121230 Japan Record Awards
The winner - Best Song of The Year - for 2 consecutive years. And this year includes Best Lyrics Award. You all are hard working girls I really admire so much. I’m so happy the new AKB48 continues to achieve more and more. it’s the good sign of your bright future. and… Takamina, our petite general manager, after 7 years of great effort you put your pure heart into AKB ‘til you are the heart of AKB itself. I’m glad that this year I got to see your tears again, tears of happiness. AKB がんばって!!