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13 March 2011 @ 07:48 am
Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan... JE artists' safety information  
As you know unless you've been living under a rock, there's a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan. If you're reading this, please take a few minutes and pray for the safety of everyone in Japan. May everything be okay in the end...To those who tragically lost their lives: May God grant you peace. To those alive, injured, suffering, worried about their dear ones, trying to hold on through this dark time: May God be with you, you are in our hearts and prayers. In front of these disasters, we are all only humans, and nationality, race, religion, they all cease to matter. 日本、頑張れ!応援してるから。
If you are in the US, you can donate $10 (added to your phone bill!) to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
As JE fans, I'm sure you're worried about the safJety of your idol on top of everything as well. I know I 've been searching the webs for information on it all instead of studying for a final in less than an hour all morning...

So, to give everyone a peace of mind, here's the information about JE artists that I could find: (credit: a lot of my information came from this helpful blog. Please thank her/him for organizing all these information!)

Last update: March 13 11:48pm, Tokyo Standard Time

Jweb sent out a mail to its subscribers confirming the safety of everyone belonging to Johnny's and Associates!

Information Log:

Safe List - Information Verified:
Higashiyama Noriyuki - Play in Osaka going on as usual according to people who saw the play. Everyone in Mishima Double is safe.

Uekusa Katsuhide - Endless Shock, doing fine.

SMAP - Katori Shingo (confirmed by Murase Ken's
twitter), Nakai Masahiro (Staff), Kimura Takuya (filming for upcoming drama, AD's twitter), Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (drama's official twitter

V6 - All members (fan who asked about them through Jweb).
Inohara Yoshihiko's wife and son are also safe (wife Seto Asaka's blog).

TOKIO - All accounted for (Jweb official mail announcing continuation of tour tomorrow); Leader (Joshima) and Yamaguchi Tatsuya were at a location shoot when it happened, but they are okay (from staff),

KinKi Kids - Koichi (Endless Shock staff). Tsuyoshi safe according to sister's twitter (friend-locked, but confirmed through comments and c+p'd message elsewhere)

Arashi - All members safe (VS Arashi staff's
twitter confirming official information from their managers).

Tackey & Tsubasa - Takizawa Hideaki finally confirmed! (
brother's blog)

News - Tegoshi Yuya (Drama staff) and Yamapi (
sister's twitter), Koyama Keiichiro (sister's blog)
Kusano confirmed that he's okay on his twitter

Kanjani8 - Nishikido Ryo (drama staff, doing location shoot for drama at the time) Ohkura Tadayoshi (upcoming drama's
official twitter), Yokoyama Yuu (drama staff).

Uchi Hiroki - confirmation from Endless Shock staff

KAT-TUN - Kamenashi Kazuya (staff at Yokohama Stadium), Taguchi Junnosuke (Johnny's Fan Club); Ueda Tatsuya (guitarist at his solo con)

Akanishi Jin - confirmed through a back dancer's twitter.

Ikuta Toma - Mishima Double still going on as usual. He's fine.

Hey Say Jump - Inoo Kei (mother's blog); Yaotome, Yabu, Nakajima, Chinen, Yamada, Arioka confirmed to be okay (JE staff),

NYC - took refuge together. They were taping Music Station at the time.

Kis-my-ft2 - Kitayama and Fujigaya (drama official
twitter), Tamamori Yuta ((confirmed by Murase Ken's twitter), the remaining four (JE staff).

FiVe - Uesato Ryota (personal twitter)

Question? - Fujiie Kazuyori  (father's twitter)

A.B.C-Z - Hashimoto (sister's blog)

Johnny's Jr. - all juniors who are in Endless shock are confirmed to be okay.

B. I. Shadow - Nakajima Kento (upcoming drama's
official twitter), Koichi Yugo (father's blog)

Yara Tomoyuki (MA) - reported to be at Takizawa Kabuki rehearsal, and he's okay.

Kazama Shunsuke - Stage greetings for his new movie going on according to schedule Sunday (director's blog); must be okay.

Ex-Johnnys: Kawano Naoki and Hara Tomoyuki both updated their blogs and reported as okay.

