Kumamoto Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
A 7.0 earthquake has caused significant damage in around the city of Kumamoto in Japan. The resulting landslides have destroyed a number of homes. Survivors need access to emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this disaster.

Kuyushu has been hit with a series of large quakes since the shindo 7 quake on Friday evening (there have been several registering shindo 5 or above in the last 24hrs).The nature of aftershocks means that people in Kyushu are suffering through smaller, quakes every 30m or so today. There is a significant risk of damaged buildings collapsing during aftershocks, so people are not able to relax, as they are not safe yet, and many have been evacuated.

Rescue attempts are underway and emergency services are doing their best to get to anyone under the rubble. This eight month old baby girl was pulled from a collapsed building early on Friday morning after the first quake struck. Others have sadly lost their lives.

Please do whatever you can to support relief efforts by donating and signal boosting this post. Thank you.

東北地方太平洋沖地震 その2 (参照元ブログ題名)


This photo is a picture of earthquake relief is not in the TOHOKU JAPAN
Thanks to rescue efforts of the JSDF

2011 Sendai Earthquake- This has been the worst earthquake in Japanese History. Don’t just sit there and pray!! Make a donation, and make a difference. There’s a click through link to see more of the destruction.

The American Red Cross has set up a special designation for disaster relief efforts in Japan. To donate, click here, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10!

Also, GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

And perhaps this could provide some help to those with loved ones in Japan : Google’s Person Finder

Everyone in Japan and within the range of the tsunami warnings, PLEASE STAY SAFE!


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A cry for help:

The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.

With your help, we can pressure Japan to end this cruel and destructive slaughter of dolphins.

We can all make a difference. If you would like your voices to be heard, please contact the respective representatives to tell them the massacre must stop!

Read below to see how you can help:

You can help directly support the Cove Guardians by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List.

Consider applying to be a Cove Guardian and joining their team in Taiji. This position requires dedication, time, and resources. You must pay for your travel, lodging, food, and all other personal expenses.

Application process: Send e-mail to and express your interest.

You will be sent an information packet that includes links to the Onshore Volunteer Application and a supplemental questionnaire for Cove Guardians.

You will submit that package either by electronic or physical mail.

You will be notified if you are selected and provided more detailed information to help you in booking your travels to and stay in Japan.

Don’t buy a ticket!
A ticket purchased to a dolphin show buys blood in Taiji

The captive dolphin entertainment industry makes a lot of money from dolphin suffering and death. The way to shut them down is to take the profit out of their operations. By ending the demand for their shows, we can sink them economically.

Do not support these entertainment venues. Terminate your season passes. Encourage your friends and family to stay away from them. Do not include them in your holiday packages or cruises. Contact the parks and let them know how you feel about dolphins kept in captivity. Educate others on the link between the captive dolphin industry and the Taiji dolphin slaughter. Do not participate in captive dolphin programs like “swimming with the dolphins”

The Ceta-Base “Phinventory” is a list of captive dolphins world wide.

Spread the Word

Follow Operation Infinite Patience on social media and share with your friends and family. Ask them to help us end this atrocity.

Contact the Authorities

Help us end the brutal Taiji dolphin slaughter by voicing your concerns to the authorities in Taiji as well as the Japanese Embassy, US Embassy to Japan, US and Japanese Ambassadors to the UN, and the US Senate members of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1-6-1 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN

Online comment form #1:
Online comment form #2:

Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions

List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan

US Embassy in Japan:
Caroline Kennedy – Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
Please thank Caroline Kennedy for her defense of the dolphins

Japanese UN Representatives:
H.E. Mr Kazuyoshi Umemoto – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki – Deputy Representative of Japan to the UN

United States UN Representative:
Samantha Power - US Ambassador to the UN
Samantha Power’s Twitter
United States Mission to the United Nations Contact Form

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division:
Telephone: +81-73-441-3010
Fax: +81-73-432-4124

International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)
UNEP/CMS Secretariat
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449

Hotel Dolphin Resort/Dolphin Base:

Telephone: +81-0735-59-3514
Fax: +81-0735-59-2810

Japan Fisheries Public Content Form:
Contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association


This is Baylor Fredrickson, he is 7 years old and is fighting AML leukemia for the second time. Chemotherapy has been unsuccessful and as of now his only chance for survival is a bone marrow transplant. Doctors have given him 3 months to live without this operation. The problem is that Bay is bi-racial (Japanese and German) which probably means that his pool of potential donors is restricted. If anyone is or knows someone who is Japanese-German or similar (Asian-Caucasian) please register/tell them to register as a bone marrow doner. You can find a place to do so here ( and anyone living in the USA can register at the Asian American donor site here ( You could help save this adorable 7 year old’s life just by reblogging this post. We’re running out of time. Thank you.

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So, if you’re overzealous like I am, you’ve probably roleplayed a Japanese student before and thought ‘hmmm, maybe i should make them a school schedule!’ But the problem is, where do you start? I’m hoping that this guide will at least give you a little insight on how their educational system differs from the American school system (I’m using the American school system for comparison because I’m American, and it’s what I’m familiar with). That being said, this information is as accurate to the best of my ability, but if I get any facts wrong, please feel free to correct me!

For the sake of keeping this guide from becoming a novel, I’m only going to focus on high school education. Now, onto business…

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