We, the Japanese family always feel that we are living each day with you.
Since you first came to Japan in April 2004, we as your family have been making donations to the Lee Soo Hyun (LSH) Asia Scholarship instead of sending you presents and chocolates on your birthday and Valentine’s Day. This is the ninth time we made this effort, and with the 310 of us, we were able to raise a total of １，０６９，７６９ yen. With this money, over 50 foreign students are able to continue their studies in Japan every year, feeling grateful towards you.
You may say that you are not doing anything, but it is your existence that led us to open our eyes to the countries of Asia and nurtured the urge to participate in such efforts. So, please accept the students’ and our feelings of appreciation. Like every other year, it is the birthday present we the Japanese family would like to give you.
We don’t even need to call out to our family any more when this season comes around – we all look forward to this project every year, and go to the post office voluntarily to make the transfers. It makes us happy under your name, to be able to support the students who will become bridges between the Asian countries and Japan.
May your year as a 36 year old be a fruitful one!
Top: Cast & staff of the film "26 Year Diary"
Bottom: Cast & staff with LSH's parents in the front row (middle)