Message to the Japanese people affected by the Sendai Earthquake & Tsunami

by Yoko Ono, 11 March 2011

Japan, Summer 1979. Photo by Nishi F. Saimaru  ©1990 Nishi F. Saimaru/Yoko Ono

Japan, Summer 1979. Photo by Nishi F. Saimaru ©1990 Nishi F. Saimaru/Yoko Ono

My dear people of Japan,

I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, clean and quiet the city was! I didn’t expect a disaster like this to happen to the country I love so much.

One year, John, my husband, Sean and I, were in the hotel in Tokyo. It was in the morning, and the earthquake suddenly hit three of us. I imemdiately grabbed Sean, who was still a little boy then. I went into an open closet, holding Sean tightly, and sat in there, keep repeating “Namyohorengekyo”. After the earthquake subsided, John laughed and said he didn’t understand why I sat in an open closet. I explained to him that it was important to be protected by a structure. Well, at least, that was what I was told when I was a child. The earthquake John, Sean and I experienced was not at all like the one you just experienced. But still my body is now shaking tonight from the memory of it.

So I feel deeply for you for having experienced the earthquake that was the severest in the history of Japan. It must have been so, so horrible. I extend my sympathy and love to each one of you. I’m very sorry that you had to go through what you went through. My heart is with you all the way.

With love,
yoko

Yoko Ono Lennon
New York City
11 March 2011.


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Yoko on CNN here.

「愛する日本のみなさん、私は今、私自身がそこにいて、みなさんと一緒にこの大災害に襲われたように、ぼう然としています。私はつい最近、東京を訪れて、この街がいかに美しく、清潔で、平穏であるかを喜んでいました。私がとても愛しているこの国に、このような大災害が起こることは、まったく予期していませんでした。

ある年、私の夫ジョンとショーンと一緒に東京のホテルにいました。朝のことでした。突然、地震が私たちを襲ったのです。私は当時まだ小さかったショーンをすぐに抱いて、扉が開いたクローゼットの中に入り、しっかりとショーンを抱きしめてうずくまり、南無妙法蓮華経を唱えつづけました。 地震がおさまった後、ジョンは笑って、なぜ、私が扉が開いたクローゼットの中に座っていたのか理解できないと言いました。私はそれは、骨組みによって守られるので、重要なことなのだと言いました、少なくとも、私が子どものときに教わったことでした。ジョンとショーンと私が経験した地震は、みなさんが経験したようなものでは、まったくありませんでした。でも、そのときの記憶で私の身体は今、震えています。

日本の観測史上もっとも甚大な被害を及ぼした地震を経験したみなさんのことを、私は深く感じています。どんなに怖かったでしょう。みなさんのおひとり、おひとりに、私のお見舞いの気持ちと愛を伝えさせてください。どうしてこんな怖いことを、みなさんが経験なさらなければならなかったのだと苦しく思います。私の心は、いつでもみなさんとともにあるのだということを知ってください。愛をこめて、ヨーコ」

 

未来をポジティブに考えてみたいと思います オノ・ヨーコ

2011/03/13

未来をポジティブに考えてみたいと思います
オノ・ヨーコ

1
日本では戦後最大の地震が起きています!そこで、苦しんでる方へメッセージをお願いします!ヨーコさんの力で、被災している方々に勇気を与えて下さい!

私のメッセージをすぐ送りました。これです。

「愛する日本のみなさん、私は今、私自身がそこにいて、みなさんと一緒にこの大災害に襲われたように、ぼう然としています。私はつい最近、東京を訪れて、この街がいかに美しく、清潔で、平穏であるかを喜んでいました。私がとても愛しているこの国に、このような大災害が起こることは、まったく予期していませんでした。

ある年、私の夫ジョンとショーンと一緒に東京のホテルにいました。朝のことでした。突然、地震が私たちを襲ったのです。私は当時まだ小さかったショーンをすぐに抱いて、扉が開いたクローゼットの中に入り、しっかりとショーンを抱きしめてうずくまり、南無妙法蓮華経を唱えつづけました。 地震がおさまった後、ジョンは笑って、なぜ、私が扉が開いたクローゼットの中に座っていたのか理解できないと言いました。私はそれは、骨組みによって守られるので、重要なことなのだと言いました、少なくとも、私が子どものときに教わったことでした。ジョンとショーンと私が経験した地震は、みなさんが経験したようなものでは、まったくありませんでした。でも、そのときの記憶で私の身体は今、震えています。

