Distributing the Funds
The Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund (Rose Fund)
On behalf of the Japan Society and all the contributors to the Fund, I should like to express my deep condolences to all who have suffered loss as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund (familiarly known as the Rose Fund) was established in the UK in immediate response to the disaster from a sincere desire to provide help to those in the affected regions. Its purpose is to support relief activities in the medium to long term, in response to locally assessed needs, in particular supporting the activities of NPOs and voluntary organizations which are based in the region.
As at the end of August 2011, donations had been received from over 1,500 individuals and organizations in the UK, who support these aims and fundraising activities still continued.
It is our hope that projects facilitated through this Fund will provide support for the emotional and physical needs of those in the affected areas in the process of recovery. In tandem with this, the Japan Society will continue to work for increased understanding between our two countries, by reporting on the situation in the region and the state of its recovery to supporters in the UK.
Christopher Purvis CBE
Honorary Vice President, Japan Society
Ippan Zaidan Hojin Chiiki Sozo Kikin Miyagi (The Sanaburi Foundation)
The Chiiki Sozo Kikin Miyagi was set up on 20 June 2011 under the auspices of its parent organization, Sendai Miyagi NPO Center, in response to the unprecedented disaster of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Building on the depth of experience in systems for the provision of funding support gained through the Center’s partnership funding activities since 2001, the Sanaburi Foundation is a community organization which will bring together organizations and companies offering support and the activities of NPOs which require support. It is a channel of support funding for community activities for recovery.
It is the first community Fund in the Tohoku region and works for the development of regional communities through the implementation of various activities (financial support etc), inspired by those whose aim is recovery of the area.
The Japan Society
The Japan Society is a charity established in 1891 for the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. It continues to be involved in a wide range of academic, business, cultural and educational activities for the development of the British Japanese relationship. In a time of rapid globalization, the Society believes in the importance of a high level of awareness between our countries at grassroots level and for all ages, from adults to children and young people.