It”s been a strange, difficult week for everyone. After the devastating Earthquake in Japan, we”re all struggling to make sense of what”s happened, and mobilize to offer assistance. There are numerous charities and benefits in full swing, and just in Los Angeles alone, there are several benefit events coming up this weekend. Any amount you can donate will help (always make sure exactly where your money is going, of course). Pick a charity that speaks to your sensibilities, and allows you to take part in the process of helping Japan address its immediate needs, and recover from the string of disasters that have affected the country.

Its important to keep a balanced perspective, and not give in to fear. Get your news from multiple sources, including foreign news bureaus, learn to filter out hype and sensationalism, and don”t subject yourself to the casino online news cycle more than once a day. And casino always keep your thoughts with those most in need. Too often, when people observe tragedy or hardship from afar, they tend to make it about themselves. Avoid that temptation, and urge others to do so, as well.

I also recommend taking this as an opportunity to stay connected with friends that you may have in Japan, or Japanese friends in your community. You”ll find their perspectives enlightening, and they will certainly appreciate having an outlet for their thoughts and concerns. It”s a good time to be close to your friends, wherever they happen to be in the world.

Tune in Tokyo is teaming up with Q-Pop shop for a benefit event in Little Tokyo this Friday, featuring music from Dig Jelly, & Stephanie Yanez and Po Lo. We”re requesting just a $5 donation at the door. You”ll be able to participate in a silent auction as well, with items from many amazing artists. Hope to see you there!

Greg Hignight
Event Promoter and DJ, Tune in Tokyo

Help Japan flyer by Jose Macasocol, Jr.

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