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Day 175: Remember Japan: How the Next Generation is Changing the World

JAPAN- MARCH 17 2011: Government officials walk down a recently cleared roadway in Kesennuma, where the earthquake spawned tsunami caused a massive fuel spill and fire further consuming the Japanese coastal town, famous for it's tuna fishing fleet Thursday March 17 2011. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

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There is so much going on in the world today it is almost easy to forget what has happened in Japan. It’s a tough one for the press – war or natural disaster. Today I was reminded of Japan from a student that is the guest writer today on 365give. There are so many people doing so much good around the world to support Japan right now but it’s these stories that are my favourites. This is about the next generation changing the world. There was a great article written by Sam Davidson yesterday called “Can Gen Y Really Change the World?” Here is the proof they are stepping up and doing it.

Day 175: Give 175 By Hana Yakota


My name is Hana from Capilano University in Vancouver, BC.

On March 14th 2011, a group of Capilano University Japanese students have gathered together to talk and discuss about what we can do now to help Japan. We were all feeling some what guilt, for not being able to help and but still living in a fine rich condition where almost everybody in Japan was needing a help.

We decided to start a fundraising project at Capilano, and created a group called Love For Japan in support of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief. Our goal is to help Japan as much as we can by doing what we can do now. We hope to help the people in Japan smile again as soon as possible by doing the fundraising with a smile. We think that the world has seen the disaster and sad images already, it is now time to step up and start helping with a smile. Now, we have received a full support from Capilano University, Capilano Student Union, and also from Glico who donated 9000 packages of pockys to thank the donors.

Once again, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share and spread the word. Please check out our Facebook page from the event. Please check out our Facebook page and show your support.

Thank you so much.


Hana thank you so much for helping to support the people of Japan especially by smiling. Your smiles of support will go further than you realize. You are setting an example to every other student in your University and around the world, that something can be done. It has been my generation and a few before me that may have helped contribute to these terrible natural disasters and you are the generation that will change the world.

Time Commitment for Hana: Hours of volunteer work

Cost: 0 all done by donation

Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.

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