Sony Corp of America is inviting people around the world to share messages of encouragement and support with the citizens of Japan – particularly those in the hard-hit Tohoku region – as they undergo long-term rebuilding following the devastating earthquakes and tsunami last March.
Messages can be submitted and browsed through a special "Message to Japan" website at http://messagetojapan.sony.com. The site is designed to capture inspirational messages from the global community and deliver them to those who need them most.
Messages submitted to the site will be streamed and displayed for people in affected areas through http://messagetojapan.sony.com/broadcast/.
Message submission is simple: just visit the messagetojapan.sony.com site, type your message of support, enter your first name, select your country of origin, and click "submit." All languages will be accepted, though English and Japanese are preferred to ensure that they can be read by the maximum number of people in Japan. The site also allows consumers to share their messages with family and friends via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail to encourage them to submit messages, too.
Messages submitted to the site will be prominently displayed at a series of public viewings of the final match of the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2011 on Sunday, December 18, in the areas affected by the disasters.
The viewings will take place in the cities of Rikuzentakata, Tagajo, and Aizu-Wakamatsu in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima, respectively, and will allow visitors to watch all the action live on a gigantic, more than 250-inch screen. Sony is inviting members of local youth soccer teams, residents of temporary housing who lost their homes in the earthquakes and tsunamis, and other people in the affected areas to the event.© PR Newswire