Monday, June 20, 2016

Online Fundraising

We would like to thank all of those who have contributed to our previous fundraising campaign on Makuake. While we successfully surpassed the goal amount, thanks to your support, we are still in need of additional funding to cover the cost of equipment rentals and accommodation for Japanese students. Therefore, we are currently conducting a donation campaign until the end of September 2016. All of your donation will be tax deductible (for US taxpayers) as it will be processed through Japanese Resource Exchange (JREX), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which serves as a co-host of Technologies of Peace.

We believe in the power of technology in realizing communities of peace. Through firsthand accounts, the conference and the digital archives will encourage global reflection on the history and legacy of nuclear weapons and will create a new transnational community of youths who will have a broader understanding of the dangers of atomic warfare.

It has been more than 70 years since the end of the war, yet there are still questions in both Japan and the United States about whether it is necessary to pass on the memories of those who lived through the war to future generations. President Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima provides a renewed opportunity to reflect upon the horrors of the atomic bombings and the threat of nuclear war and to show that technologies of peace can assist in carrying this message to not only those in Japan and the US, but to a wider global community.

We sincerely hope you will be able to support our efforts. Single unit of donation is $50. Thank you for your consideration.