JYJ to hold charity concert this summer in Japan
According to JYJ’s official Japanese website, JYJ will be holding a special concert at Saitama Super Arena on June 7th. This concert is a charity concert and is being held for the victims of the March 11th earthquake in Japan. The earthquake has left thousands of people homeless and at least 21,000 people missing or dead.
JYJ has been one of the leading Korean artists giving a helping hand to the people of Japan. After leaving a heartfelt message to their fans in Japan, it was revealed that JYJ had donated 600 million won to World Vision for emergency relief to the people in Sendai and Fukushima. In addition, JYJ will be spreading the word about the Japan disaster during their second world tour. Not only are they lending support, they will be encouraging others to donate to the Japan relief fund.
“We don’t know where to begin but there are many Japanese victims who are suffering from fear and grief due to the unexpected disaster. Among them are our precious fans which makes us even sadder. JYJ is with you in this. We would like to be of some help and hope to meet you all soon.”
Currently, Japan has declared a level 7 nuclear disaster, the highest level. Previously, the country had been on level 5 nuclear disaster. Level 7 equals to “major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects requiring implementation of planned and extended countermeasures.”
Tsunami survivors, villagers, rescue workers, and volunteers have also dug out any photos that they could find in the tsunami and earthquake stricken areas. A gallery has been set up for all photos and albums found for survivors to go through and claim them as they retain many memories from the past before the disaster.
Source: 10Asia and CNN via KoreaBoo