Posted by debito on June 29th, 2007
Hi Blog. This just came through. Good idea (Debito.org is doing a similar awareness-raising campaign with JAPANESE ONLY T-shirts.), so passing this along. Debito
Subject: I’m launching a T-shirt campaign for Lindsay Ann Hawker’s family and am asking for your help
Date: June 28, 2007 12:07:11 PM JST
Dear Friends & Associates
As you probably know, 22-year-old Lindsay Ann Hawker was teaching English in
Japan when she was brutally murdered at the end of March this year. Tatsuya
Ichihashi remains the Japanese police’s only suspect and has still not been
In support of Lindsay’s family and the Japanese police in their hunt for
this man, I am launching a T-shirt campaign. I hope that enough people – men
and women, Japanese and foreign – will wear this T-shirt so that this man’s
face is seen by as many people as possible in Japan, on a daily basis.
I met with Lindsay’s family yesterday, who said: “The more people that wear
the T-shirts, the more support that we will feel is being shown for us.
Lindsay was a teacher, who loved her life in Japan. She would have been
first in the queue to buy and wear such a T-shirt for another victim. She
had a strong sense of justice, and would have done anything she could have
to have helped others.”
PLEASE play a part in assisting Lindsay’s family in keeping this man’s face
right where people can see it. Buy a t-shirt and wear it at the gym,
dropping the kids off at school, going shopping, on the train, and just
walking around – wear it anywhere you will be seen by many people. If you
don’t live in Japan, why not help by buying shirts for us to give to people
There are many things you can do to help: buy and wear a T-shirt, buy LOTS
of T-shirts for us to give to people to wear, volunteer to help with the
campaign, get your company involved, and pass on this email to all your
foreign and Japanese friends living in Japan. If you are involved with any
print media, we also have a print campaign you are welcome to use.
On behalf of the Hawker family, thank you very much for your support.
To order T-shirts go to http://www.cafepress.com/beingabroad
To volunteer yourself, your company, or media coverage, please email
Please forward this email to your foreign and Japanese friends living in
President & CEO
Caroline Pover, Inc. & Weekender, Inc.
Being A Broad http://www.being-a-broad.com
Alexandra Press http://www.alexandrapress.com
Weekender magazine http://www.weekenderjapan.com
Chuo Iikura Bldg 5F, 3-4-11 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041, Japan