Comedian Akai Plutonium (33) announced that she has changed her stage name, in light of the ongoing accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. From now one, she will be known as “Aka-Puru” (赤プル), which is a shortened version of her previous name (赤いプルトニウム).
She also declared that she is doing charity activities to support the disaster relief efforts, such as her participation in a charity comedy event on March 20. She said that she plans to donate clothing and other goods to the heavily damaged city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, where her friend lives.
Aka-Puru is originally from Ibaraki, another area that was seriously affected by the tsunami. Fortunately, her family members are safe and her parents’ home in Ibaraki did not suffer any major damage.
In January, Aka-Puru got married to comedian Matsuoka Shingo (41), of the duo Kurage Rider.