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Michael Jackson — yes, that Michael Jackson — is coming to Camp Zama on Saturday.

In Japan for a series of fan-appreciation events in Tokyo, Jackson will appear at Zama’s Yano Fitness Center. He’s expected to address fans, sign autographs, pose for photos and meet soldiers and their families.

“He just wants to let them know ‘America Supports You’ and so does he,” said Maj. Martha Brooks, a U.S. Army Japan spokeswoman.

The Yano Fitness Center will open Saturday at 1:15 p.m., she said. Jackson is scheduled to show up at 3 p.m.

Several activities are planned, including Michael Jackson trivia contests, an imitation dance showdown and karaoke/sing-along battle of the pop icon’s songs. Jackson music videos also will be shown and two youth hip-hop dance performances will take place.

Col. Robert Waltemeyer, the U.S. Army Garrison Japan commander, is to introduce Jackson.

Jackson’s party initiated the visit, according to Maj. Jim Crawford, a U.S. Army Japan spokesman.

The event is open to all U.S. military and Defense Department personnel, Brooks said. Servicemembers in uniform with family members and guests have priority seating. Japanese master labor contract employees at Zama may escort two guests to the event. They’ll be granted walk-in access only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Gates 1 and 4.

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