Dear friends in all over the world

As you may already have known by newspapers or televisions,
Japan was hit by the largest earthquake
ever recorded on March 11th.

The huge quake and devastating tsunami has
left the overwhelming damage to the country.
To make matters worse,
a few nuclear plants appeared to be spinning out of control.

We are still facing this terrifying conditions.

At Matsumoto-city, where awo-gumi  is located has
fortunately no damage.
All I have to do is regain my presence of mind
and do what we can really do for the people in the afflicted area.

We truly appreciate your support
for the relief and recovery of my country.
And heartily appreciate your kind offer of donation.

Please contact your national Red Cross/Crescent society,
which may have already launched
fundraising campaign within your country.