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AKB48 First Original Album Postponed

AKB48 was due to release their first original album titled “Koko ni Ita Koto (ここにいたこと)” on 6 April 2011. However, AKB48 official blog has announced the album release will be postponed.

Here’s the official announcement extracted from the blog:

東北地方太平洋沖地震により被害に遭われた皆様に心よりお見舞い申し上げます。
心より一日も早い復旧をお祈り致します。

AKB48 send out our deepest sympathy to the victims of the Tohoku Pacific Ocean earthquake, and we pray that Japan will recover quickly.

4月6日(水)発売予定であったAKB48の3rdアルバム「ここにいたこと」ですが、3月11日(金)に発生した東北地方太平洋沖地震に端を発する制作製造スケジュール上の都合により、当該日での発売が困難な状況に至りました。

We had planned to release our third album “Koko ni Ita Koto” on the 6 April. However the earthquake on 11 Mar has affected our production schedule, and we are unable to have an exact release date for now.

そして、何よりも、地震・津波災害の被害状況を鑑み、被災者の方々の心情を熟慮致した結果、発売延期未定の運びとさせて頂きました。

In addition, we have also taken into consideration of the feeling of the earthquake victims and decided to postpone the release of our album.

皆様のご理解とご了承を賜りますよう、切にお願い申し上げます。

We hope that everyone understands and accept our decision.

Source: AKB48 Official Blog

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  • Tom

    I have a feeling that many things in Japan will be postponed.

    Does not really matter anyway. The important thing is the safety of Japan and it’s people. I really hope that the nuclear disaster does not get worse. :(