If you are based in the UK visit:
Ignore the disgraceful hysteria over the Fukushima incident (very intelligently debunked here, where Lewis Page states "I can only apologise on behalf of my profession for the unbelievable levels of fear and misinformation purveyed this week. I have never been so ashamed to call myself a journalist"). More Fukushima related articles by Lewis Page here...
Very many Japanese people - in a population comprising a high proportion of the elderly - need water, food, shelter and warmth - needs which the local Red Cross organisation is better placed to supply.
This poster was displayed the window of Oki-Nami Japanese restaurant on New Road, Brighton, East Sussex. The full text of the poster reads:
PLEASE DONATE FOR AFFECTED PEOPLE BY EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN JAPAN
"We are a group of Japanese student in University of Brighton, On 11th March 2011, the biggest earthquake and tsunami have occurred in north east of Japan is seriously damaged. The earthquake is still continuing.....
In order to support this earthquake disaster, we are collecting donations to send to British Red Cross. We would very appreciate your help. Thank you for your concern.
Arigato!" [Thank you!]
Culture is everything. Presumably designed by the students, the artwork typifies the japanese aesthetic. The graphic is simple and elegant and says it all.
A more complete image of the poster can be seen here.
も参照してください / See also:
Help the Tsunami Victims [Oxfam, Brighton]
Support for Japan [University of Sussex, Brighton]
Origami Peace Cranes and Fundraising [Brighton University Help Japan]