How to donate money for the affected people and area.
Today's Hokkaido Shinbun news paper shows the name lists of the people who donated money for the recent earthquake and tsunami through Hokuyo and Hokkaido banks. All want to do something and it's really touching. It shows the amount and names in katakana. All donates from thousands to hundreds thousand, all are goodwill donations. I made up my mind to donate like the people on the list. If you have your accounts of Hokuyo or Hokkaido banks, transfer fee will not be charged. If you want to donate anonymously, I think you need to go to bank counters.
Here below are the accounts of the banks. Donation is accepted until 31 March, 2011 口座名(Account name): 東日本大震災義援金（ひがしにっぽん・だいしんさい・ぎえんきん)
北洋銀行 本店営業部 普通口座 ６４２８４０９ Hokuyo bank, Honten eigyo-bu
北海道銀行 本店営業部 普通口座 １７５２００１ Hokkaido bank, Honten eigyo-bu
If you have either account, no transfer fee is charged as long as you have an account.
If you want to read in Japanese, please read below. /日本語は下記をご覧ください。
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。