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    Yumi Sugimoto

    Yumi Sugimoto (杉本 有美, Sugimoto Yumi, born April 1, 1989) is a Japanese model, actress, gravure idol and soloist under Hello! Project. Sugimoto began her career in modeling during elementary school, when she was chosen in a Grand-Prix semi-audition for the girls manga magazine Ribon. In July 2007 she received her first lead role in TV Tokyo's late TV drama series Boys Esté. Her latest role is Miu Sutō/Go-on Silver in the 2008 TV Asahi's tokusatsu series Engine Sentai Go-onger. She stars also in Mutant Girls Squad under the direction from Tak Sakaguchi, Noburu Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura. Aside from singing character portrayal songs in Engine Sentai Go-onger, Sugimoto has expressed an interest in producing music. She released her debut single under Hello! Project, "Harukoi", composed by Tomosuke Funaki,produced by Tsunku on February 17, 2010.
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    Kasumi Nakane

    Kasumi Nakane (仲根かすみ, Nakane Kasumi) ( listen (help·info)) is a Japanese model, gravure idol, and actress born on 1982-04-03 in Higashiōsaka, Osaka and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her birth name was Kasumi Nakasone (仲宗根かすみ, Nakasone Kasumi), and she formerly worked under the name Kasumi Ue (植可澄美, Ue Kasumi). She graduated from the private Horikoshi High School, the same school attended by talent such as Yoko Minamino, Yōko Oginome, Ai Katō, and Masumi Miyazaki. In 1993, Nakane joined the Nezumikko Club, an all-girl idol group composed of Nakane, Natsu Itō, Kana Itō, Sato Higashi, Ami Yamazaki, Emiko Inoue, Juri Miyazawa, and Chiaki Nakajima. The group was created to ride on the popularity of such groups as Onyanko Club. The group released two albums, both in 1993. In 1996, she began working as a gravure idol, gaining success due to having a larger bust for her age. Nakane began appearing in 1999 in drama series, as well as in variety, sports, educational, and other television programs. She married Japanese baseball player Tsuyoshi Wada on 2005-12-10. She gave birth to their first daughter on September 13, 2006. Nakane has been a spokesperson for MSN at the WPB Expo in Tokyo. She helped
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    Eiko Koike

    Eiko Koike (小池栄子, Koike Eiko, born November 20, 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese idol. Outside Japan, her best-known work is the film 2LDK. She has worked as a ringside commentator and spokesperson for Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships from 2000 to 2006. Recently, she has been making appearances for the comedic HUSTLE wrestling promotion supporting her husband, Wataru Sakata, and the New Generation HUSTLE Army as Yosei (妖精) which means "Fairy" in Japanese. She helped her husband gain an upset victory against the seemingly unstoppable wrestling cyborg, The Esperanza when she deflected one of his "spirit gun" bolts back at him. At the 2009 Yokohama Film Festival, Koike was given the Best Actress award for her performance in the film Seppun.
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    Aki Hoshino

    Aki Hoshino (ほしの あき, Hoshino Aki, born March 14, 1977) is a Japanese bikini idol. She has appeared in various men's magazines, such as Sabra and television shows. She married horse racing jockey Kōsei Miura (三浦 皇成) on September 25, 2011. Hoshino authored a book, published in 2010, called Hoshino Body. In the book Hoshino gave advice to female readers on how to apply makeup and "retain one's body shape". Aki Hoshino has featured in the following DVDs:
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    Kaori Sawanoi

    Kaori Sawanoi (澤野井香里) (born on May 20, 1983 in Kobe) is a Japanese model. She was born and still lives in Kobe. Kaori started her modeling career for JJ in 2001, while in high school. After attending Kobe Shoin Women's University, Kaori continued with her work for JJ. Her nickname is Kaorin.
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    Sally Yoshino

    Sally Yoshino (吉野 サリー, Yoshino Sarii, born November 28, 1978) is a Japanese striptease dancer, model, and AV idol. She has also performed under the name Kirara Tachibana (立花 きらら, Tachibana Kirara). Sally Yoshino was born in Tokyo on November 28, 1978. Her father was a member of a skate team, and Yoshino began figure skating at the age of three. In order to pursue this interest, she entered an athletic high school where she also participated in gymnastics and ballet. Yoshino began working in enjo kōsai (paid dating) while still a 17-year-old virgin. It was in this profession that she says she lost her virginity in Okubo Park in Tokyo's Kabukichō district. Her first customer was a talent company president in his 40s. He took her to the park in the middle of the afternoon. Recalling her feelings over the incident, Yoshino commented, "I didn't care if I was a virgin or not. If I did, I couldn't do enjo kōsai... I don't think I was taken advantage of. I got something out of it." However, she does say she was the victim of rape. "It was then that it didn't matter if I did this kind of work or not." Yoshino entered the entertainment field at the age of 18 with her AV debut in the November
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    Saya Mochizuki

