I would like take a moment to thank you for your support over the last three days at Sakura-Con in Seattle. Although it was my first time attending this event (Sakura-Con), I truly enjoyed the brief three days I spent there. It was a great pleasure to meet you all during the autograph sessions and the discussion panels. Most of all, I felt your participation and kindness during the three day event not only helped raising funds for the relief effort in Japan, but also gave us hope and encouragement. Thank you.

Your contributions from the autograph sessions will be donated to the Central Community Chest of Japan through the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc. Furthermore, the auctions held for Peace Winds America have raised $3,175 U.S.D. in total. Thank you!

Thank you to those of you who donated your valuable time and precious goods to this worthy cause. I would like to especially thank to Mayumi Tanaka, Sumi Shimamoto, Ikue Otani, Ami Koshimizu, Fumiko Orikasa, the Anpanman Team, and finally, I would like to thank to Seattle resident, Run Sasaki. All of the donations will be directly sent to Japan through Peace Winds America.

I would like to express to you all my deepest gratitude for your support.

Special thanks to my interpreters: Lillian, Joy, and Cammy.

With love,



 愛を込めて。琴乃より 」