To our dear friends in Asia and beyond,
Today, I am announcing with a heavy heart that I must postpone the shows planned in Seoul (4/15), Taipei (4/29), and Taichung (4/30).
We also had another show set up in Hong Kong (4/23).
Needless to say, I was personally looking forward to visit and perform there for the first time.
My deepest apologies go out the organizers and promoters of the shows, and the people who anticipated our performance.
As you may all know, the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th devastated the northeast area of Japan, and the nuclear accident that followed has become a national crisis.
On an environmental level, the potential hazard has gripped the attention of the entire globe.
Now I believe some of you know that I have studied the nuclear issue for the past several years.
I have participated in projects to bring awareness the problems that arise from using nuclear energy, even without a major accident like this one.
For the past two weeks, I have been working hard to inform people so that they can take proper actions. I am also working on a new report for the Japanese youth, therefore I decided to not go through the launch of this tour.
While our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost lives and homes from the earthquake and tsunami, we still have an entirely new challenge of helping families trying to cope with the threat of radiation.
I hope you understand that our friends and families are going through a very difficult time, and we must extend our help in any way we can.
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage every one of you reading this post, to take the the time to understand what is happening in your own country, in terms of energy production.
Nuclear energy not only poses an immediate health risk to the people and land in case of catastrophic events, it also leaves waste products that last tens of thousands of years, during which they must be safeguarded with the utmost care in order to avoid similar accidents.
We have to work diligently to protect the environment, and to spare future generations of unnecessary burdens and illnesses.
We have to stay curious, ask questions, and take action.
In essence, that is my mission and the core message of my music.
DJ A-1 and I hope to return to Asia as soon as the issue is resolved and we can build for a better future, together.