Shinichi Koike

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National Feb 28, 2013

AKB48, film director honor postquake efforts

Virtuoso movie director Nobuhiko Obayashi has created a film that pays homage to Tohoku's postdisaster recovery in an unusual collaboration with all-girl pop idol group AKB48. The short feature, lasting around an hour, serves as a promotional video for AKB48's new single "So long!" that ...