Most of you know what I think of AKB48 - at least their music - but I can't help but report when they do something incredibly nice.
Tokyograph and Kyodo news report that AKB48, their sub-groups, and their producer Akimoto Yasushi will donate a total of 500 million yen. That's over $5 million!
They are putting that money in a special bank account where AKB fans can deposit more money to help the cause.
I still could not care less for most of their songs, but the AKB brand has earned a ton of respect from me for this. I always admire when the affluent gives their own money to a worthy cause.