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EAJS RESPONSE TO EASTERN JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Posted on | March 14, 2011 | Comments Off

EAJS IMMEDIATE MEASURES

1. EAJS early bird conference registration and fee payment for the EAJS conference in Tallinn deadline delayed until 15 April 2011.

2. EAJS encourages its members to donate the equivalent of 3 years membership fees (60 euro) to general humanitarian help organizations.

3. EAJS members coordinate activities to relieve Japanese scholars and students such as inviting them to their respective universities for short-term research and study.

We will continue to watch the monitor the situation and are open to suggestion from our members on how to help most effectively in the short and the longer term.

EAJS GENERAL RESPONSE TO MEMBERS

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the EAJS Council and all EAJS members I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to all those in Japan who have been affected by the current earthquake tragedy.

Please rest assured that all EAJS members inside and outside of Japan will do our utmost to help you recover from the disaster as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
Harald Fuess
President, EAJS
European Association of Japanese Studies

会員各位

ヨーロッパ日本研究協会ならびに協会の会員 を代表して、この度の東日本巨大地震の災害により被害を受けられた方々に対し心からの哀悼の意を表します。

今後一刻も早い復旧に向けて、日本に居ります協会の会員並びに海外滞在中の会員共に最善を尽くしたいと思います。

敬具

ヨーロッパ日本研究協会会長
ハラルド・フース

Some Resources for Helping

Link to Google person finder for 2011 Japan earthquake:
http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?small=no

British Red Cross for donations in pound:
http://www.redcross.org.uk/

German websites for donations in Euro, which can be deducted from German taxes:
http://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/
http://www.drk.de/

American websites for donations in US dollars, US tax deductible:
American Red Cross
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/japan-earthquake-tsunami-relief/

Japanese organizations for money transfer in Yen:
http://www.nhk.or.jp/pr/keiei/otherpress/110314-001.html

Thanks to JAWS-EAJS liaison officer Brigitte Steger for forwarding this info

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