Japan marks 2nd anniversary of 311: AKB48 Group Members visit disaster hit area and hold live benefit concerts

Today, all AKB48 groups hold charity concerts at their respective theaters.

Plus, AKB48 holds mini charity live concert at 6 cities and towns in disaster hit area simultaneously.

AKB48 Dareka no Tameni ~What can I do for someone~ project 2013.3.11

Iwate prefecture:

Yamada town, Ootsuchi town, Kamaishi city, Rikuzen Takata city

Miyagi prefecture:

Kesennuma city, Onagawa town, Tagajo city, Watari town

Fukushima prefecture:

Minamisouma city, Iwaki city

Kamaishi city:

Suzuki Mariya, Takahashi Minami, Umeda Ayaka, Nakagawa Haruka, Nito Moeno, Tanabe Miku

Iwaki city:

Kato Rena, Itano Tomomi, Kasai Tomomi, Miyazawa Sae, Sato Amina, Shimada Haruka

Onagawa town:

Fujie Reina, Iwasa Misaki, Watanabe Mayu, Shimazaki Haruka, Kojima Natsuki, Kodama Haruka

Tagajo city:

Kobayashi Kana, Komori Mika, Kojima Haruna, Sashihara Rino, Iwata Karen, Oshima Ryoka

Kesennuma city:

Sato Sumire, Suzuki Shihori, Kashiwagi Yuki, Katayama Haruka, Yamamoto Sayaka, Ohta Aika

Minamisouma city:

Kitahara Rie, Miyazaki Miho, Ohba Mina, Yamauchi Suzuran, Watanabe Miyuki, Minegishi Minami

Ootsuchi town:

Muto Tomu, Kuramochi Asuka, Oshima Yuko, Kikuchi Ayaka, Uchida Mayumi, Takeuchi Miyu

Rikuzentakata city:

Akimoto Sayaka, Iriyama Anna, Nonaka Misato, Maeda Ami, Abe Maria, Shinoda Mariko

AKB48 Shinoda Mariko: Today I visited Rikuzentakata city for charity live concert.

I’ve been struggling to figure out whether it’s right to visit there on this day.

Will we be nuisance for them when they want to peacefully reminisce over the lost loved ones and pray for the repose of disaster victims’ souls?

I’m truly grateful that people kindly invited and welcomed us!!

 This photo was took in front of the monument made by local children.

source: Shinoda Mariko twitter

Yamada town:

Kawaei Rina, Takahashi Juri, Yokoyama Yui, Ohya Shizuka, Natori Wakana, Matsui Rena

AKB48/NMB48 Yokoyama Yui: We’re allowed to visit Yamada town, Iwate prefecture.

Members visited the town were Matsui Rena-san, Shiichan, Ricchan, Wakanyan and Juri☆

I would like to keep this day in my mind, and living with a smile for tomorrow.

Watari town:

Tano Yuka, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Nagao Mariya, Matsui Sakiko, Matsui Jurina, Takajo Aki

JKT48 Takajo Aki: Today I went to visit Watari town in Miyagi prefecture with Jurina, Sakiko, Tomochan, Mariyagi and Tanochan.

Thank you for your smiles.

Thank you for surprise gift and the message card.

I truly hope we will dance and sing together again.

source: Takajo Aki G+

JKT48 Nakagawa Haruka: Thankfully, we’re allowed to hold a charity event at disaster hit area.

3.11

The date that no one will ever forget.

The date that no one should never forget.

It will still take some time to restore the area, but if there’re things that we can be of help, I’m willing to do it!

I would like to pay my deepest condolences to those who have been suffering from the disaster.

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