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Best Wishes

Anish Kumar, India

2014 Nov 6th


I am very happy to see the spirit of the people of Japan that they have maintained during this calamitous period. I must admit this Japan is a great inspiration to all countries of the world. It is my dream to visit Japan and see beautiful Japanese temples in Kyoto.

A full heart

Christine, USA

2014 Oct 31st


It is with all of my heart that I wish for a speedy recovery. Be strong and may the love and hope of a bright future soothe your soul.

Change in Tune

Bill, USA

2014 Sep 6th


Formerly when I thought of the 3/11 earthquake the only music that came to mind looking at all that destruction was the poignant "Kojo no Tsuki". Yesterday on the internet I saw the pop hit "Happy" adapted for a chance to showcase the recovery of both people and property in the Fukushima area.
What magnificent spirit! You will surely triumph over adversity!!

Stay Strong

Jodee Bucknole, UK

2014 Aug 10th


I am a fan of Japan the culture, history, language and everything else. I find the Japanese amazing and strong. I have kept up to date with the recovery and my prayers are with the survivors and those lost in the hard time. I have always wanted to come and visit Japan and I send my prayers and dreams to the people.

Stay Strong

Phillip, USA

2014 Jul 14th


I lived in Japan for 2 years, as a student and as a teacher. I met many wonderful Japanese people and saw some of the beautiful places in which they live. I know that Japanese people love their homes and their neighbors. Don't let this hard struggle change that. Continue to be the wonderful people you always have been.

Hana wa Saku from Brisbane #5

JET Alumni Association Members, Ironside State Primary School Students

2014 Feb 15th


“We are thinking and praying for you all.”
~Richard Wilding
“Ganbatte Tohoku! I will never forget you.”
~Jacqueline McKirdy
“Although the road to recovery is long, tiring and difficult, never give up! If we work together, we will create a bright future for everyone. The people of Tohoku will always be a special place in my heart. Ganbatte Tohoku!”
~Nicole Clarke
“I lived in Sukawaga-shi Fukushima-ken for three years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ganbattekudasai.”
~Jasmin Lam Sing
“Gambare! Ouenshiteimasu! When I sing this song I think of the wonderful town I lived in on the JET Program - Yusuhara.”
~Mellisa Collet
“We will always be there to lift you up.”
~Terry Vo
“Please do not give up and I hope that Japan can recover soon.”
~Nien-Tzu Tsai (Annie)
“You are always in our thoughts and we admire your spirit!”
~Megan Cramb
“I wish for the whole of Japan to recover.”
~Jo Shibuya
“Connection to our creativity supports us to find ways fo reimagine our futures and connecting with each other in stronger and richer ways. We are with you.”
~Scotia Monkivitch
“Your friends in Queensland are with you!”
~Brendon Lutwyche
“Your tragedy touched all our hearts and we wish you strength and courage in your recovery.”
“Your strength lies within community! Be there for your neighbour! Australia loves you!”
“Our hearts are with you.”
~Jane Everett
“The hearts, thoughts and prayers of the people of Queensland and Australia go out to everyone in the Tohoku area, and I'm grateful to have this opportunity to show my support with my fellow JETAA Queensland members.”
~Ellen Burgess

Hana wa Saku from Taipei

Rixin Primary School Ocarina Chorus

2014 Jan 17th


“You can do it!”
“A happy and peaceful new year to everyone.”
“Wishing you happiness every day.”
“Peace is the greatest happiness.”
“Hi everyone in Tohoku, I'm a primary school student in Taiwan. I was so happy to sing this song for you. I know you've been having a tough time, but please don't give up. Remember that we in Taiwan are always here willing to support you.”
“I wish you a safe and stable life, and happiness every day.”
“I hope that our voice can bring you warmth.”

Hana wa Saku from Leuven

Students of KU Leuven, Belgium

2013 Nov 17th


“I always had a great time in Japan. Please take care.”
~Dellafaille Yannick
“When a big group of people suffer a great loss, they find comfort in each other and stay strong, because flowers wil bloom someday.”
~Aicha Hinnenbank
“Words cannot express the feeling of losing what's important to you. I hope time can heal your wounds as much as possible. I'm very sorry for what happened and good luck in your lives.”
~Ada Bollen
“In Dutch there is a saying, "Behind the clouds shines the sun". It means that even if things look bad, even if your situation is really bad, hope and good things are still there, they may just be hard to see. So my message is: if things are hard and it seems hope & happiness are out of reach, just look hard, and work your way around those clouds. There, you can find it.”
~Elfi Stuyts
“It is beautiful how people come together in time of disaster to help and support each other and though there is little I can do in compassion, I wish you all the happiness in the world and hope you find it because you deserve it 1000 times and more.”
“Life might not always be the way we planned it. Sad and bad things happen, but you can't lose your strength and have to keep fighting. When life turns you down, be strong, because the ones who learns how to be strong know how they'll stand in life. Make the future you want. Because the sun will shine again after a tune of rain.”
~Jasmyn Verlinden
“Flowers will bloom, let's move forward together. ”
~Sian Nien Low
“Our hearts are bound to be one.
You guys happy = me happy
You guys sad = me also sad
Got rice, eat rice... Got noodles, eat noodles together. No matter how bad things get, I'll always be on your side~ Don't give up! Keep fighting!”
~Yong Khai Kow
“We will support you from afar as you rebuild for a brighter future.”
~An-Sofie Trantsaert
“We're here for you.”
~Tahnee De Longhe
“Whatever happens, never forget that you're not alone. I am here. We are here. You are strong! Don't give up!”
“That the people of Tohoku don't lose their light and that they may strive forward to a love-filled future. For the whole world, shares their grief and sorrow and shall also be there to rejoice in their time of happiness and bliss. For I will also be there at the time...”
“Our thoughts and wishes go to all the victims of Tohoku that suffered greatly from the disasters of 2011.”
~Akbar Kakhkhorov
“All our wishes go out to the victims.”
~Sana Zonnekein

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