Many artists are leaving comments, but it seems all of the members of Johnny & Associates have left personal messages in regards to the tragic Tohoku Pacific Ocean earthquake disaster. (From http://tokyohive.com )
The first part of the messages are below:
What things can we do right now.
Let’s all do what we can now.
Whether that’s donating or turning off your electric switches.
Actions like that contribute even just the tiniest bit to the hope of tomorrow.
We can put all of our efforts together.
We can bring our hearts together.
Let’s do it everyone!!!
A week ago we just had a concert in Miyagi and Iwate and now the situation that faces those who came to the concert really makes us worry.
When the earthquake happened, there were also some members who were doing work in the Tohoku region.
The tremors were so strong and we can’t help but feel anxious for those who are living in that situation right now.
We’ve had “THE! TETSUWAN! DASH!!” solar car on location along the Pacific Ocean there countless times.
Everyone on location is always so kind and we’ve developed a strong connection with the people there.
Let’s all take each others’ hands together, let’s encourage one another and do what we can now. It’s the only way we can face this situation.
Turn off a light in a room, unplug things from outlets you aren’t using, don’t use water you don’t need,,,
They may be small things, but if everyone participates then it can absolutely be helpful.
Please don’t forget that.
We will also continue doing whatever we can.
And, we sincerely hope that many people are safe
Those who have experienced damage due to the earthquake disaster and the victim’s families, you have our most heartfelt sympathy.
Whenever we saw the damage being reported, our hearts ached and we didn’t know what to say so all we could do was pray.
We, as KinKi Kids and as Japanese people, have to do what we can now
With the idea of closing our eyes and opening our ears we can do it one by one
Now, we have seen the warm hearts from throughout the world
While embracing each other and becoming one, let’s all climb over this.
Everyone please help contribute with things like conserving electricity and water. Think about what you can do around you to help on a larger scale. It’s important to make that effort.
One day sooner
One second sooner
We hope that that anxiety in everyone’s lives disappears.
Believe in everyone’s own power and even if it’s just one thing let’s absolutely do it.
Something major has happened. Every time we hear new news, we feel like we’re going to cry as we realize how much damage this has really caused.
Our hearts ache naturally for the victims, but also for their families, relatives and friends; when we think about how they must be feeling.
We have so many thoughts, but we mostly just wish for an environment where the people affected by the damage can be rescued, the goods can reach that area and confirmation of peoples’ safety is happening.
We heard that fans were concerned for our safety, but we’re all fine.
We have to conserve electricity and water and we need to only use phones in the case of an emergency. I think that’s all we can do, even though it’s small it’s something we can do.
Not counting the areas struck by the disaster, I feel there is still more we can do.
Let’s all think about what we can do and then act on it.
I want us all to work together to send support up to the area struck by the disaster.
To those affected by the damages in Tohoku, you have our deepest sympathies.
Each time we see news videos on this disaster, we realize how terrible this really is and we feel extremely sad.
We hope that relief comes and everyone’s safety and the restoration can begin even just a moment quicker.
For those reading this, we can also do things like conserve electricity.
If everyone does just something small, it can have a big effect.
Let’s all work hard together.
Tackey & Tsubasa
Takizawa Hideaki, Imai Tsubasa
Those who have been affected by the earthquake, you have our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies.
Every day, the more we watch the news and the more we know, we feel such great concern for the victims of this disaster.
A lot of fans have kindly asked how we’re doing, but all of us are fine. So please don’t worry.
Right now, we can do things like conserve electricity, conserve water, not use the phone unless it’s an emergency and donate money…, We’re in Tokyo and we need to do what we can as much as possible. We believe that when the small things pile up, it can be really helpful.
Concerning our own actions, we’re going to do whatever we can. We have a thought that “We want to see everyone smile even if it’s through something small…”. We’re going to do whatever we can with all of our might.
Things are still unpredictable for those in the area struck by the disaster, but their families, friends and those close to them are cheering for them and they will climb over this. That’s what all of us members are hoping for.
Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho, Aiba Masaki, Ninomiya Kazunari, Matsumoto Jun
We seriously pray for the safety of those affected by the disaster.
It must feel hopeless.
