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Information about the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

April 5, 2012
Messages from Tohoku One Year Later
JASDFW member Tim Jones of Gainesville asked people in Tohoku what they would like people in North Texas to know one year after the March 11 disaster. See messages in both English and Japanese. English translation by Atsuko McCulley.

March 29, 2012
JASDFW has donated an additional US$85,500 to Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) to aid ongoing recovery efforts in Sendai. This is in addition to an initial gift of US$100,000 from JASDFW to LCIF in June 2011.

The combined total of US$185,500 will support reconstruction of the Mori no Sato nursing home in Sendai following extensive tsunami damage. This donation represents generous contributions from hundreds of individuals and organizations in the DFW Metroplex.

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March 12, 2012
Letters from Sendai, the radio program produced by KERA in cooperation with JASDFW, won the Texas Associated Press Award for Special Series. Read more here.

Dec 12, 2011
The Sendai Relief Fund has collected over $184,000. 

Nov 23, 2011
On October 28, 2012, Mayor Emiko Okuyama of Sendai sent a letter to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings expressing her gratitude for the warm support of the people of Dallas and the disaster relief efforts of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth. The letter was hand-delivered by Consul General Jota Yamamoto during his recent visit to Dallas. Read the letter.

Nov 23, 2011
The Communities Foundation of Texas featured JASDFW with a two-page spread in its 2011 Annual Report, highlighting our use of DonorBridge to facilitate immediate donations to the Sendai Relief Fund. DonorBridge is a comprehensive, free resource for connecting more than 700 nonprofit organizations in North Texas with potential donors. View the article on page 10.

Aug 8, 2011
Click here to read a letter from the City of Sendai.  Click here to watch a video from Sendai, featuring messages and scenery from the city.

Jul, 2011
During the month of July, 2011, a short weekly radio program featuring letters from Sendai was broadcast on KERA 90.1FM. To read more details about the project, click here. Click here to go to KERA website and read the letters.

Jun 7, 2011
JASDFW has announced a $100,000 donation to Lions Club International Foundation for the City of Sendai.

Dallas is featured in the website of the City of Sendai.  Check it out by clicking here for English or here for Japanese.

SENDAI Relief Fund

The Japan America Society of Dallas Fort Worth launched an emergency relief fund back on March 14, only three days after the mega-earthquake hit Sendai.  The fund will be used to aid recovery efforts in Sendai, Japan, one of the cities hardest hit by the disaster.  Money raised through the JASDFW fund will be sent to organizations involved directly with relief efforts in Sendai. All contributions are tax-deductible.


You can still contribute to the Sendai Relief Fund.  To contribute, you may mail your check to:

Japan-America of Dallas /Fort Worth
11615 Forest Central Drive, Suite 26
Dallas, Texas 75243

Please make checks payable to the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, and be sure to write Sendai Relief Fund in the memo field.

You may also donate online through DonorBridge (external link).  Please note that donations made by credit card are subject to a processing fee of 2.95% of the total amount of the gift.  The entire processing fee goes to the credit processing company.


The following links are helpful for those wanting to be informed about Japan.  We will update this list as new sources are found.

News Program from Japan
Real-time broadcast airing information from around Japan. In English.

Watch NHK
Real-time broadcast of Japanese news program. In Japanese.

The Japan Times Online
English online newspaper with real-time news of Japan. In English.