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Reaching out to our MVPs in Japan

Reaching out to our MVPs in Japan

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By Nestor Portillo, director, Community and Online Support, Microsoft. For the English translation, please scroll to the bottom of this post.











多くの皆さんが日本のMVPについて心配しています。みなさんの祈りや支援の気持ちは、日本の皆さんに届いています - 皆さんのご支援ありがとうございます!




Reaching out to our MVPs in Japan


We have been monitoring the situation and are deeply concerned about the devastating impact caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week. We want to share that as of today, our Japanese MVP team was able to successfully contact many of our Japanese MVPs. They and their families are okay, and we are very grateful. We’re closely watching the situation in Japan as it continues to unfold, and we hope that everyone is and remains safe.


We are still trying to get in touch with some MVPs living close to the city of Sendai and at the northern coastal area of Miyagi prefecture as communications are slowly getting restored. However the good news is that they are okay based on some tweets and Facebook posts coming from those MVPs!


The current situation is very complicated and several disaster relief agencies and nongovernment organizations are now working with Japanese authorities to assist people affected by the earthquake.


As community members, the MVP program team is not only very concerned with the situation but also actively looking to provide support to our MVPs and the community in general. Microsoft Corp and Microsoft Japan already have mobilized resources and people to provide customers, partners and lead response agencies with the capabilities they need to hasten an effective response, reinvigorate the community and ultimately help save lives.  


Many of you have asked about our Japanese MVPs. We know they value your interest, prayers and desire to help—so thank you very much for your support!


Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people living in Japan in these difficult moments. We have confidence that with the help of the wider community, they will overcome the hardships of this terrible disaster. 



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