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Judo legends raise funds for earthquake area Kumamoto in Japan

18 Apr 2016 09:55

   JudoHeroes
Fundraising Japan

A huge earthquake struck the Kumamoto in Kyushu area last week and it still continues. Kumamoto was the hometown of judo legend Yasuhiro Yamashita. At last weekend’s All Japan Championships for heavyweight women some of the Japanese judo legends started a fundraising action. Many people volunteered to raise funding for the town and its environment.

Five years ago, both Kosei Inoue and Masae Ueno initiated also fund-raising activities of the East Japan Earthquake of 2011. Also this time judo stars such as Ami Kondo, Misato Nakamura, Megumi Tachimoto and Haruka Tachimoto gave attention to the tragedy.

Fund-raising activities by judoka will also be implemented in the competition of 29th where the men will fight for the last ticket to Rio de Janeiro.  In many places all around the world athletes showed their sympathy with the victims of the 7.0 earthquake.

The earthquake has caused significant damage in and around the city of Kumamoto in Japan. The resulting landslides have destroyed a number of homes. Survivors need access to emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support locally driven relief and recovery efforts from this disaster.

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