The girls of Japanese powerhouse girl group, AKB48, appeared on Music Japan during the weekend to perform and promote their new single Give Me Five! Although the album from which the single came from doesn’t need much promoting, it sold one million copies in the first two days of launch…yowzers.
You catch the performance below which by all accounts brought the house with an especially enthusiastic crowd.
In related news, some members of the group also took part in a meet and greet held at the Seibu Dome in Saitama. It was during this event that the girls in attendance; Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko, Shinoda Mariko and Kashiwagi Yuki revealed that they would contributing over ¥585 million which equates roughly to $7 million AUD, plus profits from their cd to victims of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
As well as donating much needed money, the girls have also been going to many of the disaster areas to talk with victims and helping to life their spirits. Oshima Yuko had this message for the fans in Japan:
“We would like to face the disaster squarely. All of you here are also a part of the project, so let’s continue these supportive activities together.”