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  • Blog Post: Supporting relief efforts in Japan

    We have all been shocked and saddened by the images and reports coming from Japan. It is a human tragedy on a massive scale. To help support ongoing relief efforts, Microsoft is making an initial commitment of $2 million, which includes $250,000 in cash as well as in-kind contributions such as...
  • Blog Post: How technology is helping distribute food in Japan

    Food shortages and distribution issues have become a major problem in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In many areas, supermarket shelves are empty, particularly as people stock up on food and other items as they face uncertainty around the nuclear situation in the country...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Kids Artistic Technology Talents

    By Gemma Aronchick Creativity is in full force for the BGCA Club Tech Digital Arts Festival 2011 Excitement was in the air at the Microsoft store on a warm Denver morning last week. Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America , their chaperones and BGCA staff, along with a number of supporters from...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers deliver laptops to support relief efforts in Japan

    NetHope, Microsoft, Dell, HP and InterConnection Partner to Deliver Laptops to Rescue Workers in Japan Guest post By Gisli Olafsson, NetHope Emergency Response Director Communication is the lifeblood of rescue operations in Japan. Without the ability to share information and collaborate in real...
  • Blog Post: MSN Japan sees new responsibilities grow from coverage

    By Reed Price, Director, Network Programming, MSN US Sean Chu, the Executive Producer of MSN Japan, says the experience of responding editorially to the Magnitude 9 Earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, gave his team a sense of how they could be a powerful force to help people cope not only with...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Japan Disaster Relief Program Launches to Assist Local NGOs

    Guest post by Rachel Weidinger, TechSoup, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications - Global Network The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred 7 weeks and 4 days ago. Japanese culture, following Buddhist tradition, often marks the 49 days after a death as a formal period of mourning. As the weeks...
  • Blog Post: Empowering Women to Foster Rebuilding Activities after Disasters

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft In Tokyo last week I met with Sakurai San who heads the National Council of Women’s Centers in Japan.  We were discussing how they were coping after the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami that many of their members...
  • Blog Post: Our thoughts are with the people in Japan

    It is with great concern we are seeing the images from Japan. The scene of the devastation is quite amazing. It will be a while for all of us to get a full sense of the disaster and its impact. Our team in Japan was in fact hosting a conversation with 30 NGO representatives from our Community Technology...

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