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Thursday, 10th July 2008
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Jackie Chan attends earthquake aid premiere in Tokyo

Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan has attended a charity premier in Tokyo in aid of the victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

Each cinemagoer attending the premiere of the his latest film Forbidden Kingdom (titled Dragon Kingdom in Japan) paid an admission fee of 2,000 yen, raising a total of 1,378,000 yen which will be donated through the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, reports Japan Today.

"We received a lot of donations from Japan. I really thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s not about how much you donated. Every donation is helpful," commented Mr Chan.

The 51-year-old will also hold a charity auction in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures for the earthquake appeal.

The Jackie Chan Film Art Museum recently opened in Shanghai and a Jackie Chan Peace Garden will also open in Yunnan Province soon.

Mr Chan's previous films include Rush Hour, Shanghai Knights and Around the World in 80 Days.