日本の観測史上もっとも甚大な被害を及ぼした地震を経験したみなさんのことを、私は深く感じています。どんなに怖かったでしょう。みなさんのおひとり、おひとりに、私のお見舞いの気持ちと愛を伝えさせてください。どうしてこんな怖いことを、みなさんが経験なさらなければならなかったのだと苦しく思います。私の心は、いつでもみなさんとともにあるのだということを知ってください。愛をこめて、ヨーコ」

2
ヨーコさん、千年に一度といわれる規模の地震が日本で起きてしまいました。被災者の方々が一刻も早く普段の穏やかな生活に戻れるように、私たちに出来ることは何でしょうか?祈るだけでは限界を感じています。とても悲しいです。私たちに出きることとは何でしょうか?

「IT’S TIME FOR ACTION(行動するとき)」です。まずは、人命の救出です。それは、国や自治体が中心になって全力でみんなで取り組まなければならないことです。そして次には、未来に向かって復興させることです。毎日少しずつ。復興させることに喜びを感じましょう。
ただ、復興させるだけでなく、今までただ、アイデアで、それを建設する場所がなかったのが、今できるようになったということがあるのです。新しい日本の国を作るのです!世界にもない新しい未来の国を建設するのです。
今までの日本は、封建時代の人口過剰の日本には適当な街々だったのです。今度は会社本位でなく、家族が一緒に楽しめるような、そして、高齢の人も健康で楽しめるようなヘルシーな国を建設することができるのです。だから、再建ではなく、新しい国の建設です。楽しみながら建設しましょう。

3
天災から平和を勝ち取るにはどうすれば..どうすれば..。考えてしまします。どうすればいいのでしょうか?

これは天から与えられた試練を乗り越えるとっても大事なときです。前向きの科学者と建築家に未来の街、未来の国を慎重に、しかも、いち早く図面にしてもらって、新しい国を建設するのです。それには街ごとにその街の建築家と科学者にその街の環境にあった街を作ってもらわなければなりません。

4
東日本大地震で福島の原子力発電所がメルトダウンした可能性があると報道されています。発電所を作ってきた人は地震が来ても絶対に大丈夫と言っていましたが、今は想定外の地震だったと言っています。原子力発電所は人間がコントロールすることができない危険なものと思うのですが、どう思いますか?

こういうこともあるということを原子力発電の人たちに解ってもらえたことは、私たちの未来にとって大事なことなのです。

5
津波警報がでても海の近くに住んでいる人たちは警報になれてしまっていたようで、片付けなどをしていたそうで、半分近くの人が逃げ遅れてしまったそうです。運命ってなんなのでしょうか?

これは必要な勉強をさせてもらった訳です。もちろん、悲しい勉強なのですが。そういう勉強をしなくてはならなかったのでしょう。

6
地震の被災で、韓国やアメリカをはじめ、世界各国が助けに日本に来てくれています。そういう国々にお礼をいいたいのですが、どうすればいいでしょうか?

お礼は回復か、新しい建設ができた時点でしたらよいと思います。

7
昨日の地震で避難するときに、自分のことに精一杯になってしまって、自分が逃げることしか考えられませんでした。近隣の方に気づかったり、また、自分の家族であるペットを連れて逃げることもできず、罪悪感を感じています。人間はやはり自分勝手な存在なのでしょうか?

自分いっぱいの力を使わなくては逃げられなかったのでしょう。他の人のことを考えていたら、あなたはもうこの世にいないかもしれません。自分を救ったことに罪悪感を感じる必要はありません。あなたも人類の大事な一員です。

8
10日は66回目の東京大空襲の日でした。ヨーコさんは、12歳だったと思うのですが、あの日のことを覚えていますか?

