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AKB48 perform at 'JAPAN DAY' in New York
On May 10, AKB48 performed in the event 'JAPAN DAY＠CENTRAL PARK 2015' held at New York's Central Park.
The Japanese cultural exchange event 'JAPAN DAY＠CENTRAL PARK 2015' celebrated its 9th anniversary this year. This also marked AKB48's first performance in New York in about 6 years, since 2009.
On this day, 6 members Kojima Haruna, Iwatate Saho, Oshima Ryoka, Nozawa Rena, Hirata Rina, and Muto Tomu took the stage. In front of about 5,000 New Yorkers, the girls performed 5 songs: "Heavy Rotation", "Aitakatta", "Oogoe Diamond", "Sakura no Hanabiratachi", and "Koisuru Fortune Cookie".
After the event, Kojima commented, "I never imagined a day would come when I would be able to sing and dance in Central Park, so I was very honored to take part in this big event 'JAPAN DAY'." Hirata, who was born in the United States, said, "I am happy to return and hold a concert in my home country, the United States." This performance will be uploaded onto the group's official channel soon.
Source & Image(s): natalie
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