While AKB48 will be performing at this New Year’s Eve NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦), the idol group has also announced that they will be organising their own Kouhaku in a similar fashion to prepare for the event.
The announcement was first officially announced on their blog. The event is named “AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen (AKB48 紅白対抗歌合戦)” and it would be held at Tokyo Dome City Hall on 20 Dec 2011. The members will be spilt into Red and White Team in similar fashion to Kouhaku and they will be singing songs to compete amongst themselves.
Currently there’s no news as to whether the other sister groups of AKB48 will be participating along in the event.