There are so many people who are having such a terrible time.
Let’s encourage them.
You’re not alone.
We’re all cheering for you.
Everyone is searching for helpful things to do and we want to put them into practice.
For those reading this, if there’s anything you can do, like conserving electricity, then let’s do it together.
If we work together, then we should be able to overcome this crisis.
Don’t give up hope, let’s do our best together!!
(Yamashita Tomohisa, Koyama Keiichiro, Nishikido Ryo, Kato Shigeaki, Masuda Takahisa, Tegoshi Yuya)
As the time passes, we realize how much damage this has caused.
When we think about those affected by the damage, as well as their family and friends… our hearts ache. We’re really concerned.
What is something good to say at a time like this? We just can’t find the right words.
Right now, we’re absolutely praying from the bottom of our hearts that everyone is safe.
We’re doing things now so that everyone can smile and be energetic again.
And because of that we’re going to work with all of our might.
We also have experience with the Great Hanshin Earthquake (1995). During that time, we didn’t give up because there were so many people who were doing their best to help us.
Now, we need to do what we can for those affected by this disaster, let’s do our very best.
Right now, people still don’t have peace of mind, but all of us members really wish that everyone will be able to smile again as quickly as possible.
(Shibuta Subaru, Nishikido Ryo, Maruyama Ryuuhei, Yasuda Shota, Okura Tadayoshi, Murakami Shingo, Yokoyama Yu)
A major disaster is happening.
Immediately following the earthquake, all of the members wrote e-mails to check up on one another and were relieved and happy to hear that none of the members had injuries, and that all of us were safe. However, all of the members are concerned for the victims and their families and those important to them.
We still worry about things like the aftershocks, but when it comes down to it, let’s work together and do whatever we can.
Things like conserving electricity… even one second is good. What can we do from where we are now?
There are still people that are suffering. This isn’t someone else’s problem.
Everyone, we’re connected, let’s become one.
And we pray from the bottom of our hearts for the safety of those in the area where the disaster occurred.
(Kamenashi Kazuya, Taguchi Junnosuke, Tanaka Koki, Ueda Tatsuya, Nakamaru Yuuichi)
Let’s become one.
We pray for the safety of those affected by this major earthquake.
All of us Hey! Say! JUMP members are safe.
For everyone who worried about us, please rest easy.
Every day ,we’re all really surprised by the damage we see on TV and in the newspapers. It’s made us feel incredibly sad.
The things we can do right now doesn’t seem like very much, but we hope that our singing and dancing can bring energy and strength to those who are affected by this disaster, as well as to everyone all over Japan.
And in addition to that, we can also conserve electricity and water…
When the littlest things add up, it can help a whole lot.
Let’s start doing what we can now.
Even now we’re still in a dangerous state.
Let’s work together with our family and friends so we can overcome this just a bit quicker.
– Hey! Say! JUMP
(Yamada Ryousuke, Chinen Yuuri, Nakajima Yuuto, Morimoto Ryuutarou, Okamoto Keito, Arioka Daiki, Takaki Yuya, Inoo Kei, Yaotome Hikaru, Yabu Kouta)
Right now, various places are damaged throughout Japan and when we see the news on TV, it’s really heartbreaking…
We sincerely pray that the victims are safe….
We heard that a lot of fans were worrying about us.
We, NYC, and the Hey! Say! JUMP members are safe with no injuries.
So please don’t worry.
However, all of this damage is the reality of Japan and we can’t turn our eyes away from it.
As it gets colder, there are people there with only a little bit to drink and only a little bit to eat.
The things we can do now are really small things, but…
Even if it’s small, conserve electricity so that we can diffuse it to the areas that are damaged.
We hope that food and goods can be sent to that region as soon as possible.
We want to do something to give them cheer and smiles…
Even something small is okay…
If you don’t try, then it’s no good…
When we combine our hearts together, even if it’s something small, one thing becomes two, two things become three and then we can do something big.
Hereafter, we’ll continue thinking more about what things we can do to help.
People can’t be relieved just yet. We can all call out to others around us about this and overcome this together…
We’ll keep this hope until the very end, and we’ll never throw it away.
Let’s all do our best together and be helpful.
