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Interview with Hakata Idol Group HR

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On June 22, 2016, Hakata, Fukuoka’s first idol group, HR, released their third major single, “Mattoyo!” The single’s title track is an upbeat number, centering on the themes of Hakata, summer and festivals, and is packed with Hakata city charm.

HR, which stands for Hakata Reboot, was formed in 2010 in order to give the city a "reboot" and liven it up more. The group has a vigorously active schedule that includes giving regular weekend performances at their local Hakata theater along with other activities.

Today we’re sitting down to hear what group members Rei Yasuda, Nana Hashimoto and Kanade Ogawa have to say! Read on at Tokyo Girls' Update below!

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