Emergency in Japan

March 14, 2011

Dear Friends,

We have all been horrified by the extent of the devastation and loss of life caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last Friday. The thoughts and prayers of the Boston University community are with the students and staff who have families and friends in the afflicted region of Japan.

I write you to let you know that the members of the Boston University community in Japan are safe, including students in the study abroad programs in Kyoto and Tokyo, our employees at our liaison office in Tokyo, and faculty traveling in Japan.

Many people are very interested in how to support the victims of this terrible disaster. The website www.bu.edu/dos/japan-relief-and-outreach/ has been developed to list agencies that are actively supplying relief in Japan and to whom you can donate. I know the members of our community from Japan will appreciate your support during their hour of need.


Robert A. Brown