On November 12th 2009, EXILE performed the song Taiyou no kuni at “The National Celebration for the 20th Anniversary of His Majesty The Emperor’s Accession to the Throne” before Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. On April 8th 2010, via the official website for “The Celebration Committee of the 20th Anniversary of His Majesty The Emperor’s Accession to the Throne”, it was announced that there would be a physical release on May 19th.
This announcement follows the discovery of several requests from fans on the Internet for a CD release of the song, which was written by Akimoto Yasushi and composed by Iwashiro Tarou with an additional music performance by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. The single will cost ¥1000 and all proceeds will be donated to JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) and three other organizations.
At least they’re donating the money to charity and not into their personal pockets.