Akemi recognised by Prime Minister

Aid For Japan founder Akemi Tanaka has been recognised for her work with the charity by the Prime Minister as part of the Points Of Light campaign. Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a … Read More

Akemi at Doki Doki Festival 2018

Akemi Tanaka will be a guest at the forthcoming Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival on the 10th November. The organisers of the event have also selected Aid For Japan as their charity of choice for this year’s festival. Akemi Tanaka … Read More

Japanese Tea Ceremony for Aid For Japan

Japanese cultural lecturer, Akemi Tanaka, will explain the history and philosophy of the Japanese Tea ceremony dating from 15th century. She will teach you how to eat Japanese sweets and drink powdered tea (Macha). All the proceeds will be donated … Read More

Akemi at the BBC Good Food Show

Akemi was a special guest at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham earlier this month. The event showcases top UK chefs, big brands and an all-star line-up. This year’s event featured Michelin masters Michel Roux Jr and Tom Kerridge … Read More

A November Tea Ceremony

As part of Aid For Japan’s fundraising initiatives, Akemi Tanaka stages Japanese cultural events throughout the year. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is always a popular event, with Akemi explaining the history of the tradition, which dates back to the 15th … Read More

Doki Doki 2017

Doki Doki is an annual Japanese cultural event held in Manchester. It’s an event that combines both traditional Japanese culture as well as anime, manga, music and cosplay. This year, the event once again chose Aid For Japan (the charity … Read More

Akemi at Doki Doki Festival 2017

Akemi Tanaka will be a guest at the forthcoming Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival on the 11th November. The organisers of the event have selected Aid For Japan as their charity of choice for this year’s festival. Akemi Tanaka will … Read More

Charity Event : Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese cultural lecturer, Akemi Tanaka, will explain the history and philosophy of the Japanese Tea ceremony dating from 15th century. She will teach you how to eat Japanese sweets and drink powdered tea (Macha). All the proceeds will be donated … Read More

101 Thai Kitchen supports Aid For Japan

London’s 101 Thai Kitchen recently arranged a special cooking course with proceeds going to support Aid For Japan, the charity that Akemi Tanaka founded to support the orphans of the 2011 earthquake/tsunami. The classes had been organised for people keen … Read More

Ohanami 2017 – Cherry Blossom Viewing

On a recent visit to the Fukushima region of Japan, Aid For Japan founder Akemi Tanaka caught up with developments. On the 1st April we gathered at Fukushima railway station and took the bus to Hanamiyama Park for cherry blossom … Read More

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