    Saya Mochizuki (望月 さや, Mochizuki Saya, b. July 27, 1976) is a former Japanese idol and model. She was the leader of the sixth generation cast of the late-night television variety show Shutsudō! Minsuka-police.
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    Moe Oshikiri

    Moe Oshikiri (押切もえ, Oshikiri Moe, born December 29, 1979 in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan) is a Japanese model best known her work with fashion magazine AneCan and its sister magazine CanCam, which Oshikiri was a former top model for. She is also a designer, starting her own Kimono line branded under her name, as well as a hosiery line with CanCam model Yuri Ebihara called f*ing motesto. Oshikiri graduated from a public school in Matsudo, Chiba. She went to Showa Daiichi high school, however she dropped out. After that, she re-entered Ichikawa-Nishi public high school located in Ichikawa, Chiba, as a repeat student, and has graduated. While a high school student, dokusha models (literally, reader models, are amateur models) were not yet popular in Japanese fashion magazines. However, she actively appeared in Popteen magazine during that time, she has started her modeling career. Afterwards, she became a star dokusha model for Egg magazine, and Popteen. At that time, she was a charismatic model for high school girls. Still, after graduating from Popteen she tried to change her image and began modeling for ViVi magazine. Though, the new image did not resonate with fans and she left the
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    You Yokoyama

    You Yokoyama (横山 裕, Yokoyama Yū, born May 9, 1981) is a Japanese idol, singer, actor, radio host and lyricist. Yokoyama is also a member of Kanjani Eight. Yokoyama entered Johnny's on Christmas 1996 where he met fellow members Subaru Shibutani and Shingo Murakami. The reason he entered Johnny's is because his mother briefly saw his classmate on TV and said, "My kid is better looking." Rare among Johnny's talent, Yokoyama has been given a stage name. This has been said due to the difficult kanji of his real name, Kimitaka Yokoyama (横山 侯隆, Yokoyama Kimitaka). It is believed that "You" has been chosen by Johnny Kitagawa as it is easy to say. Although he has a stage name, nobody actually refers to him as "You", not even Johnny who is famous for referring to other people as "You". When appearing in variety shows and radio, Yokoyama and Murakami are the two most talkative members. He has even been called a comedian due to his talking style. However, off screen, Yokoyama is very shy. He rarely speaks whilst in the dressing room, as he is too busy playing games. Recently, Yokoyama has been appearing in quite a few dramas such as The Quiz Show 2 and Hidarime Tantei EYE. Yokoyama's mother
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    Rie

    Rie (理衣, Rie, born 14 August 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion model. Her management agency is Stardust Promotion, which also manages her younger sister, singer Alice. Her full name is Rie Takayama (高山理衣, Takayama Rie). She is of maternal Spanish descent. Rie debuted in TV on NTV's variety show Ucchan Nanchan no Urinari! in mid-1990s, and sang in the group McKee on the show, releasing Can't Stop My Heart which charted as high as #28. She also has appeared in commercial for companies such as Toyota or Sapporo Beverage and in the 2006 movie Memories of Matsuko (though uncredited). Rie appears regularly in fashion magazines as MISS and BAILA, as well as catalogues for several fashion companies in Japan. In 2007 she appeared on Remioromen's videoclip for Akanezora.
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    Rie Miyazawa

    Rie Miyazawa (宮沢 りえ, Miyazawa Rie, born on April 6, 1973) is a Japanese actress and former fashion model. She has done glamour modeling too, having released four photobooks. She is also well-known as former fiancé of sumo wrestler Takanohana, to whom she was engaged to for 2 months, and for her years of fighting anorexia nervosa. Rie Miyazawa was born in Tokyo and raised by her mother. Since her debut at age 11 in an advertisement for Kit Kat, she has many films, television shows, commercials, stage appearances and photo books to her credit. She starred in the children's comedy Bokura no Nanokakan Senso (Seven Days' War) and Tokyo Elevator Girl. Miyazawa made her debut as a singer on 15 September 1989. She gained notoriety in 1991 with the publication of a nude photo book, Santa Fe, and even more publicity in 1992 by her engagement to sumo star Takanohana. The engagement was called off in 1993. In September 1994 she cut her wrists with a broken glass in what she described as an "accident". The tabloids focused on Miyazawa's drinking session, fights with her mother, and her escape to a nearby hotel as signs of a failed suicide attempt. Miyazawa, however, continued to work, including
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    Rieko Miura

