Japan has faced one of the worst ever earthquakes, followed by a devastating tsunami and now a nuclear disaster one cannot yet estimate the gravity ofâ€¦
We are launching an urgent call for financial solidarity. We do not yet know how the solidarity will be organized there, but we have good contact with our sister organisations, especially in Tokyo. We shall see with them what the priority needs will be and the best way to operate. But we already know that the needs will certainly be tremendous.
You can send donations via Europe solidaire sans frontiĂ¨res (ESSF), Europe in Solidarity Without Borders :
cheques to ESSF in euros only to be sent to:
2, rue Richard-Lenoir
Agence de la Croix-de-Chavaux (00525)
10 boulevard Chanzy
ESSF, account number 445757C
International bank account details :
IBAN : FR85 3000 2005 2500 0044 5757 C12
BIC / SWIFT : CRLYFRPP
Account holder : ESSF
We shall keep you informed through our website of the evolution of the situation there and of the solidarity initiatives.
We have various contacts in Japan with members of associations as Attac or PP21, trade unionists, or with the two organisations linked to the Fourth International (JRCL, NCIW).
For now, we have received news from those living in Toyo and Osaka. Friends from Iwaki, Miyagi/Sendai (a region severely hit) are alive but the destruction was severe.
The situation can worsen any time with â€śreplicasâ€ť of the earthquake and, even worse, increasing radioactivity.
A regional donation center is being established under the trade-union framework of the national Zenrokyo (National Trade Union Council), an independent coordinating body of trade unions, and its regional branch, the Northeastern Zenrokyo, active in particular in Sendai and Miyagi.