Local Ambassadors from the Hard Rock Cafes in Japan hosted a wide range of philanthropic efforts in their community including a catering event at Yokosuka military base. The team served up about 5,000 burgers and provided entertainment, with appreciation, to the sailors who went up north to support and back up the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in disaster-relief activity; Operation Tomodachi, after March 11 disaster last year. USS Blue Ridge, the big ship on the photo was the first ship among 9 naval ships, which headed to the north right after the quake and involved in the Operation Tomodachi as an operation controller. Most of the sailors on the photos are crew from USS Blue Ridge. It was a fantastic moment for the Hard Rock team.
The other photos are taken in Soma city, Fukushima prefecture, where had been damaged by tsunami after the quake. Soma is one of the cities in east coast of Tohoku district, badly damaged. The team delivered the donation, including HRC items, to people of Soma city as Christmas gifts on December 24, 2011. Also donated was $48,000 to Soma city (mayor of Soma city). The amount was raised from ‘Unite for Japan’ shirts sales as well as the fundraising. The money will be directly used as education expenditure for the children those who lost their families from this quake disaster. ALL IS ONE