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Published on 13 May 2011
On 11th March, the devastating Earthquake and Tsunami caused tremendous damage to the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and many other areas. We extend to the victims and their families our heartfelt condolences, and express our deepest sympathies with those sufferers who are currently struggling in harsh surroundings.
For these two months, we, the Network for Historical Materials, have appealed for your financial support for our activities in rescuing and preserving historical materials, and sent the contributions to each Network in the devastated area as they come in.
As of April 25th, approximately 4,700,000 yen have been contributed. We would like to express our gratitude to you who have given us your kind support. We have already sent 2,050,000 yen to Miyagi Network, Fukushima Network, and Yamagata Network who are carrying out their preservation activities at the present.
The historical materials which narrowly escaped destruction from the quake and the Tsunami, will in turn be the source of encouragement for sufferers and the affected communities during the reconstruction of their lives, however they are facing the danger of disappearing, and it means the loss of the family and the community’s memories. We have to avoid such a catastrophe, so we will try to boost each society’s activities.
The Network for Historical Materials is also executing the rescue operation of the historical materials waterlogged by the Tsunami, cooperating with the Miyagi Network and Yamagata Network from 25th to 27th of April (Please see the ‘The Report of the Rescue Operation for Library’).
The information about the condition and the preservation activities is daily updated on our blog, so please read them. At the same time, we will disclose our activities and how the funds are used through the blog and the other spaces.
We expect that our work will need long term support and continuous development. We sincerely hope you understand the necessity of our activities for rescuing and preserving our historical materials, and hope you can share with us a small contribution.
Rekishi Shiryo Network
Address: c/o Faculty of Letters, Kobe University 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel/Fax: 81-78-803-5565 pm1:00-pm5:00 (Tel: Japanese only )
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Beneficiary Bank: Japan Post Bank
Branch Office: 099
Beneficiary Bank Address: 3-2, Kasumigaseki 1-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8798, Japan
Payee Account Number: 00930-1-53945
Payee Name: rekishishiryonetwork
Payee Address: 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
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Deposit to Japan Post Bank Account: http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en/djp/en_djp_index.html
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