Dokdo Islands controversy did not affect Infinite's recent album promotions in Japan
Despite the recent backlash from Japanese fans regarding the Dokdo Islands controversy, Infinite's recent album promotions gathered at least 10,000 fans in Yokohama. On September 6th, local press in Japan revealed that the single release event for "She's Back" held last September 2nd, gathered at least 10,000 fans.
It was previously announced that 3,000 fans who purchased the single would be invited to the event. However, despite the bad weather, at least 10,000 fans turned up at the venue anyways.
Another source revealed that despite the recent anti-Korean movement in the country, the Dokdo Islands controversy doesn't seem to significantly affect the Korean Wave. Fans present at the event also stated that they don't care if the group declares that Dokdo is Korean territory as it isn't an issue when interacting with them or towards their fellow Korean fans.
Despite the recent news reports that Korean pop is going downhill in Japan, Infinite still manages to gather more fans compared to their previous events. It was reported that the number of fans tripled this year, compared to their first event back in November 2011.
Infinite also managed to sell at least 40,000 copies of their "She's Back" album in its first week and ranked third on Oricon's singles ranking.