Thinking of those in the devastated coastal cities of Japan as well as the city of Tokyo facing rolling mass blackouts. Not easy to get to an AA meeting in unlit streets or damaged buildings, so online contact may be an alternative for some.
I’m posting this message sent out from JanBB, the chairperson of Online Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous (OIAA) earlier today. If any of you are able to send it to friends in recovery in Japan please do so.
Hello AA Japan,
The Online Intergroup sends its support and concern for your safety and
continued wellbeing. We hope all of you have come through this recent
catastrophic earthquake as well as subsequent aftershocks, with lives and
It may diffcult for many of you to travel to meetings or your buildings may not
be habitable for meetings. OIAA can help. We have a directory of online AA
meetings available for your use, that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our meetings do not close. We urge all of you to please make use of our AA
meetings online directory, as you are all so welcome to join us:
We also have a Japanese language member group:
Please come join us, as we want to hear your experience, strength, and hope and
share with you how we have recovered through Alcoholics Anonymous as well as
offering our friendship and support. We are always here for you and desire to be
of service in any way we can.
Please pass it on.