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One year after

Fukushima Hula Girls

I’m so sorry, I can’t find a subtitled trailer, but I’ll try to explain it the best I can. So here goes trying — Almost a year after the great earthquake in Japan, the film shows how the Hula Girls, the resident and signature entertainers of the Fukushima prefecture, helped their family and friends recover, mostly emotionally, from the massive loss they’ve experienced. It also shows the story of the Spa Resort Hawaiian, who trained these Hula Girls and their own recovery as an institution after the damages incurred by the catastrophe.

In this I really look up to the Japanese. They’re very organized in facing this – from the government to the private sector. They’re resilient and they do not blame anyone. They help each other. They genuinely help each other. Though it’s important to help no matter what, I think what’s the most important thing is to be genuine in times like that.

So this day, this day that marks officially the first year of the Japan earthquake, let us remember how the Japanese set an example to the whole world. To recover so fast from what happened exactly a year ago, it is indeed remarkable that the Japanese has gone a long way.

Kudos to you, Japan!

P.S. For the record, after all that happened, I’m even more motivated to travel to Japan!!