By Susan Curtis at the APS March Meting in Dallas, Texas
It was good to see representatives from the Physical Society of Japan at the APS March Meeting. Keizo Murata of Osaka City University, who is also editor of the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan (JPSJ), wanted us to pass this message on to anyone in the physics community who wishes to make a donation to the relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami:
“We, the Physical Society of Japan and the JPSJ, deeply appreciate the encouragement we have received from our colleagues all over the world.
“We welcome your donations to the relief and recovery from Japan’s disaster in March 2011. To help this, as well as to avoid any problems with currency exchange, we recommend that you make your donations via authorized organizations in your own country, such as the American Red Cross.
“However, to share your warm sympathy with the worldwide physics community, we would like to recognize your donation. This will be sure to encourage members of the Physical Society of Japan and people around us.
“To achieve this:
1. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “donation Japan disaster” and your name.
2. In the e-mail please note in this order:
• Your name
• Your email address
• Your institution/affiliation
• Your country
• Value of donation (optional)
• The organization that took your donation
• Date of donation
• Any message (optional)
• Permission to use your message with your name on our site (yes/no)
3. If you should make further donations, please send another e-mail to email@example.com but include “your name (nth time)” in the email.
“Thank you for your kind co-operation,
The Physical Society of Japan
The Journal of the Physical Society of Japan“
Murata also told us that JPSJ is still offering online services as normal, although some publications may be rescheduled.