    Rieko Miura (三浦 理恵子 Miura Rieko, born 1 September 1973) is a J-pop singer, and a former member of the group Coco, and an Actress. She was born in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan. Her solo debut was on 14 September 1991. After her career ended, she became a voice actress, performing the voice of Yomiko Readman in the Japanese animation series R.O.D. the OAV and R.O.D. the TV.
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    Sayo Aizawa

    Sayo Aizawa (相沢 紗世, Aizawa Sayo, born July 24, 1978) is a Japanese model and a TV personality. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan and started her modeling career after her high school graduation. She is presently working exclusively for the fashion magazine Classy. She has also appeared in several dramas and TV commercials. She is fluent in 5 different languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian and English. At the age of 19, Sayo left her village, pursuing her ultimate goal to be a model.
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    Dean Fujioka

    Dean Fujioka (Japanese:藤岡竜雄; Chinese:藤岡靛; Hepburn:Fujioka Tatsuo; Pinyin:Téng Gāng Diàn), (born August 19, 1980) is a male actor and artist. Fujioka speaks fluent Japanese, English, and Chinese. Dean Fujioka was born in Fukushima, Japan and finished college at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. After his graduation, he decided to explore by traveling and taking a photographic journey across Asia. It sharpened his senses of culture, music, poetry, design and art (in many forms). Fujioka started his career as a model in Hong Kong's fashion scene in 2004 for both local and international designer brands. He continues to appear in Hong Kong's leading fashion and lifestyle magazines. Simultaneous with his career in fashion, Fujioka also embarked on various advertising campaigns, appearing in TV and print commercials for both local and multinational clients in the Asia pacific region. In 2005, he decided to pursue a career in acting. He got a role in a movie, The August Story, and caught a lot of attention from audiences all across Asia. His role in the Taiwanese TV drama Miss No Good also made him the role model for Japan's actors, someone who made it big outside Japan. Now, he is
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    Nana Yanagisawa

    Nana Yanagisawa (柳沢 なな, Yanagisawa Nana) is a Japanese actress and fashion model. She appeared in Kamen Rider Kiva as Megumi Aso, one of the lead heroines. She also starred in Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World as this role. She also had a guest appearance as Phantom Thief Selene in Task 13 of GoGo Sentai Boukenger.
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    Nobu McCarthy

    Nobu McCarthy (November 13, 1934 – April 6, 2002) was a Japanese Canadian actress, stage director, and fashion model. McCarthy was born Nobu Atsumi in Ottawa, Ontario, the daughter of Yuki (née Kano) and Masaji Atsumi, a Japanese fashion designer and diplomatic attache stationed in Canada at the time. She was raised in Japan, where she studied ballet. A modeling career eventually led to a beauty pageant where she won the title of "Miss Tokyo". She married Army Sgt David McCarthy in 1955 and moved to the United States of America. While shopping in the Little Tokyo district in Los Angeles, she was discovered by talent agent Fred Ishimoto, which led to her film debut in The Geisha Boy (1958) starring Jerry Lewis. She starred with Lloyd Bridges in a 1959 Sea Hunt television episode as an Hawaiian woman fighting to protect pearl-beds from poachers. For the next decade, McCarthy continued acting, appearing in smaller roles in a number of movies as well as guest spots on television, including an appearance on The Bing Crosby Show on ABC in the 1964-1965 season. She also had two children, but divorced McCarthy in 1970. In 1971, McCarthy joined East West Players, an Asian American theatre
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    Mika Nakashima

    Mika Nakashima (中島 美嘉, Nakashima Mika, born February 19, 1983 in Hioki, Kagoshima) is a Japanese singer, and actress . She has achieved five number-one albums in Japan and also embarked on an acting career, most notably in the live-action movie Nana, based on the manga of the same name. Born and raised in Kyushu, Mika was the youngest of three children. She grew up in the small town of Hioki, Kagoshima, where she has said there was "nothing there, only enka." She began listening to enka singer Eiko Segawa and studied classical Japanese dance, but as she loved dressing-up and make-up, she hoped to work in fashion magazines since she was too short to become a model. Nakashima decided not to attend high school after completing junior high and began working. At the age of 15 she moved to the city of Fukuoka where she room-shared with two others. At the age of 17, she attended an audition not knowing what it was for. She was chosen from 3,000 girls to be the actress of the fall 2001 Fuji TV drama Kizudarake no Love Song (傷だらけのラブソング, Tainted Love Song), in which she played the heroine Mirai Shimazaki, and also sang the theme song, "Stars." In November 2001, "Stars" became her debut on
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    Kaela Kimura

