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Every Johnny’s talent to take part in relief project

14:04 JST March 20, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Johnny’s & Associates will launch a new relief project involving every one of their talents to support the victims of the Japan earthquake, it was revealed on March 19, reports Sponichi Annex and Sports Hochi.

It has been reported the project will include a charity CD sale and events.

On March 18, a truck originally intended to transport concert equipment, instead transported everyday needs like disposable baby diapers and disinfectant to affected areas in Iwate prefecture.  Johnny’s talents Hideaki Takizawa (28), Tsubasa Imai (29), and Yuma Nakayama (17) helped to load the goods onto the truck.

“Our fans have supported us, now we want to give something back to them,” Imai said.

“If we can help motivate people to do something by doing it ourselves, I think there’s a need for all of us (at Johnny’s) to get together and ask our fans to help out as well,” Takizawa said.

Following the 1995 Kobe earthquake, 13 Johnny’s talents from the Kansai region, or with connections to Kansai had formed “J-FRIENDS” (TOKIO, KinKi Kids, and V6).  The special group released CDs and held performances to raise money for earthquake victims.

It has been reported that other talents had said they wanted to help out if another charity group were to be formed, and it is expected that this project will be bigger than ever.  The group will even include Johnny’s senior Masahiko Kondo, Shonentai, SMAP, and Arashi.

  1. Mika
    17:37 JST March 20, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Waah!! So glad they’re gonna make a big charity & I really wanna see J-FRIENDS again! Thanks for this news!

    • 20:51 JST March 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM


      I know! I’m so excited too!
      Thanks for coming by again!

      Momo xoxo

  2. joan
    19:45 JST March 20, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    it’s good to know they’re doing all their best to help out every one in japan. 🙂
    keep it up guys!

    thanks for this 😉

    • 20:52 JST March 20, 2011 at 8:52 PM


      I wonder what they’re going to do this time…yay, can’t wait to see!

      Momo xoxo

      • joan
        21:12 JST March 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM

        i hope all artists & groups will release a charity CD, for sure fans will definitely support them and buy it 🙂

      • 00:40 JST March 21, 2011 at 12:40 AM


        Including me! Lol

        Momo xoxo

      • joan
        21:24 JST March 20, 2011 at 9:24 PM

        btw momo, i keep seeing on my facebook fanpage about tesshi’s hand being injured. is it true? i don’t see any reports about it from the NEWS community on LJ.

      • 00:38 JST March 21, 2011 at 12:38 AM


        As far as I’ve heard Tesshi wasn’t injured during the earthquake (he was filming his drama)
        and the only other thing I can think up, which is way way way way waaaaaaaaaaay off target is exactly one year ago, Tesshi’s car collided with a taxi, but there were no injuries.
        My theory (if this is in any way valid) was that if you google search Tegoshi + hand + injure in Japanese (手越 手 ケガ)
        the search results look something like this:
        2010年3月19日 … 手越さんと、タクシーの50代の男性運転けがはなかった。
        and if I were skimming through, I could mistake it for:
        3月19日…手越…手…けが = March 19…Tegoshi…hand…injure

        Maybe maybe?

        Dunno, I might be imagining things at 12:30pm at night!

        Momo xoxo

      • joan
        22:41 JST March 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

        sorry for spamming, but here’s added info.
        there’s already a rumor on what the cd will contain

        チャリティーCD、全員で1曲と混合で5曲。 J‐COLOR(全グループ&ジャニーズJr.) J‐RED(近藤真彦&嵐) J‐WHITE(SMAP&HSJ) J‐BLUE(KinKi Kids&KAT-TUN) J‐YELLOW(V6&タッキー&翼) J‐GREEN(NEWS&関ジャニ∞)

      • 00:28 JST March 21, 2011 at 12:28 AM


        Thanks for that!
        I heard about the rumour…but I only got as far as it was let out by Tower Records, but no one can find the original source anymore…


        Momo xoxo

  3. Maddy
    11:22 JST March 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Thank you so much for this news! I can’t wait to see their project!^^

    Can you please, please translate these articles also? They talk about what SMAP is doing for earthquake relief and I would like to know what they say. m(_ _)m



    • 23:15 JST March 24, 2011 at 11:15 PM


      I’ll try and get that done as soon as I can 😉

      Momo xoxo

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