Annual donation drive

From Dec. 1 to 25, an annual donation campaign called Kaigai Tasukeai (mutual cooperation with foreign countries) will be held to raise funds to support people in distress.

Kaigai Tasukeai was established in 1983 by the Japanese Red Cross Society and NHK, and has been held every December to raise money to support people around the world suffering from disasters, famine, disease or conflict, through the wide network of the Red Cross.

Based on the theme “Not forgetting the spirit of mutual cooperation,” as well as to show appreciation for the support from more than 160 countries and areas for relief efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake, a variety of fundraising campaigns will be held, such as street donations all over Japan, charity concerts and bazaars, and special programs broadcast on NHK.

Some of the people the donations will be used for live in conflict-affected Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, while funds for disaster-prone areas will be used to prevent disasters, for instance by planting mangroves in Indonesia and Vietnam, and on improving health conditions in countries like Sierra Leone, Uganda and Cambodia.

More information can be obtained by calling (03) 3437-7081 or visiting www.jrc-kaigai.jp.

New products

Special hair products

Guthy-Renker Japan Co., the Japan branch of a direct distributing company of beauty products that is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, is releasing a new edition of its popular hair care product Wen through Feb. 15, 2013.

According to the company, Wen is produced by celebrity stylist Chaz Dean. What sets it apart from other shampoos is its cleansing conditioner, a single-step process that cleanses and conditions the hair simultaneously.

Unlike many ordinary shampoos, Wen cleansers are made with natural ingredients and contain no sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents. They don’t lather; instead, they create smooth foam when mixed with water for what the company says is shinier, healthier-looking, more manageable results.

The new Wen fragrance is pomegranate, a gentle and fruity scent, available as a cleansing conditioner (¥3,300 for 480 milliliters) and an intensive treatment (¥3,000 for 56 grams and ¥4,800 for 112 grams). The prices include tax.

For more information, call 0120-010-567 or visit www.grj.jp/wen.

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