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Mako Kojima: The Interesting Life of This Akb48 Member and Pop Music Singer

Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

A first look at AKB48's Mako Kojima

The face of the beautiful Mako Kojima.

The face of the beautiful Mako Kojima.

Mako Kojima dressed in a traditional Japanese idol uniform. I think she looks a little bit like Atsuko Maeda. But she is still one of the group's cutest members.

Mako Kojima dressed in a traditional Japanese idol uniform. I think she looks a little bit like Atsuko Maeda. But she is still one of the group's cutest members.

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Mako Kojima on stage.

Mako Kojima on stage.

Mako Kojima looking very beautiful even without a smile in this photo!

Mako Kojima looking very beautiful even without a smile in this photo!

Who is Mako Kojima and what is she known for?

Mako Kojima is a Japanese pop music singer from Tokyo that is part of the famous girl group AKB48. She is one of its newer members who loves to wear bikinis and that just enhances her overall cuteness factor. The words cute and AKB48 go well together because these girls are supposed to present an image of being cute. Mako Kojima is not related to Haruna Kojima who was chosen as the center for the song "Heart Ereki." Mako Kojima made her start with AKB48 in July 2012 as part of its 14th generation. Kojima was born on May 30, 1997.

Interesting facts about Mako Kojima

  • She was chosen as the ace of the 14th generation.
  • Mako was very shy during her elementary school years.
  • She goes through life at her own pace.
  • Admires Team A’s Haruka Shimazaki.
  • Her main hobby is reading.
  • She is skilled at playing tennis similar to Aki Takajo.
  • Her future ambition is to be an actress.
  • Her favorite foods are omelet rice and melonpan.
  • Her favorite colors are pink, brown, and white.
  • Her favorite flower is the sunflower.
  • Her favorite sport is soccer.
  • Her favorite clothing brands are INGNI and FOREVER21.
  • Her favorite groups are Fairies, Momoiro Clover Z, and juice=juice.
  • Her favorite words are forward-looking and individuality.
  • Her life motto is “if you don’t believe you can do it, nothing will begin.”

Mako Kojima in a traditional dress or school uniform

Is Mako Kojima ready to give someone a hug?

Is Mako Kojima ready to give someone a hug?

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A Brief summary of Mako Kojima's career

Kojima’s single debut with AKB48 was the 28th single called UZA. She has also been a member for the singles Eien Pressure, So Long!, Sayonara Crawl, Koisuru Fortune Cookie, Heart Ereki, and Mae shika Mukanee. Kojima was transferred to Team K in February 2014 after a huge group shuffle. Kojima sings on the AKB48 albums 1830m and the best-selling 5th album Tsugi no Ashiato. Mako Kojima was the next new idol to follow Rina Kawaei.

Mako Kojima Graduates From AKB48

Note: in January 2019, Kojima Mako announced that she was graduating from AKB48. I have worded her name this way in this paragraph so that readers do not confuse her with Haruna Kojima. It was on January 12, 2019 that Mako announced her plans after a concert at Tokyo Dome City Hall. She went to Twitter to tweet a message of love and thanks to her supporters. Mako graduated for good in May 2019.

Mako Kojima at the photo session for the Studio Album Tsugi no Ashiato

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