It’s been 2 years….

Posted on Thursday 7 March 2013

As the second anniversary of Tsunami tragedy approaches, I’m doing once again Artists Help Japan auction to bring some awareness of the tragedy.
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In the past two years, Artists Help Japan raised over $250,000 and donated to our trusted partners Mercy Corps and Give2Asia.
This time, it is very small with only my  personal possessions.  This won’t raise too much but hopefully it will raise a bit of awareness and show that we have not forgotten.
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After the overwhelming international support in the first year, the help and support in the affected areas is losing its steam.
Many of the affected areas are in danger of turning into ghost towns with the financial support running out soon.
The government and corporations are now pushing through re-opening many of the nuclear power plants as the world memory of the horror experience with its nuclear disaster is slowly fading away.
Most sadly, the recent survey shows that Japanese people have less room to even think about the affected areas only after a few years from the disaster.  Not to mention some of us outside of Japan may be thinking even less.
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All the proceeds will be donated to Mercy Corps.  They have done some really good job in partnership with a few of the best NPOs in Japan.
But again, more than the money, your support is going to help us show people in Japan that we have not forgotten.
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If you have friends who may be interested, please spread the word out.
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3 Comments for 'It’s been 2 years….'

  1.  
    March 19, 2013 | 11:14 pm
     

    日本のためにご活動して下さり有難うございます。

  2.  
    Dylon
    March 31, 2013 | 9:57 pm
     

    Hi Dice!
    My name is Dylon and i like your painting style so much :-D
    Can you tell me where can I find “all of your paintings” about Toy Story 3 and other animations?
    Keep fighting for your dream :-)

  3.  
    April 12, 2013 | 10:02 am
     

    Hello, Daisuke — I am interested and motivated in helping in Japan. I am glad that you asked in your post. I am an artist based in Canada. I realize you are a very busy person. A little while ago, I sent a message via email with an idea of mine. Since we do not know each other, I fear my message did not enter into your inbox. I would be very happy to connect and see what is possible. Sincerely yours, Laura Shintani

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