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About “Tenohira ga Katarukoto”
“Tenohira ga Katarukoto (meaning ‘what our palms speak to us’)” is our new song to support the earthquake reconstruction, in addition to “Dareka no Tameni -What can I do for someone?-,“ which has been our theme song in supporting the victims of the earthquake from 2011. This song, “Tenohira ga Katarukoto,” is AKB48 group’s way of showing what we can do, which is to make children smile. Also, by singing this song we would like to send out the message that AKB48 group will continue taking action this year to support the reconstruction of the Tohoku area.
By listening to this song, all members of the AKB48 group wishes that people around the world will think about the people afflicted by disasters. To make this happen to as many people as possible, we have decided to send out this song for free.
Please take a moment and listen to this song.

Free download of “Tenohira ga Katarukoto”(MP3)



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Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund

Donation by Credit Card

- All donations (excluding fees of financial institutions and payment service providers) will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

- Due to the nature of donation, please be informed that cancellation and change of amount will not be accepted.

- Donations can be made by units of ¥100 and ¥1,000 for credit cards.

- The maximum amount of units for one donation is 100.

- Accepted credit cards are VISA and MasterCard and JCB and AMEX.


Activities of AKB48’s Tohoku earthquake
reconstruction support project

■Started “Dareka no Tameni” Project → Opened bank account for AKB48’s Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund

■Announced that AKB48’s “Dareka no Tameni” Project will donate five hundred million yen on March 16th, 2011.

■Announced that all profit from “Dareka no Tameni -What can I do for someone?-,” a song that can be downloaded for a limited time, will be donated.

■Donated a total of ¥617,691,133 including donations from fans and ¥500,000,000 from “Dareka no Tameni” Project that was announced on March 16th, 2011 (announced on March 15th, 2011).

■Donated ¥4,137,593 collected in a charity event at Yokohama Arena in the end of March (2011/3/29)

■Donated ¥32,255,873 collected in AKB48’s handshake event (May 16th, 2011).

■Announced that a part of the profits earned from AKB48’s CDs sold after the Tohoku earthquake will be donated.

■Donated ¥14,831,486 collected in AKB48’s events (including handshake events) held after May 17 (Announced on September 15th, 2011 ).

■With Ultraman Foundation’s donation program of sending microbuses to the Tohoku area, AKB48 sent wrapping buses of Ultraman and AKB48 (September 16th, 2011).

■Announced in a press release on September 15th, 2011, that AKB48 will continue sending support for the Tohoku earthquake reconstruction, and will donate a part of the profit for their 23rd single CD, “Kaze wa Fuiteiru.”

■Announced the donation of ¥585,259,888, a total of donation from fans, profit from CD sales, and ¥500,000,000 from the “Dareka no Tameni” project.

■“Special Performance for the Support of Tohoku Earthquake Reconstruction – ‘Dareka no Tameni’ Project- “ was held at the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara on March 11th, 2012.

Visits to the Tohoku Area (May 2011 - present)


・1st Visit: 05.22 【Ootsuchi-cho and Yamadamachi, Iwate】Rino Sashihara, Mariko Shinoda, Yuko Oshima, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rena Matsui, Sayaka Yamamoto

・2nd Visit: 06.11 【Miyako-shi and Tarocho, Iwate】Minami Takahashi, Sayaka Nakaya, Minami Minegishi, Mayu Watanabe, Akane Takayanagi, Miyuki Watanabe

・3rd Visit: 07.09 【Minamisanriku-cho (Utatsu, Shizugawa), Miyagi】Aki Takjo, Sayaka Nakaya, Tomomi Itano, Yui Yokoyama, Jurina Matsui, Nana Yamada

・4th Visit: 08.27 【Watari-cho and Yamamoto-cho, Miyagi】Asuka Kuramochi, Rino Sashihara, Aki Takajo, Sae Miyazawa, Akari Suda, Sawako Hata

・5th Visit: 09.24 【Karakuwa-cho and Nishiyahata-cho, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi】Atsuko Maeda, Yuki Kashiwagi, Sumire Sato, Reina Fujie, Kanon Kimoto, Shiori Kaneko

