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[3/11] Earthquake & tsunamis in Japan (all x48 are ok)

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by delerium, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. garnetjester

    garnetjester Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    On the slope
    Yeah, yesterday when I saw the CDJapan donation (they're donating 2%) I didn't think it was much, but so far they had already gathered a lot of money so I decided to help by buying something as well [hehe] I don't have a lot of money, and my credit card can only cover up to 250 dollars, which isn't much, but I feel like despite of this, if a lot of people donate just a bit it becomes a lot of money in the end :)

    Also, about the nuclear energy, I think it would be absurd to shut down all of the nuclear plants because of this, some things are unpredictable, and I'm pretty sure that if a 9.0 earthquake + giant tsunami would've hit a nuclear plant anywhere else it wouldn't have been nice either, it's just a huge disaster that's impossible to predict, which is why giving up a cost effective source of energy like that seems absurd to me.

    I lol'd because the president of Colombia said something like "Yeah, those nuclear plants are awful, people should really re consider building those things, I think we're not building any of those in my country" and it's like... we don't have the money for a nuclear plant at all, which is why he can say those things to look good :rofl:
  2. karles48

    karles48 Member Stage48 Donor

    May 6, 2010
    Republic of Catalonia
    Maybe the difficult thing when we read the % some shops decided to donate is that we look it with 'western eyes'. If this tragedy had happened in Spain, for instance, I'm SURE that some shops would follow a line of though like this... 'We are giving the 1% of our income; that is, for every person that is going to buy one product because he/she is willing to help (a product we wouldn't have sold otherwise) we will get back the money for 99 donations of people who bought that product before; so it's possible that not only we don't lose an euro but we also have a wonderful free promotion (and, of course, it's not impossible that we even make some money in the end) Mean as it is, I'm sure that some Spanish vultures would feed on the tragedy. Of course, every yen donated is good, but it would be disgusting if someone tried to use it for his own benefit. The good thing is that it's Japan so, fortunately, I think that we can trust in the good intention of these shops.
  3. Gobolino

    Gobolino Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    @Garnetjester: Nah, it's not that we down here will made by ourselves one from scratch... the plant will (if made) be build, directed, controlled, put under concession and charged by other countries....
    In Colombia you build them bullet proof and that's all.
    down here you have to build one Tsunami-proof, Earthquake-proof, Local Maintenance-proof, Government- Call-for-tenders-proof, and Population with mental retardation-proof.

    @YKT: Thanks!, errr... yeah, I got that, but the "WHAT?" thing was more tending to... Why?. O.O...

    I'm glad the ones doing that will be Wasamin and Mariyannu... ^_^
  4. aihime

    aihime Kenkyuusei

    Nov 29, 2010
    According to Yuko's blog post from today, the hyper rescue team from last season's Nemousu is at Fukushima right now dowsing the Dai-ichi reactor. I admire them for their courage and is praying for their safety and success.

    original post: http://ameblo.jp/oshima-y/entry-10835594465.html
  5. z3144228

    z3144228 Kenkyuusei

    Nov 26, 2008
    ประเทศไทย タイ

    SKE48 donation event at Sunshine Sakae
  6. tempuser

    tempuser Kenkyuusei

    Mar 15, 2011

    was just listening at bbc: expert say that its possible they have to manually spray water in months, maybe years
  7. TomoChiyuu

    TomoChiyuu Kenkyuusei

    Dec 5, 2010
    Watch this and tell me what you guys think.
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/cavut ... a-imminent

    I'm a bit bothered about this prediction, thinking maybe i should take down my posters just incase.
    It's not that I'm scared of death or anything, i just don't want my precious posters to rip </3
    I know this whole theory is pretty stupid..but just to confirm..what do you guys think?
    cause i live in SoCal :p
  8. Gobolino

    Gobolino Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Santiago, Chile

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  9. Mr Waffle

    Mr Waffle Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

    Jan 22, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    People have been expecting the sequel to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake for decades. I remember the tour guide telling us about the prediction when I went there in 1992... the fact it's on a fault line means it's going to happen some time. Could be tomorrow, could be 100 years from now.
  10. YKT

    YKT Kenkyuusei

    Dec 2, 2010
    Thanks for the pics from Guam <3
  11. ryandtw

    ryandtw Next Girls

    Nov 1, 2010
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Thanks for sharing too on the Guam pics! Surely they're helping!
  12. Gobolino

    Gobolino Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    Speaking of Yannu...
    I found this in one of the comments of the blog:

    233 ■つたえたい




    愛する者を 失った
    悲しみを 一人で抱え込まないで
    誰かの声が きっと力になる
    うつむいた顔を 少し上げて見て

    今は 何も見えないけど
    信じる先に 明日は見える
    どこかで聞こえる 小さな命を

    尊い命が ポツリポツリと
    消えてく音が 僕の胸に響く
    守りたかった人の 繋ぐことの出来ない
    温かい手が 愛しすぎて

    崩れそうな 僕らの心は
    手を取り合えば 決して壊れない
    生きて繋いだ その命が
    きっと未来を 輝かせる
    何もかも 失った訳じゃない
    生きてることこそが 君の宝物

