Mr. Takata attended the charity event in Los Angeles, CA for the Autism Society of Los Angeles and Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks supports research for the cure for people afflicted with Autism. Actor Ed Asner is the chief celebrity spokesman for the charity. At the event, Mr. Takata met actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Matthew Modine. Lou Diamond Phillips is best known for his role in the movie La Bamba, based on the life of singer Richie Valens. Matthew Modine starred in the classic movie Full Metal Jacket directed by Stanley Kubrick and the movie Memphis Belle. Metta World Peach, former NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers also attended. The event raised money for a very worthy cause that Mr. Takata suports. If you are interested in supporting this charity go to their website at Autismspeaks.org.