Superstar Michael Jackson’s Star Status Spreads to The Land of the Rising Sun


Michael Jackson is considered to be one of the greatest entertainers that ever walked the Earth.  Since performing as a child with The Jackson Five, he stood out the most among siblings and was a star in his own right. By the ’80s, Michael Jackson was the biggest entertainer in the world with classic hits such as Thriller, Bad, Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana, and Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.  Also, he was responsible for co-writing the song We Are The World with Lionel Richie produced by Quincy Jones to raise money for famine relief in Africa that showcased the talents of music’s biggest stars during that era. Michael Jackson’s show-stopping performances had a greater impact overseas, especially in The Land of the Rising Sun.  People adored him not only for his talent and charisma, but also for his kindness and generosity towards people from all walks of life.  Unfortunately in America, the media portrayed him as being weird and childlike.  Many people misunderstood who he was and started treated him unfairly because of his skin color. MICHAEL JACKSON 1987 BAD JAPAN SHOOT 3xRARE8x10 PHOTOS In other parts of the world like Japan, people accepted him for being a great artist/entertainer.  He created music that made people feel good about themselves and challenged their ability to think about the world around them. Since Japan has became a multicultural society, everyone knows who Michael Jackson is because the Japanese embrace innovation and creativity.  Michael Jackson was also a video game star and had a close relationship with Japanese video game company Sega Genesis.  He contributed some of his songs to the game Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and also starred in the video game Space Channel 5 and Moonwalker.

His music hit a nerve with fans because they can relate to the issues they encounter on a daily basis such as poverty, inequality, and hopelessness.  The fans that embrace Michael Jackson are the ones who can relate with his struggles as an artist and individual. Even after his death, his music continues to stand the test of time and empowers people in becoming the best version of themselves.  As long as public stays connected with the messages he conveyed like love, peace, and harmony, then we can make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. It is up to us in keeping his legacy alive for future generations.

About wmckenzie95

I am passionate about travel and learning about other cultures. On my free time, I love to listen to music and watch movies. Some countries that I really want to visit are Japan and France.
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6 Responses to Superstar Michael Jackson’s Star Status Spreads to The Land of the Rising Sun

  1. Patti Walton says:

    Thank you so very much for this poignant, powerful and truth filled article on Michael Jackson, the greatest entertainer ever in the galaxy, & the undisputed King of Pop and Music. Michael always expressed his love and admiration for the people of Japan, & they always showered him with love, a sense of dignity and respect. They loved Michael for just being himself. Unfortunately, the same adoration was not shared by MJs own country, and he was continuously ostracized and maligned for no reason. This is a very sad fact, and I know it upset MJ emphatically. But he has millions of fans in the U.S who still figjt for him continually and who love him dearly. G.lad to know that he is still so loved and revered all over the world. Let’s keep Michaeling!

    • wmckenzie95 says:

      I understand what you’re saying. He was a great entertainer and human being that touched lives all over the world from all walks of life. Everyone can say whatever they want about him, but he will always be the undisputed King of Pop in my world!

  2. Grace says:

    Lovely post! I have been a fan of Michael Jackson all my life and it’s great to see that his legacy, music and charisma continues to live on. Articles like this are what keep it alive and appeciated, and for that, I say thank you!

  3. Yoly says:

    Good article. Apparently Michael is much accepted in the world then his homeland. Even he has never been to China performing, there are many Chinese fans and people like or appreciate him. Actually it more or less the same worldwide. He touches all hearts and people see his pure soul and love him back.

    • wmckenzie95 says:

      Dear Loly:

      I really appreciate your comment about the article. Since I have always been a huge fan of Michael Jackson, I had to write an article about the impact he left on many people around the globe.

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