The International Show started Saturday morning off and I$Bc`QN(B sure the conventioneers were glad by this point to just sit back and be entertained. Neale Bacon from Canada opened the show followed by Nina Conti from the United Kingdom, Alex Reeve from France, and Takeshi Ikeda from Japan. Stevo Schuling smoothly emceed once again. Immediately following the show, all the performers sat down for an International Panel Discussion.



 Hi Takeshi,
    The news we get from your country are not really good. I hope everything is all right for you and your family.
    We Europeans have learned someting about Japanese People : most of you remain human, respectful of any person around you, and that is the source for a huge respect from us to you. No wild scenes in your destructed villages and towns. That is great.
 
    I had no idea of how a Japanese man (or woman) could be in life. I had never thought I could one go to Japan. I am sure now I would like to meet that extraordinary country.
 
    I wish all the best to you and all Japanese people. The worst situation for us is to think we can do nothing to improve your situation. I there is anything I can do from here, just tell me...
 
    With deep friendship,
 
 
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Dear Takeshi,

What should I say, I can't stop thinking of you in this terrible situation. I hope for a miracles that will help.

First I want to invite you to Israel if you can\or want to take a break from the hard times.

When the war in Israel was in the north (where I live) four years ago and the missiles fall all over, after 3 days I took my 3 children and ran away to the south to Clair my friend, my husband stay in our house with his old parents . We have been 9 people in a little flat for 75 days!

I want to encourage  you and all you family and friends in this hard time.

I understand from you that you held yamanashi  Eiwa University a puppet therapy training, it is great because from my experience puppet therapy can help a lot in trauma situations.

Yesterday I gave a lecture in the Foreign Ministry here in Israel about my work, and I show pictures from Africa and from Japan (Gunma Hospital)with Pro. hara and about you and our connection with JVA and JPTA, they told me that they want to send me to Japan If I can help when thing will be clear. What do you think?

I wish you health, better times, all the best for Shu  

Thinking about you with love

Daniela
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Dear Takeshi san,
 
We are so glad to hear that you are all okay.
 We were concerned.  Even in the midst of
tragedy and chaos, life goes on.
 
When I went for my heart bypass surgery 5 years ago,
I took Elwood with me.  Not only did he help to normalize
my hospital time and speed up my recovery, he also helped the nurses
and other patients feel better.
 
After Hurricane Andrew, I took Elwood to talk to the children
in Florida.  Again he gave them a break from the destruction all
around.
 
I am sure that you and all of my Japanese ventriloquist friends
can also help reduce some of the stress for both the children
and the adults.
 
At my Temple we are praying for the Japanese people to have
a speedy recovery from this horrible tragedy.
 
Please keep us informed.
 
Sincerely,
 
Sam and Mary
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Our brother Takeshi and Sister Shu,

After watching the news for the past 4 days, our hearts are sadden. Buddy and I would like to register for the JVA convention in Oct and pay our own way. Buddy also wants to do a free show to support JVA and the people of Japan. Please let me know if the convention will continue and how much is the registration and hotel cost. I want to pay for it myself.

Please let me know.

Our prayers for you, Shu and JVA members. We miss you and love you all so very much.

Your family, 

Buddy and Diana
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Dear Takeshi and Shu,
 
I am so sadden from the lost of all the Japanese people who died. I want you know how grateful that you and Shu are safe. I want to send some things to you for you to give to people who will need them. They say it can take days for it to arrive, but I will send them next week. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
I want to make a trip as a volunteer as soon as I get approval to depart, but flights are not easy right now.
Thank you so very much to keep me up to date.
 
Our love to you and Shu and all our friends and family in Japan.
 
Your Sister,
Diana-san

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Hi Takeshi san and Shu san,

You are in our prayers!!!

We are concerned about your safety and well-being

Please let us know if you are okay!

Is there anything we can do here to help? 

Definitely we pray for you!!

Judy
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Dear Takeshi and Shu,

How are you, your family, your friend and college in Japan?

I saw The terrible Tsunami in Japan, on the T.V and I think of you and all the nice people I mate In Tokyo.

I hope to hear from you, and I wish that you will pass(IC)(B threw the hard time you're going throw.

I wish you health

All the courage

Love

Daniela