Hi guys! so Hatsuyo and I were talking just now, and we were really kind bummed out how theres not much for international fans to connect or be a part of namie's fanbase. we dont have a fanclub program, no international shows, no access to her music other than important the cd from the many asian import retailers on the net. All we have is a bilingual facebook with a store that is open but needs to be re-stocked, and a 2 infrequently undated youtube channels that don't even have hd versions of her music videos, or the newest ones at all.
Despite efforts to be come more involved internationally, many of us think visionfactory can do better, and should do better. This project comes in perfect timing with Namie's 20th anniversary coming up, i think it's time to really make that push that we need to get noticed by her management to be able to really have the service that ALL her fans deserve.
Right now, me and Hatsuyo are trying to rally up some volunteers that are willing to put in the time and effort to do the following
1) find visionfactory's contact information, or namie's manager's contact information
2)help gather more people to be part of the project/promotion [via: facebook,tumblr, twitter, other forums, basically anywhere namie fans will be around and willing to contribute] (ways to contribute will be listed below)
3)Help with video editing and all that fun technical stuff
(more options to be listed as more fan interest accumulates)
ways that you can contribute and reach out to namie:
write a letter
make a video
show her how creative you are! show her your edits or photo collages of her photoshoots and cd covers!
Just make sure you (in what ever media[s] you choose) are expressing your love for namie and your desire to see her broaden her horizons to different territories and make more services and available for the international fans such as fanclubs and where to buy her music. Remember we have something to accomplish here and it's not just a project to show your support.
With all that being said feel free to contact me through my email, which i think is posted under my profile or message Hatsuyo about details or if you want to help out.