uniqlo english japanese logo.jpgAs the tragic situation in Japan goes from bad to worse, Uniqlo is getting behind its home country by donating $25.6 million to the earthquake/tsunami relief fund. The Japanese retailer has donated approximately $8.6 million in clothing and $17 million in cash to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Of that amount, $12 million alone has come from Uniqlo CEO Tadashi Yanai, who is worth $9.2 billion and is Forbes' richest man in Japan.

It seems appropriate, due to the current climate in Japan, that the clothing being offered has been sourced from Uniqlo's HeatTech line, which is created from heat-generated fabrics to retain warmth in freezing temperatures. For the survivors of this crisis, this donation will be vital in their recovery as they continue to battle extremely cold conditions without shelter.

You can also donate to the Japan Tsunami Appeal via the British Red Cross. For more information and to donate online visit www.redcross.org.uk