NHK has announced that the theme song for its Olympic broadcasts will be performed by Ikimonogakari.
The song is titled “Kaze ga fuiteiru” (Wind is blowing). The three members wrote the song and said its lyrics will hopefully encourage Japan’s athletes like a strong wind, NHK reported.
In the past, the group has provided the theme songs for TV dramas on NHK (“Arigato”) and TBS (“Boku no Imoto”), as well as anime series.
They performed “Kaze ga fuiteiru” for the first time at NHK Hall on Thursday night.
An NHK official said the theme song will be used not only during the Olympics but also in various Olympic-related programs. He said that Ikimonogakari are popular among all generations.
The slogan “Cheer up in full swing! Japan’s Road to London” has also been selected, NHK said.