As the leader of JAM Project and as an individual, I have high hopes in the establishment of the IOEA, and I would also like to send the most enthusiastic cheer for its inception. As luck would have it, I was fortunate enough to sing the opening song for Dragon Ball Z, and thanks to that, numerous opportunities to be invited to perform at anime events which take place in many nations came about at a relatively early stage.
Each time I would revisit a particular event, I am impressed at how much they grow. This leads me to speculate, “Perhaps my country’s otaku culture will be like a bridge of happiness that links youth around the world to one another,” and for the past 10 years this thought of mine turned into a conviction. Otaku culture, which not only includes anime and comics, but also games, anime related songs, cosplay and more, have spread out through the world riding on the waves flowing through the nets at a rapid pace, and this was all accomplished without big-budget promotional efforts on the part of large corporations nor the government.
I think all of this is a very cool side of “Japan” as seen from abroad and it’s something that rivals what Japanese cars have achieved. I strongly urge for youthful hearts of this world to be linked with a positive power through my country’s “otaku” culture, which is an absolutely uplifting culture. Love & peace.
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