NJPW announced this morning that company superstar Kazuchika Okada make a donation of 5-million Japanese yen ($46,000 U.S.) to the Nippon Foundation’s special Coronavirus relief fund. The former IWGP Heavyweight champion also released a statement wishing fans well during the global pandemic. He adds that he looks forward to being able to entertain them soon. Check it out below.
As the world continues to deal with the ongoing Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic, Kazuchika Okada has elected to make a personal contribution to relief efforts, donating 5 million Yen to the Nippon Foundation’s special Coronavirus relief fund.
The contribution will support doctors, nurses and volunteers working in the front lines combating the virus in Japan. Previously, Okada established the Rainmaker Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting those afflicted by childhood cancer.
NJPW joins Okada in appreciation of front line workers as we hope to return to activity soon.
Kazuchika Okada’s statement:
‘I’m always grateful for NJPW fans’ support, and it’s my hope that I can get back to hearing the cheers of sold out crowds as soon as possible.
It’s usually me receiving the support and power of the people, but now I feel it’s my turn to lend support to medical staff fighting this disease.
I hope fans continue to stay home and stay healthy, so that we can return to the ring as soon as possible.’
To find out more about the Nippon Foundation’s activities, and to make a donation, visit their English website: