In order to give Japan a voice, I have been asking my twitter followers to tweet what they think, what they feel - the first tweets are mostly about the campaign run by tsunami.betterplace.org (German mirror at japan.betterplace.org), now I have also received comments via Mangaka Hebizo-sensei's website.
Please let me express my gratitude on behalf of the Japanese people. Thank you so so much for everybody abroad. In the region I live we do not have that much damage so we are focussing on donations. Knowing that you support us, even though there recently has been a big earthquake in New Zealand, even though there are tensions in the diplomatic relations between Russia, China and Korea, makes it difficult to find words to express my thanks. Thank you very much.
In these last days, we have learned how kindness can cross boarders of political and religious beliefs. With your support we can keep up our good spirit. I am deeply moved by your kindness.
I thought I would die in the earthquake. But I didn't. One of my best friends did die.(s)he just isn't there anymore. I believe that (s)he is living on somewhere else. All I do now is pray. I heard that abroad people are also praying for us - that made me really happy. I just want to say thank you.