japan-relief-efforts

Uniqlo Donates $25.6 Million to Japanese Red Cross

One of my favorite brands, Uniqlo, has donated $25.6 million to the Japanese Red Cross to help those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, Time reports.

President of Fast Retailing and Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai will donate $12.2 million from his own pocket and another $4.9 million will be taken from the company itself. The brand will also send $8.6 million-worth of clothing – including jeans, coats, towels and 300,000 pairs of its Heattech thermal underwear, Time writes.

This is definitely a step in the right direction and I commend Tadashi Yanai for his swift action. We can talk about the devastation and relief-efforts all we want, but nothing will improve until the dollars start showing up where they’re needed the most; in the trenches.

There aren't enough hours in the day

Haven’t really had the time to be on tumblr cause schoolwork and preparations for JSA have been sucking the life-force out of me.

Along with preparing for Japan Night, JSA (Japanese Student Association) is also in the midst of planning different fundraisers for the relief efforts in Japan. Considering I’m on the executive board of JSA, I have been super busy trying to make sure everything runs smoothly.I hope people contribute to the cause!

However, there is so much to be thankful for and I remind myself of that everyday.