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Dear IPrA members,

Thank you for your concern, prayers, and warm messages regarding the Japanese triple disaster situation still under progress as I write this message. On behalf of the Japanese IPrA members, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the support offered to Japan by international communities.

It is certainly under circumstances like this that we are reminded strongly of the power of words and the importance of connecting and communicating. Messages reaching Japan from around the world have been warming our hearts, encouraging us, and giving us the hope and energy to stand up and take the next step.

If you would like to send messages to fellow IPrA members, especially those in Japan, please use the "Contact" function of this website and send your message. Please make sure to start the message with a title "Message to Japan" to clarify that this will be an open message. Your message will be uploaded on this blog as it comes in.

With sincere appreciation,

Sachiko Ide
President of IPrA

My heart goes out to all of those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the recent earthquake. I have colleagues, friends and former students who have been touched by the effects of this tragedy. I think I speak for my institution (Portland State University), my city (Portland) and my state (Oregon) when i say, "We are all Japanese now."

Message to Japan

The huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan is an absolute tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Message for Japan

We pray for Japan and we believe in the strength of the hearts and souls of the Japanese people. We are confident that you can get through this difficult time. Ganbatte ne.

We were very upset to hear about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We have many Japanese friends and our violin teacher is Japanese. We love Japanese manga, Pokemon and sweets. Our dad, Li Wei, has been to Japan many times and has very good friends there. We are thinking of them all the time. The spring time should be the most beautiful time in Japan. Instead there is a natural disaster this year.
We both have played in two concerts recently in London to raise funds for Japan. We hope that together we can overcome the difficulties.

Message to Japan
I wish Japanese people safety and quick recovery.

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