With the unfortunate and difficult times that Japan is experiencing currently our thoughts and prayers are with those suffering from the massive earthquakes and tsunamis that follow, as well as those affected in the Pacific Ocean region. While the people in Japan will definitely be strong and try to cope as to the best they can we do hope they will remain safe as our best wishes goes out to everyone of them.
For the readers who may want to be kept updated on the matter there’s MSNBC where a list of sites providing real-time information about the earthquake and looking for missing people are mentioned. And if you are willing to contribute financially there’s always this useful link which lists out the instructions and avenues you can render your assistance to.
Also, for readers who may be wondering about the safety of the Producers/Nico Singers and Musicians/Illustrators there’s this spreadsheet on Google where a list of Vocaloid and Nico-related people who have posted on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet since the earthquake has been compiled, along with another list of those unconfirmed/missing at the moment. This list mentions only people who are currently in Japan and while it may not be updated up-to-the-minute as to their current situation but efforts have been put in to make sure the list is constantly as accurate as possible. And if you know someone who should be in the list but isn’t mentioned you can always ask/update in the chat (click on the “Anonymous user —- and — others” on the top right of the page and the chatbox will appear)
If you prefer to browse through the lists in Japanese then here it is.
Edit: Currently NND is offering a service where people can pay to advertise on a video, and all of the points used will go directly to Red Cross Japan, or any other agencies that the users want the money to go to help citizens in need. As of March 13th 2011 14:00 hours Japan Time, the count has reached over 1 million USD and has been going up ever since. Here is an image of how to donate.
Thank you for visiting Vocaloidism today as we hope to seek your kind understanding for bearing with us during this very difficult and chaotic time.