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Michael at Camp ZamaMichael Jackson Greets Troops in Japan. 11-03-'07

Michael Jackson dropped by a US airbase during his tour of Tokyo, meeting thousands of troops and their families. The singer has been in the country greeting fans at parties organised in his honour.

Michael Jackson wearing a classy black suit and shirt, he greeted thousands of U.S. troops and their family members at a U.S. Army base south of Tokyo Saturday (March 10), taking a break from days of parties with die-hard fans and well-heeled business people.

About 3,000 troops and their family members gathered at a fitness center at Camp Zama. Jackson walked around shaking hands and exchanging words to thank them for their service.

Jackson called the assembled troops at Camp Zama "some of the most special people in the world". "It is because of you in here today, and others who so valiantly have given their lives to protect us, that we enjoy our freedom," he told the crowd.

Michael watched some look-alikes copying his moves and music, and hears his songs played loudly over the loudspeakers at a fitness centre at the camp.

Jackson attended a ceremony to watch one army member being promoted, placing a pin on his uniform. In turn he was presented with a framed certificate thanking him for his visit from Col Robert M Waltemeyer, garrison commander of Camp Zama.

Michael Jackson will spend another three or four days in Tokyo.

Source: MJFC / AP / Billie Jean

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