Yakuza, AV porn stars and Sendai earthquake

Posted: March 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Stunned. Yes, and deeply touched.

Japanese AV porn celebs Maria Ozawa, Sora Aoi, and Ai Sayama are alive, and well enough to pull together one of the most touching and impressive efforts to cull support and relief for the beleaguered victims of the Sendai earthquake which struck Japan days ago.

Sora Aoi

Sora Aoi, with 520,000 followers in Twitter, seem to have been doing this since the Qinghai/Yushu earthquake that struck China in 2010. In one report, a Chinese netizen was moved to write:

AV idol Maria Ozawa

“She only used Japanese to write her post, and has not updated her Chinese blog. It is obviously directed towards the Japanese people, and she does not want to add to her Chinese fans’ burdens.  The kindness and consideration can be seen in her actions. She even said she hopes to take a vacation/break next, to do something for the China earthquake….This kind of good girl is too praise-worthy.”

Yakuza-type tattoos

And, are you wondering why there are no lootings in Japan even after the quake and tsunami struck with devastating power? Well, the Yakuza—Japan’s criminal syndicate—is partly to blame. Apparently, they have stationed a number of gang members to enforce order in the quake stricken areas. Not only that, mobile aid tents are being set up by the Yakuza as “command centers” and “shelter” for quake and tsunami victims. One report said:

“The cynics might say that they are just looking after their best interest – their ‘customer’ base and its all economically-driven. However, I prefer to see it as an affirmation of the ties in society that goes back decades if not centuries, where shady dealings are as much a part of legitimate business as the mom-and-pop shops so commonly seen in small towns and increasingly marginalized by larger chains in the big cities.”

It said further that the Sumiyoshi-kai and Inagawa-kai are opening their offices to shelter the victims and as drop zones for supplies.

Not a bad idea. Not bad at all.

 

 

 

 

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