NHK to air live concert one year after Tohoku earthquake

Title: 震災から1年“明日へ”コンサート
Title (Romaji): Shinsai Kara 1 Nen ‘Ashita e’ Concert
Broadcast network: NHK BS Premium
Broadcast period: March 10th, 2012
Air time: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Note: NHK General will only air parts of the concert, from 7:30pm to 8:45pm.

On March 10th, one day before the anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake, NHK will show live concert titled “Shinsai Kara 1 Nen ‘Ashita e’ Concert.”
The concert will be 6 hours long and with the power of music encourage those affected by the disaster.
It will be broadcast from the Makuhari Messe in Chiba and from the Sukagawa City Culture Center in Fukushima, with different music artists appearing at each venue.

So far the following musicians have been confirmed, more to be announced.

Makuhari Messe, Chiba with Nakai Masahiro (中居正広) as MC
AKB48
Perfume
SMAP

Sukagawa City Culture Center, Fukushima
Hirahara Ayaka (平原綾香)
Hitoto Yo (一青窈)
Kitajima Saburo (北島三郎)
Sakamoto Fujumi (坂本冬美)

Sources: Tokyograph, Natalie

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