Help female-owning business overcome COVID19 pandemic in Japan

Fundraising campaign by Yoko Arinaga
  • ¥110,150
    raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
11% Funded
37 Donors

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Help make the passionate women smile again

Greed, inequity, hoarding, and others were the characteristics of life we were living before the corona pandemic. This pandemic has given us the chance to recreate our existence that will be full of joy, respect for one another, peace and love. Nagasaki is one of the tourist destinations in Japan for both local and international communities. However, Nagasaki is the 8th ranked prefecture in Japan with the highest number of single mothers, widows, and divorcees (Izumi, 2017). In addition, these women lag behind in terms of annual revenue. Despite this, women in Nagasaki have been doing their best to improve their standard of living and also help others through business related activities in tourism. They work with Nagasaki Wellness, an organization that seeks to promote health and wellness, and also empower women through training and other business related activities. These women engage in businesses related to traditional healing and relief therapy, cafes, restaurants, hotels and beauty salons. Most of their services are patronized by tourists. Unfortunately, the world now is battling with a pandemic and in an attempt to win this war, government policies have limited the number of visitors to Japan. In August 2020, only 8,700 tourists visited Japan, 99.7% less than the same time last year, this according to data from Japan Tourism Statistics (JNTO). The drastic dropped in the number of visitors as a result of the pandemic has affected businesses including those owned by women, which depend solely on tourists in order to operate, and the possibility that these businesses will not resume or continue to operate after the pandemic is over is high if there is no relief package to help these vulnerable businesses stay active in this trial time. In order to help these women, Nagasaki Wellness is seeking your kind hearted and generous support on behalf of these women-owned businesses in order to raise the sum of 10,000 USD in the next 45 days. Join us as we help these passionate women through your kind donation. No amount is too small or too big as it is said that little drops of water makes a mighty ocean. Your donation will be used as a relief package for the women upon which they will continue to be in business and also maintain their staff. A cheerful giver is never forgotten, Nagasaki Wellness and the women-own businesses will show appreciation of any amount that will be received through acknowledgement and issuance discount tickets to any of their services in Nagasaki, Japan. Thank you for your kind hearted donation. God bless you.

To help donors experience the services they are supporting

We have many benefits for our donors to explore Nagasaki as well as our beauty and wellness services.

< 1,000¥ : Appreciate email from the director of Nagasaki Wellness

1,000 - 4,999¥: 10% voucher to try one of our Wellness partners

5,000 - 9,999¥:

  • 10% voucher to try one of our Wellness partners
  • Nagasaki Wellness sticker
  • Glorify your name on our website (Nagasaki Wellness) https://nagasaki-wellness.com/

10,000 - 24,999¥ 

> 25,000¥

We are looking forward to seeing you and serving you in Nagasaki!!!

Contact us:

Yoko Arinaga, Ph.D

Mail: [email protected]

Tel : +8150-5360-2953

Address : Ai International Medical Research Institute

Dejima Kouryuukaikan, 2-11 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki city 850-0862, Japan

Rewards

10% voucher to try one of our Wellness partners

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10% voucher to try one of our Wellness partners Nagasaki Wellness sticker Glorify your name on our website (Nagasaki Wellness) https://nagasaki-wellness.com/

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20% voucher to try one of our Wellness partners Nagasaki Wellness and Navigate Nagasaki stickers Glorify your name on our website (Nagasaki Wellness) https://nagasaki-wellness.com/ Glorify your name on the tourism website (Navigate Nagasaki) https://navigate-nagasaki.com/

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Free entrance fee to TOP 10 destinations 30% voucher to try one of our Wellness partners Glorify your name on our website (Nagasaki Wellness) https://nagasaki-wellness.com/ Glorify your name on the tourism website (Navigate Nagasaki) https://navigate-nagasaki.com/

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Fundraising Team

  • Mai Chau
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  • Social media manager
  • Meike Mccaw
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  • social media manager

