Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey guys. Sorry it's been such a long time since we made a video on our channel. As you can see, we're traveling right now. We're in a hotel so it's kind of difficult for us to make and upload content right now. But few days ago there was a large earthquake in Kyushu in the city of Kumamoto. It was pretty far away from us so we didn't feel anything, but Kumamoto the city suffered quite a bit. More than 40 people have died and there's been a lot of damage and people misplaced from their homes. We really wanted to make a video in support of them right now. We wanted to wait until we could find some good and trustworthy sources that people could donate to before making this. And in the time that we were waiting there was actually another really bad earthquake in Ecuador where hundreds of people have died. It's really awful. This has just been so horrible And so we have some good sources that if you want to contribute and help people out I'll put the information down in the description box of ways that you can donate to both Japan and Ecuador. For Japan, our friend Micaela lives down in Fukuoka which is a city near Kumamoto, and she's lived in Kumamoto in the past before. She's collecting donations through a crowd-funding source that she will give directly to Kumamoto. There are also other ways that you can donate here. There's also a Yahoo page in Japanese that's run through run an NPO and they are matching all the donations that they receive and will give that to the relief effort as well. Jun and I are of course donating as well and in addition we're also going to give all of the revenue that we earn through this video to the relief funds. We feel really awful for the people who are suffering right now and there's nothing we can say that will bring back the people who lost their lives but we really want to show our support in any way that we can to the people who survived and need help and that's why we're making this video now. This is also a good reminder that Japan is a country that sits on a lot of active faults. They've always had large earthquakes here and they always will. We're actually waiting for a really large earthquake that's supposed to happen around where Jun and I live. It's going to be called the Tokai earthquake. I think that's what most people are expecting the next really large earthquake to be. And if you come to Japan, it's something that you should prepare for. I wouldn't say necessarily that earthquakes are something you should fear. You shouldn't panic during them, but it's something that you should expect. The chances of a really large one happening while you're here aren't that great, but no matter what you should definitely be prepared. If you study abroad, a lot of places will teach you what to do in an earthquake first thing when you get here. So just make sure you really pay attention and understand what to do. It's hard to say "Try not to fear it" because I'm sure they're absolutely terrifying. You can see on twitter the people who went through the earthquake, you can tell how scary it must have been for them. But it's something to prepare for here and it's a country that's worth it. It's worth being here despite that. It's a horrible thing but it's also a fact of life here and it's something that we should not only prepare for experiencing ourselves, but it's also something we need to prepare to help others when they go through it here as well. If you want any more information or you want to keep up to date on how things are going, Micaela's very active in this. She lives close by and went through this earthquake herself. I'll put her contact information down below the video. And I know she's also planning on making a video talking about different ways people can help, too. So please check that out as well. If you're able to donate something, please do. Our hearts go out to everyone who was affected, and please stay strong.