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Chinatsu Wakatsuki goes topless for charity

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"Talent" Chinatsu Wakatsuki, 24, is putting on sale a T-shirt which features her topless, with the proceeds going to building a school in India.

Wakatsuki, who traveled through Asia last year while she was taking a break from work commitments, said: “I wondered if I could be of any help to children in poverty, and decided to go topless for charity. I don’t take my gear off easily though.”

She added that the T-shirts will sell for 2,000 yen each, and that if she can sell 3,000 of them, that will be enough to build a school. The T-shirts will be on sale on Jan 31 and Feb 1 in Tokyo.

Wakatsuki said to watch “Akuma no keiyaku ni sain” on Wednesday nights at 7:56 p.m. on TBS for more details.

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She added that the T-shirts will sell for 2,000 yen each, and that if she can sell 3,000 of them, that will be enough to build a school.

Don't know how big will be school building but normal school building may cost just 10% of it. However, moral not money should be the foundation.

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I betcha if that T-shirt showed her completely naked, the proceeds would be enough to build several schools and a hospital.

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It's good she has such an interest in building a school.

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Why not make a porn film? She could get enough from residuals to completely rebuild India's educational system!

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Actually I think this might be better than some musician on drugs doing what he normally does and donating whatever is left after the concert expenses to building a school.

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I think its great that a japanese celebrity is doing some kind of charity work . From what Ive seen not enough of it goes on here.

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Good on her, at last some talents ... err I used the "T" word, I mean celebrities doing something meaningful.

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I don’t take my gear off easily though.”

yeah right...

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To me, this is a clear case of wanting to the attention for building a school rather than just giving the money. It's great to help out, but it seems she is exploiting some third world need to make herself look good. I'd give her much bigger props if she volunteered to physically help build the school and simply asked for donations instead of turning it into some big "look at me" publicity stunt.

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Go topless to build a school in India...hmmm...next what? go bottomless to build a church in some other poor countries?....please!

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I hope they can find enough dosh to pay the teachers.

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bamboohat - it is far more sensible for famous people to leverage their specialities to raise money than to contribute at an individual level.

what net effect would her labouring to carry bricks have on the production of the school, vs paying the salary of 50 workers to do the same?

Also, in this way the community wins because workers are paid for their building too.

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Sell whatcha got. Cynics, give her a break, if she's sincere more power to her.

Moderators: If they have a web site for online sales, how bout letting us know.

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I would definitely buy the t-shirt if it were Chinatsu Izawa topless on it.

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Butterfly1 i agree...Im sure she doesnt care about the charity at all and its a bit tasteless but in this country there is such a lack of charity at all that we have to encourage any we see.

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Topless? Big deal. Still cant see anything with her hands there. A wet T-shirt wouldve been better...

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Good for her promoting the cause. She knows she can work the demographic here in Japan and make some money for charity so fair play.

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I might be mistaken here and please correct me if I'm wrong, but over the years it appears that the Japanese don't have the same sense of charity as you often see in the West. We often see the big names of course like Bill Gates and others with their huge foundations that made to help people. And even at a more grass roots level we see a lot of people from the US, UK, Australia, France, NZ helping out others in the world.

But, just in my experience anyway, I very rarely see people from Asia doing the same things. I'm not saying that they don't exist, but (once again) it just seems to me that, in this case Japanese people, aren't of the charitable kind and don't reach out to help others in trouble so much.

So, I'm pretty glad to see this chick try to help out. It mightn't be the best effort, but at least she is making an effort. Hopefully more things like this will catch on. Still I must agree, going completely naked probably would have made a lot more money ... hehe.

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What's that old song by Lenny & the Squidtones... "She's got a good body, so who needs a head."

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Guess we all will know now what her "talent" is.

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We often see the big names of course like Bill Gates and others with their huge foundations that made to help people

Yeah, right. The market manipulators who first steal from the people and then give a fraction back with a lot of fanfare. I like what Chinatsu does a lot better.

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Betting, A few years back I asked my Japanese co-workers about that. They all responsed that the government pays for charity work. It isn't that indivisual don't but it seems that is more of a public act then a private contribution.

Also if you look at a lot of NPO's and NGO's you will find some Japanese working there. Infact a few years back they use to show the trend of how man Japanese woman choice that route.

If Chinatsu takes off her top to raise charity and it actually goes to the cause what's the problem? There really isn't one. One simple stupid act and she makes money for people who need it. I wish more people were willing to take off their tops for charity.

Then again that would be PETA.

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STUPID!

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it is too bad that there's no other way for ms wakatsuki to encourage japanese people (read: men) to give to charity. seems they will gladly pony-up some cash to see a topless, young girl but not even think twice about NOT donating money to build a school in a developing country. the world we live in has truly bottomed-out.

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Just the excuse pervy highschool teachers have been waiting for. Look girls this is how you exploit your assets in life.

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Eh, whatever her reasons if Chinatsu does something to generate enough funds to build a school in India she's accomplished more than any of her critics I wager. If I were poor, I'd take the person helping me out for their own selfish motives over the idealistic big talker who watches me starve while he pontificates on the true meaning of charity any day of the week and twice on Tuesday.

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might be mistaken here and please correct me if I'm wrong, but over the >years it appears that the Japanese don't have the same sense of charity >as you often see in the West

I think you may be wrong. There appears to be considerable Corporate and individual charity giving for both local and international causes. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE7DC1438F931A15751C0A966958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 http://www.lngjapan.com/english/company/contribution.html http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/en/csr/report/society.html etc etc etc

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They all responded that the government pays for charity work. It isn't that individuals don't but it seems that is more of a public act then a private contribution.

Actually, in every company I've worked for in Japan, charitable contributions were 'suggested' And the recipient was usually the boss's favorite charity so it was less public and more keeping the 'wa' intact.

Anyway, it's a pity the only thing Chinatsu thought would make money (about 6,000,000 yen) is to put her hands over her bare upper body. But since she's a 'talento' she probably doesn't have any singing or acting talent that she can capitalize on. However, good on her for doing what she can.

And 6,000,000 yen is plenty for a school if you don't buy all the things Japanese school under-utillize, like computers and VCRs.

Maybe JapanToday would like to match her contribution?

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WTF? Topless to build a school? What will they teach at that school? While it all sounds like a good idea the actions are so not thought out.

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Ossan I just quickly read that article (as it nearly me beauty sleep time) and it seems to me that article is talking about recent Japanese actions in America as they have been thought to be rather invisible in their communities there, it is not about Japanese in Japan. I'll read that article again tomorrow more carefully though.

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smuggling peanutsu chinatsu

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"Save the Children Japan"(donated) didn't disclose the detales about this charity. However,a new school donated by nude will be built in India. This news is known to worldwide people with online. Indian kids will know truth someday.

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