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UCR's Japan   



Highlander Helping Japan

Reaching Out to Japan

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes in the country's history. The 9.0 magnitude temblor, and resulting 30-foot tsunami waves, devastated much of the northern part of the island, including Sendai, Riverside's sister city since 1957, located just 105 miles from the epicenter.

People throughout the world have been permanently affected by this disaster, including students and family locally. UC Riverside has 6 graduate students, 16 undergraduates, and 109 extension students who are from Japan. In addition, nine UCR students were studying in Japan at the time of the massive quake. Thankfully, allare reportedlyunharmed.

We created this website as a way for UCR students to actively get involved in the relief efforts. Through donating cash or volunteering, we encourage everyone to find ways to help Japan's disaster victims rebuild their lives. We also hope that the crisis abroad informs our UCR students, faculty and staff about waysto serve inyour own communities.

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Japan Relief Events:



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President's Speech on Japan


Send Money, Not Clothes




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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Division of Student Affairs
2108 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: 951-827-4641
Fax: 951-827-2248
Email: vcsa@ucr.edu

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