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  • BREAKERZ donates charity concert funds to the Red Cross of Japan

    April 12, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    BREAKERZ has announced the results of their fundraising event at Zepp Tokyo on their official website. The band states: "We were at Zepp Tokyo the other day on April 8th. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fundraising activities. Since weve gathered up all of the donations, we want to announce it to you. 2,580,636 yen (~40,482 USD) Weve donated this contribution to the Red Cross of Japan. Thank you so much

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  • Cast members of "Tenchijin" donate 20 million yen to disaster relief

    April 12, 2011 @ 1:52 am

    Ten cast members from the 2009 NHK Taiga drama, Tenchijin, donated a total of 20 million yen (~237,000 USD) to the Red Cross of Japan in order to aid with disaster relief from the Great Tohoku Earthquake. The ten cast members who participated are as follows: Tsumabuki Satoshi, Oguri Shun, Abe Hiroshi, Kakuda Nobuaki, Kitamura Kazuki, Koizumi Kotaro, Takashima Masanobu, Takashima Reiko, Tokiwa Takako and Papaya Suzuki. Aside from contr

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  • Tokyo Tower has a new illuminated message, "GANBARO NIPPON"

    April 11, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    Its April 11th and that makes it exactly one month since the devastating Great Tohoku Earthquake. With this one month anniversary, Tokyo Tower now has a special message on its viewing platform; GANBARO NIPPON (Lets do our best, Japan). There are 8,400 white LED lights that are charged through a solar power system that stores the light from the day. Tokyo Tower hasnt been fully lit up since the day after the earthquake in order to con

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  • Becky brings many smiles to the children of Tohoku through volunteering

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    Earlier this week, Becky visited the Tohoku region as a volunteer. Her mission there was to bring a smile to the faces of all the children suffering from the tragic disaster. Before visiting the shelters, Becky visited the surrounding areas and surveyed the damage done by the earthquake. She had realized it was very different to see the devastation in person rather than on TV and that it was more than she had imagined. She commented, "I ca

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  • MISIA sings a message song to victims of the earthquake/tsunami

    April 6, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    R&B singer MISIA recently resumed her ongoing tour,"THE TOUR OF MISIA JAPAN SOUL QUEST",in Hiroshima, and it was there that she performed a powerful original song conveying her thoughts and emotions for the victims of the recent tragedy that hit Japan. She expressed, "Under the same sky, let us walk together towards tomorrow", showing her support to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Many fans who have viewed this video foot

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  • The giant neon 'Glico man' is back on in Osaka!

    April 5, 2011 @ 3:57 am

    Ever since the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck Japan on March 11th, Osaka's iconic neonEzaki Glico man was forced to turn its lights out. Three weeks later on April 4th, Osaka finally flipped the switch and allowed the sign to brightly shine once more. Placed by its side, the city added a banner stating, "We want to send everyone smiles. In consideration of the earthquake's victims and afflicted area, the company had turned off the Gli

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  • X JAPAN's YOSHIKI and Marilyn Manson to work together for Earthquake and Tsunami relief

    April 4, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Marilyn Manson appeared at the opening party for Vivienne Westwood's Melrose Avenue shop where he revealed that he will be working with X Japan founder Yoshiki on a forthcoming project to benefit the earthquake / tsunami relief in Japan. "He's a good friend of mine," said Manson while talking about the famed drummer during a Q&A session on the red carpet. After this, Marilyn stated, "I am also working with him on helping out with the ben

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  • Sakanoue Yosuke of SPIRAL SPIDERS composes free song for Tohoku earthquake victims

    April 4, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Sakanoue Yosuke of SPIRAL SPIDERS has composed a song for the victims of the Great Tohoku Earthquake titled "I LOVE U BABY". Moreover, he is allowing fans from all over to download the song for free on their website. The song is very upbeat and definitely brings on a vibe of encouragement and hope! Check out the PV below as well as the link to download the mp3 yourself! Download the mp3 here. Source: Spiral Spiders Official

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  • Morning Musume to hold fundraising activities at their concert

    April 2, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Earlier today, Morning Musume's Takahashi Ai gave an announcement to everyone on her blog. She wrote: We, Morning Musume, will begin our spring tour on 4/3 at Oomiya Sonic City. Right now, everyone is focusing on helping the victims and restoration from the Great Tohoku Earthquake. We, Morning Musume, have also been thinking about what we can do to help even just the littlest bit. After a discussion with the members, we ha

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  • Three AKB48 girls head to Hong Kong for Jackie Chan's Japan Relief Project

    April 2, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    On April 1st, AKB48 members Matsui Sakiko, Umeda Ayaka, and Maeda Ami went to Hong Kong to participate in a Japan Relief Project called Love Beyond Borders 311, produced by actor Jackie Chan. The event began at 7 PM and the three girls of AKB48 were just one of the guest artists to perform in Hong Kongs Victoria Park. The event had a marathon fundraising method to raise money for disaster relief. Jackie sent a message to the victims o

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