もう疎開していたと思います。でも、東京にいるときは毎日アメリカの飛行機がやってきていたので、どの日が大空襲の日だったか覚えていませんでした。自分の家とその周りの家しか見えなくて、東京全体がやられているなんてことは解りませんでした。

9
刑罰を重くする事は犯罪の抑止つながると思いますか?(特に殺人)僕は死刑反対派ではありません。

死刑にしてしまうと、後で無実の人だったと解っても取り返しがつかないのです。間違いで、無実の人を死刑にしてしまうことが案外多いのですから。私は死刑反対です。

10
依存症や暴力はどうすればなくなるでしょうか?

平和な人生を送ることがどんなに楽しいことか、暴力で人生を渡っている人に見てもらうほかないでしょう。あなたは、信じられないでしょうけれど、だんだん暴力は街からなくなってきているのです。戦争の暴力だけは今のところ止められずにいます。政治家の方が暴力団より、はるかにスケールの大きい暴力をプロモートしているということです。

あとがき:
「アンディ・ウォーホールが日本を訪問した後で『日本は未来の国だ。すごい!』と、言っていました。そのときに私は『だけれど、たくさん古い傷があるのよ』と思いました。今、この地震のために未来の国になる運命になったと思います。日本はみんなの力で今までよりも素晴らしい国になる運命なんだと思います。

オノ・ヨーコ
2011年3月13日

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Thinking positively about the future

by Yoko Ono

(translated from Yoko’s Japanese Twitter Q&A)
March 13, 2011

1
Japan has just suffered its worst earthquake since the war! Do please send a message to all those it has affected! They would be so encouraged to hear from you!

I sent a message immediately. Here it is:

My dear people of Japan,

I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, clean and quiet the city was! I didn’t expect a disaster like this to happen to the country I love so much.

One year, John, my husband, Sean and I, were in the hotel in Tokyo. It was in the morning, and the earthquake suddenly hit three of us. I imemdiately grabbed Sean, who was still a little boy then. I went into an open closet, holding Sean tightly, and sat in there, keep repeating “Namyohorengekyo”. After the earthquake subsided, John laughed and said he didn’t understand why I sat in an open closet. I explained to him that it was important to be protected by a structure. Well, at least, that was what I was told when I was a child. The earthquake John, Sean and I experienced was not at all like the one you just experienced. But still my body is now shaking tonight from the memory of it.

So I feel deeply for you for having experienced the earthquake that was the severest in the history of Japan. It must have been so, so horrible. I extend my sympathy and love to each one of you. I’m very sorry that you had to go through what you went through. My heart is with you all the way.

With love,
yoko

2
Yoko, Japan has just experienced what they say is the biggest earthquake in 1000 years. What can we do to help the victims of this disaster get back on their feet and return to their normal lives? There is a limit to the power of prayer. It is terribly sad. What on earth can we do?

It’s time for action. First of all, we have to save lives. The country and the government have to take the lead in encouraging everyone to get involved. The next thing we have to do is start rebuilding with the future in mind. Little by little, day by day. Let’s lift our spirits by thinking of the recovery. But it’s not just a question of returning things to where they were, we must realise that now is the time to create things which there was no space to do until now. We can build a new Japan! We can build a new country for the future that has not existed until now.

Up until now, Japan has been full of towns more suited to an overpopulated feudal era. We have the chance now to create a healthy country which allows families to enjoy themselves together and older people to live comfortably, rather than being based around corporate needs. So we’re not rebuilding, we are making a new country. Let’s build with that positive spirit.

3
How can we turn disaster into peace… How can we? It really worries me. What can we do?

This is a really important chance to overcome the hardships that follow a natural disaster. We can build a new country by getting thoughtful plans for towns and a country of the future drawn up quickly by forward-thinking scientists and architects. In each town we need to get plans made by local architects and scientists that are suited to for the environment of that town.

4
The press is saying that there’s a possibility the earthquake has caused a meltdown in the nuclear reactor at Fukushima. The people who built the reactor assured us that it would be OK even if an earthquake came, but now they are saying that the scale of this earthquake was unforeseeable. Do you agree that nuclear reactors are too dangerous for humans to be able to control?

For the sake of our future it’s important that those responsible for nuclear reactors have understood that these things can happen.

