Actress Yumiko Shaku, 32, singer-actress Anna Tsuchiya, 27, and singer Hideki Saijo, 56, participated in the Japan premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, at Roppongi Hills on Tuesday night. However, a banner expressing support for Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and which was supposed to be delivered to the Japan premiere, failed to reach Tokyo on time due to an airport strike at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
The banner had been traveling with the movie as it made its way around the world to various cities for premieres. Depp and Cruz both wrote messages on the banner to express their condolences and support for affected areas.
Shaku, Tsuchiya and Saijo saved the moment by quickly replacing the banner with a new one and writing their own messages. Shaku wrote “We are all one” in English.
The original banner will arrive in the earthquake-stricken areas in June.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters in Japan on Friday.© Compiled from news reports