    Kaela Kimura (木村 カエラ, Kimura Kaera), born Rie Kaela Kimura (木村 カエラ りえ, Kimura Kaera Rie), (born October 24, 1984) is a Japanese pop rock singer, songwriter, model, and TV presenter. Born in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan to a British father and Japanese mother, Kaela started working as a model in 2002 for the Japanese magazine Seventeen. She went on to host the popular morning television show Saku Saku from April 14, 2003 to March 31, 2006. Kimura released her only indie single, entitled "Level 42", but it was later released as her major label debut single on June 23, 2004, after she signed with Columbia Music Entertainment. The song was used over the end credits of Saku Saku. On October 27, Kimura released her second single, "happiness!!!", which was followed by her debut album, Kaela, on December 8, 2004. Following the release of her third single, "Rirura Riruha", on March 30, 2005, Kimura saw her fanbase grow considerably. The song was used in a series of Vodafone commercials in Japan and helped make her a household name. It sold over 100,000 copies, her best-selling single to date, and it also received a nomination for "Best Video" in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2005. Nearly seven
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    Nana Ozaki

    Nana Ozaki (尾崎ナナ, Ozaki Nana, born September 12, 1982) is a Japanese gravure idol. She is represented by talent agency Fang. She is from Osaka and interested in tennis, long-distance track events and Western popular music. She worked with talent agency Artist Box until December 28, 2007.
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    Sotaro

    Sotaro Yasuda (保田 聡太郎, Yasuda Sōtarō, January 29, 1986 -) known as Sotaro (聡太郎, Sōtarō) is an American actor and model in Japan. He was born in Newport Beach, California. He is best known for his portrayal of Ken Hisatsu/GekiChopper in the 2007 Super Sentai series Juken Sentai Gekiranger. Sotaro was born in Newport Beach, California. He attended Corona del Mar High School and University High School in Irvine, where he was the club president for the Japanese Club. He is currently enrolled at Keio University in Japan, where he is an economics major. He is the youngest of three brothers, one of which is Naohisa Adachi (足立 直久, Adachi Naohisa), who was known for his role as Kengo Tachibana/B-Fighter Kuwaga (橘健 吾/ビーファイタークワガー, Tachibana Kengo/Bīfaitā Kuwagā) in B-Fighter Kabuto.
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    Sara Wakatsuki

    Sara Wakatsuki (若月 さら, Wakatsuki Sara) is a Japanese model/actress/singer. She was born on November 24, 1989 in Nagano Prefecture, where she also graduated. Her old stage name is Miya Zawaarisa (みやざわありさ). She has done television commercials for Vicks, Ken Shino, and Ajinomto. She has won the second Grand Prize of the Captive Model Audition Times, from Berry Tokuma Shoten Publishing Lab.
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    Erika Sawajiri

    Erika Sawajiri (沢尻 エリカ, Sawajiri Erika, born April 8, 1986 in Nerima, Tokyo) is a Japan-based actress, model, and musician. Her alias in her music career was Kaoru Amane, but she has recently started her own project under the name Erika. She was affiliated with Sony Music Entertainment Japan for her record label (formerly as Kaoru Amane and later Erika), and Stardust Promotion for her talent agency (with her real name, Erika Sawajiri) before her contract was terminated in late 2009. On September 10, 2010, it was announced that she signed with Avex label for talent management and music releases. She became popular after playing a girl who suffered from an intractable disease called spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD) in the nonfiction drama 1 Litre of Tears. Erika was born to a Japanese father and an Algerian-born French mother of Berber extraction and is the youngest of three children. Her father owned sixteen racehorses, including Edonokoban (エドノコバン), giving Erika ample opportunities to engage in horseback riding as a child. Her father disappeared from home when Erika was 9 years old, returning when she was in her third year at junior high school, only to die from cancer that year.
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    Nana Eikura

