Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on April 2011

Japan Today

Singer Kumi Koda, 28, has announced that she will donate proceeds from three of her song downloads to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster. Koda said she chose the three songs—“Comes Up,” “Walk” and “Kiseki”—for their message of hope. Money made from downloads of the songs through the end of September will go to the Japan Red Cross. “I am working little by little to do what I can,” Koda said. “I chose these songs because I think they will put a smile on people’s faces.”