In memory of the tragic Tohoku Earthquake that shook Japan last year, AKB48 and their sister groupsSKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will be holding a charity performance, titled “Tohoku Earthquake Reconstruction Support Special Performance ~Dareka no Tame ni Project~“, on March 11th.
The charity performance will be held at each of the groups theaters in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. All members of the groups (including Research Students) are scheduled to participate in these performances. The lives will start approximately 16 minutes before the earthquake struck, at 2:30 pm, and will end at 4:00 pm.
After the disasters, AKB48 launched their charity project, “Dareka no Tame ni“. Their efforts have raised over 1.25 billion yen (around $15.3 million USD), and they have also donated 30 vehicles to Iwate, Fukushima, and Miyagi for the new school term.
Source & Image: Oricon via tokyohive