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SMAP’s Kusanagi in tears at awards ceremony

Actors at the 19th Hashida Awards. (from left) Yukie Nakama, Kenichi Matsuyama, Nao Matsushita, and Osamu Mukai (photo thanks to Sankei Sports)

SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi could not fight back his tears as he gave his speech at an awards ceremony in Tokyo on May 10, reports Sankei Sports and Sponichi Annex.

The Johnny’s star was attending the 19th Hashida Awards, which recognises TV shows that have touched people across Japan or the Japanese culture.  This year’s Grand Prize went to, “99年の愛 (99-nen no Ai)〜JAPANESE AMERICANS〜”, which had starred Kusanagi and actress Yukie Nakama.

It has been reported Kusanagi had tears running down his face as he accepted the award and talked about its significance following the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake.

“Even though none of us were real blood relatives, I felt like the cast and I became a real family.  I know there are a lot of people in the disaster area who are going through a hard time right now, but I think humans definitely feel better when someone is beside them,” he said.

It has been reported Nakama stepped off stage to get some tissues for Kusanagi.

This year’s Hashida prize went to NHK’s “龍馬伝 (Ryomaden)” and the Best New Actor prize went to Nao Matsushita and Osamu Mukai for their work in NHK TV drama “ゲゲゲの女房 (Gegege no Nyobo)”.

Actress Yukie Nakama gives her speech at the Hashida Awards in Tokyo (photo thanks to Sponichi Annex)

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  1. BBB
    00:27 JST May 13, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    I wanna hug him when I saw the clip on Youtube. Thank you for the news.

    • 10:30 JST May 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM


      So sweet right!?

      Momo xoxo

  1. 12:05 JST May 12, 2011 at 12:05 PM

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