Japanese pop culture media uses the power of infleunce to strength support for earthquake and tsunami victims. As Japanese celeberties all over donate millions of yen and spread the word of aid. Dragon Ball animator Toriyama Akira release a video via Youtube for fellow anime lovers to send out “Genkidama” (spirit bombs) of support. The video features images of main hero Goku and Arale-chan (from Dr.Slump).
While numerous actors/actress Japan native leave words of encouragement and strength.
Voice actors for popular Japanese anime series One Piece Tanaka Mayumi (voice character Monkey D. Luffy) and Okiayu Ryotaro (voice character Toriko) urge people to donate.
Johnny’s Entertainment has cut back or cancel some performances. In addition to new methods that will conserve energy as the crisis with Fukushima unfolds in eastern Japan. Also sending supply aid and electricity to those in need.Sending trucks and power supply vehicles to northern Japan. This includes engery saving methods. Johnny’s entertainment headquarters is using back up generators to cut down the exhaustion of electricity. The entertainment company is in the progress of putting together a charity CD to donate to victims.
Japanese pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki has donated 30 million yen.
TV Ashai launched Doraemon Charity Fund which will send donations to Iwate and Miyag. Charity has collected 600 million yen and counting.
NTV networks has launched their 24 Hour Television that raised 254 million yen.
Japanese groups AKB48,SKE48, NMB48, and SDN48 has raised 500 million yen in donations.
Other Asian celebrities have step up and volunteer. Taiwanese actor Jerry Van is visiting Japan and volunteering in relief aid.
Korean celebrities singer Kim Jeong Hoon, Sean (YG’s Jinusean), and Narsha( Brown Eyed Girls) participated in the Salvation Army. To help aid earthquake victims in Japan.
Entertainment companies Horipro and Stardust Promotion also send out funds and support.
You can also donate doesn’t have to be a lot
text REDCROSS to 90999 (American) $10.00 or visit redcross.org
text ASIA to 30333 (Canadian)$10.00 or visit redcross.org
text MFR to 85944 for Music For Relief foundation $10.00
You can also visit care.org or unicif.org us this link as a reference for additional aid and information