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Members of AKB48 to appear at Hilton Guam Concert for Japan

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Members of AKB48, Japan’s top-selling all-girl pop group, will join with six local bands and an island cultural dance group to headline “Japan Aid,” an all-day concert on Sunday night the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. Proceeds of the concert will benefit victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which struck Japan on March 11.

The concert will be staged at Hilton Park, near the entrance of the 32-acre complex that is Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. Admission is a $15 donation, for the event that runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food, drink, souvenirs, family activities and raffle tickets will be available at the venue. All proceeds will be donated to the Guam chapter of the American Red Cross, for transfer to the Japan relief effort.

AKB48 have been Japan’s top selling artists for five years, with 20 hit singles, several iconic music videos and a live stage show performed nightly in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. Two members of AKB48, Iwasa Misaki and Suzuki Mariya, will perform and sign autographs at the “Japan Aid” concert.

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no pic? whats the use of this article???

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I want so bad to go to the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa and make a $15 donation to Japan Aid, I can taste it!

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Admission is a $15 donation, for the event that runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food, drink, souvenirs, family activities and raffle tickets will be available at the venue.

Guests need to pay $15 for admission, but other things (foods, drinks, souvenirs, raffle tickets ... ) are chargeable at market-price plus donation-will.

Please Please Please, everyone takes out of your pocket 1% of your 2011 income ... Gods Bless you.

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I am a fan of AKB48 and SKE48 and know from what they all say in their blogs,and as we have seen from the big donations made by the company that they all care deeply,and the philosophy of each doing what they can,even the small gestures all helps.

They had a perfect 2010,but the situation facing Japan now,and how their genki,uplifting music,smiling and greeting fans, may have to change.But they will do their bit,as best they can,to raise donations.Healing has to start somewhere.They have a huge fan base,and for those their smiles,music,and familiar faces matter.

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shinkansenjp - I have donated over 2% of my projected meager 2011 income, which may end up being a lot more than 2%!

How about if everyone who makes over half a million dollars/40 million yen a year donate 10% of their income?

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The donation part is great, of course. Well done to all the celebs who are putting up some hard cash. But picking up on supercross1985, I guess I don't know enough of the Japanese psyche to know if this is appropriate - but I do think that for AKB48, and Hello! Project and all those groups, to return as soon as they can to their program of bright, breezy, colourful music and dance, will help lift the spirits of many. Of course they should acknowledge the suffering of those affected, but to return as soon as possible to their regular activities will be further example to everyone that this is how to beat this disaster - that Japan will rise again and shine out with greatness in the world.

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How about if everyone who makes over half a million dollars/40 million yen a year donate 10% of their income?

Excellent suggestion. If people actually did this the country would be back on its feet quickly. As I am on a pension I can't afford more than 1.25%.

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My blessings to the ones responsible for making AKB48 to work in a worthwhile way. My wishes to th hard work of the girls.

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What if we all donate 10% of our projected 2012 income?

That way if the world goes all Mad Max next year the money will have been well spent this year. I'll just claim to believe this theory and promise to donate all of my 2013 income--phew, no more guilt. Hey wait, is the reconstruction going to be finished in time for the real armageddon?

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