イギリス、スコットランドの首都エディンバラにある日本語合唱団が月嶋カリンさんが始められたHand in Hand for Japanのリクエストを受けてつくった、２０１１年東日本大震災に影響を受けた人々にむけてのメッセージです。
This is a video message to those who have been affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake 2011 made by the Japanese Singing Group based in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK, responsing to a request by Ms Calyn Tsukishima, who set up the project ‘Hand in Hand for Japan’.
This video shows messages collected by the Japanese Singing Group at the fundraising event ‘Cakes for Japan’ held on 26 March 2011 supporting the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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