Unverified Information/Rumors:

SMAP - all confirmed except for Inagaki Goro

TOKIO - Nagase Tomoya and Matsuoka Masahiro injured but it doesn't appear to be anything serious. It was said that Nagase should heal in about 3 days. So yeah, they're mostly fine. (according to my source, it was from official channels, but I haven't track down the original news source yet)

KAT-TUN - All safe, supposed confirmation by JE staff. It was reported that Tanaka Koki and his siblings are taking refuge at a local stadium. Also, rumors that Ueda's family house was damaged? Nakamaru rumored to be at the Johnny's Family Club and okay.

News - Nothing definite on Kato Shigeaki or Masuda, but they should be okay.

Kanjani8 - all members safe, supposedly confirmed by JE staff.

Hey! Say! Jump - all members safe. Okamoto and Morimoto took refuge at a school. Takaki reported to be okay, source unconfirmed.

A.B.C.-z - all members safe

FiVe - Nakaegawa Rikiya (logged into mixi shortly after the earthquake. Therefore, he should be fine...)

Imai Tsubasa - I heard a report of someone who talked to one of his sister's neighbors, who said his sister's place is okay... But that's it so far.
Johnny's Jr. - Kyomoto Taiga seems to be okay according to yarakashi fans. Morimoto Shintaro doing just fine according to blog of someone who goes to the same school. Mis Snow Man seem to be okay. Kansai Jr. said to be all accounted for.

Takizawa Hideaki and Takizawa Kabuki cast - Yara is confirmed to be in rehearsal for Takizawa Kabuki and okay, so that means everyone else who was rehearsing for it should be fine too... Supposed news from his brother this morning?

Non-JE Information:
I can't be comprehensive or anything, but I'll try to jot down whatever I hear.

Luna Sea (thanks, darksunmoon for the info for these three!)
Midorigawa Hiakru
Utada Hikaru (twitter)
Hamasaki Ayumi (twitter)
Koyasu Takehito (blog)
Oguri Shun (blog)
Aragaki Yui (with manager, not missing!)
Satou Ken (blog)
Gackt (thanks, arisa_draconis!)
Vamps An Cafe (thanks to naru2809yuuki for these two!)
Ayase Haruka
Fujiki Naoto ((drama staff)
Narimiya Hiroki
Miura Haruma
Hongo Kanata
All talents belonging to Amuse Jimusho
Ueto Aya
Nakama Yukie
Horikita Maki
Toda Erika
Kitagawa Keiko
Yamada Yuu
Shibasaki Kou
Kuroki Meisa
Kitano Kii
Tokui Yoshimi (in Taiwan at the time)
Shiroda Yuu
Nakagawa Shoko
AKB48, SDN48 - all members
Aiba Hiroki
BOSS cast
Nakajima Mika
Kase Ryou
Tamaki Hiroshi
Katou Natsuki
Matsushige Yutaka
Komatsu Ayaka
Kubozuka Yousuke
Tsumabuki Satoshi
Hoshino Aki
Matsumoto Rio
Sugimoto Aya
Nagasawa Masami
Shida Mirai
Sakuraba Nanami
Kanjiya Shohori
Kanno Miho
Nishino Kana
Aoyama Teruma
Funky Monky Babys
Tsuchiya Anna
Crystal Kay
Hirano Ayaka
All talents under Horipro
Cast and crew of Gantz
Matsuyama Kenichi
Higa Masami
Ichigawa Yui
Matsushima Hatsune
Katou Seiichiro
Current Mood: worriedworried
mizukipi89mizukipi89 on March 11th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
thanks for information
if you get to know something about tackey let me know it please!
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 11th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Nothing's verified as far as I know, but apparently there was a Takizawa Kabuki rehearsal and I've heard news about someone else who was involved with the show (Yara Tomoyuki) being safe according to staff (haven't seen the source myself, nor did I see the blog I'm following include it in the confirmed list, however). So unless he was at another job or was off for the day or something, he should be okay> I think right now we just have to wait for the morning for more news...
Lady DarkSunMoondarksunmoon on March 11th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Kaya, Luna Sea and Miyavi have also confirmed they are safe via their Twitters.
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 11th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info, but my post is Johnny and Associates only... I don't really have the resources to make a list that encompass everyone in the Japanese entertainment world, but maybe you or someone else can start a more comprehensive list? Sorry... >.
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on March 11th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
thanks for the info... at first i was worried about taguchi since he and ryo are in the same drama... but now it's ok ^^ as for ueda's home... i think it's damaged but they're rich so that's not too bad. It's yaotome hikaru who is in trouble. apparently his house in sendai is completely.. well, over.
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 11th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry to be telling you this, I was just about to update the post... I just read that it's apparently unclear whether the confirmation on Taguchi's safety is actually true because people are saying that the information from the drama crew was actually that Ryo was filming the drama at the time and is okay, and it wasn't specified if Taguchi's filming for the same drama too at the time of the earthquake...
Let's hope he's okay, and sorry for all the confusion...
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on March 11th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 11th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
He could have been, but we just don't know for sure yet... *praying for him and everyone else whose information I haven't found yet...*
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on March 11th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Wait! the johnny's family club has confirmed Taguchi Junnosuke's safety now! *dances* he's okay!! XD
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 11th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
XD updating now, thanks!
harimaloverharimalover on March 12th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Leader, Gussan, Nagase and Mabo are ok but what about Taichi?!?
I'm so worried!
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 12th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Me too... >.< All I heard regarding him is that the place he was supposed to be working in is pretty safe so he should be fine, but that's not really anything definite...
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 12th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
New info: they should all be okay, just heard that JE sent out an official jweb mail saying that TOKIO's tour is resuming tomorrow (Sunday), so that has to mean they're all fine.
harimaloverharimalover on March 12th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thank God!
I hope all Johnny's are safe and sound.
naru2809yuuki on March 12th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
please could anyone tell me the state of Aya Ueto... I'm worried about her thanks!
Versailles, Vamps An Cafe are okay!
eirwen555eirwen555 on March 12th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, she's fine! Becky mentioned her in her blog update. Her house is damaged but her and her family are safe, no injuries. (Becky's blog: http://www.becky.ne.jp/contents/blog/)
naru2809yuuki on March 13th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
thanks!!! nwn
Chi-changemmiesky on March 12th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
Thank you for this list.. I was reading another list this morning.. missing, whereabouts unverified, hospitalized.. and somehow it was like reading a list of family names.. I finally had to stop going online altogether for a while.. I just kept crying.. thankfully people are being found.

