Saturday, January 01, 2005

Japan Ups the Ante

Japan now leads the race to be Most Giving Country of 2004-2005 -- it has pledged $500 million to aid tsunami victims (death toll now reaching 150,000), up from $30 million.

As CNB noted previously, Europe needs to put up or shut up now that the US is giving $350 million (with private corporations helping further). This is even more true now that Japan has become the philanthropic leader of the world (now this is an international competition that really means something).

As for the rest of us, go here to find where to donate.

Happy New Year.