charity

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish a hot topic on Japanese Twitter with frank reply to fan’s request

It seemed the fan’s suggestion for what the baseball star should do with his money was not well-received.

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KFC Japan is heart-warming and finger-licking good with new food donation program for poor kids

Becomes first major restaurant chain in Japan to provide cooked food to “children’s cafeteria” facilities.

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Kyoto Animation has a touchingly kind plan to distribute its 3.2 billion yen in arson donations

Company continues to put people first as it meets with victims’ families and refuses to use funds for business recovery.

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Rock star Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to relief from Typhoon Hagibis

Yoshiki continues to lend a helping hand to the community.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for donating “only” 10 million yen after hometown is hit by typhoon

Legendary J-rocker officially reveals his hometown for the first time.

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Video game maker/Kyoto Animation creative partner Key donates 10 million yen to arson relief fund

Clannad creators hope Kyoto Animation will continue to “give courage to people in Japan and throughout the world.”

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Kyoto Animation official donation account raises over 1 billion yen (US$10.1 million) in one week

Over 50,000 donors have contributed, but recovery costs could still be several times the amount.

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Japanese netizen backs out of initial promise to donate one million yen to Palestinian refugees

Noble goal of promoting music education shadowed by personal needs.

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Japan’s Uncle Fist loses money every week selling takoyaki to kids for just 10 yen, doesn’t care

Actually, he does care, but about kids from impoverished homes, not about making money from his octopus dumpling business.

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Japanese charity telethon 24-Hour Television faces criticism for poor spending and low popularity

Could this 40-year-old, quintessential Japanese summer program be on its deathbed?

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How you can help victims of Japan’s massive flood and earthquake by enjoying delicious Kit Kats

This one of the best-tasting Kit Kat flavors out of Japan’s many exclusives, and it’s aiding the recovery of disaster-stricken Osaka and West Japan.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to disaster relief after western Japan’s torrential rain

One more step in the musician and band’s mission to help children in pain.

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Victim of 3.11 to people who have never suffered a disaster: Don’t send origami cranes to shelters

What many may think is well-intentioned well-wishing may not actually be all that well-received by victims of natural disasters.

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How much is otaku blood worth? Enough to get a free anime clear file if you donate it in Japan

Fans’ love of Love Live! can save lives, earn them an exclusive illustration of idols in blood-red costumes.

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Gyoza restaurant in Kyoto helping struggling students with free food for decades

Gyoza No Ohsho franchise’s bottomless generosity runs on the simple principle that young people need to eat.

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Eating a rice ball? You could feed five hungry kids just by sharing a photo for charity campaign

Onigiri Action World Food Day campaign is donating meals to children in Africa and Asia for every rice ball photo shared online with its hashtag.

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AIDS research fundraiser to be held next month in Tokyo.

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Perhaps the most expensive character bento ever has been sold for a fantastic cause

We’re talking about thousands of dollars here!

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Two of Japan’s biggest chains travel to disaster-stricken Kumamoto to hand out free beef bowls

Mobile kitchens provide comfort food, in the truest sense of the word, for thousands of earthquake victims.

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Japanese adult satellite network ERO24TV is currently donating money to an AIDS awareness charity based on how long you can keep your eyes closed in front of your monitor—they’re not going to make it easy though!

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