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Angela Kennewell and Hana Negishi
Posted March 16th, 2011 - 1:42 pm by Angela Kennewell and Hana Negishi from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
Hi everyone, firstly, thankyou for your support!! We have had such a great response to this group - so lets all do our best to keep it as useful as possible by keeping these very simple Posting Guidelines in mind!

PLEASE, if you are IN JAPAN, post in the main listing here. You can, if you wish, also double-post into the Japan sub-group below.

PLEASE, if you are OUTSIDE JAPAN, post ONLY into the relevant sub-group below. If a sub-group for your country doesn't exist, please create it. If you have trouble creating it, please message me.

**If you have some Japanese language ability, we would encourage you to make your posting in both English and Japanese. We would also encourage people to make their posts in easy English. No pidgin English needed thanks, but please keep it clear and simple!***

===If you have *good* Japanese language skills and confidence in your ability as a translator (NOT a "google translator"), please feel free to go through existing English posts and reply with a Japanese translation of the original post! Your help to make this group as accessible as possible for Japanese-speakers is greatly appreciated!===

Yours in helping any way we can,

Angela Kennewell

Youssef Von Haifa
people hosting OUTSIDE japan- Please read
Posted March 15th, 2011 - 3:15 pm by Youssef Von Haifa from Regensburg, Germany (Permalink)
hi to make things simpler.. if you want to host and you are not in japan please look if there is a subgroup for your country- if not please add one and post there.


Posted March 16th, 2011 - 7:52 pm by AntoniaCPH from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
Hi Derek and Angela,

Thanks for your great initiative!

I had lots of trouble creating a sub-group as I didn't know that I had to add a word (i.e. DENMARK) to the main title. From earlier posts I can see that others had problems, too.

Perhaps you could give a very short guideline to enable people to create sub-groups?

Thanks again

Youssef Von Haifa
Posted March 16th, 2011 - 8:12 pm by Youssef Von Haifa from Regensburg, Germany (Permalink)
hi Britta
this is how it works, if your country has no subgroup then you add one:

1. you klick on add a subgroup ( on the main group page)
2. you give your group a name that makes sense ( it must have your country in it !

Angela Kennewell and Hana Negishi
Posted March 16th, 2011 - 9:48 am by Angela Kennewell and Hana Negishi from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
This is an event created to invite all couchsurfing members in Japan to join (and encourage their friends to join) with us to help those in need affected by the March 2011 earthquakes and tsunamis.

Please visit and join couchsurfing group "Japan Crisis Housing" at http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=39703

A brief description of our aims:

This group has been created to provide a place for couchsurfing hosts in Japan to offer their homes as temporary accommodation for those affected by the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami crisis, and for those in need of temporary housing to find suitable hosts.

If you have accommodation that you can offer to someone left homeless by this crisis, please let us know here.

If you are in need of temporary accommodation due to this crisis, please let us know here.

Let's try to help the people of Japan as much as we can by opening our homes and our hearts to those in need!




Matt Shannon 
Immediate/Practical Help: draft a uniform proposal letter to Japanese landlords for people offering space
Posted March 17th, 2011 - 12:36 am by Matt Shannon from Saitama, Japan (Permalink)
Hi, I and others can likely offer help if there's some assurance/clarification available for landlords of forign renters in japan. While I can probably hack this out in person, I have no such time, nor do many of my friends a d colleagues. I'm certain Many are weary of signing up given the possible unintended consequences, loss of house or deposit, perhaps something worse, such as beig asked to kick out a family.

Obviously this would be in Japanese. Let's do this and keep the document as a resource for those willing to help.

Matt Shannon of Saitama