Akemi Tanaka

It is with great sadness that we must announce that after developing cancer, Akemi Tanaka passed away recently. Akemi had been ill for some time, but had made the conscious decision to continue working to promote those ideals that she … Read More

Bunkasai Club Statement

Thank you to everyone who has been patient regarding updates on Bunkasai, particularly over a long period of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Regretfully, we will not be bringing the social events back at this time and Bunkasai Club … Read More

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

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