Art for Japan

Buzzfeed has collected 41 art projects to raise money for disaster relief in Japan all into one post. Most incorporate the rising sun from the national flag as a motif to represent Japan, although some use Japanese pop culture icons to get the idea across. My favorite (although it is difficult to select just one) is this Red Cross robot lifting the sun, available on a t-shirt. Link

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where do you think monetary donations go? it's not like many people are willing to take their time and energy to actually go over there and help. it's easier for a mass amount of people to provide money for those who are willing and able to help to afford it.
Money can also go toward Person Finder 2011: Japan Earthquake, Red Cross, and other such organizations that are not government-funded. Most importantly, it can be used when emergency shelters that, because of the extensive damage and wiped out communications, hardly have enough food and such--other countries can aid in that if they have enough money to do so.
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Japan has the 4th largest economy in the world, just under China's (yet with a 1/12 the population) - does it really need to get charity donations?

And will those donations have the same strings that Japan places on their foreign aid (i.e. all aid is tied to promoting Japanese business interests).

Lending manpower and equipment and expertise is a good thing - giving money to a already flush country is just foolish.
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