Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

March 22, 2011

My thoughts are with those who are affected by the recent tragedy in Japan, directly or indirectly. Even in the areas that are far from the center of the quake, tsunami, or nuclear reactor failure, everyday life of the people are very much inconvenienced. I hope you keep them in your thoughts too, and please do not overreact or panicked by misleading information coming from some irresponsible media. I am talking to my family and friends every day, and although they are experiencing inconveniences, they are carrying on their everyday life in a calm manner. I believe in quick recovery of the country, although directly affected areas may need a lot of support from kind people around the world in the years to come.

Thank you.