Sunday Events for the People of Japan

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On Thursday, President Obama reiterating America’s support for the people of Japan during this period of recovery following last weeks devastating natural disaster.

We’ve seen an earthquake and tsunami render unimaginable — an unimaginable toll of death and destruction on one of our closest friends and allies in the world. And we’ve seen this powerful natural disaster cause even more catastrophe through its impact on nuclear reactors that bring peaceful energy to the people of Japan.

The following event’s are taking place on Sunday in support of the people of Japan.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

RUN for Japan

8:30am – 1:00pm

Central Park, NYC
72st St & 5th Ave, just outside the park entrance
New York, NY

Dosokai, who is having the run, is a group of NY runners from the Hokkaido region in Japan.

Start: 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30am. (3x 6miles counterclockwise)

We would like to welcome all of you to run with us in any or all of three runs. Please meet us at the starting point at 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30am.?If you are not a runner, please cheer us at the park.  Rain or shine. Bring a dollar.

The amount we will raise will be donated through Japanese American Association of NY, which has been supporting Japanese community in NY for over 100 years.

Contact to Ayako Yamazaki: 551-427-5549
or go to their website:

Memorial Service for Victims of the Earthquake and Great Tsunami in Japan
11:30 am

Memorial service held at New York Buddhist Church on Sunday, March 20th at 11:30 am along with O-Higan service. Sensei reminds us that as “Higan” is Other Shore, the memorial service is especially meaningful held together with this service, as the victims of this tragedy are now on the Other Shore, in the Pure Land.

The New York Buddhist Church
331 Riverside Drive, between 105th-106th Streets
New York, NY

6:00pm – 11:30pm

168 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY

This coming Sunday, March 20th I will be hosting a benefit to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and it’s after-effects. We have a really terrific group of musicians lined up, it is a rare treat to see all of these wonderful people together in one evening.

All proceeds will be donated directly to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund: