WHO PLAYED: Linkin Park, Rihanna and Japanese acts Kumi Koda, AI and Ayaka.
The performance by Linkin Park: the crowd was so excited that it rushed to the front of the stadium, interrupting the set for close to a half hour. Chester Bennington also gave a long, moving speech urging the crowd to get involved.
From Tomoki Ohno of Rolling Stone Japan:
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