“Shout Out to Japan! – Cheers from Seattle.” The second anniversary event of the Great East Japan Earthquake will encourage visitors to send cheering messages to Japan at the Fisher Pavillion in Seattle Center at 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Sunday, March 10th at 11 a.m. Contact (206) 374-0180 or visit http://jassw.org.

“Smile for Japan.” A fundraising event to commemorate the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami in Japan to benefit the children. March 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sake Nomi. 76 S. Washington St. in Seattle. With live music by Miho & Diego, Jasper T. and others, sale of art and handmade crafts and a special selection of Tohoku sake. No cover, but must be 21 years or older to enter. Go to http://www.facebook.com/events/336507199783949/?fref=ts

A fundraising event to benefit an elementary school in China and Japan relief will feature a screening of the movie “Jun-Ai” with lead actress and producer Keiko Kobayashi. Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Nisei Veterans Community Memorial Hall at 1212 S. King St. in Seattle. Tickets at www.ticketriver.com/event/5790 or contact Midori Kikuchi at [email protected].

On Sunday, March 17, the “Matinee Eiga” series presents “Light Up Nippon” at 2 p.m. This documentary film looks at the work young people in Japan are doing to help the earthquake recovery in devastated areas of Japan. Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington at 1414 S. Weller St. in Seattle. (206) 568-7114 or visit www.jcccw.org.

Local author David Yamaguchi will give a talk (in Japanese only) on his book “The Orphan Tsunami of 1700” (University of Washington Press) which looks at efforts to trace the origin and history of a very early tsunami that hit Japan and the ripple effect felt across the world. Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call (206) 623-0100 or email Elaine Ikoma Ko at [email protected]. Nagomi Tea House at 519 Sixth Ave. S. in Seattle.

Mercy Corps working in conjunction with Peace Winds – 1(800) 292-3355 or www.mercycorps.org/

Seattle iLEAP at seattlejapanrelief.org

The Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org

Seattle Japan Relief at http://seattlejapanrelief.org

World Vision at http://www.worldvision.org/

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International Medical Assistance Team at http://www.imateam.org

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