Fitness club Curves Japan champions food drives for charities

May 18, 2017

Fitness club Curves Japan champions food drives for charities

A women-only fitness club franchise has been promoting food drives among its members, aimed at getting housewives and others to donate nonperishable items to foster care facilities, food banks and other charities. Since 2007, Curves Japan has been conducting annual food drives with the ...

Jun 14, 2016

Donations to municipalities of choice grow fourfold in fiscal 2015

Donations to municipalities that qualify as tax-deductable soared over fourfold in fiscal 2015 from a year earlier, the government said Tuesday. The donations in fiscal 2015 totaled ¥165.29 billion, compared with ¥38.85 billion in fiscal 2014, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said. It ...

Quake-hit areas in Kumamoto give green light to volunteers

Apr 20, 2016

Quake-hit areas in Kumamoto give green light to volunteers

The social welfare council in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, which was heavily damaged by one of last week’s earthquakes, announced Wednesday that they will start accepting volunteers from Thursday to sort out relief supplies and provide other support to evacuees. Any volunteers ...

Mar 4, 2016

Volcanologists on NRA panel accepted donations from utility-linked firms

Two volcanologists tasked with advising on whether nuclear reactors should be halted due to nearby volcanic activity have received ¥8.1 million ($71,000) in donations from utility-linked companies, documents have shown. The Nuclear Regulation Authority appointed the two, both from Kagoshima University, as part of ...