STATEMENT OF MICHAEL JACKSON REGARDING THE DEATH OF MR. JAMES BROWN
"I am extremely shocked and saddened by the death of my mentor and friend, James Brown. Words cannot adequately express the love and respect that I will always have for Mr. Brown. There has not been, and will never be another like him. He is irreplaceable.
I send my love and heartfelt condolences to his family." ###
For Immediate Release Re: Japan Event, Date Change and "Fan Appreciation Day" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2006
Michael Jackson and Broderick Morris, CEO, Positive Productions Announce Date Change and an Additional “Fan Appreciation Day.”
Tokyo, Japan -- Pop star Michael Jackson and Broderick Morris, CEO, Positive Productions, have mutually agreed today to postpone the Tokyo Christmas Celebration, planned for December 19, 2006, at the Tokyo Studio Coast, to March 2007.
Both men agreed to the change in order to add a second separate event, a “Fan Appreciation Day,” on March 9, 2007, for Japanese fans, and fans in other parts of the world who wish to attend, noted Morris, who added that they selected the March 9th date because it is referred to in Japan as San Ku, which means, “Thank You.”
The Corporate VIP Event, which Mr. Jackson will meet, greet and take photos with attendees, be held the day before on March 8, 2007.
“I will be attending these special events on March 8th and 9th in Tokyo, Japan,” said Michael Jackson. “Tokyo is such a wonderful place, and I look forward to speaking to my friends and fans at both events. My fans have been so loving and supportive of me, and I am honored to attend an event to thank them for the love and support they have shown to me, and my family, throughout the years,” Jackson added.
“We want to be as inclusive as possible to all of Michael’s fans,” explained Morris. “They have supported him throughout his career, and this is a unique opportunity for him to thank them. We both wanted to make sure that the events were planned in a way as to include as many of Michael’s friends and fans as possible.” Morris said persons holding tickets for the Christmas event will receive priority consideration for the new dates. Purchasers of tickets can also return those tickets for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Positive Productions Yokohama at: 81-45-505-0010.###
Statement from Michael Jackson: To My Japanese Fans
Saturday, 09 December 2006
December 8, 2006
To My Japanese Fans:
I understand that there has been some confusion concerning my upcoming visit to Japan.
Positive Productions and Mr. Broderick Morris have been kind enough to invite me to Japan to participate in a Christmas event at the Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast, and I have accepted. I will be attending the Christmas Celebration on December 19, 2006.
As you all know, I visited Japan in May of this year. Mr. Morris and Positive Productions sponsored that trip as well. My children and I had a wonderful time visiting Tokyo and seeing fans and friends. I am sure that this visit will be just as enjoyable for us.
Please rest assured that reports of my upcoming visit to Tokyo are true.
Thank you for your love, your kindness, and the support that you, and my fans from around the world have shown to me, and my family, over the years.
I love you all from the bottom of my heart, and wish you, and your families, a wonderful holiday season.