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45,000 fans turn up to Johnny’s charity baseball match

A full house crowd of 45,000 fans and 200 Johnny’s talents invaded Tokyo Dome on May 29 for a charity baseball match, reports Sankei Sports, Daily Sports Online, and Chunichi Sports.

The match was the second Marching J event organised by Johnny’s & Associates to raise money for people affected by the Tohoku disaster.

KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi was declared the man of the match as his team “J-White” claimed victory.  The team managed to slide one point ahead of their rivals at the end, winning the game 10-9.

“My adrenaline was pumping so much.  I hurt my elbow, so I actually took six painkiller pills today,” Kamenashi said.

As he was awarded the man-of-the-match trophy, Kamenashi asked all of the Johnny’s fans to keep supporting relief efforts.

“We’ve become a huge power force thanks to so many of you who have supported us through ‘Marching J’.  I hope we can keep going and give something even bigger back to the community,” he said.

Other Johnny’s talents also took the opportunity to thank fans and send messages out to the those affected by the 3/11 disaster.

“I hope things will recover as soon as possible,” Koichi Domoto said.

“I will never forget the smile on your faces,” Masahiro Nakai said.

SMAP’s Shingo Katori made a guest appearance at yesterday’s match, and later on Nakai, the only SMAP member taking part in the event, explained why he was alone.

“Kimura’s working on a drama, Katori’s also working on a drama.  Inagaki is at a wine party.  Kusanagi had an appointment with his dentist…,” he said.

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  1. yen
    12:28 JST May 30, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    hi, thx so much for the report bout marching J, this is so helpfull since im KT fans from outside japan^^
    …………. 6 painkillers?? O___o;
    i hope kame’s elbow is already fine…

    • 14:38 JST May 31, 2011 at 2:38 PM


      I know!
      Apparently it was because he wasnt used to using the technique…
      I hope it’s just a little bit of muscle sore and nothing serious too.

      Momo xoxo

  2. joan
    15:41 JST May 30, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    do you think johnny will release this in a DVD or something? i really really really want to watch this. 😀 btw, did you go?

    hooray for the white team and hooray for kame being the MVP! I hope his elbow is okay now. 6 painkiller pills are too much. He must really be in so much pain. poor him :3

    it’s good to hear someone in SMAP went ^^
    thanks for the update!

    • 14:40 JST May 31, 2011 at 2:40 PM


      mmmmmm, dunno…maybe?
      Maybe they’ll release something for Marching J? No idea! But I want to see footage too because I didn’t go! 😦

      Momo xoxo

  3. BBB
    04:16 JST May 31, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    I have never ever disappointed on Nakai’s hilarity. (^O^)

    • 14:41 JST May 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM


      He’s amazing, totally!

      Momo xoxo

  4. Lyan
    20:59 JST May 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Kame got hurt *not happy*
    Thanks for the update Momo XD

    • 11:26 JST June 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM


      But we know he’ll recover 😀
      Thanks for dropping by again!

      Momo xoxo

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