Hello, everyone. I’m Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut. Now that it has been 10 years since Great East Japan Earthquake happened, I would like to convey a message from Tohoku citizens to everyone around the world.
On that day, facing the overwhelming power of nature, Our lives were destroyed very easily. How grateful we should be for daily life, we realized it after it was lost.
In those days of despair, the support, delivered by everyone around the world, was nothing but our hope. “Everyone is supported by someone.” “Not a single human can live alone.” These normal, yet important things are what it has taught us.
At this very moment, humankind is fighting a new threat, COVID-19. No matter how divided the country or society is, We are certainly connected on this planet.
We will live here now or ever. Thanks to everyone around the world, we can now imagine a future full of smiles.
10 years of reconstruction. It is our turn to give back to the world. With a new determination, I am now going to send a big thanks to everyone around the world from space.
Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Thanks to the support of many people in Japan and abroad, Tohoku is still in the process of recovery, though we still have a long way to go. We believe that it is important to pass on the memories and lessons of this unprecedented disaster to future generations, and that is why we had many boys and girls participate in this space mission. We hope that this space mission be a boost for further reconstruction and exchange.