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Kutaki News : Kutaki Red Cross Donation
Posted by kouryuu on 2006/6/11 11:42:00 (2117 reads)

This is obviously being posted after the fact, but a donation of 150,000 yen was made to the Red Cross at their Tokyo headquarters for South Pacific tsunami relief efforts. After the earthquake/tsunami which sparked this initiative, we took over a year to gather donations, by which time the Red Cross' budget for relief efforts of that particular disaster was already filled. After further consideration, it was eventually decided to put the donation towards relief of future earthquakes/tsunami in the South Pacific region, an area of the world which is very prone to this type of natural disaster. There was then a delay in getting the correct email address of the right people to talk to at the Red Cross headquarters in Tokyo, but eventually contact was made and the donation given.

I'm proud of the way that the Kutaki community was able to contribute to this humanitarian cause. It speaks well of Bujinkan martial artists when they exercise their belief in the value of life in this way. Although we often think back with nostalgia to those "good old days on the battlefield," and although many Bujinkan members use their skills professionally to protect others in dangerous situations every day, this is one way that we can also use our training to preserve the lives of others who literally may not survive without it. Cheers to all of the Kutaki members who helped make this possible through your contributions!!

Kutaki Admin Shawn Gray
with Mr. Goto Hisashi of the Japanese Red Cross Society

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