Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. We are the Japanese division of White Label Space, a team competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE which is a competition to create a privately funded space mission to send a Rover to explore the surface of the Moon.
Houston we have a problem!
As you know, Japan has been ravaged by a series of catastrophes, first earthquakes followed by tsunamis and now the ongoing threat from radiation. Unfortunately this does have an impact on our mission due to the fact that the White Label Space Rover development team led by Prof Yoshida of Tohoku University is located at the City Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, the area that was closest to the epicenter of the earthquakes. But right now we have larger issues on Earth that need to be taken care of. Fortunately for us all of our team members have been confirmed alive but this is not everyone has been as lucky as we have.
Our main mission now is to raise money to help the people of North Japan in recovering from this ongoing tragedy.
Due to the sensationalist tone of the global press agencies, many of you now believe that most of the North of Japan was for the most part destroyed by the triple catastrophe and that radiation makes it unsafe to remain here. We appeal to you all not to believe every word that you hear from the press and try to get a more balanced view of the situation. Yes we have been and continue to be seriously impacted by the earthquakes, tsunamis and the ongoing issues with our nuclear reactors, but we still have strong will to live and believe that our future is here. We will recover from this disaster faster than you can imagine and will also return stronger and more unified.
Please give generously and we will make sure all cash denoted reaches the people that need it most.