Thursday, April 28, 2011

Aid for the Far East

I know that the Japan earthquake and nuclear fallout is old news, but I'm writing this blog entry because I believe that people are starting to put this catastrophe in the back of their minds.

So, hopefully this blog post will remind people that they can still give to Japan and help them in their time of need.

This post is dedicated to give information on how you can donate and help Japan recover.

This link is to the Facebook page for the Red Cross,

They have information on how to not only donate to the Red Cross,which if you don't know helps out everywhere, but you can donate to the Japan Relief effort.

There's a number that you can text to donate $10, which may not seem like much, but if you have the means to donate it could help in more ways than you will ever know.

To understand the impact that this earthquake has caused Japan there's also a link to an infograph that provides great information/statics.


From programs that CNN and other news stations ran I thought, in a slim way, I could fathom what kind of tragedy had accrued.

But that infograph really drove the point home.

Websites like and pushed for their viewers/readers to donate to Japan. Both of those websites, as well as G4 being a cable channel, deal with video game culture.

The Tokyo Game Show is held there, I want to go...
My blog is focused around the video game culture and like G4 and IGN, I believe we as gamers should give back to the country that has given us so much.

Kevin Pereria, host of G4's Attack of the Show, posted a video on G4's website that urges people to donate to Japan.

On that page there is additional information on how to donate to Japan in different ways. One way you can help is to donate to the doctors that are in Japan.

Hopefully in some way this blog moved you to donate to Japan if you haven't already.

As citizens of the world we should do are part, no matter how small it is, to give back to our community, global and local.

This Blog post is one of two blogs dedicated to Japan.

The next post will be a celebration of my favorite things about Japan.

This is a link to a video coverage the tsunami and is pretty powerful reminder of what happened.

If you would like more information about the Japan earthquake I did a story on a local event at my school that delt with it.

Thanks as always for reading and lets hope for a speedy recovery for Japan.


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