Acton's Japanese Community 'In Shock' After Devastating Events

Traditional Music Concert organised for today in West Acton

British Red Cross Japan Appeal

Acton's Japanese community is 'in shock' after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan's northeastern coast on Friday.

Traditional music will be performed today by Okinawa Sanshin Kai on the forecourt of Yo Yo Kitchen across from West Acton station. The performance, to raise funds for the victims of the devastation, will start at 12:30pm.

Tanya Iguichi, a local resident, says Acton's Japanese community are deeply shocked by what's happened.

"Most people have made contact with their families, though we know of a family who still haven't been able to make contact with family in the affected area," she told

More fundraising events are being planned to help the victims.

14 March 2011

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