All-male idol group SMAP will collaborate on the “Nihonbashi Machizukuri Project” to improve the historically symbolic Nihonbashi area of Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.
The ward and metropolitan government are working together on a long-term project to create new attractions and restore the liveliness of Edo era to Nihonbashi, TV Asahi reported Tuesday.
SMAP's new song, “Koko kara,” was chosen as the project's theme song. The song will be their 52nd single album recorded on Side A along with the song “Yes we are.” It will be released on April 9.
SMAP member Goro Inagaki, 40, told reporters, “We would like to move forward treasuring what we have been doing, just as Nihonbashi does. We would like all of you to listen to our songs, ‘Koko kara’ and ‘Yes we are’ and hope they will be loved by many people.”© Japan Today