AID FOR JAPAN has a special party event scheduled for 18th December to welcome two of the children who lost parents and family members in the Japanese earthquake/tsunami tragedy last year.

The event will feature the Scots Guards Brass Quintet, flute (Emi Yamamoto) and violin (Yasufumi Otsuki) performances, traditional Japanese dance (Nihonbuyo) from Tanaka Hiroko and Akemin Solloway Tanaka.

The Party will also feature a Cosplay Competition sponsored by Tokyo Toys which is open to people who have bought tickets for the Party.

AID FOR JAPAN was founded by Akemi Solloway to provide aid and support for orphans from the tragic events in Japan. As Akemi herself states on the AID FOR JAPAN website: “According to the July 2011 newspapers, 229 children under 18 years old lost both parents and 1295 children lost one parent in these disasters. Some orphans have yet to be counted because their relatives are still in refuges and are yet to be reunited. Because I live in London as a lecturer of Japanese culture, I can see clearly that those orphans need help from outside Japan”.

Tickets for the event will be £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Tickets available via the AID FOR JAPAN website:

The AID FOR JAPAN Welcome Party will take place on Tuesday 18th December 2012 between 19:30 and 21:30 at the River Side Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

All profits will be donated to Aid for Japan.

More information on the Party and also on the aims of AID FOR JAPAN available here:

Even if you cannot attend this event please promote and share details of the party via Facebook, Twitter and social networking links to help raise awareness.

Text by Amy Bernheit
4th December 2012