This article was written By Jon Jung on 12 Mar 2011, and is filed under Site News.

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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

A Plea for Assistance with the Japan Quake

As we all know very well by now, on Friday, March 11th at 2:46pm (JST), one of the largest earthquakes on record hit the northern coast of Japan and  reverberated down the country’s eastern shores causing destruction and loss of lives not only from the quakes themselves, but also the tsunamis caused by them.  We here have many friends and family members who were affected by this disaster, most of whom we are happy to report have been accounted for and were relatively unaffected.  However, there are thousands of more people in Japan who require assistance, so we are calling on friends of VCinema to help out.

In conjunction with other Asian film blogs and podcasts, we are requesting our listeners and readers to make donations to the Japan Society in New York.  The Japan Society is one of the oldest and most respected cultural centers in North America and have done remarkable job at promoting Japanese film with their  Japan Cuts film festival and other such exciting film events.  Information about the Japan Society can be found here and their FAQ covering the dedicated relief fund can be found here.  Also check out their dedicated page here for updates about the disaster and aid efforts.  In short, they are pledging 100% of all your tax-deductible (in the U.S.) donations directly to the relief effort

For further instructions on how to donate, please click on the link below:

There are, of course, other avenues for donating time and/or money (e.g. Red Cross, Global Giving), so whomever you choose, VCinema thanks you for assisting with the relief effort.

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  1. […] 안녕하세요!  If you downloaded this episode between 03/14/11 and 03/28/11, then $1 has been donated from us to the Japan Society quake relief effort*, thank you!  If you wish to make any further donations to their fund, then please read this. […]

  2. […] ?????! VCinema is donating $1 to the Japan Society of New York’s quake relief fund* for each download of this episode between 03/14/11 and 03/28/11. If you wish to make a individual donation to their fund, then please read this. […]

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