5
Even though a tsunami warning was given, it seems that those living close to the sea were used to hearing one and chose to clean up after the earthquake, so about half of them left it too late to escape. It makes you wonder about fate.

Well, this has given us all a lot to think about. Not very pleasant thoughts, of course. But lessons that had to be learnt, I’m afraid.

6
People from countries such as Korea and America took the lead in the international effort to help Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake. We’d like to express our thanks to these people, but how should we do it?

I think the thanks should be expressed when we have recovered, or completed our new building work.

7
Escaping from the earthquake yesterday, all I could think of was myself, and how to get away from it. I feel guilty because I wasn’t able to help my neighbours or even to grab my pet, who is part of the family. Are human beings really just selfish?

If you didn’t use all your efforts you wouldn’t have been able to escape. If you’d stopped to think of other people, you might not be here yourself. You don’t need to feel guilty about saving yourself. You’re an important member of the human race too.

8
March 10th marked the 66th anniversary of the firebombing of Tokyo. I think you were 12 years old at the time. Do you remember that day?

I believe I’d already been evacuated. Even so, American planes still came every day while I was in Tokyo, so I don’t remember which was the day of the firebombing. I could only see my own house and those around it, and didn’t know that all of Tokyo had been destroyed.

9
Do you think that more severe penalties would stop crime (particularly murder)? I am not against the death penalty.

If you execute someone, there is nothing you can do later if you find out they were innocent. It’s not so unusual for innocent people to have been executed in error. I oppose the death penalty.

10
How can we get rid of addiction and violence?

I think the only thing to do is to show to people who spend their lives in violence how wonderful it is to live in peace. You may not believe this, but violence is gradually disappearing from our streets. The only thing we are still unable to stop is the violence of war. The fact is that politicians are promoting violence on a far greater scale than criminal organisations.

Afterword:

“After Andy Warhol visited Japan he said ‘Japan is the country of the future. It’s amazing!”. At the time I thought to myself ‘Yes, but it has many old scars.’ I think this earthquake is our moment of destiny to create a country of the future. The time has come for us to work together to make Japan an even more wonderful country than it has been so far.”

Yoko Ono
March 3, 2011



SENDAI QUAKE LINKS

PHONE JAPAN
Phone companies offering free calls & SMSs from US to Japan on
AT&T http://bit.ly/japATT
Verizon http://bit.ly/japVER
TMobile http://bit.ly/japTMO

INFORMATION
ReliefWeb: Updates on Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

GOOGLE SITE
Message Boards, Info on Shelter Missing Persons Radiation Donations Blackouts Maps Transport News
DONATE
Txt “Red Cross” to 90999 =$10 on bill, or donate here
Red Cross
Save The Children

 

Google is assisting in helping victims touch base with friends and loved ones. Its People Finder, which was tracking more than 7,000 records as of noon Friday, allows users to look for victims or post information about people. It works in five languages.

Google Person Finder in Japanese language
Google Person Finder in English language

The U.S. State Department is urging any U.S. citizens to contact friends and family as soon as possible. They can also e-mail the State Department at JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov. Those seeking information on security in or travel to Japan can call 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies accepts donations via text message. Text “redcross” to 90999, and you can make a $10 donation to the organization. It will show up on your next mobile phone bill.

You can also keep up with updates from the nonprofit by following its Twitter feed or watching its Facebook updates.

The aid group AmeriCares, which is also accepting donations, said it is mobilizing resources and sending an emergency response manager to the region.

Save the Children is sending an emergency team to assist its staff in Japan.Donations to the group’s Children’s Emergency Fund will help preserve the welfare of young ones, who “are always the most vulnerable in a disaster,” Eiichi Sadamatsu in central Tokyo said in a statment.

Globalgiving.com, another aid organization that allows donors to select the causes they want to support  including climate change, economic development, human rights and natural disaster relief  has established a Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. GlobalGiving will disburse funds to organizations providing aid and relief to victims.


THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE – HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

http://nip0.wordpress.com/ is a continually updated Wikipedia basic guide in several languages – what to do when you have to evacuate because of the earthquake.
Also contains links for news and all the Embassies.
Japanese version here: http://mblg.tv/enokiiii/entry/1/.