    Nana Eikura

    Nana Eikura (榮倉 奈々, Eikura Nana, born February 12, 1988) is a Japanese model, actress, and occasional radio show host. She was born in Izumi, Kagoshima, Kyushu, and raised in Sagamihara, Kanagawa. While a junior high student, she was scouted in front of the 109 department store in Shibuya, Tokyo. During her middle-teenage years, Nana modeled in several fashion magazines, mainly in Seventeen. During the 2000s, Eikura was featured in Seventeen along with Emi Suzuki and several others. Eikura later began appearing in various advertisements and collections in the mid-2000s and has appeared in many TV advertisements. A model turning into an actress is usually considered a "loser" in modeling, but Eikura, a successful model, began acting in the mid-2000s. Since around 2007, Eikura has intentionally gained nearly 12 kg (27 pounds). In the mid-2000s she sometimes nicknamed herself the "Spider", like "Spider Eikura", after her top favorite MMA fighter, who has thin and long arms, Anderson "The Spider" Silva. She was also given the nickname relating to combat sports "Samoan Eikura" because of her facial resemblance to Mark Hunt and Samoa Joe. In 2006 soon after PRIDE Critical Countdown
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    Norika Fujiwara

    Norika Fujiwara

    Norika Fujiwara (藤原 紀香, Fujiwara Norika, born on June 28, 1971, in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture) is a Japanese beauty queen, model and actress. She became Miss Nippon in 1992 and was an exclusive model for CanCam magazine. She has appeared in various commercials and TV series and a number of films in Japan. After several years of model work, Fujiwara has since worked internationally as a journalist and spokesperson, including acting as an ambassador of Japanese - Korean friendship during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, reporting from the 2004 Olympics in Greece, and going to Afghanistan and holding a photo exhibition there. Fujiwara was formerly a guest announcer and interviewer for K-1 on their major shows until 2006 when she was replaced by Waka Inoue. Fujiwara has additionally worked in the video game and anime markets; her latest work as the main character Alicia in Project Minerva (PlayStation 2) (2002), a squad-based, real-time semi-RPG versus rogue robots game, released in an updated English form with more missions as Project Minerva Professional by Midas Interactive of the UK. She voiced Princess Fiona in the Japanese-dubbed version of the Shrek films, as well as the Japanese
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    Shōko Hamada

    Shōko Hamada

    Shōko Hamada (浜田 翔子, Hamada Shōko) is a Japanese gravure idol and race queen. In addition, she has released several music CDs, mostly containing cover versions.
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    Ataru Nakamura

    Ataru Nakamura (中村 中, Nakamura Ataru, born 28 June 1985) is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter. Born in Tokyo on 28 June 1985, Nakamura began studying music at a young age. She taught herself to play the piano, guitar, and the drums at age ten, and began to write her own songs at the age of thirteen. In 1999, at the age of fourteen, she released an indie label album called Shouchikubai as her prize. In 2006, she switched to a major label, the popular Avex Trax. Her first major label single, "Yogoreta Shitagi", was released on her birthday, and received minor attention. "Yogoreta Shitagi" was written about an ex-boyfriend who was cheating on her and is written from the former boyfriend's point of view. Nakamura called this individual on the telephone to explain that the song she had written about him was to be her debut single. Her second single, "Tomodachi no Uta", received greater attention, and placed at number 150 on the Oricon charts. However, it was not until Nakamura revealed on the talk-radio program All Night Nippon that she was a transsexual and had undergone sex reassignment surgery that she received major attention. Her explanation garnered a lot of media attention,
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    Hitomi Aizawa

    Hitomi Aizawa (相澤 仁美, Aizawa Hitomi, born 22 August 1982, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress, gravure idol and race queen. In a 2006 article on an "Air Guitar roadshow" in which Aizawa participated, the website cinematopics.com noted that she was the top idol of the gravure world. Among the films in which Aizawa has appeared are Drift (ドリフト, 2006), Hitorimake (ヒトリマケ, 2008), and Cool Girls (クールガールズ, 2009) In 2006 she appeared in an episode of the Tokyo Metropolitan Television drama Tantei Boogie (探偵ブギ). The website cinematopics.com interviewed Aizawa about her role in the film Open Water 2 (オープン・ウォーター2, 2007), which was based on a true disaster-survival story. In September 2009, Aizawa starred as the title character in a DVD version of the 1980s manga series, Miss Machiko. Advertising for the release made much of Aizawa's prominent bustline.
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    Kotaro Yanagi

