This charity, founded by in Japan by photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa (Editor-in-Chief of Days Japan) and singer Tatsuya Ishii, is "Okinawa Kibou 21″ (Hope21 Okinawa), pays for transportation, lodging, meals and recreation for Fukushima Prefecture children (and one accompanying parent) affected by the horrible and catastrophic March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Mr. Ishii personally donated 20 million yen at the press conference in March announcing the effort.
Many Fukushima Prefecture children can not go outside except for home and school - when they do go out, they must wear cumbersome protective gear, and are subject to stresses of radiation, fear of the unknown and being kept indoors for lengthy periods.
The children affected by the Fukushima catastrophe fly to sunny Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands) and enjoy respite and recreation on Kumejima / Kume Island, an hour's boat ride from the city (and airport) of Naha, providing food, shelter and transport. The site of an old pottery factory is being used, and extensive renovation will provide classroom, lodging, dining and social- recreational facilities.
As we understand it, both money and UA miles (for travel on NH) are acceptable. Website
for donation (In Japanese, requires Google translation or similar for non-Japanese speakers; donation is somewhat ponderous, using interbank transfer.)
Founder "Mr. Hirokawa in 1991 to create a "Chernobyl Children's Fund", and has continued support to the Ukraine and Belarus. Talking about measures of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident, "The most important thing is to avoid exposure to any more" and..." (more requires logon to Asahi Shimbun newspaper).
Though this charity has no US, UK or the like tax deductible status, after consultation and vetting, it has been decided allow it.