Four members of V6 encouraged tsunami victims

By Kikki - Last updated: 日曜日, 5月 29, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

[From Ofunato city-my stricken home town]

-Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster-

One of the most popular Japanese idle groups ‘V6’ visited the emergency shelter in Ofunato town

Members of V6, one of the popular Japanese idol groups, visited the emergency shelter in Ofunato-kita Elementary School and encouraged tsunami victims still living there on May 27. Suddenly a great cheer arose when they arrived.

V6 is a six-member Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates. The group debuted on November 1, 1995 with the single “Music for the People”, which was used as the image song for the World Cup of Volleyball in 1995. Their first four singles, including “Music for the People”, were all cover versions of the same-titled euro beat songs composed by Italian producers such as Giancarlo Pasquini, Andrea Leonardi, Alberto Contini, and Sandro Olivia.

Similar to their agency seniors Hikaru Genji, the group is separated into two subgroups based on age. For V6, the group is split into 20th Century and Coming Century, which consists of the three oldest members and three youngest members respectively.

Mr. Masayuki Sakamoto Mr. Hiroshi Nagano Mr. Ken Miyake Mr. Junichi Okada


Among 6 members, Mr. Masayuki Sakamoto, Mr. Hiroshi Nagano, Mr. Ken Miyake, and Mr. Junichi Okada visited on this day. Emergency food was distributed by the members to the victims in the shelter and temporary prefabricated houses. The members of popular group were surrounded by a crowd of citizens who wanted to shake hands with them. They enjoyed taking commemorative pictures with citizens too.

‘They really cheered me up. I could not imagine their arrival. I tried hard to hold back my tears with joy.’ The voice of Ms. Hiromi Chiba (27) was full of excitement. She was forced to live in the shelter from Ikawa town with her family. Her work place was also damaged by the tsunami and was closed its business temporarily.


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