    Kotaro Yanagi (柳 浩太郎, Yanagi Kōtarō) is a young Japanese actor who plays in various movies, dramas, and stage events. He's most commonly referred to as "Yanagi", although he sometimes shortens it to "Yana" or "Nagi.". He is also part of a young men's stage acting troupe, D-BOYS, which perform in various skit-like performances, and is currently the group's sub-leader. Yanagi was born on December 21, 1985, in Berlin, Germany. He stayed in Germany for three years before moving back with his family to Japan. On the first semester of elementary school, his father has to work in India and the family moved once again. Until third grade, Yanagi stayed with his parents and attended a nearby school. However, from fourth to sixth grade he attended an American boarding school further away, which is where he learned English. Yanagi's family moved back to Japan where he finished school. Yanagi is a member of the young men's stage acting troupe, D-BOYS, which plays in various skit-like performances. He acted in the web drama, Hice Cool!『沖縄ボーイズ』, and had a supporting role in the movie Aa~! Izakaya Puroresu『あゝ!一軒家プロレス』, a wrestling film, as well as the drama Rocket Boys. He also acted in his D-BOYS
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    Mikiyo Ohno

    Mikiyo Ohno (大野幹代, born 17 June 1974) is a J-pop singer, and was the youngest member of the group Coco. She was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
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    Waka Inoue

    Waka Inoue (井上 和香 Inoue Waka, born May 13, 1980) is a Japanese idol, tarento and actress. She was born in Meguro, Tokyo as Naoko Aramura (新村 直子). Her mother is former actress Kyoko Saga. Waka's main claim to fame in the tarento circles is her bustline. Although she moved away from bikini modeling as her primary work in 2006, she has continued to pose for annual calendars through 2010. She also worked as a female guest announcer/interviewer for K-1 in 2006, after replacing Norika Fujiwara.
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    Yuko Ogura

    Yuko Ogura (小倉 優子, Ogura Yūko, born November 1, 1983 in Mobara, Chiba) is a Japanese gravure idol and model who typically aims for the cute, innocent schoolgirl look. In Japan, she is mostly called by her nickname Yūkorin (ゆうこりん). Ogura regularly, if not entirely seriously, claims to be one "Princess Apple-Momoka" (りんごももか姫) of the apple-shaped planet Korin (こりん星). This is apparently an in-joke dating back to her middle school days. Having an alternate name was trendy at one point, and one of her friends told her that she looked like a Momoka. She liked the name and still uses it today. She is known outside of Japan for her song "Onna no Ko / Otoko no Ko" (オンナのコ・オトコのコ: Girls・Boys) which is the ending theme of the anime School Rumble. She married Isao Kikuchi on October 10, 2011 in Hawaii.
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    Yuri Ebihara

    Yuri Ebihara (蛯原 友里, Ebihara Yuri, born October 3, 1979 in Sadowara, Miyazaki Prefecture) is a Japanese model and actress. She is a graduate of Kyushu Sangyo University, where she studied fine arts. Her first big break came as a model for CanCam, with whom she had an exclusive contract. She has since appeared in several TV dramas, most recently Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi (tv asahi, 2007). She also works as a model for advertising campaigns and recently for the Fujifilm FinePix range of digital cameras. Widely known by her nickname "Ebi-chan", she is especially popular with young men and women. She has been quoted as saying, "If someone doesn't find me cute, I want to know why, because then I'll work on it to get better at being cute". She announced that she was in a relationship with Ilmari from the music group Rip Slyme. In May 2010, Ebihara and Ilmari announced that they had married.
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    Yuriko Shiratori

    Yuriko Shiratori (白鳥 百合子, Shiratori Yuriko, born April 29, 1983 in Sendai) is a Japanese gravure idol, tarento artist and actress currently affiliated to the A-Team Entertainment Production Agency.
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    Miwako Ichikawa

    Miwako Ichikawa (市川実和子, Ichikawa Miwako, born 19 March 1976 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress, sister of actress Mikako Ichikawa (市川実日子). She began in 1991 as a model, and released a single in 1998 and an album the following year. She debuted in acting in 2000 and immediately starred in the movies Another Heaven in 2000 and Konsento (aka Concent or Power Point) in 2001. But from there she only gets more minor roles like in All About Lily Chou-Chou, Karaoke Terror, Princess Raccoon, or in TV dramas like Mike Hama or Anego with Ryoko Shinohara. She gets one of the main role in the follow-up movie to Nightmare Detective in 2008.
    9.00
    2 votes
    37
    Olivia Lufkin

