"Arigato" - Thank you -

This is the extracts from the newsletter issued by a tea shop The Tea Haus in Canada.

<Tsunami/Earthquake Relief efforts for Japan>
We had planned on a different topic for our monthly newsletter, but in light of the recent events in Japan, we would like to help out as much as we can with any relief effort in that country. We have been in contact with business partners and acquaintances in Japan. They are situated in areas that were not affected by the tsunami but the shock is widespread. The true devastation is beyond anyone's comprehension. We have decided to donate 100% of the sales of the following teas (Sencha Fujieda /Fukamushi Cha /Tea Haus Matcha/Japanese Sencha ) to the relief efforts of the Canadian Red Cross (valid March 14th until March 31st) 

I am so grateful to Stefanie, the shop owner and a friend of mine, for her kind support to Japan. I learned that some customers visited her shop within a couple of hours receiving the newsletter. I would like to express my deep appreciation to them all for their thoughtfulness and concerns, too. Dear everyone supporting Japan, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

Personally, living far from the disaster-stricken area, I don’t suffer any direct damage. But now, the number of the deaths and missing is increasing every day and every hour. More than 400,000 people are forced to live at evacuation sites. Many of them have no heat, but heartlessly, it is snowing. Anxiety about radiation.....Thus, we still have tons of concerns and there will be a long way ahead to recover the whole country, but we are trying to overcome massive adversity.

Excuse my English, but I just wanted to express how much I am thankful to you all.  Your heartfelt supports surely cheer us up. Let me tell you one more time.
  Arigato. Thank you. And, enjoy Japanese tea!

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