New Jersey couple loses family member to Japan tsunami

At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, Chie Oikawa felt the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in her small fishing village of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan, prompting her to drive one of the two family cars to higher ground. When she returned to retrieve the second car and the pets, she was swept away by the subsequent tsunami and drowned. She was 33 years old. It was the middle … Continue reading New Jersey couple loses family member to Japan tsunami

Japan Society announces four recipients of its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

The Japan Society announced Wednesday which nonprofit organizations will receive the first allocation of monies collected through its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The fund was established in response to the earthquake and tsunami that decimated northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. As of March 31, the fund has collected more than $3 million from more than ten thousand donors. The Japan Society is also putting half of … Continue reading Japan Society announces four recipients of its Japan Earthquake Relief Fund