NEWS & UPDATES

Wikipedia entry (continually updated)
National Post Photos
Japan Times
NHK
CNN
Reuters
BBC



How To Help Japan: Earthquake Relief Options

from Huffington Post

On March 11, 2011, a huge 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread destruction.

President Obama has already released a statement sending “deepest condolences” and promising support to the stricken country.

“The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial.”

Additionally, many organizations and funds have mobilized to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

In response to the quake, The Red Cross has already launched efforts in Japan. Visit Redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.

Save the Children has also responded. Eiichi Sadamatsu of the organization released a statement, saying:

“We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster.”

The organization is currently organizing efforts and donations to its Children’s Emergency Fund will support outreach.

International Medical Corps is responding to the health needs of the disaster’s victims. Nancy Aossey, President & CEO, International Medical Corps said in a statement:

“We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities.”

To donate or learn about other ways you can contribute to its medical response, visit Internationalmedicalcorps.org. Also, text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10.

The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund was launched at GlobalGiving.org to garner funds that will be given to a variety of relief organizations helping victims of the earthquake. It has already raised over $100,000, particularly from concerned Twitter users around the world. The project page explains:

We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief.

Salvation Army personnel are organizing efforts in Tokyo and will soon send a team to help the severely damaged city of Sendai, Japan. To contribute to earthquake relief, text ‘JAPAN’ or ‘QUAKE’ to 80888 to make a $10 donation or visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending two three-person teams to the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Japan. To learn more about the organization’s efforts or make a donation, visit Doctorswithoutborders.org.

Other relief organizations are also sending representatives to disaster sites, including AmeriCare and Shelterbox.

MercyCorps is gathering donations for its overseas partner, Peace Winds Japan, which currently has personnel on the ground distributing emergency relief in Japan.

Along with an appeal for monetary donations, Operation USA has also announced efforts to collect bulk corporate donations of health care supplies. If you are interested in donating bulk medical items, visit OpUSA.org.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare will soon be deploying a team to assess needs regarding animal rescue. Dick Green, the organization’s emergency relief manager for disasters, wrote on IFAW’s blog:

“As we saw most recently in Haiti, major disasters require long-term planning and a concerted effort between NGO and governmental ranks to ensure that the greatest number of animals and humans benefit from the intervention.”

They are encouraging support through donations, which will be used to buy pet food, veterinary supplies, vaccines and other necessities for animals needing help.

For any who have loved ones abroad, Google has stepped up to help. Along with a tsunami alert posted on its front page, Google has launched the Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake to help connect people that may have been displaced due to the disaster. Google has also launched a crisis response page filled with local resources and emergency information.

Judy Chang, head of PayPal’s nonprofit group, announced that transactional fees incurred by money transfers to US 501(c)(3) organizations (or charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency) between March 11 and April 10 will aid relief efforts in Japan.

World Vision has announced global mobilization in response to tsunami warnings. Geoff Shepherd, the organization’s humanitarian and emergency affairs director for the Asia-Pacific region, released a statement on World Vision’s website, saying:

“We’ve also alerted our Global Rapid Response Team and have put team members on standby for possible deployment to affected areas. This could be a very serious disaster in multiple countries and our staff are prepared to respond.”

Donate to World Vision here.



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81 Responses to ONE YEAR ON: Yoko Ono: Message to Japanese people affected by the Sendai Quake & Tsunami, 2011

  1. PRAYER FOR JAPAN
    We are deeply shocked over the terrible news of the strong earthquake and tsunami that has hit Japan.
    Let us all pray for the people of Japan… especially for those people who lost their beloved and their homes during this painful and catastrophic time.
    Words can not express how much our heart has broken for them… so we dont stop praying for them…please remember them in your daily prayers…may the comfort of God help them during this difficult time.
    Japanese people…we have prayed for you with all our heart and soul.. prayer has great power and wonderful results…prayer change every thing….prayer change history…Prayer remove all difficulties… prayer changes destinies…we have prayed for you , therefore fear not…stand firm… in the storms of life…. storms of life and difficulties give you perspective and are valuable lessons and experience to cope with problems in the future… therefore difficulties make you stronger and Japan will stand again better and stronger than before…!!!

