Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Resources from BSU Asian Studies

Dr. Minae Savas and Dr. Wing-kai To of the Asian Studies Program have posted the following message for the BSU community. Dr. Savas is in the Foreign Languages Department and Dr. To is in the History Department.

Please join us in extending our heartfelt sympathy to the Japanese people for the casualties, injury, and damage they suffered from the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 and beyond. We have dozens of Japanese students studying at Bridgewater as well as hundreds of alumni and graduates who are from Japan or working in Japan. We are gradually able to establish contacts with many of them and our thoughts are with the well-being of them and their families.

For up-to-date news coverage of the disaster and recovery efforts, you can watch TV news as follows:

Information in English:

Information in Japanese:

The Japan Society of Boston has a website devoted to the tragedy and local relief efforts:

The Asian Studies program is coordinating with other campus offices to receive donations for relief to the earthquake and tsunami victims. We’ll provide you more information about our campus efforts as soon as they are available.

With deepest sympathy to our friends in Japan at this difficult time,

Minae Savas and Wing-kai To

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