The Power Of Chowa

Finding Your Balance Using the Japanese Wisdom of Chowa Akemi Tanaka, who formed Bunkasai Club back in 2011, has a new book due for publication later this month titled The Power Of Chowa. The Japanese wisdom of chowa offers a … Read More

Paul Algar 1943 – 2018

We are sad to report that one of Aid For Japan’s trustees, Paul Algar, has passed away after a long illness. Paul was a tireless supporter of the charity and had regularly offered his services at many of Aid For … Read More

8 Years Of Bunksai

Bunkasai Club celebrated its 8th birthday this year. This marks 8 years of encouraging English/Japanese cultural exchanges between a wide variety of attendees. Formed in 2011 by Akemi Solloway Tanaka, Bunkasai was originally envisioned as a Japanese cultural event. The … Read More

Hanami Viewing

Hanami (花見, “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of the cherry blossoms. In Japan, hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during daytime or at night Hanami at night is called … Read More

Aid For Japan – 8th Anniversary Event

On 11th March 2011, a disaster unlike any seen in modern times swept across Japan, claiming almost 20,000 lives and creating over 300,000 refugees in the Tohoku region. Among these were 236 children who lost everything – their homes and … Read More

Maria’s Autumn Visit 2018

Part of Aid For Japan’s mission is to reach out to some of the orphans from the tragic events of 2011. While the charity aims to connect with these children through the annual summer residential courses, it’s also beneficial for … Read More

Little Dom’s Big Adventure

Little Dom’s Big Adventure involveds a motorbike journey from the UK to Japan to help raise funds and awareness for Aid For Japan. Ahead of setting off on his journey, Dominic Farwell-Cooke was the focus of an Aid For Japan … Read More

Aid For Japan at Collectionaires

In the run up to Christmas, Aid For Japan was kindly invited to partake in a day of Japanese culture at a special pop-up shop in London’s fashionable district of Chelsea by Collectionaires. Collectionaires offers an exclusive selection of luxury … Read More

Aid for Japan – Diary of events December 2011

The report – our activities in Japan in December 2011 Aid For Japan – aidforjapan.co.uk 20th December We arrive at Narita Airport. Before we left the U.K., we had contacted several Japanese NPOs (non-profit organisations). They had given us a … Read More

Top tips for learning Japanese

Japanese is one of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers, not least because there are three Japanese alphabets! The sentence structure also differs from English, as it follows a different construction of subject object verb. Sentences combine … Read More

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