Rajinikanth's connection with Japan is well-known and it goes without saying that he has a good fan following in the Land of The Rising Sun. The superstar's movies since 90s have been dubbed into Japanese and it has been getting good response for his films.
Dating back to 1995, the superstar became popular in Japan with Muthu, which was dubbed into Japanese language as The Dancing Maharaja. The film was well-received and it became a huge hit. Since then, all his movies have been dubbed and his 2010 release Endhiran did a remarkable business in Japan.
So, Japan has been a special place for Rajinikanth and he always showed his humbleness for their love. In 2011, when Japan was devastated by Tsunami, Tamil superstar did his bit and tried to payback for their love by raising fund for the trouble hit nation. He had set up a team to visit the Tsunami hit Japan and helped as many people as he could and urged his fans to stand up for the cause.
Adding to that Rajinikanth, who stopped the practise of meeting his fans a long ago, never missed out an opportunity to meet his Japanese fans. It also happened recently when a fan from Japan came directly to Chennai to meet the Endhiran actor and moved him with her love for the superstar.