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.
Find Out More
- Learn about UCR's Asian Pacific Student Programs
- Get help from UCR's International Education Center
- Find ways you can volunteer locally
- Learn how to make a Japan donation safely
- Find an agency to send your Japan donation
- See how to cope with stressfrom a disaster
- Get the latest news and information about Japan
- Read more from USAID about supporting the
- View the White House relief page
- Read about Japan's government and geography
- See satellite photos of earthquakes and tsunamis