・6th Visit: 10.22 【Komorebi no Furu Oka Yugakukan, and Ishinomaki-kita Senior High School Iinogawa, Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi】Misaki Iwasa, Shizuka Oya, Haruna Kojima, Rino Sashihara, Shiori Ogiso, Manatsu Mukaida

・7th Visit: 11.13 【Kyu Yahagi Elementary School, Yahagi-cho, Rikuzen Takata-shi Iwate】Karen Iwata, Mariko Shinoda, Moeno Nito, Reina Fujie, Atsuko Maeda, Sae Miyazawa

・8th Visit: 12.25 【Kashima Junior High School and Manyo Fureai Center, Kashima-ku, Minami Souma-shi, Fukushima】Yuki Kashiwagi, Haruna Kojima, Rino Sashihara, Mariya Nagao, Miori Ichikawa, Suzuran Yamauchi


・9th Visit: 01.28 【Tagajo-shi, Miyagi】Minami Takahashi, Sayaka Akimoto, Sakiko Matsui, Minami Minegishi, Mina Oba, Haruka Shimazaki

・10th Visit: 02.26 【Shiogama-shi, Miyagi】Aika Ota, Tomomi Kasai, Rie Kitahara, Asuka Kuramochi , Aki Takajo, Minami Minegishi, Haruka Kodama

・11th Visit: 03.28 【Natori-shi, Miyagi】Tomomi Itano, Yui Yokoyama, Mayu Watanabe, Miyu Takeuchi, Shiori Nakamata, Karen Iwata, Sakura Miyawaki

・12th Visit: 04.22 【Kamaishi-shi, Iwate】Atsuko Maeda, Mariko Shinoda, Haruka Katayama, Ami Maeda, Juri Takahashi, Rena Kato, Natsumi Matsuoka

・13th Visit: 05.27 【Onagawa-cho, Miyagi】Haruna Kojima, Ayaka Umeda, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rie Kitahara, Yuka Masuda, Rina Kawaei, Yuko Sugamoto

・14th Visit: 06.09 【Ofunato-shi, Iwate】Yuko Oshima, Yui Yokoyama, Sayaka Akimoto, Miku Tanabe, Yuka Tano, Misato Nonaka

・15th Visit: 07.15 【Iwaki-shi, Fukushima】Tomomi Itano, Tomomi Kasai, Sae Miyazawa, Rino Sashihara, Mariko Nakamura, Natsuki Kojima

・16th Visit: 08.20 【Souma-shi, Fukushima】Minami Minegishi, Amina Sato, Shihori Suzuki, Mayu Watanabe, Wakana Natori, Ayaka Morikawa

・17th Visit: 09.15 【Tanohatamura, Shimoheigun, Iwate】Minami Takahashi, Haruka Nakagawa, Chisato Nakata, Natsumi Matsubara, Rie Kitahara, Mika Komori

・18th Visit: 10.08 【Oshika-ku (Ayukawa Hama) , Miyagi】Sayaka Akimoto, Ayaka Umeda, Yuko Oshima, Maria Abe, Haruka Shimada, Tomu Muto

・19th Visit: 11.24 【Shinchi-machi, Fukushima】Karen Iwata, Ryoka Oshima, Ayaka Kikuchi, Juri Takahashi, Moeno Nito, Yui Yokoyama, Meru Tashima

・20th Visit: 12.15 【Koriyama-shi, Fukushima】Tomomi Itano, Rina Chikao, Mariya Nagao, Nana Fujita, Mina Oba, Minami Minegishi, Chihiro Anai


・21th Visit: 01.13 【Shichigahama, Miyagi】Rina Izuta, Rina Kawaei, Mariko Shinoda, Haruka Shimazaki, Reina Fujie, Sakiko Matui

・22nd Visit: 02.17 【Iwanuma-shi and Higashi Matsushima-shi, Miyagi】Haruna Kojima, Rie Kitahara, Misaki Iwasa, Anna Iriyama, Marina Kobayashi, Nao Furuharta

For Inquiries concerning the relief fund

E-Mail : gienkin@aks48.com