Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!
As we all know, in mid-April, a series of earthquakes truck Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. A 6.2 foreshock struck on the 14th while a 7.0 main shock struck on the 16th. The events caused massive damage and led to to nearly 50 deaths with over 3,000 injured overall.
On the 22nd, Up-Front Link posted a note to its Facebook page detailing its fundraising efforts:
- Donation boxes will be set up at subsequent concerts, events, and official H!P shops.
- Money transfers via the Japanese Post Office or banks
- You can also transfer funds through overseas banks, using the (English) link from the Japan Post Bank’s website as a reference.
Further info and details can be found on the original post.
On the 166th iteration of Hello! Station, before the main show, H!P leader Yajima Maimi addressed viewers with the same information:
The Chuu!Sugoi!Idol team provided a post on their H!P FB fan page to leave your prayers (though I recommend donating and spreading the UFL link).
Please assist Japan in its recovery efforts!
Much love and peace,