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Local Japan Relief Efforts Gearing Up


Tsunami Earthquake Japan TruckFollowing the devastation in Japan caused by an 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, several Bay Area venues have stepped up to help raise funds for relief efforts. Here’s a list of places to spend your money. Please leave other tips in the comments.


DJ Kentaro at Public Works SF, April 13

Proceeds from the event will go to Global Givings Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief fund.


Ebisu and Hotei, various locations

For the next week, a portion of the sushi restaurants' earnings will be donated to the Red Cross.


The mobile food truck will be donating 10 percent of this week’s proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross.

Dajani Group, various locations

Dajani group owns Tsunami Sushi in the Panhandle and the Mission as well as Nihon Whiskey Lounge. They will be donating a portion of select alcohol sales to relief efforts.


Oakland A’s, April 3

The Oakland A’s are planning to incorporate a fundraising component into their April 3 game, which falls on Japanese Heritage Day.

San Jose Earthquakes, Bucksaw Stadium, March 19

For every fan who attends the season opener against Real Salt Lake, the San Jose Earthquakes will donate $1 to the American Red Cross and $50 for each save that an Earthquake’s goalkeeper records during the match. There will also be donation bins placed around the stadium for fans to use.


Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California 

The organization, which serves the Japanese American community, has set up an earthquake relief fund. According to its website, the group raised $600,000 in 1995 to support relief efforts following the Kobe earthquake.


- Donate to the Red Cross through iTunes

- Shinji Masuko of DMBQ/Boredoms is accepting PayPal donations

The Japan-based musician (who is in Osaka) has set up a PayPal account to funnel funds directly to victims.

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