Thinking of Japan

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Amid growing concerns for the safety and well being of the Japanese people who have been affected by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March; the world has been reacting to the situation by seeking to reach out to all those who are living in the wake of such a horrific natural disaster.

As well as humanitarian relief efforts, benefit albums and the constant stream of news on televisions, online networks have had an unprecedented amount of interactions mentioning breaking news about the disaster in Japan. Twitter's worldwide trends have so far included; #prayforjapan, #tsunami and #helpjapan.

A month on, and still the risks of radiation leaks are becoming even more severe, in uncertain times people turn to hope and one innovative way in spreading hope online has just been launched by Google. Messages For Japan, serves to personalise international concern, by translating inspiring messages from any language into Japanese.

To send your own message, visit

Useful Links

- Information for Japanese residents in the UK

- British Red Cross, Japan Tsunami Disaster Appeal

- BBC Breaking News: Japan Nuclear Crisis

If you are a Japanese student in the UK and would like to share news about the events which are unfolding in Japan, please contact us.

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