On the 11th March 2011 the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan with a magnitude of 9.0 Mw occurred off the Tohoku east coast. This earthquake, which has become known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, happened at 14.46 JST. One of the most terrible consequences of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami has been the substantial loss of life in Japan. This has resulted in about 350 Japanese children now being orphaned due to the death of both their parents and a further 1500 children have lost one of their parents from this disaster.
‘Aid for Japan’ is a United Kingdom registered charity. Our aim is to provide long-term support to these Japanese children who have been orphaned.