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Japan: Good Wishes and Prayers Sent Through Video

Categories: East Asia, Latin America, North America, Argentina, Japan, U.S.A., Breaking News, Disaster, Music

This post is part of our special coverage on the Japan Earthquake 2011 [1].

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai [2]

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

As a response to the situation in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, people have turned to videos and music as a way to send their best wishes and support to the people of Japan.

In his blog [3], Tomonori Shiba gathered a few videos from musicians who believed that it was the least they could do, trusting on music's power to heal the wounds of the heart. This first one is by micromicrophone [4]:

Office Augusta [5] also added their song, and the comments in their video have become a sort of forum for people to compare notes on the situation in different areas of Japan:

This next on [6]e is a short and sweet song by Takagi Masakatsu:

Gifted on West East [7], located in Seattle, USA wrote a hip hop song about the disaster, urging people to commit and do their best to help. From the song:

Post in my status, inside im careless
With a couple thousand of miles apart I feel fearless
And see its not me, and so I feel fine
Put it in the backburner have a great time
But that lacks effort with bad track record
instead of back tracking we should really act faster
And keep after, we keep praying
And start to take action instead of just saying…

And from Argentina, 15 year old Felipe Troncoso [8] dedicated “Rainy Day” to the people of Japan: