New York, NY — May 12, 2011 — On May 11, two months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Kodansha will launch a slideshow movie version of the 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project charity app for Apple iPad and iPhone. The slideshow is 4.5 minutes long and will be hosted on YouTube.com to be accessed around the globe. The 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project app has already been downloaded from Apple' s App Store in forty-seven countries, and has held the top ranking for downloaded apps in Japan. The YouTube.com version is being launched to reach more viewers so that the catastrophe will not be forgotten.
Academy-winning Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has composed an exclusive soundtrack for the slideshow in support of the project' s aim of spreading its message across the world and raising aid money. Mr Sakamoto has donated the track, "Kizuna World," (kizuna means "bonds" or " ties") to the project.