    Olivia Lufkin

    Olivia Lufkin (born December 9, 1979), professionally known as OLIVIA, is a bilingual singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of an American father and an Okinawan mother. Her two younger siblings are Jeffrey Lufkin, who is a musician she collaborates regularly with and Caroline Lufkin, who is an independent musician. Lufkin began her solo career after being in the Japanese girl group D She gained mainstream success in 2006 after creating songs for the fictional band Trapnest under the alias of Olivia Inspi' Reira (Trapnest), and the songs were used for the popular anime adaptation of Nana. Olivia Lufkin was born on December 9, 1979 in Okinawa, Japan. In 1982, she moved to San Diego, California then back to Okinawa. Olivia later moved again to North Carolina for two years before moving back to Okinawa. Olivia was discovered by the director of "Rising Productions" (Vision Factory) while attending the Okinawa Actors' School, subsequently signing to Avex Trax as part of the Japanese idol group D Famed producer Tetsuya Komuro heard of Olivia one day and decided that she would be perfect for a project in which he was planning along with Jean Michel Jarre. The project was to create
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    3 votes
    38

    Shoko Nakagawa

    Shoko Nakagawa (中川 翔子, Nakagawa Shōko, born May 5, 1985 in Tokyo) is a Japanese idol, tarento, actress, voice actress, illustrator, and singer. She is best known as the presenter of Pokémon Sunday. She is the daughter of Katsuhiko Nakagawa, a celebrity in Japan in the 1980s. She is represented by the Watanabe Entertainment talent agency. Her nickname is Shokotan (しょこたん) (In the blog by Mika Kaneda, who appeared with her on "Ōsama no Brunch", she is called Shokotasu). Born to entertainer Katsuhiko Nakagawa as Shiyōko Nakagawa (中川 しようこ, Nakagawa Shiyōko, her name was not registered in a koseki as Shoko (しょうこ, Shōko) as she had been using for most of her life), she was raised by her mother in Nakano (Katsuhiko Nakagawa died in 1994). She made her entertainment debut in 2001, winning the Grand Prix award at the Popolo Girl Audition and representing the Jackie Chan talent agency. Later, on the "Yume-Ga-Oka Residence" programme on SKY PerfecTV!, she was given a Jackie Chan photobook by Midorikawa Shobō, who were guests on the show. She commented "I thought he was an enemy of Bruce Lee's", apparently referring to Enter the Dragon. In 2002, she was chosen as Miss Shōnen Magazine. She
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    3 votes
    39

    Haruka Kudo

    Haruka Kudō (工藤晴香, Kudō Haruka, March 16, 1989 -) is a Japanese model and seiyu. She is best known as the voice of Hagumi Hanamoto in Honey and Clover and Sayu Yagami in the anime adaption of Death Note. She was an exclusive model for Seventeen magazine until May 2007. She also works as a tarento. Lead roles are in bold.
    5.75
    4 votes
    40

    Anna Umemiya

    Anna Umemiya (梅宮 アンナ, Umemiya Anna) (born August 20, 1972) is a Japanese television personality and model. Born in Tokyo, she is the daughter of a Japanese father and an American mother, herself a former model. Her father, Tatsuo Umemiya, is an actor. Umemiya has a daughter, Momoka, by her former husband, identified only as "Mr C", whom she divorced on 28 January 2003 after an 18-month marriage.
    8.50
    2 votes
    41
    Beni Arashiro

    Beni Arashiro

    Beni Daniels (born March 30, 1986 in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan), is a Japanese pop and R singer-songwriter, who debuted in 2004 under the Avex Trax label under the name Beni Arashiro (安良城 紅, Arashiro Beni). In 2008, Arashiro left Avex Trax and transferred to Universal Music Japan where she started to perform under the mononym, Beni (stylized as BENI). She was initially best known for her 2004 single "Here Alone," though later singles after her move to Universal (such as "Mō Ichi do..." with Dohzi-T, "Mō Nido to..." and "Kiss Kiss Kiss") have surpassed this. Born in Okinawa she moved to California and then Yokohama. Her father is American of White descent, and her mother is Japanese. She was influenced by Namie Amuro, Alicia Keys and her father's favorite singer Janet Jackson. She graduated from Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. She majored in Sociology at Sophia University. From a young age she wanted to become a singer and because of her musical parents she took up piano. Because her parents were living overseas she was traveling between Japan and America a lot which exposed her to both Japanese as well as overseas music. When she was in Japan she
    8.50
    2 votes
    42

    Chisato Morishita

    Chisato Morishita (森下 千里, Morishita Chisato, born September 3, 1981 in Nagoya, Aichi) is a Japanese idol, tarento, actress, and former race queen.
    8.50
    2 votes
    43

