Michael Jackson paid a visit to US troops, and their families, at a US base in Tokyo last Saturday.
Approximately 3000 troops and their families turned out to greet Jackson, at a fitness center at Camp Zama.
Jackson read from a prepared statement:
"Those of you in here today are 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."
Earlier in the week, Jackson had attended a party of about 400 fans, some of whom had paid $3500 to spend 60 seconds talking to him.