As countries reel from the shock of the aftermath of consecutive disasters that have recently hit Japan, some of your favourite top K-celebrities are also doing their part to aid victims, who are suffering from the events.
Generous donations by K-celebs:
Amongst them Bae Yong Joon, actor Ryu ShiWon,
Jang Geun Suk and Kim Hyun Joong.
Actor Bae Yong Joon, who enjoys high popularity in Japan, donated 1,000,000,000 KRW (which comes up to almost $900,000 USD) for emergency support after hearing that Japan is encountering limited relief supplies and equipment. Bae donated through the Japan Tourism Agency who are helping to distribute the funds in aid of the victims.
Another famous k-drama actor, Ryu Shiwon also volunteered to deliver the 200,000,000 KRW (approximately $178,000 USD) he has donated, directly to Japan saying that he felt pain thinking of the fans in Sendai, who were present at his last concert tour.
Meanwhile, Song Seung Hun has also donated 200,000,000 KRW (approximately $178,000 USD) to the Salvation Army’s fund raising account for Japan, stating that he was heart-broken over the multiple incidents in Japan.
The new crop of idols have also followed suit. “Boys Over Flowers” actor and leader of SS501, Kim Hyun Joong also gave away 100,000,000 KRW (approximately $90,000 USD) to be used in areas and for victims with the greatest need, stating that “my heart hurts so much to hear about this (the disasters).”
Joining Hyun Joong is the rising k-drama actor and budding singer, Jang Geun Suk who has also decided to donate 140,000,000 KRW (approximately $125,000 USD) to the Japanese Red Cross and hopes that “the victims can return to their normal life soon.”
Jet Coaster Love from Kara to Japan:
All proceeds will be donated to aid relief efforts in Japan.
As for the popular idol group, Kara, they will be donating all their income from their new single “Jet Coaster Love” towards disaster relief efforts! This is their way of giving back to the Japanese people and fans who have showered them with much love, since they have debuted in Japan
For now, we hope that you too, can do all you can in helping out those who were affected by the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan. At the very least do wish them well and keep the victims in your daily prayers.