Announcement Regarding Earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan from Bushiroad and New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Bushiroad would like to sincerely offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences for the people who have been affected by Kumamoto earthquake disaster.

Bushiroad Inc., its subsidiaries, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, have decided to extend our support to assist with efforts in Kumamoto.

1. Corporate Donation

Bushiroad Inc., its subsidiaries, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, will be donating 10 million yen to the Kumamoto Earthquake Funds (熊本地震義援金).

2. Donation Boxes at Upcoming Bushiroad Events

All upcoming major events hosted by Bushiroad and New Japan Pro-Wrestling will include donation boxes to collect donations for the Kumamoto Earthquake Funds. All donations will be sent to the Kumamoto Earthquake Funds after the events. These events include:

  • Vanguard & Buddyfight Ultra Big Card Fes(April 30, 2016 – May 1, 2016)
  • Love Live! School idol festival National Tournament & Thank You Event 2016(April 24, 2016 – May 22, 2016)
  • Milky Holmes Natural Colors Live Event(May 14, 2016 – May 15, 2016)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling from Yamanashi Tournament to Matsuyama Tournament (April 17, 2016 – May 5, 2016)

3. New Japan Pro-Wrestling tournaments in Kumamoto and Kyushu regions

We regret to announce that we will be cancelling the tournament scheduled on April 29, 2016 in Kumamoto in wake of the recent disaster. We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience caused to all fans and supporters who were looking forward to this tournament. We seek your kind understanding on this.

All other tournaments in the Kyushu region will still continue as scheduled.

Despite announcing the cancellation, we are on the lookout for the next best opportunity to have a tournament in Kumamoto to express our support and hopes for quick recovery in the area. We will keep supporting the disaster area and affected locals amidst the situation.

Last, but not least, we wish for the quick recovery and restoration for those affected by this disaster.

April 19th 2016
Bushiroad Inc.,
CEO Takaaki Kidani

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