Lady Gaga has sent a message of support to Japan on its 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked the country, saying the resilience of its people offers hope in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video posted to her Twitter account, the actor and singer recalls the day the 9.0-magnitude quake - one of the strongest on record - and tsunami crashed into Japan's northeastern coast. 

"It seems like yesterday that I was watching the shocking footage of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on the news and thinking, what can I do to help," she said, adding that she remembered making a lot of phone calls on the day.

Lady Gaga went on to draw a parallel between Japan's resilience and coronavirus, saying, "It gives hope to the people now that are fighting through the COVID pandemic all around the world."

The star, who has a huge following in Japan, ended by saying "I love you" in Japanese and saying she looked forward to returning to Japan soon. She also urged people to take care.