SeattleJapanRelief is an collaboration of Japanese American and Japan related cultural, educational, and civic organizations standing together to promote relief and recovery following the devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. We are committed to mobilizing funds quickly in support of immediate relief efforts. We are also steadfast in our resolve to remain involved with long-term recovery efforts. The Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai is one of the sponsoring organizations for this effort. To donate, please go to the website: http://seattlejapanrelief.org/
2010 Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program representatives to Kumamoto are Ryan Urie, Calvin Brash, and Erik Rose. All three will be heading to various cities within Kumamoto Prefecture to develop strong relationships with the local community through English language education and international exchange. Erik’s hometown state is Montana where the Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai has a small satellite membership.