JET alumni rally internationally to help the recent disaster in southwestern Japan
Japan is experiencing the worst floods in 36 years, with the toll of casualties and missing persons rising.
NOTE: CLAIR has confirmed the safety of all JETs in the affected areas.
Below are listed sites that you can use to contribute, and will be updated as information comes to light. If you think there's something we should include here, email email@example.com with your suggestions. We especially welcome any links that help international, non-Japanese speaking donors to do their bit.
UPDATE: Connect, the online magazine by AJET, contains information for volunteering as well.
International donation services
USJETAA: The US non-profit national JETAA body has so far raised over $6000. UPDATE: Donations close at the end of August.
GoFundMe by Andrea Miyata
Japan Platform: Updates on the situation are also posted regularly.
PeaceBoat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center: Both domestic-only (in Japan) and overseas donations (in US and Euro currency) are available.
Christchurch Disaster Relief Appeal for Kurashiki: Fund-raiser by Kurashiki's sister-city in New Zealand, Christchurch.
US-Japan Council (US only)
Rakuten: All donations go to the Japanese Red Cross, with options of credit card or bank transfer.
Campfire: In a once-off occurrence, Campfire will be accepting overseas donations. While instructions are available in English, it will require you to use a Japanese language site.
Donation services available only in Japan