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Japanese Red Cross (AKB48 campaign)







More: jrc-kentei2011.jp

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AKB48 chosen as the official messengers of the Japanese Red Cross Society
by kurumi on May 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Popular idol group AKB48 has become the official messengers of the Japanese Red Cross Society!

On May 17th, AKB48 members Takahashi Minami, Minegishi Minami, Itano Tomomi, Takajou Aki, and Watanabe Mayu appeared at a special press conference, where they revealed that they will be officially representing the Red Cross.

Immediately following the earthquake, the girls of AKB48 made a large donation to the Red Cross to help support their fellow citizens in their time of need. This time, AKB48 has raised an incredible 187.3 billion yen through their “Dareka no Tame ni Project“, fundraising activities, and the proceeds from the group’s releases. Their company also donated approximately 220 million yen on the 13th.

“We knew how precious things were before (the earthquake hit),” Takahashi Minami said to the crowd following their announcement. “If we can join forces one by one, there will always be lives we can save.”

When asked about the Team K’s song “Boku ni Dekiru Koto” – which is currently being used in commercials for the Red Cross – Takahashi Minami replied, “Recording (the song) was different than usual. We were all able to sing with positive feelings about brightening Japan while making eye contact with each other.”

On the same day, the Japanese Red Cross Society also debuted a special collaboration website titled “AKB48 to Issho ni Motto Yoku Shiru Sekijuuji!” (Get to Know the Red Cross More with AKB48!). In addition to exclusive interviews with the girls, the website contains quizzes on Red Cross certification and stories from those who experienced aid from the Red Cross firsthand. “Since I didn’t experience much myself, it was enlightening,” said Takahashi about the website.
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Re: [News] Japanese Red Cross (AKB48 campaign)
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Re: [News] Japanese Red Cross (AKB48 campaign)
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AKB48 members get Red Cross work experience

Thursday 19th May, 03:00 AM JST

TOKYO —

Five members of popular all-girl group AKB48 were made official messengers of the Japan Red Cross this week at an event called “Get to Know the Red Cross Better.”

The group was represented by Minami Takahashi, 20, Aki Takajo, 19, Minami Minegishi, 18, Mayu Watanabe, 17, and Tomomi Itano, 19, who all appeared on stage wearing Red Cross relief worker uniforms. The girls also attended a class in the disaster prevention room and learned how to administer a cardiac massage.

The Japan Red Cross is currently running an ad campaign on TV, using the AKB48 song “Whatever I can do.” Itano said: “I really like the line ‘Let’s unite the world as one family’ from that song. I want to try and live by those words.”

Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/akb48-members-get-red-cross-work-experience

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Re: [News] Japanese Red Cross Society's ''official messengers'' - AKB48
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 06:07:40 AM »


Follow up...


This was posted by http://welshjapanotaku.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/akb48-free-gift-for-young-blood-donors/

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As part of a new recruiting drive to encourage teenagers and people in their 20′s, blood donor centres across Japan will give an AKB48 free gift to those that are willing to donate blood. Over the past few years, the number of young people in Japan giving blood has decreased so they’re trying this new tactic to see if it will encourage AKB48 fans to come and donate. They’re already using the popularity of Hello Kitty which has had the desired effect of seeing more young women in their early 20′s come forward as they’re tempted by the free gifts on offer. A pen is given to those that donate blood for the first time, if you come again you get a bag. Many young women came twice as they desperately wanted the bag. They will try the same with AKB48 freebies to see if this works. The first 500 people to donate blood will get an AKB48 clear file which shows the members in a Japanese Red Cross uniform. The recruitment drive came into effect today and if it’s deemed a success perhaps more AKB48 freebies will be given out in the future.

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Re: [News] Japanese Red Cross Society's ''official messengers'' - AKB48
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 02:55:37 PM »
Vid uploaded March 6, 2013 JST / March 5, 2013 PST



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