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UNSW raises over $700

A big おめでとう to the Japanese Studies department and Japanese students at the University of New South Wales who raised over $700 at their Big Bento Lunch! Thank you for your support over the past three years.


Registration Issues

We’ve been having a few problems with registrations but they have now been resolved. If you registered for Big Bento Lunch but haven’t yet received a confirmation email, please register again. All participants will be asked to join a one-off mailing list so we can keep you up-to-date on Big Bento Lunch news. Thanks for


Donation sent!

After a bit of a delay collection money from participants, our donation is finally on its way to Save Minamisoma Project this week! We received an email from August Hergesheimer, who is the project’s organiser: “I’m literally speechless! I had to re-read your email a few times to believe our good fortune. THANK YOU! THANK


$7050.71 raised!

After a long slog we’ve finally done it – we’ve raised $7050.71 for Save Minamisoma Project! Thank you to everyone who took part this year and held lunches at schools, work places and restaurants! We really appreciate all the effort participants have gone to in organising their lunches. This year’s biggest fundraiser was Manly Selective High


Fukushima two years on

SBS Dateline aired a fantastic story on Fukushima and in particular the areas about the nuclear power plant. According to SBS Dateline’s website: Time has stood still over the past two years in the communities surrounding the crippled nuclear power plant at Fukushima in Japan. In a Dateline special on The Nuclear Dilemma, Adrian Brown


Big Bento Lunch launched for 2013

Big Bento Lunch has officially launched for 2013! March 11 marks the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association invites you to join us in commemorating the tragedy and continuing to help raise funds for people in disaster affected areas who are still in need of


Big Bento Lunch a success

We’re finally wrapping up Big Bento Lunch! After dozens of lunches across Australia during our official week from March 11-17, and lots of lunches held at schools over the ensuing months, we’re pleased to announce our final fundraising total of $15,315.01. We’re proud as punch that we have smashed our fundraising goal of $10,000! We


$10k goal smashed!

Late donations are still trickling in for Big Bento Lunch, our fundraiser for UNICEF’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Appeal. Our latest tally is $11,671. Unbelievable! We have totally smashed our fundraising goal of $10,000. Thanks again to everyone who took part in Big Bento Lunch. If you still haven’t sent in your funds raised, please do