare teams also provided long term support for local physicians in the region to ensure that patients had access to continued primary care including a specialized team in obstetrics http pcforall primary care or jp eng English http www primary care or jp Japanese Japanese Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists 日本臨床心理士会 is an association of certified clinical psychologists with organizations in all 47 prefectures in Japan which serves and educates clinical psychologist Funds will support psychological support programs in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures http www jsccp jp Japanese JEN ジェン a three time Japan Earthquake Relief Fund recipient is an international humanitarian relief and development organization with experience responding to disasters around the world including Japan Funds from the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund support JEN s work in Ishinomaki Miyagi Prefecture and enabled JEN to provide emergency relief and debris and sludge clean up and provided timely support to aqua farmers and fishermen in four ports on the Oshika peninsula The third grant supports JEN s Memory Program a storytelling contest that highlights the work of individuals active in Tohoku reconstruction http www jen npo org en English http www jen npo org Japanese KISYN 帰心の会 an organization started by five leading Japanese architects Kengo Kuma Toyo Ito Kazuyo Sejima Riken Yamamoto and Hiroshi Naito builds communal spaces called Home for All in communities devastated by the tsunami Partnering with a younger generation of architects and in close collaboration with local residents Home for All provides a place of comfort for sharing information and a place for discussing recovery and reconstruction The Relief Fund supported the construction of a Home for All for fishermen in Kamaishi city Kokoro no Sodanshitsu 心の相談室 is a collaborative effort of medical professionals and spiritual leaders to provide psycho social support to those affected by the 3 11 disasters through toll free telephone consultations and Café de Monk a radio program aired in Miyagi Fukushima and Iwate Prefectures http www sal tohoku ac jp kokoro diary cgi Japanese http www youtube com user Cobrapool Japanese MAKOTO supports and trains entrepreneurs in Miyagi Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures and started the Council of Supporting Entrepreneurs for Recovery which brings together organizations government officials corporations and universities interested in supporting entrepreneurship in Tohoku MAKOTO s programs include cocolin a co working space in Sendai a crowd funding site Challenge Star and a crowd sourcing program to match entrepreneurs with expertise A second grant from the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund supports MAKOTO s work with entrepreneurs in Tohoku http www mkto org eng index php English http www mkto org Japanese Mirai Kikin 東日本大震災こども未来基金 is a foundation established in direct response to the large number of children who lost one or both parents in the March 11 disaster Using a grant from the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Mirai Kikin provided children who lost one or both parents with financial support for educational expenses Working with local boards of education and school principals eligible children

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  • Updates From Japan: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund: Japan Society
    Japan Home Updates From Japan Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Earthquake: About: Japan Society
    on potential recipients 2 Is Japan Society a nonprofit organization Will my donation be tax deductible Japan Society is an American nonprofit tax exempt organization described in Section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Following your donation you will receive an acknowledgment for your 100 tax deductible donation with additional receipt information through the mail 3 What percentage of my donation will go to administrative costs 100 of donations will go directly to organizations in Japan contributing to the relief and recovery effort Japan Society is absorbing the administrative costs of establishing the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and processing donations 4 How long will you be accepting donations As long as individuals corporations and foundations show interest in supporting the longer term recovery and reconstruction process in Japan Japan Society will keep the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund open for contributions As we know from past experience the need is great not just in the immediate aftermath of a disaster but also in the longer term recovery and reconstruction process 5 Is it possible to make a tax deductible donation as an anonymous donor Yes it is possible to make a tax deductible donation and credit your donation as anonymous Please indicate Anonymous in the donation form s Donor Acknowledgment field We will require your personal information in order to finalize payment and make your gift tax deductible but this information will not be disclosed We understand your privacy concerns and appreciate your support of the relief effort 6 I would like to set up a collection at my business workplace school club or place of worship for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Is this possible Please contact with your name organization contact information and brief fundraising plan for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund In the meantime the most helpful way to assist Japan Society at this time is to direct those who are interested in making a contribution to our website www japansociety org earthquake Thank you for your help 7 Can I rent Japan Society s facilities for a fundraiser or partner with Japan Society to hold a fundraiser at your building Due to a full programming schedule and limited resources Japan Society is unable to accommodate additional onsite fundraisers In addition to our own fundraising events 50 of ticket and admission sales made from March 14 to June 30 2011 will go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund We appreciate your efforts and encourage you to consider the fund collection options outlined above 8 Can I volunteer instead of donating Japan Society has very limited needs for volunteers for the administration of the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund However if you wish you may send an email to Japan Society Human Resources at citing your background and qualifications We will contact you if an appropriate volunteer opportunity becomes available 9 I would like to donate clothing non perishable food toiletries art or other non cash items Is this possible We appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to help

