Friday, March 30, 2012

AKB48 Visits Washington, D.C. [VIDEO]

Japanese pop sensation AKB48 recently made their first-ever visit to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the United States. The trees can be seen scattered throughout Washington, D.C., adding beauty and uniqueness to our nation's capital. 

The girls of AKB48 were seen mingling at the Japanese Ambassador's residence with dignitaries including the Ambassador of Japan, Ichiro Fujisaki, and the president of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. 

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AKB48 are one of the highest-earning group acts in the world. WIth their own stores throughout Asia and record sales of more than $200 million in Japan alone, these girls earn more than artists such as Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Adele, LMFAO, Kanye West, and others. 

In addition to celebrating the the cherry blossoms, the pop artists said they want to thank people in the United States for their help during last year's earthquake and tsunami. 

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During their stay in the United States, the group plans to have two performances at the Lincoln Theatre and Strong John Thomson Elementary School. 

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