Blogging Anniversary!

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Today marks the day my blog alias, Machine’s Life, started on WordPress–and WordPress was kind enough to remind me that such a name is dead.

But Jade’s Escape lives on, and when its anniversary comes around, I’ll make my own achievement for everyone. Maybe there’s another contest around the corner.

Along with this good news, I do have an announcement: I’m moving from Japan back to the U.S. in August, so I’ll be busy with preparations. Trust me, it’s no joke! When I get the chance, I’ll write what living in the Japan means to me and how visiting will benefit Japan fans every where.

In the meantime, please check out my newer posts for manga artists, “Manga Paper If You’re Outside Japan“, and some additions to my anime club website, Anime Ascendant. Love you guys!

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3/11: 3 Years Later

Right now, there are many articles circulating the web about the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and its subsequent tsunami that took over 15,000 lives. I preferred Mainichi Shinbun‘s (Every Day Newspaper) short article so far (http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140311p2g00m0dm034000c.html).

But I’m not here to recap this sad marker in Japan’s history.

There’s still a lot of work to be done and a lot of help to be given. Thousands have been displaced by this event from 3 years ago. We should remember to be human and help those that are in need.

To donate to the Tohoku fund:

For UK donors, please use The Japan Society.

For US donors, please donate to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund:

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For everyone, Ashinaga (supports children affected by Tohoquake) and various funds you can Google.

Speaking of help, if you’re looking to donate to other more recent causes, please donate to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Philippines).