A minute of silence for Japan (黙祷)

Today marks the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th 2011.  Thousands of people lost their lives, and many are still living in temporary housing today. The earthquake occurred at exactly 14:46, which is why at this time today, many Japanese had a silent prayer, or 黙祷 (mokutou).

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of disaster, but there are ways to help. If you go to the Japanese Yahoo website today, and search 3.11, you will be donating 10 yen. The Japan Society has also continuously been accepting donations since 2011. But if just donating money is not enough, and you would like to give more of your time and hard work, then there are many charities where you can get involved and volunteer, such as with It’s not just mud and many more.



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