Due to the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan a few H!P events have been canceled.
The following have been cancelled:
- Mano Erina, Yoshizawa Hitomi, and Kusumi Koharu’s event
- C-ute’s Fukuoka appearance
- Berryz Koubou’s concert on 3/12 in Sendai
- Berryz Koubou’s upcoming FC events
- Abe Natsumi’s Hokkaido Bus Tour
- C-ute’s Hawaii FC Tour
- S/mileage’s Limited Live “S/mile Factory”
Also, Berryz Koubou members are refraining from updating their Serend mini blogs until further notice as well, and this weeks FIVE STARS shows have been canceled.
UFA also released a message about the tragedy expressing their deepest sympathy, they also mentioned that concerts and events are being rescheduled.
S/mileage staff are also considering the fate of S/mileage’s Limited Live “S/mile Factory”, so I will update if any other news are released.
All members have been confirmed to be safe via their Twitter and blogs, for a small list of confirmations please check out the list after the break (all information below from dreamtiny).
Please consider donating for the relief of Japan earthquake victims, here is a link to the Red Cross to donate, just select the “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami“ option and click continue to follow the instructions on the screen. You can also donate through iTunes, just look for the Red Cross and you can donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200, all donations will be anonymous and the Red Cross won’t be able to access your personal information.
Also all calls and texts from a wireless number on AT&T to Japan are now free from March 11 to 31st from US and Puerto Rico so please contact your loved ones.
Nakazawa Yuko – blogged
Fukuda Asuka – apparently she’s okay? I can’t seem to find anything though.
Iida Kaori – blogged
Natsumi Abe – blogged
Ishiguro Aya – blogged
Ichii Sayaka – blogged on Ameblo and Gree.
Yasuda Kei – blogged.
Yaguchi Mari – blogged.
Goto Maki – a news post was made canceling her live. Listed as alive on Google’s person finder
Yoshizawa Hitomi – confirmed safe by manager
Ishikawa Rika – Confirmed by manager
Kago Ai – tweeted.
Tsuji Nozomi – her husband blogged confirming the safety of his family. I think this is his blog? She has also blogged.
Takahashi Ai – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Niigaki Risa – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Konno Asami – confirmed by manager
Ogawa Makoto – has been tweeting.
Tanaka Reina – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Michishige Sayumi – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Kamei Eri – confirmed okay by sister’s blog post
Fujimoto Miki – blogged about her flight being canceled. she’s in the United States.
Kusumi Koharu – blogged.
Mitsui Aika – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
JunJun – blogged.
LinLin – blogged.
Fukumura Mizuki – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Ikuta Erina – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Sayashi Riho – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Suzuki Kanon – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Berryz Koubou – confirmed by manager. Their Sendai concert was supposed to be on the 12th, and has been canceled. They’ve been moved somewhere safe.
Mano Erina – tweeted herself. Her family is also okay.
Kikkawa Yuu – canceled an event through her mobile blog (therefore assumed to be okay)
Matsuura Aya – tweeted.
Tsunku tweeted. Also confirmed that NGP members (THE Possible, Canary Club, etc.) are okay.
former Melon Kinenbi
Megumi Murata – tweeted.
Ohtani Masae – tweeted. Has managed to get in touch with her mom.
Shibata Ayumi – tweeted.
Saito Hitomi – her husband, Hachimitsu Jiro, has been tweeting. It doesn’t look like he’s specifically mentioned that she’s okay, but it can be assumed since he hasn’t said otherwise
Inaba Atsuko – tweeted
Heike Michiyo – microblogged.
Ishii Rika – has been tweeting.
Former Coconuts Musume
Mika Todd – was recently in Japan. it’s possible that she left, though it’s also possible that she was still there during the earthquake
Kobayashi Azusa – blogged.
Suenaga Mami (Shikei-Dol) – blogged.
Miyoshi Erika – blogged.
Staff confirmed that H!P eggs/graduated eggs are okay. Confirmed here.
The earthquake was really strong so there has been quite a lot of damage and losses (both material and human) so I sincerely ask everyone to keep all of Japan and other areas affected by the resulting tsunamis in their thoughts.
This isn’t a general news blog so I won’t update about the results of the tragedy (it’s pretty well covered by other news sites) but I will update this post with any other news about canceled events and similar so that fans know what to expect, but even though it hasn’t been confirmed all events during this weekend will most likely be canceled for the time being.
I will update with any more details when they are released.
EDIT: The list has been updated, also if anyone is interested in reading the blog posts the team at Blog! Project have translations, so please check them out.