SIU, SEMO Japanese students hold fundraiser for homeland

In exchange for donations, members of the Japanese student organization handed out origami and wrote students' names in Japanese.
In exchange for donations, members of the Japanese student organization handed out origami and wrote students' names in Japanese.
Organizers say they've raised almost $12,000.
Organizers say they've raised almost $12,000.

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Fundraising efforts for Japan at southern Illinois university in Carbondale are have been very successful.

Organizers say they've raised almost $12,000 and donations are still pouring in.

In exchange for donations, members of the Japanese student organization handed out origami and wrote students' names in Japanese.

Japanese students at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau are still collecting money on campus.

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