• Kyodo


A mysterious donor who posed as a cartoon wrestler hero and triggered a wave of similar donations for underprivileged children in Japan several years ago revealed his identity Wednesday at a pro wrestling event in Tokyo and called for sustained support for youngsters.

Masatake Kawamura, a 43-year-old company employee from Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, said he was the donor impersonating Naoto Date, the protagonist of the “Tiger Mask” cartoon series dating back to the 1960s.

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