In a show of love and support for the Japanese community after last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami devastated sections of the country, Junior Reid and his One Blood family have come together to raise funds to be sent to Japan in aid of those affected by the disasters.
Funds will be raised from the proceeds of last and next week’s instalment of his weekly Japanese Thursdays event, held at Club View on Eastwood Park Road.
The Japan disasters occurred on the second staging of Japanese Thursdays and Reid has now opted to partner with Yumi (a Japanese native who frequents the club) to contribute proceeds to the country.
Ecuador has joined the group of countries that support Japan, which recently was punished by Mother Nature with an earthquake and a tsunami. The Ecuadorian Red Cross and the Embassy of Japan opened two saving bank accounts, where everyone who wants to help japanese can deposit monetary donations.
Panama will donate $1 million worth of beef to Japan in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The proposal was presented by President Ricardo Martinelli on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting and unanimously approved, according to a state press release.
Brazil’s vast Japanese community began to step up efforts to raise funds for the country’s quake and tsunami victims on Monday (March 14) as many still struggled to receive news from their loved ones. Since the powerful quake hit the island-country on Thursday, many immigrants living in Sao Paulo’s downtown district of Liberdade have changed their routine.
The neighborhood, which is like a slice of Tokyo, is home to many of Brazil’s over 1.5 million Japanese descendants.