Category Archives: Socks for Japan

Friends From Qatar

On May 18, Socks for Japan welcomed two volunteers from Qatar: Shanta and her son Hashim. They, along with Yuya from Tokyo and longtime volunteer and day-trip manager Hiroyuki, joined me on a distribution to schools, shelters, and the Watanoha neighborhood in Ishinomaki. Shanta and Hashim are American. Years ago, Shanta taught English in Japan […]

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100,000 Pairs of Socks

Last Saturday, June 4, at a humble, water-damaged motorcycle shop on the edge of Onagawa, Socks for Japan distributed its 100,000th pair of socks. The day began with our usual 3 a.m. departure followed by a mystical sunrise across the Tohoku Expressway as we drove north toward the disaster zone. Joining me on the trip […]

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Mrs. Takahashi’s Inn

Our volunteer info page has brought Socks for Japan several good people from around the world, including Joe Walch from Kansas City and Shufang Ho from Singapore. By chance, I met on our May 21 distribution to Higashi Matsushima an American photojournalist named Stuart Palley, who asked if he could join one of our distributions […]

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Our First Embedded Photojournalist: Stuart Palley

Socks for Japan is staying very busy, but a fresh report featuring photos from Stuart Palley, our first embedded photojournalist, will appear later this week. Please check back for it! In the meantime, a preview of Stu’s work:

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Post-Deadline FAQ

The deadline for shipping to Socks for Japan was Monday, May 16, as announced on April 29 and displayed at the top of our main page in this image: Passing the deadline has created consternation across the globe! We’ve received — and continue receiving every day — notes from people who haven’t finished their sock […]

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