As you know the areas worst hit are in a state of devastation Our hearts are with those still missing, those who have lost everything and those are directly working to help, risking their lives for the safety of Japan.

In Tokyo, amidst the panic of not knowing how serious the situation is and being unable to help the situation the best we can do for now is stay calm. The British Embassy released a frank and calm statement reassuring there as no reason to worry in Tokyo about nuclear radiation and for now best to follow local authorities advice and not put further strain on resources. The people and businesses in Tokyo have been carefully using electricity so for now no power cuts and although aftershocks and small earthquakes continue we can only hope they stop soon.

I have complete respect and confidence in the Japanese systems in place, their transparency is globally monitored and we all want the same thing, our people to be safe. For those of you who want to help, here are a few ways collected from friends and other online sources:

●If you speak Japanese you can help with interpreting http://www.babelverse.com/

●The people over at Explore.org are donating $1 for every “Like” of the “Dog Bless You” Facebook page, up to $100,000.

●Apple is also dedicating resources to the crisis in Japan. They have created a simple donation page in iTunes [iTunes link] that makes it simple to donate anywhere from $5 to $200 to the Red Cross with just a few clicks.

●One beautiful idea is from ATSUKO KUDO. Her way to help & donate is http://www.atsukokudo.com/japan-tsunami-donation.php

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.

British Red Cross, here.

The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund was launched at GlobalGiving.org to garner funds that will be given to a variety of relief organizations helping victims of the earthquake. It has already raised over $100,000, particularly from concerned Twitter users around the world.

Yahoo is accepting donations, only in Japanese

Let’s pray the situation improves, stay up-to-date with facts and keep spirits optimistic. Keeping the economy ticking over will help long-term and when more information on how we can help becomes available let’s do more!!

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