Soon after news of Japan's strongest earthquake shocked the world, artistes from the country and South Korea joined in various quake relief drives to help the victims.
Among them were Ayumi Hamasakii, Namie Amuro, Yoshiki, Gackt, Bae Yong-Jun, Kim Hyun-Joong and Jang Keun-Suk.
South Korean actor Bae donated the most. He has sent one-billion Won (RM2.7mil) to a charity foundation under the Japanese government.
Bae is known for his kindness in helping the needy. He had donated 3mil Yen (RM112,958) respectively to the Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake and South Asia Tsunami in 2004.
Boys Over Flowers star Kim Hyun-Joong gave out 100mil Won (RM269,809) while Jang donated 140mil Won (RM377,733) to the Red Crescent Society.