Earthquake updates and a word from Gackt

Many of JET Programme participants have checked in and confirmed their safety. If you haven’t heard from your friends and family in teaching in Japan, try checking out this site: Japan Local Goverment Center. Unfortunately this list doesn’t include ALTs from other programs or former JETs visiting the area (I’m still waiting to hear news about one and the city she was in, Shizugawa, got hit badly).

For those of you with friends and family in the military stationed in Japan, good news! All U.S. military personnel have been accounted for.

Finally, Gackt has sent out a message to his fans throughout Japan and around the world, asking for their support. Here is a translation. He has organized a charity called Show Your Heart and rallied many celebrities to join the cause. Among them are Shinya of Luna Sea, beauty queen Norika Fujiawa, designer h.NAOTO, Anaheim Angel Hisanori Takahashi, and DJs Shinji and Kazuhiko Gomi.

For ways you can help, read my previous post.

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