    SHAPOUR POURPASHANG
    ( Pentecostal Preacher )

  2. Ted Inoue says:

    Dear Ms. Ono,

    We are so blessed to have your voice supporting the people of Japan in their time of need. Your work will help improve the lives of many people now suffering.

    We are holding an international moment of silence to honor the Japanese on the first day of Spring – a time of hope and rebirth. Monday, March 21 at 7pm. For seven minutes, the Tsunami of Silence will quiet the noise and give us all to think of those poor souls and to give thanks for all that we have.

    I hope that you will join me in honoring the Japanese. Please join us at tsunamiofsilence.org

  3. Dear Japanese people :
    We are deeply shocked over the terrible news of the strong earthquake and tsunami that has hit Japan.
    Let us all pray for the people of Japan… especially for those people who lost their beloved and their homes during this painful and catastrophic time.
    Words can not express how much our heart has broken for them… so we dont stop praying for them…please remember them in your daily prayers…may the comfort of God help them during this difficult time.
    Japanese people…we have prayed for you with all our heart and soul.. prayer has great power and wonderful results…prayer change every thing….prayer change history…Prayer remove all difficulties…we have prayed for you , therefore fear not…stand firm… in the storms of life…. storms of life and difficulties give you perspective and are valuable lessons and experience to cope with problems in the future… therefore difficulties make you stronger and Japan will stand again better and stronger than before…!!!

    SHAPOUR POURPASHANG
    ( Pentecostal Preacher )

  4. Dan Murray says:

    I send this to the people who have been affected by the events in Japan – peace and love to you all

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxAlzT_MQk0

  5. Brian McAfee says:

    Dear Yoko, My thoughts and best wishes go out to Japan in such a trying time. I wish all of Japan the best in the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead with there recovery.

  6. Nobuya Nara says:

    なぜか、こんな時(災害や個人的な悩み)は、ついついジョンレノンの言葉やあなたのメッセージを探してしまいます。

    今回もまた、希望の光をもらえた気がします。
    これからも活動と健康に気を使ってください。

    いつもありがとう。

  7. misa says:

    Dear Ms Yoko,

    I am deeply wounded by this disaster – I believe the world is.

    I find you as the first public person who was spoted on internet ( media?) and
    you know how rewinding it was for the country of Japan and its descendants…
    people should know hopefully.

    I just had the glimpse – it is – would you try to raise a live concert – japan – USA –
    or even in Brazil ( where there s the hugest japanese descendants and immigrants )? There s sorrow and pain but wouldn it be wonderful to become KIBOU NO KATE for the rest.

  8. chrahilly says:

    Let’s recite the Daimoku to polish the mirror of our profound consciousness and offer what we can for the sake of those who have lost so much. I send you my deep appreciation for inspiring the world. Love to you and to your country.

  9. JORGE BRAGA says:

    I FEEL SO MUCH SORRY CAUSE THIS HAVE AFFECTED DE JAPANESE PEOPLE I AN TEACHER OF JIUJITSU FEEL MUCH SAD AND NOW I CAN DO IS TO PRAY AND MENTALIZE WITH FERVOR !GOD BLESS THE JAPANESE PEOLE WHO HAVE BEEN PASSED BY WARS HORRORS AND NOW THIS ORRIBLE THING I CAN NOT EXPLAIN MORE ANYTHING CAUSE I WILL BE FUTIL! GOD HAVE MERCI ON OUR PLANET PLEASE ! AND NO MORE HURT ANYONE THANKS LORD!

