It’s been announced that the AKB48 concerts due to be held at the Yokohama Arena from March 25th – 27th have been cancelled due to the disaster in Japan and the threat of power outtages. It is not known at this time when they will be rescheduled. People that have tickets will be refunded.
I’m sure that will be the first of many concerts by many artists to be cancelled. All J-1 and J-2 soccer matches have been postponed for the month of March as well. The J-League season was due to kick off over the past weekend.
AKB48 have also collaborated with the Japanese Red Cross to set up 2 bank accounts in which donations can be made by fans. It is heartening to see that many Japanese celebrities have given away considerable amounts of money to the disaster relief fund.