May 25, 2006 MICHAEL JACKSON TO VISIT TOKYO, JAPAN MARKS FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE JUNE 2005 WILL RECEIVE MTV JAPAN’S “LEGEND AWARD” AT THE MTV JAPAN VIDEO MUSIC AWARD’S CEREMONY SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006 Washington, D.C. …….. Music Superstar Michael Jackson will visit Tokyo, Japan, in what will mark his first official public appearance since June 2005. On Saturday May 27, 2006, Mr. Jackson will receive MTV Japan’s “Legend Award,” at the MTV Japan Video Music Award’s ceremony, for his extraordinary and record-breaking career in the music industry. Mr. Jackson is a trailblazer, who set an unprecedented standard with music videos like “Thriller, “Bad,” and “Smooth Criminal.” While in Japan, Mr. Jackson, whose recordings consistently topped charts, with over 100,000,000 albums sold in Japan alone, will visit orphanages, tour the city of Tokyo, and meet with members of the Asian business community, spearheaded by Broderick D. Morris, CEO, Positive Productions Yokohama, one of Asia’s most reputable and successful entertainment promotions companies. Mr. Jackson’s trip to Japan kicks off the first in a series of Asian visits. Says Mr. Morris: “We are delighted that Mr. Jackson has accepted our invitation to visit Tokyo. Michael Jackson is a legend. What he has accomplished as a world renowned artist is unequaled. He loves Japan, and we love him. We look forward to welcoming him.” Says Michael Jackson: “I look forward to my visit to Japan because I have so many fond memories of my visits there. I thank MTV Japan for this honor, and Mr. Morris for spearheading this visit. I look forward to seeing old friends, and saying hello to my huge fan base in Japan, who, like my other fans around the world, have for so many years consistently shown their love and support to me and my family.” ### Raymone Bain Read what members are saying…

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