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21 February 2012

[Dareka no tame ni] Project Exceeds 1.25 Billion Yen in Donations

Announced during AKB48's [Kaze wa Fuiteiru] handshake event at Seibu Dome on February 18th 2012, a total of 1.25 billion yen has been accumulated for [Dareka no Tame ni] project.

As a result, on 11th March 2012, AKB48, along with sister groups, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, will perform charity lives at their respective theaters.

In case you are wondering, the exact amount accumulated at the time of the announcement was 1,254,175,973yen. And in addition to this amount of money, 30 school buses were also donated to the disaster areas.

More details regarding this charity live will be released on a later date, such as whether it would be free entry or the money paid for the ticket will contribute towards the donations.

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