WSG Media have announced that they will be donating proceeds to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund from the sales of their award winning travel book Snow Search Japan.
Japan is one of the raddest places to go and shred, not just for the snow, but for the hospitality and culture of a country that will embrace you on your visit. In the coming years, Japan will be dependent more than ever on tourism so if its not already get Japan on your list of things to do and buy this book to guide you on your way.
Snow Search Japan retails at £14.95 but for every copy sold through the website www.worldsnowboardguide.com a generous £13.50 will be donated directly to UK Charity Global Giving who are donating proceeds to Japanese charities and international aid charities that will help the suffering of Japan.
The appeal ends at the end of April, so the aim is to sell 1000 copies that will see an amazing £13,500 donated directly to the fund. The vast majority of the writing team for this book are based in Japan, and whilst none were directly affected, the tragedy as it unfolded has touched everyone deeply. Keith Stubbs, the co-ordinating author, was in Hokkaido at the time, and said “My thoughts, love and compassion are with the Japanese people in these hard times. Please buy a copy of Snow-search Japan and together let’s help raise extra money for those who have been affected by the worst disaster to hit Japan since the second world war”.
As everyone knows, on the 11th March the north coast of Japan was hit by a devastating tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. This tragic event is expected to have claimed the lives of 20,000 people and over 400,000 are currently living in temporary shelters. GlobalGiving will be donating the money to a number of Japanese and international charities to aid in the immediate and long term effects of this crisis.
Anyone wanting to buy a copy of the book or check out preview pages should go to www.worldsnowboardguide.com/tsunamirelieffund.cfm
“Travel book of the year” Gold Medal award winner at the 2010 IPPY Awards; “We can’t recommend it enough” Cooler Magazine, Feb 2010; “At last – a really good guide to skiing in Japan” Ski+Board Magazine; “Thorough, clear and rammed with essential information.” Fall-line Skiing; “A thorough guide that any snow fan heading to Japan should own” Wellington Dominion Post.