Helping Disaster Victims in Hiroshima


Want to help aid Japanese disaster victims? JET Alumni Association of Northern California is recruiting people interested in helping to develop and administer a new JETAA-AJET Disaster Assistance program.

As the recent landslides in Hiroshima sadly attest, many natural disasters occur across Japan every year, including nearly 1,200 landslides. The program would mobilize in a simple way the over 50,000 JETs and JET alumni around the world (and their extended networks) to assist Japanese communities in their time of greatest need.

The process we envision is simple:
1. AJET contacts JETs who are near the disaster
2. Local JETs write up the request for assistance, including how people can donate and help
3. AJET broadcasts to JETs across Japan and JETAA broadcasts to alumni worldwide

Please fill out this simple contact form if you are interested in learning more about how you could get involved:


Want to do something right now?  

Donate to help disaster victims in Hiroshima!

The death toll from mudslides in the city of Hiroshima jumped to 71 last Wednesday, with at least 15 people still missing. Nearly 1,000 people out of about 1,300 evacuees are sheltered in nine local elementary schools.

Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of Southern California has formally joined the efforts of Hiroshima Prefecture and various Hiroshima-based NGOs and NPOs in the effort to raise funds in support of the victims of the disaster that befell the local community and residents of northern Hiroshima.

Anyone interested in joining in this effort, please send donations to:

Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of Southern California
(payable to Hiroshima Kenjin Kai of SC)
Attention: Mr. Takami Igawa - HKSC President
712 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This fundraising drive will be carried through the end of September (September 30, 2014).

All funds collected in this drive will be sent to Japan Red Cross Hiroshima Office for distribution to the disaster victims.

For any inquiry, please contact Dr. Charles Igawa, HKSC Secretary via email at icigawa at gmail dot com.