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Haruna Kojima Thrilled to Witness Bruno Mars' Live Rendition of AKB48's Classic

Former AKB48 Member Haruna Kojima happy to See Bruno Mars Perform 'Heavy Rotation' Live in Japan

TOKYO, Jan 16 (News On Japan) - Model and former AKB48 member Haruna Kojima updated her Instagram stories on the 14th, revealing that she attended the "Best of Bruno Mars Live at Tokyo Dome" concert, which kicked off on the 11th by the globally renowned artist Bruno Mars.

Bruno Mars' Japan tour started on January 11th and includes performances on the 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, and 21st, spanning a total of seven days. During his concert, Mars surprised fans by incorporating AKB48's hit song "Heavy Rotation" into his own song "Marry You." This unexpected performance sparked a buzz on social media, with reactions from both current AKB48 members and alumni.

Haruna Kojima, who attended the concert, shared a smiling photo of herself in front of Tokyo Dome, captioned, "It was the best! I got to hear Heavy Rotation!" Kojima also mentioned attending Mars' December concert in Las Vegas, saying, "It was so exciting, and it's always the best fun no matter how many times I see it." She expressed her excitement, adding, "I thought nothing could top that, but seeing Heavy Rotation live in Tokyo was thrilling."

Bruno Mars' incorporation of AKB48's "Heavy Rotation" into his Tokyo concert not only delighted fans but also drew reactions from both former and current AKB48 members, highlighting the cultural exchange between international and Japanese pop music. Haruna Kojima's attendance and shared experiences on social media exemplify the wide-reaching influence of artists like Bruno Mars and the enduring legacy of AKB48's music within the pop culture landscape.

Source: MDPR


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