Monday, September 26, 2011

Collating listing of NPO/NGOs focused on longterm Tohoku Recovery.

Sarajean Rossitto of JapanVolunteers is currently compiling an updated listing of organizations focused on the longterm relief and recovery of the Tohoku region. 


She is compiling the list on her JapanVolunteers NGO advisory blog, under the heading "Your help needed - Tohoku relief and recovery org listing."I have taken the liberty of reposting the tentative listing here as well. 


If you see any missing links, or any other groups that you feel should be included. Please feel free to comment directly on her blog, or to post your comments here and I will share them with her. 


Please send the names of the organizations in English and Japanese if possible, and include any relevant links to their webpage, or a bio of their activities if available.


The tentative list is as follows:

  • ADRA Japan NPO法人 アドラ・ジャパン(ADRA Japan
  • NPO Aichi-net 愛知ネット

  • Association for Aid and Relief, Japan難民を助ける会
  • URL:

  • AMDA - formerly Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
  • 特定非営利活動法人 AMDA (元アジア医師連絡協議会)
  • URL:

  • Care International Japan 公益財団法人 ケア・インターナショナル ジャパン

  • CRASH volunteers


  • Good Neighbors Japan グッドネーバーズジャパン
  • URL:

  • Hope International Development Agency

  • Hope World Wide

  • The Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Societyアジア協会アジア友の会

  • Japan EQ Animal Rescue and Support JEARS

  • JEN ジェン
  • URL:

  • MDMJ Medecins du Monde Japan / Doctors of the World
  • 特定非営利活動法人メドゥサン・デュ・モンド ジャポン
  • URL:

  • MSF Japan: Medecins sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders Japan
  • 特定非営利活動法人国境なき医師団日本 
  • URL:

  • Nippon International Cooperation Community Development NICCO 社)日本国際民間協力会 (NICCO)
  • Online donation in Japanese

  • Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster, Inc.
  • ()日本災害救援ボランティアネットワーク(NVNAD)

  • O.G.A. for AID


  • Peace Winds Japanピース ウィンズ・ジャパン
  • URL:

  • Peace Boat ピースボート

  • Rescue stockyard レスキューストックヤード

  • Rescue Japan

  • Save the Children Japanセーブ・ザ・チルドレン子ども基金
  • URL:

  • Shanti Volunteer Association 公益社団法人シャンティ国際ボランティア会

  • Uniken, Japan Universal Design Research Institute:(Japanese only)

  • World Vision Japan ワールド・ビジョン・ジャパン

  • NETWORK organizations
  • They have links with information on the hundreds of other groups involved:

  • Japan Civil Net – Network of the groups working on the Japan EQ/tsunami relief efforts

  • Japan NPO Center – a nation wide network of Japan-based local nonprofits and volunteer groups

  • JANIC –Japan Association of NGOs in International Cooperation – a network of Japanese NGOs that are involved in international development work
  • Japan Platform – Network of Japanese NGOs engaged in emergency and relief work

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Romeo for Tohoku (Aroma Rich Juliet contest – I need your vote!)

Posted on behalf of hard-working Tohoku Volunteer Dean Newcombe, in support of his work with Intrepid Model Adventures and their long-term volunteer project in Ishinomaki:
Romeo and Juliet. We all know the story, but perhaps most of us don’t get the chance to be labeled as ‘Romeo’! That’s exactly where I have found myself though.

Living in Japan has granted me many opportunities, and many of them very surreal. I certainly didn’t expect to be standing as 1 of 8 gentlemen hoping to become the image of Romeo here in the land of the rising sun, and further more, I didn’t realise how passionate I would become at taking the 1st prize!

Agencies searched Tokyo for talents that stood out, who did something a little bit special. Guys who present sport on TV, guys who perform magic and dance, but I had other ideas…to further establish the ‘Volunteer / Model’!

So here I stand, the ‘Sweet Passionate Model’ (not self labeled I should state! ;) ). I won’t be calling up to any balconies, or delivering romantic lines, but I will be doing something which I believe is much more important! I will be taking Romeo’s spotlight to Tohoku, and I will be showing what a modern Romeo would really stand for! I will donate all the money I get from winning this contest to those in Tohoku!

If you believe in this cause…
  1. Visit – – From anywhere in the world you can register a vote. You don’t need to speak Japanese. Just hit the gold button and when the box with Twitter and Facebook links comes up, you have voted. Thank you!
  2. Visit – – This is the event on Facebook and has more information. Join the group and invite others explaining why they should care.
  3. Keep voting. This is not a one off, you can vote daily! Each device you have and each browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer) can register a vote, and I need them all.
  4. Spread the word in any other way you can, and let me know that your there supporting me so I can thank you personally!
Against all the odds, can the Volunteer Model pull this off? With your help…yes!
Fashionista's Romeo - By Nathan Berry of ECA Photography - Tokyo 2011

Modern Day Romeo By Anatole Papafilipou of Moonlight Studios, Hiroki Takeru of Studio 47 and Chanyn Kirtman of Chanyn Cheree Styling - Tokyo 2011

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