AKB48 to release 2nd song to raise funds for Tohoku reconstruction
Megapopular all-girl idol group AKB48 will release a new song, “Tenohira,” as a part of their Tohoku reconstruction support project “Dareka no tameni” (What can I do for someone?)
AKB48’s management said the digital song will be released online at 6 p.m. on March 8.
AKB48 has already has raised over 1.25 billion yen through this project and donated it to Japanese Red Cross.
Along with concerts and fan handshake events, members of AKB48, including its sister group SKE48, have visited disaster-hit areas 22 times and performed mini-concerts, Christmas events, and so on.
AKB48 will also set up a special website for the project to raise more funds for the Japanese Red Cross.
On March 11, which will mark the second anniversary of the disaster, AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 will perform a charity concert at their theater in Tokyo’s Akihabara.