Songs of Hope Concert + Act for Japan Event: March 9 2014

Sunday March 9, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
University Temple United Methodist Church

Seattle's iLEAP Social Innovators Forum

Seattle's iLEAP is welcoming 10 social leaders from Japan and having an event on May 12th. For more information, check out their website!

Volunteer at the 3.11 Event needs your help! If you are able to volunteer and help us on Sunday, March 11th, contact Leela at!

We need volunteers for the following shifts and jobs:

8am - 10am: Help vendors unload and set-up, assist musicians with set-up, etc.

10am - 12 noon: Help visitors at our "Messages to Japan" table (set up supplies, help people write messages, direct them to the photographer, etc.)

Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Commemorative Events

Please note, we will be updating this post with the most up-to-date information we receive about events happening on or around March 11th, 2012.

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If you have an event planned for the 1 year anniversary, contact us at so we can share it with others. coalition to hold community event to remember Japan tsunami disaster and promote preparedness and the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle will hold a special community event on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Seattle Center’s Kobe Bell and north lawn area by the Seattle Fountain and the Fisher Pavilion. The event, held on the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake will focus on three themes: remembrance, preparedness and rebuilding.

YMCA of Greater Seattle Volunteer Opportunites

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is offering volunteer opportunities to help Japan's recovery.

seattlejapanrelief2.0 is online

We are again in a great deal of debt to Hideki Saito for his hard work in pushing out the latest version of our site. He, along with Hitomi Yokoyama Ross and Eric Jorgeson of Sakura-Con have put so much time and energy into this website.

Using this new platform, we will be better able to transition from the work of supporting Japan in relief, to supporting Japan in recovery. News from Tohoku and Eastern Japan can be found on the left, and as we continue to evolve and grow we now have a website that can grow with us.

Seattle Japan Relief All Coaltion Meeting Report

On Wednesday, July 27th, representative from's 3 charity partners made presentation and fielded questions about their organizations ongoing and planned activities in support of the Tohoku region.

Chuck Aanenson, CEO of Peace Winds America was joined by King and Kitsap County American Red Cross CEO Randy Hutson and Monica Kusakabe of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Of the over 80 coalition member organizations, 17 community members sat and watched at the Japanese Cultural and Community center of Washington.

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