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Japanese 'Superhero' Inspires Gift-Giving

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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Japanese 'Superhero' Inspires Gift-Giving


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A mysterious donor claiming to be a popular Japanese cartoon hero has set off a national wave of gift-giving to underprivileged children in Japan.

Dozens of orphanages and child welfare centers across the country have reported receiving school bags in the past few weeks, even cash from somebody claiming to be Naoto Date, the main character of 1960s comic "Tiger Mask."

Date is an orphan who becomes a professional wrestler known as Tiger Mask. He donates money to his orphanage after he become
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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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Be the change you wish to see.

A nice break from dead birds and other insanity.

People all over Japan are giving anonymous gifts to orphanages and other under privileged kids across the country inspired by the Christmas day gift of 10 boxes of leather school bags left at a child counseling center with a signed note from "Naoto Date" a 60's comic book character know as Tiger Mask. Each of these book bags cost around $300.



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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:32 AM
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I just wanted to add that Tiger Mask is/was a real Japanese pro wrestler and is a legend in Japan.
Kinda unrelated but I just wanted to point that out.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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Wow they don't say he was real life in the story, but how cool is that!! Wonder if thats where they got the idea of Macho Libre with Jack Black....



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire
Be the change you wish to see.


I couldn't agree more.
Any good deed, no matter how big or small, is still a step towards a better world.

A few families, like ours, try to do a similar thing. Every time we have a box left over after purchasing something, like a shoe box or something similar, we fill it with odds and ends in our house. No matter how big the box, we fill it with spare toothpaste, bars of soap, canned food, clothes, blankets etc. and we go drop it off at a homeless shelter or disadvantaged school.

The thought behind it: If we have been able to afford a new pair of shoes, or a new DVD player, then let us provide what we can for people couldn't even imagine a world as 'luxurious' as ours. Many of us aspire to be rich and successful without realizing that compared to others, we are already living the dream.

Let us help each other out when we can. What a lovely story. Thank you for sharing it with us.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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Been following this one for a couple of days - the first one was reported just after new year's - and there have been similar donations pretty much every day across the country. Cool. The story seems to have hit a nerve with quite a lot of people here - everyone in my office has been following these stories.

to clarify part of the story here: the leather backpacks are part of the elementary school uniform, more or less standard across the country. they're pricey - 30,000 yen and up. (er... $350 USD, maybe a bit more). They're designed to last for six years, so they're pricey.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the uplifting story.


The time has come I think for the spirit of giving, paying it forward, sharing, helping and forgiving to 'govern' all we do.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 07:46 AM
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He actually took his name from that story.
Alot of people thought it was hokey at the time but a legend was born after his debut in the mask.
He was one of the most famous and popular stars of that era.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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An excellent and up front means in showing how easy masses can be manipulated. Disguise it into a thought and emotion driven ideology and inject it into society.

See how many and under what criteria do these fall into, with respect to their financial status/family status/religious status and for the sake of argument and time wise, health status. (not mental but physical)
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