    心の中に 呟いた
    「負けない」の言葉は 君を強くする
    光が 見えないならば
    大切な人の 笑顔を思い出そう

    胸が痛むような 光景も
    どうにもならない 現実も
    一歩一歩 ゆっくり進む

    溢れる涙が ポロリポロリと
    落ちてく音が 世界中に響く
    優しさが大きな 1つの輪になれば
    きっと多くの 笑顔を守れる

    命を繋ぎ 止められるのは
    僕らが強く 信じる気持ちさ
    誰でも 一人じゃないから
    周りを見れば 聞こえてくる
    誰より願ってる ガンバレが
    君の明日を 生きる力になる

    「ただ 生きていて欲しい」と
    願う事が 誰かの心に届くから
    独りじゃないこと 忘れないで
    命の大切さを 知ったとき
    僕らはきっと 強くなれる

    Directly from Google Translator (I'm too sleepy now to manual re-translate it...)

    For earthquake-stricken people
    I wrote the lyrics.
    Not have a song yet.
    Someone please put a song.
    Just make the people of the victims.
    Thank you.
    During this song, and Japan
    I should widen.

    We were born to the same star

    One person for life
    Only one person in this life
    For someone to use
    This feeling called love

    Those who lost loved ones
    抱E込Manai alone in grief
    Certainly be of assistance to someone else's voice
    Downcast look on his face a little

    Now I can not see anything
    Believe tomorrow looks ahead
    Hear little life somewhere
    Give up things
    Would certainly hope

    Precious lives in a trickle
    , Sounds echoing off my chest
    Connect people that can not defend
    Love too warm hands

    We are unsound mind
    You never get a break 取Ri合E
    And connected them to live their lives
    Sure to brighten the future
    Translation not lost everything
    Your treasure is what I live by

    Whispered in the mind
    "Lose" your words are strong
    If you see the light
    Remember loved ones smile

    Also heart-wrenching scene
    Reality can not do anything
    Slow-moving step by step
    From giving up
    Start with

    Crying in tears and crying in full
    Faling sound echoes around the world
    Once one big circle of kindness
    I'm sure you keep a lot of smiles

    The Moor is the life
    We strongly believe in the mind with
    Not one person from everyone
    Looking around I could hear
    I wish more than anyone has Ganbare
    Be of assistance to you live tomorrow

    "Just want to live" and
    From reaching the heart of someone I wish
    Remember that not alone
    When she learned the importance of life
    We'll become stronger
    Become One
    Everyone sing

    It's a good song, even badly translated by google. O.O


    愛KZ 2011-03-20 15:59:34
  13. Gobolino

    Gobolino Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    ALMOST the best message I got in my life:

    Let me see what I can find out for you about helping out on the ground. How soon would you be able to travel if I could find a spot for you?

    Please please please please be it.
  14. karles48

    karles48 Member Stage48 Donor

    May 6, 2010
    Republic of Catalonia
    I guess what's that message about...and I'm crossing my fingers for you!!! :approve:
  15. Gobolino

    Gobolino Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    Yes!. =)
    it's from the "Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support" group. and "on the ground" means there.

    Right now there are 3 squads, one to Sendai, one to Fukushima (or I guess as closest as they can be allowed to reach) and one to Iwake.

    I told one friend: I have everything packed...

    But of course, it's very very very very and very difficult to be allowed...

    though a "maybe" it's way better than a direct "no".
  16. TomoChiyuu

    TomoChiyuu Kenkyuusei

    Dec 5, 2010
    I wish you the best of luck!
  17. karles48

    karles48 Member Stage48 Donor

    May 6, 2010
    Republic of Catalonia
    ^ THIS! After all, knowing some Japanese SHOULD BE an essential condition, don't you think? ;)
  18. Gobolino

    Gobolino Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    Yes, but I don't have years to study, that's why I always ask for the "right now I want to know" xD.

    On the other hand, all cats Meow and all Dogs bark, so I guess that's universal....

    PS Update: I got in as a translator ENG-> SPA for the time being, anyway...
    as "officially as a moderator can speak", is there *ANYWAY* (and I really mean it: ANYWAY, to get in contact with ANYONE in JAPAN (And that includes TGSK san or Akimoto but I guess that would be the same as to contact Akihito so, out of the question) to SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE NEEDS OF PUBLICITY (And special: SHELTERS or Temporary Homes for animals coming from Iwate/Fukushima/Sendai in Tokyo or around it?.
  19. oddball

    oddball Member

    plus I would think they would be willing for anyone to come and help them at the moement as they must be hard pushed at the moment with their workload!
  20. frblckstr1

    frblckstr1 Kenkyuusei

    Nov 10, 2007
    They will be hard pushed, but remember: anyone going there needs to have a place to stay/food/...

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