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4:35 pm - 03/10/2012

I Love You Japan ~For 3.11, From U.S.A.~: support on March 11

It's been one year since the great disaster in Japan last March 11. There's still a long ways to go in terms of recovery, and for a lot of people, life is still constantly a struggle. This is why it's still crucial that we show our support and continue to keep the affected people and areas in our hearts.

A friend of mine came up with the idea of changing the lyrics of I Love You & I Need You Fukushima (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQJuAN2BEY) to apply to all of the affected areas of Japan, and create a music video for it including people from all 50 states of America. We quickly got permission from the original band, and a student of acquaintance from the Tokyo College of Music began arranging our own version of the song almost instantly. Over the past two months, my friends and I have worked to contact people living in each of the 50 states, and from there, we taught everyone how to record the song and video, and they sent them in when they were done. Once all the parts were sent in, I mixed them and the video, and now...we have our project.



It's the anniversary now in Japan, and somehow our video is public on time. The only thing we're trying to accomplish with this project is expressing our support: showing people that support is still coming from all over the world, and that we haven't forgotten.

I think this kind of thing isn't done on Arama that often, but this is a great community full of people who really care about Japan, so I hope this post will go through and that y'all will check it out, and share it as much as you can, because we want to spread our support to as many people as possible!



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(Mods, I'm sorry if this kind of thing isn't allowed, seeing as it's not really entertainment news, but I hope at least you guys will check out the video. And as for the tags, I had no idea what would be appropriate, so I picked the few I thought MIGHT POSSIBLY apply. Please let me know if I should change anything here... Thanks so much, guys!)
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mecha_danger 10th-Mar-2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
My school participated in this! Thank you for organizing it all, it's a beautiful video.
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Wow, really? :D Which school are you from? Are you in the video?

No, thank you! Please spread it if you can, because that's worth even more than what we've done by organizing and making it. :)
kotomichi 10th-Mar-2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
(ノД`) this was really cute and heartwarming, well done

maybe you should try tweeting this to well-known japanese people on twitter?
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥

I'll definitely try that! I'm following a few, but I'll search for more! (If you have some recommendations, please let me know, haha.) Thanks so much!
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! <3
dorkylifestyle 11th-Mar-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
great video! I'll share this with my friends, they will love it!
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 12:37 am (UTC)
Thank you very, very much! ^w^ <3
rainawallis 11th-Mar-2012 12:31 am (UTC)
That was awesome! Nice job. :)
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 12:38 am (UTC)
Thank you~!! <3
fulllove 11th-Mar-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Good Job.Really heart warming.
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 12:38 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
wasabisushi404 11th-Mar-2012 12:44 am (UTC)
is it okay that I cry?

yes.

yes it is.
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
It definitely is, and I'm really thankful for your tears~. (Woooow, that sounds kind of strange.) Thank you. T___T <3
earenwe 11th-Mar-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
I lost it about 30 seconds in and am still in tears. I don't even know what to say. It's amazing and perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
I don't know how to respond to that, either, except, thank you so much for watching and caring that much. This is the most we can do right now with what we have, so the fact that the message is getting spread is the best thing we can ask for! <3 Thank you very, very much.
mizumi10 11th-Mar-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
This is excellent! I was super touched by the compilation of this video. ;A;
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! ;__; <3
polluxme 11th-Mar-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Great job!! really cute video. And I think it's really great that you post it here.
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
This is the first time I ever posted anything on Arama, so I was kind of terrified, actually (hahaha). But I'm really grateful to the mods for letting it through and helping this spread to everyone!
Thanks so much for watching and commenting. ;w; <3
faithandwill 11th-Mar-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
that was really really beautiful... thanks for planning this and sharing it here.
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 02:16 am (UTC)
Thank you very much. ;w; <3
darlingpoppet 11th-Mar-2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Amazing! I'm sharing this on my facebook, if you don't mind :) I hope it will spread around so many of us in Japan will be able to see it! ♥
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 05:21 am (UTC)
No, yes, please share it, that's awesome, thank you! :D That's the goal, so I'm really grateful! <3
pocketsock 11th-Mar-2012 04:06 am (UTC)
o(TT.TT)o
This is really touching, it's so sweet.
It really makes me think, "wow, everyone's really connected" again.
Thank you so much for sharing, I'll spread it around.
I hope it'll get the attention of the Japanese media so that the Japanese people can get to know about this amazing video and how they're really thought about and cared for. (Like how nigahiga's video got some attention!)
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this comment.
This is exactly the kind of response we were hoping for with this, so I've been inspired in return.
We're working on spreading it as much as we can, and Twitter's being a huge help with this. We've also obtained contact with a few prominent news sources, so we're hoping for the best here. :)

Thank you so much!
nova_usagi 11th-Mar-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Good video.

energenki 11th-Mar-2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! <3
mister_robatto 11th-Mar-2012 04:41 am (UTC)
holy crap some of my college friends did this!!! They're at 3:09, representing Texas :D
energenki 11th-Mar-2012 05:20 am (UTC)
Wow, really?! :D That's awesome! Tell them I said thanks so much for all their help and contributions, and thank YOU for watching it. ^0^ <3
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