The novel coronavirus stopped a majority of the world’s plans, including those in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Kazuchika Okada is fortunate to be under a NJPW contract, and he is giving back.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Kazuchika Okada is donating 5 million yen to the Nippon Foundation’s special relief coronavirus fund. As of this writing, that amount converts to $46,870.90.
Okada released a statement saying that fans have supported him throughout his entire career. Now it is time for him to give back.
‘I’m always grateful for NJPW fans’ support, and it’s my hope that I can get back to hearing the cheers of sold out crowds as soon as possible.
It’s usually me receiving the support and power of the people, but now I feel it’s my turn to lend support to medical staff fighting this disease.
I hope fans continue to stay home and stay healthy, so that we can return to the ring as soon as possible.’
The Nippon Foundation’s special relief fund for coronavirus supplies medical workers with essential materials as they continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Okada also has the Rainmaker Foundation which helps support families affected by childhood cancer.