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    UK Schools Invited to Write Messages to Children in Japan

    Children can help support survivors of the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake by sending heartfelt messages to schools through the Japan Society

    The Japan Society extends its heartfelt sympathy to all those who have suffered in Friday's Tohoku Pacific Earthquake, and offers its deepest condolences to the people of Japan who have lost loved ones. In response to the many kind teachers who have come forward with the desire to help, the Education Programme invites schools in the United Kingdom to send messages of support to schools in the affected area, particularly Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures.

    Classes can create a card or write a letter to support the children whose lives have been most affected by the devastating events. Items can be sent directly to the Japan Society which will then translate and distribute the messages to schools in April at the start of Japan's new school year.

    Due to the expected volume of responses, the Japan Society cannot accept parcels of any size. Instead, please consider making a contribution to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund by telephone on 020 7828 6330. Funds raised will impact the rebuilding of lives, communities and the local charities that help support this effort. More information is available here . The Red Cross is also accepting donations online here

    The Japan Society
    The Japan Society, established in 1891, is a charity and the leading independent body in the UK dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship. The Schools Education Programme provides educational resources, teaching materials, school visits, grants, and workshop based training as well as school links partner finding services and support. The Japan Society supports over 100 British school links with Japan through various means including translation services for teachers and a bilingual website for students, Japan-UK LIVE!

    Post to:

    Education Programme, The Japan Society, Swire House, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ.

    Please include your school address, details of the contact teacher and the student year group so that the education team can forward messages to the most appropriate schools.

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