HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major Japanese pop artist and jazz pianist Senri Oe will hold a series of benefit events in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5, in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Special guests include Junko Yagami, Manoa DNA, Miki Orihara, Misa Ogasawara and Honoka & Azita. The events will be hosted by Billy V and Sharen Nakashima and are sponsored by the Honolulu Design Center, Inspiration Furniture, Stage Restaurant and Tea at 1024. All proceeds will go to Rainbow For Japan Kids, a Hawaii non-profit that provides aid and support to children orphaned or negatively impacted by the earthquake and tsunami.
As of February 15, 2016, 15,894 people lost their lives, 177,866 people have been evacuated from their homes and 2,562 people are still missing as a result of the earthquake and tsunami. Five years after the disaster, residents are still recovering.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.hawaiiseniorlife.org/concert2016, and event inquiries can be emailed to the Senri Oe Tohoku Tsunami Restoration Fundraiser Project Office, email@example.com, or by calling 808-221-1865. VIP packages are also available.