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

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

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

Bunkasai Club Oct 2011

Many thanks to our friends for coming to the Bunkasai Club meet-up in October 2011. We hope you have found it enjoyable and worthwhile. Our conversations! This week we had discussions about video games, anime, Japanese events and did some … Read More

Fundraising at Earls Court

Fund raising activity on the 1st and 2nd October 2011 at London Earls Court At this event we raised money by selling customized jewelery, drawing Japanese tattoos and anime portraits!! Please join us and help support a fabulous cause. Thank … Read More

2nd Bunkasai Club gathering

Many thanks to our friends for coming to the second Bunkasai Club meet-up. We hope you have found it enjoyable and worthwhile. Our conversations! This week we had discussions about the difficulties of learning European (and British) languages, the merits and … Read More

Debut Bunkasai Club Meet-up

Thanks so much for coming! With a mix of interesting anecdotes, some film and anime discussion, a bizarre English pronunciation lesson and a lot of good will all around, the Bunkasai Club got off to a pretty good – if … Read More