Michael Jackson made an appearance Thursday March 8th in Tokyo for several "fan appreciation events." There were 400 people who showed up, all of whom claimed as die-hard fans, and more than 100 orphans and handicapped children who were invited for free.
The guests, each of whom paid 400,000 yen (3,400 dollars) for an exclusive dinner and a snapshot with the music legend, were taken into a private cubicle for a brief photo shoot with the King of Pop. "He was giving out hugs and handshakes and he was very gentle with me. It was very nice," one of the fans said.
Jackson, wearing sunglasses and dressed in a black-and-gold suit, appeared on the stage at the end of the six-hour party to read a brief thank you. He did not perform for the crowd though.