The 11th, 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.


Athletes and celebrities who are related to the disaster area have sent messages to their hearts on that day.

Major League Baseball Shohei Ohtani "To the power of the disaster area"

Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels announced a comment on the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, saying, "I will do my best to help the affected areas as much as possible."



Otani, a graduate of Hanamaki Higashi High School in Iwate Prefecture, was a first-year high school student at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and his teammates were swept away by the tsunami.



On the 10th, Otani, who is camping in Arizona, USA, announced a comment through the team at the turning point, which is 10 years after the earthquake. I think there are many things that I will never forget. I think that I can do my best, but I will do my best to help the disaster area as much as possible. "



Last year, Otani ended up pitching two games as a pitcher due to an injury to his right elbow, and had a bad batting and unwilling season. We are proceeding and plan to pitch for the second time in the open game on the 13th.

NBA Rui Hachimura "I will never forget that day"

NBA = Amelia Professional Basketball, Wizards base player Yamura said on the team's official Twitter that it has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, "I will never forget that day."



Hachimura spent three years in high school at Meisei High School in Sendai City and now at Sendai University Meisei High School.



Hachimura posted a video message on the official Twitter account of Wizards on the 11th of Japan time about the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.



Hachimura said, "I was only 13 years old, but I remember that day. When I was in high school, I lived in Sendai, which was affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and spent three years before moving to the United States. I think there are many people who are celebrating this day with various thoughts, but I will never forget that day. "

Sumo Wakatakakage and three other brothers "I want to meet the expectations of the people of Fukushima Prefecture"

As it has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, Takakage Wakauchi, a sumo wrestler from Fukushima City, responded to an interview saying, "Every year, March 11th reminds me of the earthquake. I want to do my best, "he said.



Wakatakakage in the Makuuchi, who belongs to the Arashio stable of the sumo wrestling, and Wakatakamoto in the spring of Juryo are three brothers from Fukushima City, and responded to an interview with NHK as it has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. ..



Of these, Wakatakakage Atsushi, the third son, was hit by an earthquake when he was 16 years old when he was attending a local high school. When I learned about the accident at the nuclear power plant, I was most scared, "he said.



Then, along with Wakamotoharu, who is one grade higher, he spent about a month in the Arashio stable in Tokyo, where his eldest son, Wakatakamoto, was introductory.



Wakatakakage said, "I was worried about when I could return to Fukushima, but I lived with the wrestlers and was kind to me." The other day there was an earthquake, but the situation is still tough. I want to do my best to meet the expectations of the people of Fukushima Prefecture. "



Wakamotoharu, who was interviewed with Wakatakakage, said, "The damage caused by rumors may not have been completely recovered, and the people living near the nuclear power plant have not yet returned home. Some people could not evacuate due to the tsunami. Never forget. "



In addition, the eldest son Wakatakamoto said, "I want to take a sumo wrestling that will inspire the locals as much as possible. I also want to raise the ranking and show the locals how the three brothers are in Sekitori." I swore.

JOC Chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita "Facing the role that sports should play"

On the 11th, 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Chairman of the JOC = Japanese Olympic Committee, announced his comments.



Among them, after the earthquake, JOC mentioned that Olympians and people in the disaster area have been engaged in interaction through sports. "Through the activities, many athletes have heard from many people, including children. With a smile, on the contrary, they said that they were pushed back. Through local activities, the fact that sports are supported by society and the appearance of athletes playing with all their might makes people's hearts momentarily. But I learned anew that I can be positive. "



On top of that, for the Tokyo Olympics, "All athletes want to cheer up someone through their own performances while enjoying the joy of playing sports, so we are doing our best to prepare for what we can do now. As a person involved in sports. I would like to continue to work with athletes and related parties while facing the role and sincerity that sports should play in reconstruction and society. "

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