"We are JEDI" Project

Notification update (July 1, 2011)
Regarding the shipment of WAJ T-shirts, they've arrived here in safe. We are very sorry that our schedule has the delay, there were some uncontrollable issues, but now all of them are completely solved. Our volunteer staff are preparing for re-package work, and will do it ASAP.
Thank you again for your patience.

First, our deep condolences go to all the people lost their family and friends live in the east Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster.
And we would like to express of our sympathy to people spent uneasy days at refuges now.

While many charity activities were made around the world, we, Japanese Star Wars fans were thinking what we could do. And then we decided to start our fundraising project. The 1st mission is to make "We are JEDI" T-shirts.
While our T-shirt project is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., we got authorization and cooperation to use some Star Wars phrases and images.
These T-shirts will be developed under the supervision of Lucasfilm and all the profits that we got from the sale of them will be contributed to the Japan Red Cross Society.
The final amount of contributions will be announced on this website after completing appropriate procedures.

Mr. Dave Filoni got our T-shirts first! iMay 27th, 2011j

From May 20th, The yearly big event "Star Wars Weekends" is held at Florida Disney world.

The special guests of SWW #1 were Mr. Filoni, the director of Star Wars Clone Wars, and Anthony Daniels. Mr. Filoni bought our "We are JEDI" T-shirts via Lucasfilm, and we were offered to deliver the T-shirts to Mr.Filoni in time as possible. We asked Michael Koske and his team to deliver the T-shirts. Luckily he was going to attend the SWW, so we could make the important mission.

Michael completed his mission, and sent us his picture. The center of the picture is Mr. Dave Filoni, The 2nd from the right is Michael Koske.

And another fan sent us his picture. Thank you for sending the sweet pic!

We apologize we spent long time for our project, all T-shirts will arrive us soon, we will have a shipment work ASAP.

Thanks Michael and all your team staff, you're our great supporters!

Message from Steve Sansweet (received at Apr 12th, 2011 (JST))

Dear fellow Star Wars fans:

We have all been following the tragic news from Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami disaster. I know that many of you already have reached out to help with the relief efforts that likely will continue for years, since even a great many survivors have lost their homes and possessions.

I am very happy to support this effort by Japanese Star Wars fans themselves—many of whom I know personally and worked with on Star Wars Celebration Japan—to raise money that will be funneled through the Japanese Red Cross Society. In return, you will get a very special, limited edition T-shirt to recognize your contribution. The shirt and design have been authorized by Lucasfilm.

Please be generous to help meet the overwhelming need. Feel free to join me in adding an amount above the suggested donation since the funds raised will go to a most worthy cause.

Yours in the Force!
Steve Sansweet
Fan Relations Advisor
Lucasfilm Ltd.

"We are JEDI" T-shirts

Number for sale Limited 1,000 shirts (Total of White and Black types)
We might have negotiation with Lucasfilm for the number of additional production when we can anticipate orders more than 1,000 T-shirts.
Price 2,500 JPY include shipping (Approximately $29.5)
Sizes youth small, youth medium, youth large,
Baby-doll S, Baby-doll M,
S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL
Start Apr 27th 15:00 (GMT) (Apr 28th 0:00 JST) Order forms are now available!
Payment method From Japan --> Paypal and Bank transfer (Japanese text only)
From overseas --> Paypal
Shipment timing We will place an order to the T-shirts vendor when we received 200 amount of shirts orders.
We expect the 1st order will be placed at the end of May.
We will keep you informed the delivery timing on this site.
Organization to contribute Japan Red Cross URL: http://www.jrc.or.jp/
Privacy policy We will not use any personal information that you input, except for shipment and our communications.
Inquiry japanrelief@501st.jp
This project is run by Star Wars fans in Japan under the authorization and cooperation of Lucasfilm Ltd. Although we use 501st Legion Japanese Garrison domain, website and their bank account, this is not 501st JG's project.