Friday, March 25, 2011

Japanese Billionaire Helps Disaster Victims

  • Tadashi Yanai, worth U.S. $ 6.3 billion

    Shares of the company, Fast Retailing fell 20 percent after the earthquake, and reduce the U.S. $ 1.3 billion of his fortune. Despite the loss, he personally gave $ 12 million, which seems to be the largest individual contribution to the recovery of Japan. Group retail has donated U.S. $ 8.6 million in the form of clothing to the victims and cash of U.S. $ 5 million. This apparel retailer plans to collect donations in the donation box in 2200 the company Uniqlo, Theory, and other stores around the world.

    Tadashi Yanai and family have a wealth of U.S. $ 7.6 billion. In Japan he became the second richest person according to Forbes magazine, while the world he is ranked 122.

    • Masayoshi Son, the wealth of U.S. $ 8.2 billion
    Tadashi Yanai

    His company created the iPhone application that allows customers to make donations. He also gave 12 thousand phone with unlimited service for the areas affected by the disaster. The phone is given free of charge to assist agencies, community leaders and families of the victims. It also offers emergency messages to smart phones. Some Softbank closed his shop, especially the northeast region affected by rolling blackouts.

    He is the richest man in Japan, and for the world ranking CEO of SoftBank's Forbes 113 rank.

    Ueno - Japan's Oldest Zoo

    Ueno - Japan's Oldest Zoo

    Ueno Zoo (东京 都 恩赐 上 野 动物园, Tōkyō-to Ueno Onshi Dōbutsuen) Is a zoo located in Ueno Park, Taito district, Tokyo, Japan. The first time opened to the public on March 20, 1882, Ueno Zoo is the oldest zoo in Japan. The zoo has about 500 species of animals, with the ultimate collection of rare animals such as Sumatran tigers and gorillas of West Plains.

    The owner of this zoo is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Having previously managed the Tokyo Metropolitan Department of Public Works, the zoo's management was transferred to the Foundation, the Association of Zoos Tokyo since April 1, 2006. In addition to Ueno Zoo, other zoos are managed by the Foundation is the Association of Zoos Tokyo Tama Zoological Park, Tokyo Sea Life Park and Zoo Inokashira
    Ueno Zoo Monorail

    Ueno - Japan's Oldest Zoo, 东京 都 恩赐 上 野 动物园
    Japan's Oldest Zoo, 东京 都 恩赐 上 野 动物园
    From Ueno Station, Ueno Zoo Front Gate can be reached by walking for 5 minutes. The inside of the zoo is divided into two regions: Western Zoo and Zoo East. In addition to walking, visitors can ride the monorail that connects the West Zoos and Zoo East. Monorail at Ueno Zoo is the first monorail in Japan. Front Gate in the eastern region Zoo, while the zoo and the pool Shinobazu child was in the region of Western Zoo. In East Zoos have five-story pagoda was first built in 1631. Pagoda building is now the gift giving Kan'ei-ji for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1958.

    Ueno Zoo is the zoo's most visited by many people in Japan. Total visitors in a month sometimes exceed the total visitor Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. In 2006, the Ueno Zoo visited by about 3.5 million visitors, while Asahiyama Zoo about 3 million 40 thousand visitors. In 2008, a total of visitors has decreased to around 2.9 million visitors after the death of Ling Ling, the only panda's Ueno Zoo. In the same year, Asahiyama Zoo also decreased the number of visitors to about 2.77 million people.