My heart is heavy, and I wish I could do more than donate a few dollars. I feel somehow like I should get on a plane and go do.. something...anything... but I know I cannot... *sigh*

Tonight I will light a candle, and for many nights to come, and ask that Spirit send as much energy as I can muster to them all, Idol and Common folk alike. They all matter to me.

Blessed Be Dear Nippon.. Blessed Be...<3
Arisaarisa_draconis on March 12th, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
If you want to add to the list, GACKT is also safe. Confirmed by his twitter.
warinsinee: pic#100930216warinsinee on March 12th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. I worried all night and couldn't get manage to sleep.

DO you know how they are now , how they lived

I hope they will be OK
zilieyziliey on March 12th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the news... Was worried about Nagase Tomoya kun... Let us know when you get more information!!!
1akira_chan1akira_chan on March 12th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that everyone is safe Arashi wrote cards to everyone so they are 100% okay. im also glad to hear that Kunsano is safe aswell!

can anyone send me a link to his twitter? i could not find him.
vickie93vickie93 on March 12th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the list. I greatly appreciate you keeping us updated. Have you heard anything about the remaining members of Question? and Five?
thanospowa on March 14th, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
Everyone please do you have news of asian kung fu members?
Especially kensuke kita.
(someone said he's dead on google finder :s) true or not?
I'm very worried about him.
Fajar MudiantoFajar Mudianto on March 17th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Shibasaki Kou?
I've read your post with a little bit anticipation about Shibasaki Kou. Is she safe or still unspecified? I've tried to search using Google Person Finder, and the status is still unspecified. Anyway, I've bookmarked this page, waiting patiently for the (hopefully) good news :(
Fajar MudiantoFajar Mudianto on March 17th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: Shibasaki Kou?
There's something important I've missed:

Thank you very much for the informations and the updates, I really really appreciate it.
mitmanlit on January 29th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
Интересный блог
а как вы относитесь к войне Грузии и Абхазии?
Yel Inoomeriel_roncal on June 30th, 2015 08:28 am (UTC)
Hi I've been seeing this Inoo Kei (mother's blog)
So is it true that Kei's mother has a blog?

I can't seem to find it (to prove that it is true)