Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber met with student victims of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Tokyo on Wednesday. Bieber wished the nine students from the hardest hit areas of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima a brighter future and invited them to his upcoming shows in Japan. Bieber also met with Jonathan T.Fried, the Ambassador of Canada to Japan and John V.Roos, the Ambassador of the U.S. to Japan who thanked Bieber for visiting Japan during difficult times and sending out a message about how special the local people are. Bieber is the biggest pop star to visit Japan since the March 11th disasters as many other acts have cancelled tours due to radiation fears.
A school principal of some of the students seemed most excited to meet Bieber, exclaiming “I love you!” while one student read a message to say that “while it will take a while for the affected areas to recover, they will give their best efforts to rebuild the Tohoku region and they thanked Bieber for his invitation and support.
Outside the Ambassador’s residence a group of screaming fans gathered to glimpse the singer being driven away.