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  • SMAP members donate over 400 million yen

    March 29, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    SMAP recently held an interview with Daily Sports News and it's been revealed that all five members of SMAP have donated more than 400 million yen altogether ( Approximately $4,866,760 USD) to the Japan Red Cross. This donation was not made under the group SMAP, but they personally donated the money individually after what happened after the earthquake. In addition to their personal donations, all the members donated their appearance fe

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  • Becky holds a campaign to raise funds for earthquake victims & animals

    March 29, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    On March 27th, talent Becky held a campaign to raise funds for the earthquake victims, and to collect relief for pets at the devastated areas, at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.  Becky is known as a big animal lover, and she has two dogs, a turtle, and a snake as pets. Becky asked people for support in front of the message boards which say, "It will be alright, Japan is strong." and "Let's bloom the flowers of smile in Tohoku region." She collected 2

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  • Yamaguchi Moe delivers her second baby

    March 29, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    On March 28th, talent Yamaguchi Moe announced that she given birth to her second baby on the 23rd.  Yamaguchi stated through her blog, "I could not hold my tears back of  joy and many other feelings. When my tears stopped, I wished deeply to leave a bright future for this small life. I hope Japan will recover quickly for our future children." Yamaguchi married a non-celebrity man in 2005, and she had a daughter in June 2007. Yamaguchi also

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  • Matsuzaka Daisuke donates $1 million to Japanese Red Cross

    March 28, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Matsuzaka Daisuke, starting pitcher for MLB's Boston Red Sox, recently contributed $1 million dollars to the Japanese Red Cross. The Japan Series Champion (2004), World Series Champion (2007), and two-time World Baseball Classic Champion and MVP (2006, 2009), has joined fellow professional baseball players Darvish Yu, Suzuki Ichiro, and Matsui Hideki (who contributed $600,000) in their contribution to the relief effort. You can still co

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  • Les Pro Entertainment to begin multiple fundraisers for disaster relief

    March 28, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    Popular singers, actors, and entertainments under the management of Les Pro Entertainment - including Aragaki Yui, Hada Michiko, Yoshikawa Hinano, and Ikeuchi Hiroyuki - revealed on the 27th that the company has several plans to help raise money for earthquake relief. The company's main project, "Les Pro Happy Charity Project", had been in the works as early as last year, in order to coincide with Les Pro's twentieth anniversary. After the T

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  • Up-Front Agency artists write messages to earthquake victims

    March 27, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Up-Front Agency has just created a page with inspiring messages from those under their management. Check out the messages from some of UFA's female talents, idols, and groups below! - Abe Natsumi Our hearts are coming together. We're joining forces. Please, don't let your hearts give in... Words enough aren't enough to express this, but We'll always be by your side. (There are people)praying everywhere for you, Doing what we can

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki's secret to shining is having an "adventurous spirit"

    March 27, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    Kuriyama Chiaki has come a long way since her acting days in Quentin Tarintino's "Kill Bill, Volume 1" and Japanese film, "Battle Royale". The actress turned singer released three singles, in which all were produced by some of Japan's most famous producers/musicians, plus her very first album, "CIRCUS" on March 16th. But, just what does this model, actress and now singer like to do on her free days? Kuriyama says she likes to relax and dri

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  • GACKT's "SHOW YOUR HEART" to hold 4-day street collection campaign worldwide

    March 26, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    Remember when GACKT was asking his international fans to help with a mysterious relief project on Twitter? Details have now been revealed, and it turns out the artist is organizing a four-day worldwide street collection effort with his charity project, "SHOW YOUR HEART"! GACKT revealed through his official website, "DEARS", that 5,000 people will be out on the streets collecting donations for disaster relief from March 31st to April 3rd, i

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  • RIAJ contributes 3 million yen to relief effort

    March 25, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    On March 24, The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced their donation of 3 million yen (~$37,000) to the relief efforts. The association has long been active in philanthropy, holding a charity event in 1995 to benefit the victims of the Kobe earthquake, and in 2008 donating 1 million dollars to the victims of the earthquake in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. Regarding the current disaster, they commented, "We know that in

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  • Fuji TV donates more than 12 million USD to the Japanese Red Cross

    March 25, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    [caption id="attachment_138573" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="FNS President - Toyoda Kou (left)"][/caption] Today, the president of the Fuji Network System (FNS), Toyoda Kou, handed over the money the network was able to gather through their "Fuji Network Foundation" to the Japanese Red Cross Society. The network that consists of Fuji TV and 27 other companies established the foundation on March 13th, and since then they have bee

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