Today I was abruptly woken up by my mom who was talking loudly to my dad about a huge earthquake that hit Japan. At first I didn’t really care too much. Mostly, because I was woken up way too early. And since my mom isn’t the best at pronouncing Japanese I wasn’t really too aware of where it was. First she said it was Chiba. (But now I realize she was talking about the nuclear plant in fukushima) But after watching the news and seeing that it hit Sendai is a huge city and also Sendai is really close to Tokyo I was really scared. Not only for the famous people that live in and around Tokyo, but because Tokyo is Japan’s largest city and lots of people could be injured. Apparently this was the largest earthquake to hit Japan in several years. And of course the news over hear was reporting about how the tsunami waves were going to hit Hawaii and California which is also pretty scary.
The large 8.9 earthquake triggered a huge tsunami with waves that were 23 feet high. Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture, or state, closest to the epicenter. Another 151 were confirmed killed, with 547 missing. Police also said 798 people were injured. The government ordered about 3,000 residents near a nuclear power plant in the city of Onahama to move back at least two miles from the plant. The reactor was not leaking radiation but its core remained hot even after a shutdown. The plant is 170 miles northeast of Tokyo. The news has also reported that there have been around 50 aftershocks. As I’m writing this article CNN is reporting a 6.2 aftershock in Nagano!
On the idol front of things, it has been confired that all H!P members, NGP members and H!P Eggs are safe. All AKB48, SKE48, and SDN48 members are safe. Which is extremely good news. However, the safety of all JE members has not been confirmed. Here is what Johnny’s confirms:
NEWS; Yamapi, Tegoshi and Ryo are safe. (the others seems safe also, not 100% confirmed though..)
Kusano and Uchi are both also safe
Arashi; everyone are safe (though Aiba’s house have caught fire)
Kanjani8, everyone are safe
KAT-TUN; everyone are safe (not 100%) (but Ueda’s house is damaged..)
All of HSJ member safe, but Yuto is in hospital for minor injury
V6 and SMAP are all safe
NYC, M.A.D, Uesato Ryota, Fujie Kazuyori – reported safe
Ikuta Toma is safe
Kis-my-ft2 are all safe
Kinki Kids are safe
TOKIO; injuries but safe
Also, it seems Yaotome Hikaru’s house in Sendai is ruined.
And I have also heard that Inoo Kei is still unconfirmed.
Here’s some video about the quake. I had to get it from RussiaToday because they seem to be the only news that has an official youtube channel. XD This video is several hours old, so if you want updates on this I suggest you watch your local news or CNN.