When the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011, Daijiro Yoshihara, professional drift racer, was driving in his hometown of Hachioji, Tokyo. A Japanese native now residing in Southern California, Yoshihara was home visiting his relatives and friends before the start of the 2011 Formula D season. He was stopped at a signal light when he felt the earthquake hit.
In the days that followed, Yoshihara witnessed firsthand the destruction of the quake, the ensuing tsunamis and the radiation crisis, and was deeply affected by the toll that they took on his homeland and his fellow Japanese citizens. In order to assist his native country in rebuilding what was lost during this horrible tragedy, he created Relief For Japan. “My goal with this website is to be able to help the people of Japan,” explains Yoshihara. “Through the stickers and t-shirts, I am hoping to raise money to support the relief efforts in Japan and to continue to promote a message of support.”
Relief For Japan is an organization developed to show the support of all that has been lost in Japan, and all proceeds from this website will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.