Michael Jackson greets troops in Japan – AP

[b]Michael Jackson greets troops in Japan[/b] posted by: Dan Boniface , Web Producer created: 3/10/2007 10:16:47 AM Last updated: 3/10/2007 10:17:34 AM TOKYO (AP) – Michael Jackson greeted thousands of U.S. troops and their family members at a U.S. Army base south of Tokyo Saturday. Jackson was taking a break from days of parties with die-hard fans and well-heeled business people. About 3,000 troops and their family members gathered at a fitness center at Camp Zama. Jackson walked around shaking hands and exchanging words to thank them for their service. “Those of you in here today are some of the most special people in the world,” Jackson told the crowd, reading from a statement. “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.”