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Mizuho Bank head to resign over computer glitch: report | Reuters

More news related to donations for the Tohoku earthquake. I understand a company president resigning to take responsibility for a big foul-up but this seems a bit drastic to me.

Mizuho was hit by the glitch last month after accounts were flooded with donations for a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan that killed up to 28,000 people.The computer troubles forced shutdowns of Mizuhos automatic teller machines and disrupted transactions, adding to the woes of businesses and households already badly shaken by the disasters.

via Mizuho Bank head to resign over computer glitch: report | Reuters.

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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards raises more than $138,000 for Japan – National rock music | Examiner.com

(My emphasis added):

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards t-shirt fundraising effort to benefit Japans earthquake and tsunami victims brought in more than $138,000. Richards had vanguarded a fundraising appeal on his official website to help those affected by the devastating 8.9 Tohuku earthquake and the resulting tsunami in Japan. When making his appeal, Richards posted a statement on the site, noting, “For decades, Japanese fans have been some of the most passionate supporters of rock and roll. Now they need our help.”

via Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards raises more than $138,000 for Japan – National rock music | Examiner.com.

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Over 90% of Japanese have donated cash for Tohoku|世論 What Japan Thinks

The latest survey reported on by iShare was a short look at actions to help towards revitalisation of Tohoku following last month’s earthquake.

Demographics

On the first of April 2011 853 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.8% of the sample were male, 5.5% in their twenties, 47.5% in their thirties, and 47.0% in their forties,

If you haven’t given cash, or want to give some more, here is my usual list of charities. I personally think volunteering is the best way to help in the future, and it’s what I’d like to do most myself.

via 世論 What Japan Thinks.

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Billions of yen in relief donations come through Internet sites – The Mainichi Daily News

Billions of yen in donations for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake have come through a variety of donation websites taking advantage of the Internet to organize people’s humanitarian efforts.

Depending on the website, donations as small as 50 yen can be made, either via mobile phones or computers, through easy-to-use electronic transfer services. Many sites display the total amount and number of donations received and have exceeded 100 million yen in donations. One site had gathered more than 1.2 billion yen. The collected funds are sent to groups like the Japanese Red Cross Society.

via Billions of yen in relief donations come through Internet sites – The Mainichi Daily News.

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