Dozens of volunteers donned white disposable jumpsuits, rubber boots and hard hats at the 370-year-old Jionin Temple cemetery Friday, sacrificing holiday time to help shovel away layers of tsunami mud and debris.
Hands-on: College student Takuya Komoto, 20, changes clothes by his friend’s tent after volunteering to clean houses in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Friday. AP PHOTO
Others did more intricate work, tenderly wiping dirt off Buddhist statues and stone carvings.
It’s not the way out-of-towners normally spend the start of the Golden Week holiday, when people commonly leave big cities to visit their hometowns, take hot springs vacations or travel abroad. But after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami decimated northeastern coastal towns and left an estimated 26,000 people dead or missing, these are not normal times.
Behind the scene of STARTING OVER shot in Jamaica starring Bunny Wailer, Luciano, John Holt, Triston Palma, Marcia Griffith, Josey Wales, Ken Boothe and Coco Tea.
MORE FOOTAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY FILM “THE FREEDDIM” !!!
Kizuna Japan was a wonderful day full of Japanese creative activities, martial art demonstrations and music and an intimate evening in a candlelit church with Japanese Taiko, Music and Dance held at St Mary’s Church in Acton, London.
Kizuna Japan raised £4,600 that day but the most wonderful experience was that so many kind, generous and open hearted people came together to do what they could to help those in Japan who have suffered such unimaginable devastation.
‘Kizuna’………….the ‘solidarity which binds the people’
‘Starting Over’ and ‘Matsushima’ are the latest efforts by Japanese natives living in Jamaica, Jun Tochino and Yumiko ‘Yumi’ Gabe, to aid in disaster relief funds for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The two who are well-known in the Jamaican music industry approached several artistes with the idea to do a song of which the proceeds will go to the relief fund and they said many of reggae’s great legends stepped up right away to lend their talent and names to the worthy cause.
“Me and Jun, we were thinking what we can do because we are so far from Japan. We are involved in reggae music a lot here, so we a use music to help,” Yumi told the STAR.
It is already one month since an earthquake of unprecedented scale and tsunami hit the north eastern part of Japan off the Pacific Ocean on 11 March, causing catastrophic devastation. Thirteen thousand precious lives were lost, and fourteen thousand people are still missing. About one hundred and fifty thousand people are obliged to spend difficult days and nights, living in evacuation shelters, many of them having lost their homes. Several coastal cities were completely demolished. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, damaged by the tsunami, continues to be a source of concern, and the residents within a 30km radius are being evacuated. While this unprecedented crisis still continues, I deeply appreciate the heartfelt condolences and sympathy expressed by so many people, as well as the heart-warming encouragement and support extended by the Ethiopian Government and the African Union. As Prime Minister Kan expressed in appreciation, the Japanese people have strengthened their belief that ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Japan has the experience of a relatively fast recovery from the devastation of the war and has overcome various natural disasters in the past. We will work hard to overcome this tragedy as well.
A video from Brazil to the campaign SHOW YOUR HEART from the japanese singer/actor GACKT, it’s a small gesture to try to bring a smile to the japanese people affected by the recent incidents.
This video was made by:
Ronnie Pedra (@RonniePedra)
Lauren Fraga (@Lauren_Uruha)
Thaís Favero – Japanese Subtitles
It is a size that reaches from Canada to Mexico when Japan is put on the USA.
Australia is also the same. It reaches from Mongolia to India also in China.
There is no country that Japan enters in Africa. At last, it enters also in Brazil.
Japan might be large. I was unbelievable, and splash until the map is actually piled up.
Please send this to five of your friends and post this on your facebook wall
Artist: City Fidelia Feat. Noushka
This is dedication to all human beings, we are all one and we are all connected, so regardless of where you are in this world, you have been effected, pass this on out of respect to the people that are no longer with us today, this video aint about me its about them and you ll understand why im sayin that after you watch the video, one love
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