News On Japan

Jackie Chan Visits Japan After 13 Years

TOKYO, Jun 13 (News On Japan) - Action star Jackie Chan made a surprise visit to Japan for the first time in 13 years, appearing at the stage greeting for his latest film, 'Ride On.'

The audience erupted in applause and cheers of "Jackie!" as Chan reunited with his Japanese fans, greeting them with a cheerful "Long time no see" in Japanese, and a beaming smile.

Adding to the excitement, Jackie Chan impersonator, Jackie-chan, also appeared as a guest. In a humorous moment, Jackie-chan performed his signature act of "Jackie Chan wincing from a punch" in front of the real Chan, who playfully chased him around the stage with a mock fist.

Chan addressed the audience, saying, "Movies are like this, but the real Jackie Chan is not," and then showcased his current version of the "Drunken Master" style, which did not include any wincing, to the delight of the fans.

As the theme song for the 50th anniversary film "Ride On" began to play, Chan spontaneously performed the song live. The impromptu concert had the audience clapping along in joy.

After singing the entire theme song, Chan expressed his gratitude to his Japanese fans, saying, "Thanks to your support, I find the strength to take on new challenges and appear in various films. I am truly grateful for your long-standing support. I hope to appear in many more films and meet you all again, perhaps with one movie each year."

With this heartfelt message, Chan left the stage, leaving a lasting impression on his Japanese fans.

Source: ANN

News On Japan

Three people who went missing after a landslide in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, have been found, though their condition is yet to be confirmed.

To address the severe aviation fuel shortage in Japan, a new initiative has been launched as part of an emergency response formulated by the public and private sectors.

Dogo Onsen in Ehime has reopened after five and a half years of renovations. Some people waited as long as eight hours to be the first to take a bath.

A compliance training session for host clubs in Tokyo's Kabukicho district was conducted in response to a series of "urikake" problems, where malicious host clubs saddled customers with exorbitant debts.

A Japanese man detained in Myanmar over the sale price of rice has been charged and will face trial on Friday, July 12.


MORE Entertainment NEWS

One day, a delivered package turned out to be a bomb -- shocking the entire nation for four days.

Although she struggles with her blossoming feelings, Sawako comes to terms with herself and tells Kazehaya how she feels about him. (Netflix Anime)

A local man, Sun Jian, who introduced Japanese heroes such as 'Kamen Rider' to China, was honored by the Japanese government at the Japanese Consulate General in Shanghai on July 10th.

In the bustling city of Tokyo, two extraordinary women lead double lives as they navigate their contrasting identities and missions. By day, they are ordinary citizens with mundane jobs, but by night, they transform into enigmatic vigilantes.

The "Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc" delves into the origins of the main characters in the Kinnikuman universe. This arc reveals the backstories and histories of both heroes and villains, who have shaped the world as we know it today. (Netflix Anime)

The Roble Holy Kingdom, led by Holy Queen Calca, had enjoyed a peaceful era protected by its long-standing fortress walls. However, this tranquility was shattered by the sudden invasion of the Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth and his allied demi-human army.

In the upcoming episode 1112 of One Piece, fans can look forward to an epic confrontation between two powerful pirate captains. Shanks, the unyielding emperor who has dominated the seas, will face off against Eustass Kid, a notorious figure from the worst generation with a bounty of 3 billion yen.

In this video, we focus the upcoming July program at the Shochiku-za theatre in Osaka. (Kabuki In-Depth)