Donors

  • Yoko Arinaga
  • Posted On Jan 02, 2021
  • A happy new year, my friends!! We appreciate your support and encouragement for us!! We found more than 30 people are rooting for us in this crowdfunding. This is awesome!! I wish you much joy and fun this year. May you find peace, love, and success. Sending my heartiest new year wish to you! We will send you a message and vouchers soon^^

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 31, 2020
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¥500.00
Nov 23

Popular questions answering

Update posted by Mai Chau at 07:27 am

ERRORS IN PAYMENT METHODThese days, we received a lot of comments about the errors in payment methods. I am sorry to say that it is not allowed to pay via JCB cards and AMEX even though many people in Japan are using these kinds of cards. Gogetfunding does not accept. . . . .

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Nov 20

日本人の方へ、寄付の仕方について

Update posted by Yoko Arinaga at 11:45 pm

こちらで寄付の方法を説明しています。ながさきウェルネスは、Ai国際医療研究所所長、有永看護学博士が主導するウェルネスツーリズムのプラットフォームであり、ウェルネスサービスを通じて長崎に来られた方、また地元の方々に幸せと癒しを提供しています。ご存知のように、日本のジェンダー平等の世界ランキングは153か国中121位で、女性が生きやすい場所とは言えません。わたしたちながさきウェルネスは、美容・健康ウェルネスサービス提供者は女性の個人事業主が多いことに着目し、外国人観光客の獲得、英語対応サポートなどを行ってきました。ウェルネスの技術を学んだ女性たちは、人を癒したいという人たちばかりです。しかし、新型コロナウィルスによるパンデミックでインバウンドや観光は途絶えました。ながさきウェルネスは外国人や観光客という新しい顧客を獲得するシステムです。日本の女性事業主、癒しの担い手たちの応援をお願い致します。ご寄付頂きましたら1000円からクーポンがついてまいります!!是非ながさきウェルネスを体験してください^^寄付の方法の説明は下にあります。ウェルネスツーリズムとは、自身の価値を維持したり高める旅行のことを意味します。ウェルネスツーリズムは美容、健康、健康食、エコアドベンチャー、マインドボディなど様々なものが含まれます。私たちが展開するウェルネスプログラムは、長崎ならではの技術や名産品を使いながら、旅行中に健康や美しさを高めることをお手伝いします。長崎へ来られた時には、ぜひご連絡ください。現在ながさきウェルネスでは、漢方と煎茶道を組み合わせた茶養生やレイキヒーリングマッサージ、オーガニックのビワの葉やよもぎをつかった和草蒸し、指圧マッサージがプログラムとしてあります。返礼について

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Donors & Comments

37 donors
  • Yoko Arinaga
  • Posted On Jan 02, 2021
  • A happy new year, my friends!! We appreciate your support and encouragement for us!! We found more than 30 people are rooting for us in this crowdfunding. This is awesome!! I wish you much joy and fun this year. May you find peace, love, and success. Sending my heartiest new year wish to you! We will send you a message and vouchers soon^^

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 31, 2020
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  • Tatsuya Hyodo
  • Donated on Dec 17, 2020
  • 長崎が少しでも良くなればー!

¥1000.00
  • ETSUKO NAKAMURA
  • Donated on Dec 13, 2020
  • 有永さん頑張って下さいね。応援しています。

¥5000.00
  • Aoi Waki
  • Donated on Dec 10, 2020
  • ゆうこさん微力ですが応援させていただきました!ともに長崎を盛り上げていきましょう!

¥5000.00
¥1000.00
  • 涼子 安河内
  • Donated on Dec 07, 2020
  • 大変な時期ですが頑張ってください🍀

¥1000.00
  • shin ogawa
  • Donated on Dec 03, 2020
¥10.00
  • Yasuko Yamashita
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2020
  • Go and go!

¥1000.00
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¥110,150
raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
11% Funded
37 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities