This time, Japanese Red Cross was so slow to react 'coordinating with other organisations'. Meanwhile, British Red Cross started asking for donation for Japan.
Nevertheless, I don't think it has exposed in the UK media as much as it needed.
I know that Japan is not known as the world poorest country, and maybe that is why UK media is not aware of the necessity of the appeal.
But please remember, how much ever the country seems to be wealthy, the truth is that there are thousands of people in Japan, who are shivering on a freezing school hall right now.
It will take a long long time to get everybody recovered physically, and equally if not more importantly, recovered mentally. In order to go through the long long process, they obviously need money.
Please do not get it wrong. You do not have to give money, please do not feel guilty for that! Just talking about it to people around you can be big enough!!
(But if you could donate, please do not forget to tick the tax relief, if you are a UK taxpayer, that can be counted, too)
We all could do something from where we stand at. It is a matter of awareness.
The news about Japanese Earthquake was a real heartbreaking for all of us who live outside Japan.
In reality, people I know in Japan were incredibly calm. From the morning I received normal business mails from my clients and there was a certain temperature difference between what you see in BBC News and Japanese people's mentality.
Apparently, even in Tokyo, there have been constant shakes for last 12 hours, and Japanese TV kept warning where a big shake comes in a minute.
So I gave a ring to my mum just to make sure she is OK as she lives on her own.
Yeah, yeah, I am fine, I've gotta go out for my Karaoke group meeting in a minute...
Obviously, it is a totally different story in Northern part of Japan. There is fear of massive fire, Tunami and Nuclear plant leak. And looking at a whole village just wiped away literally in a couple of seconds was a real stabbing pain.
I have been thinking what I could do...there is nothing much. I just donated some money, that is all I can think of at the moment, not much, very useless of me. But if you could share any bit of my feeling, would you please spread the links below for me? Thank you very very much!