So that we can see everyone’s smiling faces once again…
We, NYC, pray for everyone’s safety.
(Nakayama Yuuma, Yamada Ryousuke, Chinen Yuuri)
It pains my heart to know that the victims and their families and friends are spending their days being anxious. I’m shocked whenever I watch the news since the damage is always more than I had imagined it to be.
I can’t find the right words for a situation like this, but I pray for everyone’s safety and I hope that relief will be there one day soon. I hope that it becomes an environment where the victims are safe and they can feel a little peace of mind.
I’ve been thinking about what I can do to possibly help out in this situation.
Let’s all work together to understand this situation and do things like conserve electricity.
These are painful times, but if everyone works together, then I believe we can overcome this.
Also, the people who are doing the rescue operations in the affected areas have a really brutal task.
I am so grateful to you all and I want you all to continue being strong and do your best.
All of the talents and staff want to do our very best so that someday soon, we can see a lot of peoples’ smiles again.
– Kondo Masahiko
Our sincerest sympathies go out to those who were affected by this earthquake.
Even though we see and come to know the extent of the damage through the news, it’s still really difficult to believe and it just breaks our hearts.
Fans have been concerned about our safety, but when the earthquake first broke out we were in Osaka and Tokyo doing theatre performances. We could really feel the tremors, but the three of us are blessed to be safe.
We pray that the damage doesn’t get any worse than it already is. For those who were affected by the disaster, don’t throw away your hope, we believe that you will be able to smile again. Please weather these difficulties with your family and friends. And, live! We’re also going to be supporting you as much as we can.
For those who read this message, let’s be proactive and do what we can now, like conserve electricity.
When we all help out with little things one-by-one, it will definitely turn into a big help.
Let’s all work together and do our best to help out in our own areas!
It really pains my heart to know the extent of the damage.
A lot of people are having uneasy and painful days.
As a person of this nation, I’m thinking about things I can do to help now.
Everyone, let’s do things here and do things like conserve electricity.
And, let’s work together and do our best so that we can begin restoring the area someday soon.
Those affected by the disaster have my heartfelt sympathies.
What is something good to write right now? Honestly, I don’t know.
I never thought an earthquake like that could happen. When I heard the news, I was full of sadness and my heart dropped.
When I think about the area of the disaster, I feel really worried and I don’t know what to say.
The words won’t come out right now….
I hope that everything can be returned to how it was someday soon and I pray for the victims of the disaster to be safe.
And the things we can do now are: conserve electricity and water and don’t use the phone unless it’s an emergency.
It can be great if we all think about that and work together so that someday soon that place can be restored back to how it previously was.
How much anxiety must the people who were affected by the earthquake be facing?…It makes my heart ache. I pray that that area can be restored someday soon. We can do things that may seem a bit small. Let’s do things like conserve electricity and water. I’m sending out my sincerest prayers. Everyone, it’s difficult, but please do your best.
There are a lot of people who were affected by the large earthquake.
Everyone, are you okay?
I’m really worried.
It pains my heart to see the reports on TV and in the newspapers.
I’m in the middle of theatre performances in Osaka, so I don’t have any injuries and am fine.
Thank you so much for those who were concerned for me.
Right now, the only thing I can do is do my best on stage.
I believe that each person coming to the theatre has various thoughts on their mind.
Perhaps, there are some people who aren’t able to come to the theatres due to circumstances.
For those people as well
It’s what I can work my hardest at and I’ll devote myself to this play!
This is the greatest task I can do right now!
I think that and then I stand on stage every day.
I’ll do my very best on stage until the last day so that I can make you guys feel even just a little bit better.
Right now there are a lot of areas that have to conserve electricity.
Everyone, if you all work together it should be very useful.
Let’s climb over this together by working with each other during these times.
I’m really really sending my most heartfelt prayers for everyone and everyone’s family and friends.
I saw the news and saw the tragic things that happened, it makes me really worried. Are you all okay? We’re all doing our best so we can be even just a little bit helpful. Everyone, please do your best and stick it out until the end during these harsh times.
Let’s do what we can right now.
I pray from the bottom of my heart that everyone’s precious family and friends are safe.