Yoshiko Shimada, widow of Shigeo Shimada, a former Japan Times managing editor, and her family have donated 500,000 yen to the Japan Times Readers’ Refugees Aid Fund in his memory.

The donation, which includes condolence money offered by his friends, colleagues and other mourners upon his death Aug. 13, will be distributed to selected organizations. Shigeo Shimada was responsible for the annual Japan Times fundraising drive for refugees for many years.

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