• Kyodo


Popular South Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo handed a donation Tuesday to Fukuoka Gov. Wataru Aso for the victims of a massive earthquake that shook northern Kyushu in March 2005.

Kwon, who held a live event Monday in Fukuoka, decided to donate part of the proceeds — 1 million yen — to the victims and visited the Fukuoka Prefectural Government.

“I came here because I hoped my visit will delight some people in Fukuoka, ” he said. “I hope the donation will be used for children’s education on Genkai Island,” which was devastated in the quake.

Kwon has starred in such movies as “Shinbu Sueob” (“Love So Divine”) and “Yasu” (“Beautiful Beast”), in addition to the TV drama “Seulpeun Yeonga” (“Sad Love Story”).

On March 21, 2005, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck northern Kyushu, killing one person and injuring more than 700.

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