all the latest hello project news from the past week

Due to the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan a few H!P events have been canceled.
Berryz Koubou’s concert on 3/12 in Sendai (the center of the earthquake),and other events, along with C-ute’s Fukuoka appearance, and Mano Erina’s event for this weekend have all been canceled.
Events for Yoshizawa Hitomi and Kusumi Koharu for this weekend have also been canceled, and even though it hasn’t been confirmed most of the events will most likely be rescheduled.
All members have been confirmed to be safe via their Twitter and blogs, here is a small list of confirmations (all information below from dreamtiny):
Morning Musume
Nakazawa Yuko – blogged
Fukuda Asuka – apparently she’s okay? I can’t seem to find anything though.
Iida Kaori
Natsumi Abe – blogged
Ishiguro Aya – blogged
Ichii Sayaka – blogged on Ameblo and Gree.
Yasuda Kei – blogged.
Yaguchi Mari – blogged.Goto Maki – a news post was made canceling her live. Presumably okay
Yoshizawa Hitomi – confirmed safe by manager
Ishikawa Rika – Confirmed by manager
Kago Ai – tweeted.Tsuji Nozomi – her husband blogged confirming the safety of his family. I think this is his blog? She has also blogged.
Takahashi Ai – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Niigaki Risa – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Konno Asami – confirmed by managerOgawa Makoto – has been tweeting.
Tanaka Reina – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Michishige Sayumi – confirmed by MM manager tweet, she also blogged.
Kamei Eri – confirmed okay by sister’s blog post
Fujimoto Miki – blogged about her flight being canceled. she’s in the United States.
Kusumi Koharu – blogged.
Mitsui Aika – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
JunJun – most likely safe as she’s in China. there isn’t any official confirmation yet
LinLin – most likely safe as she’s in China. there isn’t any official confirmation yet
Fukumura Mizuki – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Ikuta Erina – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Sayashi Riho – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Suzuki Kanon – confirmed by MM manager tweet.
Berryz Koubouconfirmed by manager. Their Sendai concert was supposed to be on the 12th, and has been canceled. They’ve been moved somewhere safe.
C-uteconfirmed by staff
Umeda Erika – tweeted.Arihara Kanna – tweeted.
S/mileageconfirmed by staff. Some of the members also blogged. Kanon, Ayaka, Saki, Yuuka
Mano Erina – tweeted herself. Her family is also okay.
Kikkawa Yuu – canceled an event through her mobile blog (therefore assumed to be okay)
Matsuura Aya – possibly with Fujimoto Miki (who is stuck in the USA), but uncertain
Tsunku tweeted. Also confirmed that NGP members (THE Possible, Canary Club, etc.) are okay.
former Melon Kinenbi
Megumi Murata – tweeted.
Ohtani Masae – tweeted. Has managed to get in touch with her mom.
Shibata Ayumi – tweeted.
Saito Hitomi – her husband, Hachimitsu Jiro, has been tweeting. It doesn’t look like he’s specifically mentioned that she’s okay, but it can be assumed since he hasn’t said otherwise
Satoda Mai – blogged
Noto Arisa – tweeted.
Maeda Yuki – tweeted (second tweet) though I don’t know where her actual twitter is. It’s here.
Inaba Atsuko – tweeted
Heike Michiyo – microblogged.
Ishii Rika – has been tweeting.
Former Coconuts Musume
Kimura Ayaka
Mika Todd
– was recently in Japan. it’s possible that she left, though it’s also possible that she was still there during the earthquake
Former Taiyo to Ciscomoon/T&C Bomber
Kominato Miwa – has been tweeting
Inaba Atsuko – confirmed by Miwa
Shinoda Miho – confirmed by Miwa
Suenaga Mami (Shikei-Dol) – blogged.
Staff confirmed that H!P eggs/graduated eggs are okay. I can’t find where it was confirmed though.

EDIT: The list has been updated, also if anyone is interested in reading the blog posts the team at Blog! Project have translations, so please check them out
we pray for japan
Lady GaGa has made a special wristband for the people of Japan.
You can buy it on her website.
You can but it here

Also here are some comments from famous foreign celebrities artist:

