When the recent tragedy first occurred, I was deeply saddened and worried for the people of Japan as thousands of people around the world were, and still are.....but I was very concerned about Bailarinajp. It was like a weight lifted off me when she left a message on Twitter that she was alright.
The other day Bailarinajp sent the link to this video of Ken Watanabi that has been posted on Youtube, and it would be remiss of me not to pass it on. Please take a few minutes to watch this video, remember the beautiful and strong people of Japan, that still need our support and our prayers.
Like I've said before, even if you have no money to spare, good thoughts and prayers are free......
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an actor. He drew attention of the critics when Yukio Ninagawa, a famous Japanese director, chose him for the lead role in one of his plays even though he was still an acting student. He made his first TV appearance in 1982 but his real career breakthrough came when he was chosen to play the lead in the Japanese national TV drama series called "Dokugan ryu Masamune"; he played a samurai leader hero, that made him a household name in Japan. In 1989 when he was shooting a movie in Canada, he collapsed because of Leukemia. He made a miraculous comeback and in 2003 "_The Last Samurai_" where he co-starred with Tom Cruise pushed him to a center stage of Hollywood. "The Last Samurai" is his 15th movie. He is a fanatic fan of Hanshin Tigers (Japanese professional baseball team) and Kobe Steel rugby team.
For more information on Ken Watanabi click the link http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800049752/bio