Artists Help Japan–earthquake & tsunami emergency fund

Posted on Saturday 12 March 2011

Hello everyone

I hope you and your loved ones are safe in the catastrophic disaster in Japan.
The earthquake was the most powerful in the history and the outcome is devastating without showing any sign of calming down.
It took me and my wife to get in touch with our families in Japan. Some of our relatives are still out of reach in the hard hit areas.

Aside from it’s my home country, I would simply want to ask for your help.
As you may know, artists have done numerous charity projects such as Totoro Forest Project, Art Block for Ghana, Picture Book Project, and Sketchtravel.
Artists once again can get together to bring our inspiration together to respond to the immediate needs from far east.

Working with Give2Asia who we worked with for Totoro Forest Project to help preserve Sayama Forest back in 2008, we set up a simple fund called Artists Help Japan.

Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund is responding to the immediate needs of survivors as well as short-term to long-term recovery projects undertaken by the affected communities.
Give2Asia has a local team based in Tokyo to assess the current situation and to obtain more information on the needs of survivors. Give2Asia helped Totoro Forest Project efficiently send fund to Japan and has a great reputation when it comes to humanitarian efforts in Asia as a part of Asian Foundation.

Having worked with them, I can trust the fund will be used wisely and efficiently to help people in Japan.
This may be just a small help we can only provide from far away but I hope our prayers will reach people in Japan.


You might have already helped through other venues? Then please help spread the words on your blog and facebook!

***Give2Asia is a US 501 (c) (3) public charity, to which contributions are tax deductible (Federal Employer Identification #94-3373670).

日本からいつもブログを観てくれてる方々へ。海のむこうから、なにもできる事がなく心痛い思いでニュースを見続けております。出来る事は本当に小さく、少ないですが、私たちも何かできないかと思い、アーティスト仲間で支援金を集めたいと思います。 皆さんや皆さんのご家族のご無事を心からお祈りしております。

16 Comments for 'Artists Help Japan–earthquake & tsunami emergency fund'

    March 12, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    I’m sure people will donate and we all are together in this terrible catastopher, wish you all my best.

    yoko tanji
    March 13, 2011 | 9:05 am


    March 13, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Thanks for posting this. I did my part, praying for the best for the people there now.

    March 13, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    My prayers are with you and Japan.

    March 13, 2011 | 5:50 pm




    March 14, 2011 | 3:08 am

    My best wishes for Japan and Japanese …

    niko salazar
    March 14, 2011 | 4:34 am

    i only hope and pray for progress in this tragedy…

    March 14, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    私にもできることがないか、と ブログで紹介させていただきました!


    March 16, 2011 | 2:04 am

    Very cool to see how much your heart is in this Dice. I am praying for those struggling in Japan. It is inspiring to hear some of the stories on how the Japanese people are helping each other get through these hard times. I hope they come out of it stronger then ever.

    March 16, 2011 | 8:08 am

    thanks for setting this up! hope it gives some relief to Japan

    March 16, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    I linked your website up! Hoping for the best for Japan.

    March 17, 2011 | 4:55 am

    Thank you so much trying to help Japan! We bilieve we can servive this!

    Manjitsingh p
    March 17, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    may god bless them . and I try to forward to all my friends link of this site.

    March 17, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    my soul, thoughts and prayers are with the struggling, suffering and strong people of Japan!

    March 18, 2011 | 6:42 am

    同じ東北人 私に今できる事は節電と募金
    まだまだつらい状況が続いていますが 頑張ってほしいです


    Jacuqeline Walsh
    March 21, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    I’m so happy I found this site. I found it by googling pixar art director dice. Even though I don’t know him I’m a great admirer of his work and his active involvement in the world community. My heart is broken for the people of Japan and I hope the world’s outpouring of love will ease some of their pain. Now I will find the Give2Asia site to see how I can help.

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