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  • Fund Recipients: Earthquake: About: Japan Society
    distribute emergency relief supplies and help with clean up efforts http www tosaibo net Japanese only JEN ジェン is an international humanitarian relief and development organization with experience in Japan spending five years in Niigata in response to the 2004 and 2007 earthquakes Funds from the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund will support their work in Ishinomaki Miyagi Prefecture a fishing village that is among the hardest hit by the tsunami Initially working in a shelter with approximately 2 500 people JEN will provide emergency relief supplies and will reach out to the community to identify and support the community including those who are among the most vulnerable the elderly disabled those with special medical needs and determine the longer term needs of community and other hard to reach villages http www jen npo org en English http www jen npo org Japanese ETIC エティック a leading organization in Japan that trains young social and business entrepreneurs will use funds from Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to tap into its extensive network of a younger generation of business and social entrepreneurs to establish a local headquarters in Sendai and begin a program to identify the most vulnerable the elderly disabled those with special medical needs and provide them with the emergency relief goods they need connect them with social services through partnerships with local organizations and evacuate those whose needs cannot be met locally In addition to meeting the immediate needs of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami ETIC is also training a younger generation of leaders in Japan in disaster relief and recovery work http www etic or jp english index html English http www etic or jp Japanese Japan NPO Center 日本NPOセンター established after the Kobe earthquake to support the development of NPOs throughout Japan will partner with its

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  • Updates From Japan: Earthquake: About: Japan Society
    About Updates From Japan Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy Education

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  • For Families: Education & Family: Programs: Japan Society
    organized around some of Japan s annual festivities These include Oshogatsu New Year s Day Hinamatsuri Doll s Festival Kodomo no hi Children s Day Tanabata Star Festival Shichigosan 7 5 3 Celebration and Storytelling featuring Japan s ghosts Oshogatsu is a part of CelebrASIA NYC New Year s Festivities for Families a series of programs offered by Japan Society The Korea Society Asia Society and Museum China Institute in America and the Rubin Museum of Art introducing children to New Year s traditions through hands on workshops performances and auspicious food For more information about the 2014 season visit www celebrasia org Art Carts Art Carts actively explore Japan Society Gallery Exhibits and other topics A museum educator guides inquiry helping children acquire context building information while developing visual analysis and critical thinking skills Families are invited to handle objects and artifacts Children can send a message to children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and its aftermath through our Kids4Japan Facebook page Upcoming Family Events FAMILY PROGRAM Doll Festival Hinamatsuri March 6 2016 Buy Tickets See All Upcoming Events Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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  • For Students & Educators: Education & Family: Programs: Japan Society
    include Teacher Workshops pair leading Japan Studies scholars with K 12 teachers to promote learning about Japan and to create new teaching materials Study Tours to Japan for middle and high school educators take a comprehensive behind the scenes look at Japanese culture and education View summaries of previous Study Tours About Japan A Teacher s Resource is an online community providing resources teaching ideas and a discussion forum For Students Students can learn about Japan through our many fun and educational programs including The Japan Society Junior Fellows program fosters a rising cohort of potential leaders with a lifelong interest in and understanding of Japan and the United States through exchanges of small groups of talented students Going Global International Student Social Networking Project connects American Japanese and Pakistani Middle and High School students using a safe social networking platform Gallery Lessons for pre k 12 grade classes Call 212 715 1224 to schedule an interactive tour Summer Immersion Program for High School Students creates opportunities for teens to work with leading Japanese artists and Japan specialists on collaborative theme based projects including fashion and cuisine View summaries of previous Immersion Programs School Partner Alliance helps selected schools integrate Japan throughout the curriculum by giving students opportunities to explore the arts and culture of Japan through dance film theater and the visual arts and by providing special professional development opportunities to their school faculty Children can send a message to children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and its aftermath through our Kids4Japan Facebook page Upcoming Student Educator Programs There are no upcoming events Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

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  • Going Global: Education & Family: Programs: Japan Society
    the four seasons look like in your part of the world Students from different countries share images of seasonal themes and events Stereotypes who are we Students examine stereotypes about themselves and their community nation and they also interrogate their own prejudices about others A product might be a series of photos an essay or a short video Art of Storytelling Students share the task of telling and developing a story by taking turns to write a paragraph The product is the collaborative story Student also discuss the conventions of storytelling and why how the story unfold as it did Food Students understand differences between daily food in each country through the photo exchange Students take pictures of their breakfast lunch food at supermarkets etc and upload the pictures with descriptions and reports Compare and Contrast US Japan and Pakistan s Social Issues The project is for high school students to understand and discuss the social issues of the three countries and how their governments and media address those issues Public Service Announcement Students create a short collaborative 30 second public service announcement on a topic they care about and agree upon Key Benefits for Students Provides practical opportunities to learn about foreign cultures first hand e g rather than just studying about life in Pakistan or Japan discuss and share pictures video and music about Pakistani culture with peers who live there Learn how to work collaboratively with peers both at home and abroad using social media an important skill in the 21 st century workplace Provides experiential learning activities across the curriculum Many students already spend hours using social media every day Going Global converts some of that wasted time into learning time Students not ordinarily interested in international exchange or foreign languages can be motivated to learn

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