11th March 2011, An enormous earthquake of magnitude 9.0 struck North-East Japan. As my school project, I created an advert for people to realise how shocking the earthquake and the tsunami were. It is rather crap, but I thought better than nothing. Hope you’ll donate to Japan!
Japan is now in a very critical situation due to the 9.0 Magnitude Earthquakes, Tsunamis and a Crisis in Nuclear Power Plants, causing unprecedented causalities in Japanese history.
As of today, here is the latest situation (National Police Agency).
- Death and missing toll is more than 20,000 of March 20, 2011.
- Number of evacuees is around 350,000.
- More than 14,500 houses were totally destroyed and/or washed away.
In order to help the victims of the disaster, we are seeking your assistance for donation in following ways:
After being struck by an earthquake and tsunami weeks ago, several Jamaican artistes have collaborated in a tribute to Japan song called We Are One Japan.
The song is being produced by Jamaica-born US-based producer John ‘Jon FX’ Crawford, who has done other songs like Shabba Ranks and Akon’s Gun Session, I Wayne’s Book of Life and Gyptian’s I Can Feel Your Pain and Nah Let Go.
We Are One Japan will be led by Gyptian but features other artistes like Alison Hinds, Voicemail, Pressure, Wayne Wonder and Michael Rose. The chorus is being done by a Japanese artiste called Fumibella.
With Japan being a major supporter of Jamaica’s music, Jon FX said he thought it was very important to do a song for the country. When other countries stopped supporting reggae and dancehall music because the sound of the music changed, he said, Japan was always there.
STEPHEN ‘Di Genius’ McGregor of Big Ship, Mighty Crown and Gachapan Records will record Jamaican artistes on the Japan tribute riddim.
The Jamaican deejays are yet to be finalised. It follows a earlier move by the riddim’s producer Pancho of Gachapan to record some 30 Japanese deejays in a 20-minute song entitled One For All.
The UK is sending emergency drinking water to one of Japan’s worst tsunami-stricken regions in response to an urgent request from the Japanese authorities, the Department for International Development (Dfid) said.
The news came as officials warned today that highly radioactive iodine leaking from the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant could be seeping into seawater further north than previously thought.
To show Japan all the thoughts and love going out to them from here in NY, I set up a special “Message-to-Japan” photo booth at theUnite for Japan fundraising event. Guests were given whiteboards where they wrote, drew & expressed their support for Japan during these hard times. I hope you hear our messages Japan. Gambatte.
In just four weeks, the 2:46 Quakebook project has turned an idea first voiced in a single tweet, into a rich collection of essays, artwork and photographs submitted by indivdiuals around the world, including people who endured the disaster and journalists who covered it.
2:46 — Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake contains a piece by Yoko Ono, and work created specifically for the book by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein.
Artists Help Japan is a charity movement initiated by Dice Tsutsumi, an art director at Pixar Animation Studios who was also behind 2008 Totoro Forest Project to help preserve Sayama Forest in Japan and Sketchtravel Project, to gather the force of communities of artists and creative minds around the world.
We believe artists have special roles to contribute to the society.
Within a week, 10 art communities from LA, San Francisco, New York, Paris, Toronto and Pittsburgh have signed up to do fund raising events to contribute to this movement. We are calling for more artists communities to join the forces of Artists Help Japan Movement.