This is the project I was called up on to be a part of, by a Japanese director Kenji. At the beginning, I was not sure what I'm getting myself into, but I wanted to help by any means for Japan, for something that comes out of good-will. I was sort of frustrated of the ongoing situation as well.
A week after posting of youtube, it's already viewed 220,000 times. Most of comments are in Japanese, mostly positive. Special thanks to Robin Williams and Ice-T!
I'm realizing more and more, that the simple message, especially coming from any other parts of the world such as NY, encourage people in Japan who still are in desperate situation. (well, I kind of said that already in my previous blog...) I feel proud to be part of this.
Now the more I read the news, the more upset I feel about Japanese government and corporation's constant idiocy. Then I learned that there's a huge nuclear plant called Hamaoka whose leakage would affect the entire Tokyo area.
Hamaoka is located right on the plate where the worst earthquake in the history could possibly occur. If not the worst, huge one, around magnitude 8.0 or so, (already named as Tokai earthquake) WILL occur sooner or later.
For more details about this, and if you want to sign the petition to stop this nuclear plant running as is, please click here. The voice of U.S. is usually very strong in Japan - maybe more so than that of Japanese.
*This is not a propaganda that has been posed by any organization or entity- but it's strictly my personal.
Whoever got this SPAM email below by me.... it's not sent by me, my email was just hacked! I researched online and there are so many similar cases.... but beware everyone...ITP address was from Nigeria.
Sorry for any convenience that might have caused you, and Thank you for those who cared and called me, emailed me, etc...
I'm sorry I didn't tell you about my trip ... I'm currently in Wales, on a short vacation as I write this ... what happened today is unbelievable, and now I am stuck here. I got mugged at gun point on my way to the hotel and my money, credit cards, phone and other valuables were stolen. Thank God they did not take my passport. I urgently need your help. I JUST NEED 1200 POUNDS TO SORT OUT MY HOTEL BILLS BUT I'LL APPRECIATE ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN AFFORD, I promise to pay you back once I get home. I do have cash in my account, but I can't access it right now because I had to cancel all my credit cards that were stolen!! I'm sending this from a free internet connection at the public library. I will be forever grateful if you can help me. Please respond quickly, as my flight leaves in a few hours and I need to pay my hotel bill. Please save me from the embarrassment of not being able to cover the charges.
The project I've been helping with, NYC downtown 80's legendary artist Kenny Scharf's documentary has just completed its teaser and started Kickstarter for funding. To view the teaser & more info, please click here!
If this completes as it aims, there'll be interview by Dennis Hopper, Yoko Ono, and many other interesting individuals (of course, on top of a fairy good amount & intimate comments by Kenny Scharf himself!) you can see, unfolding Kenny's life & art.