Posted on Thu May 19, 2011 09:05 AM PDT
Justin Bieber met with Japanese children in the town of Otsuchi this week; he was there for the last concerts of his world tour.
Otsuchi was severely damaged by the March 11 tsunami. The 17-year-old told the kids:
- "Things can get better and things will get better. There are only good times to come."
Aw, Biebs! His performances in the country were sold out. There had been some debate on whether it was safe for Bieber and his crew to perform in Japan -- they considered canceling the concerts.
But now, the Biebs has gone above and beyond -- not only did he contribute to the charity album Songs for Japan, which has raised more than $5 million for the victims of the disasters, but he also announced via Twitter that he would donate a portion of the proceeds from his concerts to the Japanese Red Cross.
The Biebs, a Tweeter extraordinaire, posted several Tweets from the country, including:
- "when you meet kids like that..with all their strength and courage to move on you realize the important things in life."
- "show day in TOKYO...beyond grateful to be here. thankful to the crew for coming with me.
- "just met some incredible kids who have been thru alot because of the devastation here in Japan. blessed to meet them and proud to know them"
- "finished the show..saw footage of the disaster and seeing kids affected 2day. happy 2 b here. its important. we need 2 b here for eachother"
The disasters in Japan have left 25,000 people dead or missing.
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