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’
A family of Japanese-Brazilians who had their homes wiped away by the massive March 11 tsunami are now trying to rebuild their lives in Brazil. Luckier than tens of thousands of other tsunami refugees who are still living in shelters, the family were bought back to their birth country by Brazil’s foreign ministry.
When Roseli Takashi and her sister-in-law, Mary Takashi, heard the tsunami alerts in the northeastern city of Onagawa on March 11, they raced out of their homes with their daughters in time to save themselves. But their homes were not spared.
An outdoor vigil was held in Chile for the Japan quake on Wednesday.
Japan’s ambassador to Chile, Wataru Hayashi, welcomed Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno to the event.
Ambassador Hayashi says international support in crucial in helping Japan rebound from the disaster.
[Wataru Hayashi, Japanese Ambassador to Chile]:
“I was deeply touched by the words shared today and solidarity and encouragement from everyone in the past. Although our country has been facing a national crisis since March 11, we will make an effort to rebuild a new, safer and more livable country in the spirit of something good coming out of something bad. To do that, we need solidarity and support from our allies.”
Chile has made a remarkable recovery from an 8.8 quake in 2010 which hammered towns, roads and industries and killed more than 500 people.
This is the official music video for STARTING OVER by Jamaican Allstars. Song is recorded by Legendary Reggae Artists, such as Luciano, Bunny Wailer, Maricia Griffith, Ken Booth, John Holt, U-Roy, Carl Dawkins, Yellowman, Little John, Coco Tea, Triston Palma and more… All proceeds will be donated to Japan Red Cross.
I really appreciate what they done for us, the Japanese people. We all unite as one and make better dayz.
東日本大震災の直後から、OVERHEAT MUSICのECがチャリティ・ソングの制作をしている。ジャマイカ、アメリカ、イギリス、そしてもちろん日本からはPushim、Moominを始めトップ・クラスのアーティスト達が集結。さらに全員が同じトラックの上で異なるメロディとリリックを歌うというレゲエならではのスタイルということだが、その全貌を知るにはレゲエザイオン、レコチョク、iTunesでは5月下旬まで待たなければならない。ならばその前にこの「This Moment」をプロデュースしたECに真相を訊くべく緊急インタヴュー。