As a way to say ‘thank you’ to the world for their support after the Tohoku Earthquake, and inviting them back to Japan, Arashi made the video message, “Message from Japan”, as part of their duty as Japan’s tourism navigators.
It has been reported at the press conference, Jun Matsumoto talked about flying to Hokkaido to film his part.
“As one Japanese person myself, I’d like to thank you for supporting us in so many ways after the earthquake.
“I was able to hear their stories. People living around tourist attractions are getting back on their feet and I want everyone around the world to know that,” he said.
Group leader Satoshi Ohno also added his comment.
“It makes me happy to know that lots of people around the world will be able to see Japanese people smiling. As tourism navigators, I hope we can continue to do this job as best we can,” he said.
Today’s event was also the first time Masaki Aiba had appeared in front of the press since being hospitalized last month, and the talent gave everyone an update.
“To those of you who were worried, I’m okay now. I took a week off work, but I’m in good shape now and I can’t wait to get going on holiday,” he said.
It has been reported the video message will be shown in 133 countries around the world, with subtitles in languages including English, Chinese, and Korean. The first airing started just before 11am local time, and is already being aired in Times Square, New York.
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