Television personality Rie Hasegawa, 37, held an event at the Tokyo FM headquarters this week to promote the launch of the "Smile and Run" charity project. The event aims to raise Japan's spirits following the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan's Tohoku region on March 11.
Hasegawa's partner, Masaki Kanda, 60, recently returned from a trip to affected areas to deliver emergency rice supplies.
Hasegawa told the press, "For us, there was nothing else to do but try to work together to find a way to help. This is not about myself and Masaki though. We want everyone to get involved."© Japan Today