Lady Gaga has reportedly raised over $ 250,000.00 for Japanese tsunami relief since Monday by selling wristbands online.

(AFP)

"It's important we help."

Gaga launched the white wristbands with their prayerful message written in red in English and Japanese, via a Twitter message on Monday, three days after a 9.0-magnitude quake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan, triggering a killer tsunami.

The wristbands are available for $5 and can be pre-ordered on Gaga's official online store.

All proceeds will go directly to Japan relief efforts, according to the site.

The site does not say if the singer has designated a specific charity to receive the funds or if she will set up her own, but on her official Facebook page, Gaga has posted a link to a fundraising site for Save the Children's Japan relief effort.

Gaga has more than 30 million fans on Facebook and in excess of eight million followers on Twitter.

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