It seems impossible for Johnny’s to do the ALS ice-bucket challenge because posting videos of them doing the challenge will be a violation of Johnny’s own rule when it comes to his talents copyright images. Or they could just do it the classy way by writing a cheque as a donation to alsa.org.
ALS ice bucket challenge is fairly simple, once nominated, you either throw a bucket of ice water on yourself or donate 100 USD or so to the alsa.org within 24 hours. Afterwards, you get to nominate three other people. There are those who did both (ice bucket challenge and donate), there are those who simply donated, and a lot others did it to raise awareness or maybe just to join the hype.
Anyway, in the Japanese entertainment industry, Ayumi Hamasaki, AKB48‘s producer Akimoto Yasushi and AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu are just some of the big names who did the challenge. High profile businessmen like Toyota’s CEO and Mikitani Hiroshi have also done the challenge. Speaking of businessmen’s, USEN‘s chairman Yasuhide Uno nominated Masahiko Kondo aka “Matchy” to enter ALS ice bucket challenge. According to Yasuhide, Masahiko is familiar with the crippling disease after his wife’s friend have suffered the disease. You can check-out the very formal challenge on Yasuhide Uno’s facebook page. Masahiko then nominated his racer senpais, Aguri Suzuki and Ukyo Katayama. Eh, none from Johnny’s?!
Aside from Masahiko, Kazama Shunsuke have reportedly done the challenge as well when he appeared in NHK’s “Heart net TV breakthrough“. Kazama is also familiar with the disease after doing the drama series “Boku no Ita Jikan” about a man suffering from ALS. Kazama wore an “END ALS” shirt when he did the challenge. As to whether he nominated anyone else, I’m not sure as I haven’t seen any videos yet.
Whether anyone else from Johnny’s especially the big names will do the challenge before the hype fizzle out is yet to be seen.