All this information is from Tokyo Hive

Alicia Keys: “My heart breaks 4 Japan. woke up this morning early w/ a song in my heart. not sure what but wow! So much going on in the world! #pray4japan”
Ameriie: “My heart aches as we all pray for those killed, injured, & missing in Japan… to help text ‘redcross’ to 90999 to donate $10 #helpJapan #textREDCROSSto9099”
Ashanti: “I’m saddened to see so much suffering. The images of Japan are horrific. My only reflection on this is that we are all but one single nation. One world united. That when there is one region affected by a catastrophe the erst of the world must react…”
B.o.B: “My heart goes out to the people of Japan. Stay Strong”
Brandy: “Sending prayers to Japan!!!!”
Bun B: “What’s happening to Japan right now is indescribable. These extreme acts of nature are getting more and more frequent. Pray for them and us.”
Chris Brown: “My prayers go out to everyone in japan!!! We have to love one another and come together as a planet!!!! Life is way too precious to waste on ignorance!!! We have to come together!!! All of us! Every race, gender, etc. I love you all. For anyone I’ve ever hurt, cursed out, yelled at, been rude too!! I sincerely apologize!! Life is beautiful and we are Beautiful People. I’m buggin out right now over japan!! #praying”
Ciara: “I am sooooo sad to hear about what’s happening in Japan. It breaks my heart. Let’s pray for the families and their country!”
Derek Hough: “Incredible…I can’t believe my eyes… Everyone pray for them…Puts things into perspective. Wow!”
Diddy: “GOD BLESS everyone in Japan and anyone affected by this disaster- you are in every thought and prayer!! Count your blessings today and be Nice! Let’s go! Never take life for granted!! Make today your GREATEST.”
Emma Bunton: “Thinking of everyone in Japan, my prayers are with you all.”
Estelle: “Prayers for Japan. All mu West Coast mates now would be good to visit fam in Midwest or east coast! Thank God for every moment.”
Jennifer Lopez: “Sending LOVE! Lets all please take a minute and say a prayer for all the people in Japan. For God to give them hope, courage, and strength.”
Jermaine Dupri: “i pray everybody is paying attention to the news right now, this earth quake and tsunami stuff is so real”
JoJo: “My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Japan and the other affected areas. Let’s love and forgive and uplift and embrace each other.”
Justin Bieber: “Japan is one of my favorite places on earth…it’s an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them. We all need to help”
Keri Hilson: “My heart goes out to any & everyone affected by the tsunami & earthquake in Japan. Sincere prayers for safety & repair…”
Kim Kardashian: “Just heard about the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan. My prayers are with everyone in Japan!”
Lady Gaga: “I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet. Buy It/Donate here and ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters:
Lea Michele: “So devastating to hear about the huge earthquake & tsunami Japan. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there.”
LeToya Luckett: “My prayers go out to all affected by the Tsunami. #Godbless”
Lil’ Kim: “My prayers go out to everyone in Japan and families affected. #prayforjapan”
Mariah Carey: “All my love & prayers go out to everyone in Japan. Our thoughts are w/ you as you recover from this tragic situation. God Bless, Aishitemasu”
Melanie Fiona: “Please do all you can to assist the devastation in Japan. Even if its sending love, prayers & energy, we are responsible for one another xo”
Missy Elliott: “I am Praying 4 Everyone in Japan and Everywhere!!! All Prayer Warriors Please do the same…”
Monica: “Praying constantly 4 the families of those in both Japan & parts of Hawaii. It saddens me 2 no end but I know Gods able 2 protect & provide”
Mya: “Words can not describe the sorrow I feel.My heart goes out to you Japan”
Ne-Yo: “GOD BLESS JAPAN. My prayers go out to the people of japan hit by that terrible earthquake and tsunami, as well as the people of hawaii.”
Nicki Minaj: “RT @itzBAD_BarbieDC: Sending my thoughts n prayers out to Japan. And anywhere else affected by the earthquake/tsunami”
Nicole Scherzinger: “My heart goes out to all those affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. Pls keep Japan in ur prayers. God bless and be with them”
Nintendo America: “Thanks for your concern! During the earthquake no one at Nintendo in Japan was injured and there was no apparent structural damage.”
Paris Hilton: “The images on the news are breaking my heart. I am so worried for everyone in Japan. My thoughts are with you Japan. God bless you all.”
Ryan Seacrest: “Glued to TV watching this unreal earthquake footage out of Japan. Sending prayers to everyone affected. Unbelievable.”
Sean Garrett: “All the love and payers go out to my people in Japan,Hawaii and the West Coast!”
Sean Kingston: “Wanna send my Condolences to everybody in japan right now may the lord be with u all! Bless”
Snoop Dogg: “Sending prayers out to Japan. Stay strong and keep ya head up.”
Trey Songz: “Praying for my Japanese people affected by the Tsunami.” “I’m worried about my friends from smap smap, verbal, kage son, and all my friends I care about. I can’t reach any of them in japan. 2new is in japan too…’wow’…I’m really worried…I can’t sleep…”
Editor’s Note: I think meant “2NE1″ but made a typo.
Due to the Earthquake the following Hello!Project releases and events are postponed or possibly cancelled. I’ll add more information as it’s released.
Morning Musume
  • Maji Desu Ka Ska!!” release date, postponed
  • Rival Survival”(Bluray) release date also, postponed
Berryz Koubou
  • “Heroine ni narou ka!” release events, postponed
  • Stage play 1974( Ikunaiyo) is reschedule, it’s now running 12/14 – 12/18. (Original date was 3/17-3/22.)
  • “Chou Wonderful! 6″ Album, delay release
Mano Erina
Kikkawa You
  • Kikkawa You“, single and debut, postponed
  • Fukuda Kanon reported that S/Mileage’s Limited Live “S/mile Factory” will either be cancelled or reschedule.
H!P Graduates/Other
  • Murata Megumi, cancelled her planned graduation on 3/31. Her family was affected by the tsunami.
  • Upfront has taken down all Youtube Videos since all new releases are postponed.

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Matsuura Aya To Star In The TV Drama “Sakura to Satsuki”
Matsuura Aya will star in a ABC TV special titled Sakura to Satsuki.
The story is about a female truck driver and it’s set in Ayaya’s hometown Himeji.
The special will air on 4/1.
Tsunku’s 3rd Child Is Born
A few months ago Tsunku announced that right after his 42nd birthday his wife was pregnant with his 3rd child which was due to be born on April 1st, but the baby girl was just born (2 weeks early)!
The baby was born on March 16 at 2500 grams.

Congratulations Tsunku and Kanako on your 3rd child!