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In the season of goodwill, the Club’s Connections group is fostering the spirit of giving.
For all its societal stability and economic might, Japan is one of the least generous nations in the world when it comes to offering a helping hand.
A recent donation by the Club is helping to fight the growing problem of food insecurity in Japan.
Clutching canvas bags and wheeling suitcases, dozens of people wait patiently in line under a tiled roof at Zojo Temple near Tokyo Tower.
During times of unprecedented uncertainty, Club-supported charities have done what’s necessary to give Japan’s most vulnerable somewhere to turn.
I used to think that if my Tokyo phone room was in trouble, my Osaka phone room would be my backup,” says Vickie Skorji, director of TELL’s Lifeline, Japan’s only English-language, mental-health crisis hotline. “Of course, the coronavirus meant that all of those locations were off-limits [for our phone operators].”