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Friday, March 9, 2007

Jacko in Japan

Michael Jackson poses for a photograph with one of Japanese participants to an exclusive fan events in Tokyo Thursday night, March 8, 2007 - AP Photo/ Eric Talmadge.

Fans in Japan

Excited fans got the chance to meet Michael Jackson in Tokyo on Thursday - but only those who could afford to pay 400,000 yen ($4,400) for the privilege.

Fans of the "King of Pop" screamed as he arrived by van at the venue in the Japanese capital for the event, at which he had promised to chat and take pictures with up to 300 guests, but not to sing or dance.

They were not put off by the price.