Dara talks about her experience of Japan’s earthquakePosted: March 14, 2011
Around the world, people are being shocked and saddened by the earthquake and tsunamis that have hit Japan.
2ne1 members were also in Japan during the 8.9-magnitude earthquake on March 11th. Dara and the others were at the hotel at that time, preparing for a fan signing event at the hotel.
“At the time of the earthquake, we were on the 34th floor of our hotel dorm in Tokyo. Maybe it’s because we were higher up, but things shook a lot more severely, which surprised us all. I felt like I was going to fly out of my body. Even during the plane ride home, I couldn’t calm myself, and thinking about it now still scares me.
“After the shaking stopped, we walked from the 34th floor all the way down to the first and relocated to a safer location. There were many things to worry about, including our Japanese fans that were waiting for us in front of the hotel during the time of the actual earthquake.
“All of us were very shocked, but we were more worried for the safety of the Japanese people. I genuinely hope that everyone made it out of the disaster safely and that it doesn’t become worse.”
Every member of 2ne1 is safe now and have returned to Seoul, Korea.
Along with many Korean entertainers, let’s all pray for Japan. They really need our help now. The Japanese prime minister announced the earthquake as the greatest disaster to Japan since World War II. POPSEOUL staff sends out our sympathies for all the families affected by this catastrophe, and we hope for the safety of the Japanese people as after shocks continue throughout the area.