Tohoku Relief June Update

Tohoku Relief June Update

Sorry this update is late, as you can see, we have been quite busy…
Perhaps you could lend a hand to bring healing in Tohoku and the other places that Kozmoz is investing in!
 

Why do you care?

I had a shocking experience the other night. I was working on some documents for a food drive with the Osaka Public schools when one of the students in our English school in South Kyoto came up to me and said, "Why do you care?". 
It was not so much the question but how it was […]

Donor Fatigue….

Here is a word that I have heard a lot of lately.
'Donor Fatigue'
It means that people get tired of giving… I can understand that. We all have bills to pay, kids to put thru school, dreams to pay for…
And when we hear that of 4 billion dollars given to the Japan tsunami and earthquake relief […]

Its the food stupid…

Remember Bill Clinton? He won the US presidential election in 1992 presumuably driven by a wellspring of public support after his campaign manager James Carville came up with the simple slogan, 'Its the economy stupid!'.  It touched a nerve with the people at the time as the American economy was floundering and carried him to […]

The Wave is Here

OK, haven't eaten for a while and I have to say that from time to time my mind drifts to food…
And in that I thought of of a place that I had not thought about for quite awhile, even though it was my favorite place in Japan from 2000 to 2002… The Love Wave Burger […]

Who let who down?

The talk of town in the disaster zone in Tohoku Japan is that people feel  let down. That relief efforts from the goverment were anemic. That the Red Cross misrepresented their ability to bring relief and aid to those that need it.
If I were one of the 90,000 still housed in a shelter, I would […]

Whose ya Daddy?

Well, it was daddies day and it got me thinking as my tribe gave me their condolences ; ) I work hard to make the world just a little better place. Its my job and my wife never lets me forget that I apparently work far too many hours each week doing that. Its important […]

Tohoku Aftermath, 3 months on

I ran across this article yesterday and felt it was worthy to post. It really captures just how overwhelming the situation is in N.E. Japan is and just how impotent the aid and relief to this point has been. I would hope that after reading it, that you would be moved to fast with us […]

We Won’t Eat, Period

Read our lips, WE WON'T EAT, PERIOD.
OK, we have been fasting now for one week. I have lost 7 kilograms and Bernie has last 5. That means that we will be fasting for 33 more days unless our friends and supporters pony up $25,000 US for our brothers and sisters in Tohoku. So far, aprox. […]

Our pathetic world

I saw this ad on facebook when I opened it up this morning. Though I know they are talking about other crisis, the timing was so ill placed… I know that right now people are taking their windfall here in Japan. Like the produce wholesaler who we approached to provide fresh vegetables for the survivors […]

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