Strawberries for orphans

Strawberries for orphans

"Orphans in Kyoto"?? That was the question from our new driver at the food bank in Kansai this week. He was amazed to find that there are so many orphanages, that it takes 4 days a week for our foodbank delivery van to stop by just the ones in Kyoto, Takatsuki, and Ibaraki. We have […]

A Cold Night in Tennoji with the Batman

Tennoji station is the largest hub station in south Osaka and home to one of the largest homeless populations in the nation of Japan. It is also the haunt of a man that we call The Batman that helps provide for the local residents with no roof to call their own. We call him The […]

Kozmoz Kansai Food Bank

Meet Kunihisa and Keiko, helpers at the Kozmoz Kansai Food Bank Pantry. Food banking didn't exist Japan when Kozmoz came here 17 years ago, and it is still in it's infancy. However with the help of concerned citizens like these and the many others that help, foodbanking and food pantries are becoming a reality. Now […]

Everyday people making a difference

These nice folks to the left are from Icchukai (which roughly means "we are all one ) a group in Kyoto that practices Japanese Tea Ceremony or Sado, the way of tea. They come from an amazing variety of backgrounds but they all share a love of the inspiration that comes from practicing their craft […]

The ultimate seat of power

Buy Nothing Day is held each year on the 24th of November in which people from around the world agree to buy nothing for 24 hours. Why? in order to remind the architects of the economies around the world just who it is that provides the funds to fuel their grand economic plans. That would […]

No, we did not forget

We have had a lot of news regarding the tragedy in N.E. Japan so we wanted to let everyone know tha  in all of our zeal to help the survivors, we have not forgetten the underprivileged here in Kansai and the other places about the world that Kozmoz provides, support, relief, and aid to the […]

Tohoku relief through relocation

Komzoz Japan is now accepting applications for families wishing to relocate to Kansai and Chugoku regions in order to minimize exposer to radioactive nuclides for their children. Though Komzoz continutes to provide support and foodstocks to the areas devastated by the March 11th tsunami and earthquake, we believe that the arbitrary 20 km exclusion zone […]

Tohoku relief report for August

The situation in Tohoku is bitter for many of the residents and nobody can share thier pain, disappointments and disenfranchisments as they themselves have in this video. We as people, Japan and the world community can do much better than we have. For now, Kozmoz continutes to do as much as possible. The next truck […]

September Kansai Soup Kitchen

    We will be serving nutritious meals for those who could use one for no charge in Osaka again on Sept. 3rd and hope you can help out. Remember, that most of the poverty and pain that goes on around us remains hidden in the apartments of the elderly and families with young children. […]

Kozmoz Kyoto International Party for Sept. 2011!

    It's time once again in Kyoto to celebrate summer | another day of living | the roman gift of beer | the magna carta | or anything you can think of !!  This will be Sam n Katies last party with us here as they head back to the States in mid Sept. […]

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