  10. Yoko; You speak for all of us here in the USA we feel so bad for everyone in Japan. My love, prayers along with my heart go out to all the people there. I don’t know it doesn’t seem right to live so free while others suffer we are blessed to be here.
    Love Susan

  11. Emi Kurosu says:

    「日本製品 購買お願い」運動

    地震の報道は世界中でされてます。
    でもお手伝いできる事と言えば、今のところ義援金を募金するくらい。

    地震と津波の後、使えなくなった発電所も多い事で
    日本は経済活動にも影響が出るほどの計画停電が実施されてます。
    とりあえず4月末までという事ですが、夏も実施されるかもしれないとか。

    地震被災地を応援するためにも元気な人、場所でがんばって
    経済活動を続けて行く必要があるのに、企業が節電のため、
    電車がとまり従業員が出勤できないため、
    それも危うくなっています。

    そこで、外国で、日本の製品を積極的に購入してもらえるような
    活動を在外日本人で広めることは出来ないでしょうか?
    わたしたち普通の消費者が購入する製品だけでなく、
    企業が購買する製品も含めて、
    領事館、大使館も巻き込んでそんな「お願い運動」が
    できたら、日本の地震からの復興の役に立つのでは、と思います。

    もちろん短期的には需要が出ても生産できない日本の状況であることは
    わかってますが、長期的には景気、震災復興に役立つと思うのです。
    家もなくして、会社も倒産した、、、では立ち直れないでしょう?

    このアイデア、賛同して一緒に広めて行ってくださる方、いませんか?

  12. Denise Melvin says:

    Dear Yoko:
    It was heartwarming to see you on CNN last night. I hope your words will bring some comfort to your country’s people. After seeing you on TV, I had a dream last night that my husband and I came to visit you. We were both dressed in traditional Japanese garments and I introduced myself and we both hugged and it felt so real, I could feel your body! You thanked me for visiting you. When I woke this morning, I still felt as if I was hugging you, it was very surreal. It was a wonderful feeling and I wanted to share it with you.
    I saw an old Japanese man being interviewed on TV this morning, he said “I am old, but the young will rebuild an even better Japan”. I know his words will come true.
    Denise Melvin
    South Florida

  13. Sebastian says:

    Nam myoho renge kyo.. please ask Sir Paul Mccartney to organize a beneficial concert for the victims,

    Love and Light,

  14. Sky says:

    I needed some words to put into place the catastrophic and epic events of Japan. The sorrow for the beautiful people who are now gone, the humbling respect that grows in my heart for the surviving and the ones who strive by each action to help, salvage, save. I have been fortified a continued hope by the people I see and hear via media whose compleat dedication towards a recovery by measures in the following days, weeks and years, yes, even generations to come. There is a lot of work to do. I will do what I can, I promise and declare. Your words have helped me to put a focus for action.

    Love

  15. mac says:

    OOooooo Yooookooo, I just saw you on a talk show and I must tell you, YOU ARE AWESOME—I hope all your family in Japan are ok, I pray for them all—and thank you for LOVING the most BEAUTIFUL PERSON I NEVER KNEW BUT FELT LIKE I DID—–he is one of my hero’s—-love to you and yours–mac xoxoxoxox

  16. Minomo musume says:

    Thank You Ono-san Yoko for contributing to the news presence about the Japan disasters. Your message was uplifting.

    Something I wish I knew, is, where are the celebrity fund-raisers for aid to Japan, like we saw for the 2o04 Indian Ocean tsunami, or the Haiti earthquake and destruction. We need a leader in the entertainment industry to rally together to help our people in need at this desperate time, and to help them feel the concern of the world.

    And thank you for mentioning nam myo hon renge kyo. I haven’t thought those words for too long.

  17. Holly says:

    When I first heard of the devastation in Japan, you; Yoko was the first person I thought of. I was away during the time and had no access to my computer. I’m so sorry for the loss of all those people and their families. I wish there were something more I could do.

    Keeping the prayers open for everyone involved is what I ask.

    Thank you, Yoko for all the kind words.

    Holly

  18. Sarah says:

    Nam myoho renge kyo…I don’t chant enough but tonight you inspired me to do so…peace.

  19. Ron Canning says:

    Oh Yoko. I design and build buildings for the future now. Healthy buildings makes healthy people. You and John I hold special in my heart. What email can I send my project pictures to? I’m building in the Bahamas, it will blow your mind.
    Ron.

  20. Lynn says:

    We are all one. All united all working towards ascension. We need to combine our energy and love. I send healing and love to all. I am a lghtworker. May we realize that love and light are the answer. Love and prayers.

    Namaste
    Lynn

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