Thanks to the support of wonderful community in Cairns, we are delighted to host the 12th Japan day of Hope.
This year, considering the circumstances, Japan Day of Hope will be streamed as an online video.
Year after year, this event is made possible by people in Cairns who remember those who are experiencing ongoing hardship 11 years since the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear disaster.
The Japan Day of Hope movie brings together voices of hope - messages of Fukushima children, reflections on 11 years since 3.11, and expressions of encouragement from Japan and Australia amidst the global pandemic.
Even though we are apart, we are not alone.
Japan Day of Hope 2022
Comprehensive Editing : Ryo Tsumura
Our heartfelt thanks go to Ryo for taking on the mammoth task of putting together the movie.
Thank you for working on is so thoughtfully and tirelessly and connecting everyone in such
Ryo's Youtube link:
The slides and subtitles have been created by Smile with Kids members, and English translations have been taken on by our supporters in Cairns.
The movie has been made possible thanks to generous support.
Thank you to the performers who sent in videos, to those who sent in messages from various parts of Japan and Australia, to those who helped create the video in different ways.
We also appreciate those who have been showing support in ways other that the movie production.
We are so grateful that there are so many people who are committed to a future where children can smile.
The Cairns Refreshment Camp is supported generously thorough funds raised from charity events, main one of which is Japan Day of Hope.
To date, 34 children from Fukushima have visited Cairns.
There are 9 children who plan on coming next on the circumstances settle.
Japan day of Hope 2022
JDOH Opening 0:00-
Thank you Cairns 3:17-
Message from Australia and Japan 4:44-
BGM…『もう大丈夫』Words and Music by AEKA
Messages from Cairns camp graduates 卒業生メッセージ 9:45-
-Maho Suzuki 9:58-
-Koki Fujita 11:25-
Sakura cover by Miho 12:50-
-Miku Iwasaki 17:55-
-Megu Watanabe 19:19-
-Ayaka Fujii 21:08-
-Kohki Hisada 23:23-
Koto and Message by Miwako and Ben~ Hayabusa of Kuranda~ お琴 24:42-
-Mahiro Fukuda 28:00-
-Yushi Ito 29:52-
-Hey Soul Sister cover by Hannah Walker 30:58-
- Sumire Noda 35:05-
-Hirotaka Kuchiki 36:41-
-Sumire Kuge 42:45-
-Taisei Kanno 44:20-
Messages from 9 Fukushima kids who plan on coming to Cairns next
-Mio Magariyama 46:55-
-Arito Uchiyama 48:59-
Jidai by Utaitai 49:58-
-Haruna Watanabe 54:37-
-Shion Takano 55:39-
-Sora Shidare 1:00:00-
-Minori Takano 1:01:32-
Song by Japanese Play Group 1:02:03-
-Seia Tani 1:06:11-
-Kanon Furukawa 1:07:26-
Message from Fukushima Ending 1:15:03-
BGM…『ありがとう涙、さようなら幻』Words and Music by AEKA
Thank you everyone!!
Smile with Kids Inc （スマイルウィズキッズ）