    Dori Sakurada

    Dori Sakurada (桜田 通, Sakurada Dōri), born December 7, 1991 is a Japanese actor and singer. He is known most notably for his role as Ryoma Echizen as part of the third generation Seigaku cast in The Prince of Tennis musicals, Tenimyu. TENIMYU: THE PRINCE OF TENNIS MUSICAL SERIES (as Ryoma Echizen)
    8.50
    2 votes
    44
    Ami Suzuki

    Ami Suzuki

    Ami Suzuki (鈴木亜美, Suzuki Ami, born February 9, 1982) is a female singer, songwriter, actress and DJ from Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. Having been discovered at the talent TV show Asayan, Suzuki was one of the most popular female singers as an idol in the late 1990s. However, in 2000 Suzuki faced legal problems with her management company resulting in a controversial blacklisting from the entertainment industry. While the public were unaware of the reason for her sudden disappearance and the Japanese mainstream media refused to cover the case, two international journalists exposed the details. Suzuki attempted to resurrect her career under her own steam with two indie singles before signing to Avex Trax in 2005. She released "Delightful", a dance song that reached No. 3 on the Japanese Oricon charts with a style similar to electronic club music, significantly different from her pop idol days. She continued to release singles regularly with Avex until 2009, then concentrated on her acting career which is successful today. While attending high school, Ami auditioned for Sony Music Japan's talent show Asayan, the grand prize winner of which would be rewarded with a contract with Sony Music.
    10.00
    1 votes
    45
    Gackt

    Gackt

    Gackt Camui (神威 楽斗, Kamui Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), known solely as GACKT, is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and author. He has been active since 1995, first as a vocalist for the defunct visual kei rock band Malice Mizer, and from 1999 as a solo artist. He has released nine studio albums, and with forty-one singles released holds the male soloist record for most top ten singles in Japan music history. His single "Returner (Yami no Shūen)", released on June 20, 2007, was his first and only single to reach the number one spot on the Oricon charts. He became the first Japanese artist to release his music catalog on iTunes in October 2007. Besides that, in modern entertainment industry his music has been used as theme songs for various video games, anime films and television series. In addition to his music, Gackt acted in few films, including the film he wrote, Moon Child, and his international debut Bunraku, and series such as the NHK drama Fūrin Kazan. He also performed live in a theatre stage run. Gackt (whose real name is unknown, though is rumored to be Okabe Satoru, 岡部学) was born on July 4, 1973, as the second of three children in a Ryukyuan family, in
    10.00
    1 votes
    46

    Machiko Tezuka

    Machiko Tezuka (手束真知子, Tezuka Machiko) (born 25 February 1986) is a Japanese idol, and member of SDN48. She has previously had careers as a gravure idol/bikini model under the stage name Ourei Harada (原田 桜怜, Harada Ōrei), and Eiko Maeda (前田 栄子, Maeda Eiko), as a member of idol group SKE48. In 2004, Tezuka began her career in the gravure business as Ourei Harada. Her first photobook, Vanilla, was released in Japan just after her eighteenth birthday. This initial success was followed up with photoshoots in several magazines and websites. In 2004 she won the Miss Magazine annual gravure idol contest put on by publisher Kodansha. According to her blog, Tezuka retired from the gravure idol world as of March 31, 2007. Tezuka returned to the media spotlight in May, 2008 by reporting via webcast on the press release for Metal Gear Solid 4 held by Sony in Tokyo. From the footage of this webcast it is apparent that she has had her breast implants removed during her previous retirement. Following her return to show business, Tezuka became a weather reporter for a regional company that provides cellphone updates. Her blog reopened during this time period only to shut down again on April 14,
    10.00
    1 votes
    47

    Yoko Kumada

    Yoko Kumada (熊田 曜子, Kumada Yōko, born May 13, 1982) is a Japanese gravure idol and singer originally from Gifu city, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
    6.67
    3 votes
    48

    Lyrian

    Lyrian (りりあん) (born September 21, 1985) is a Japanese moe idol and singer who hails from Milan, Italy. She hosts a radio show in Japan called "Lyrian Moetchao" in which she plays Marissa Faireborn in its Transformers: Kiss Players segment. Lyrian also named and designed the color schemes for the Transformers Rosanna and Angela. She voices these characters in the radio series as well. She claims to have become a Transformer fan by watching the G1 cartoon as a child growing up in Italy. In 2007 she released her first gravure idol DVD, titled Lyrian Chao Chao (also known as Lyrian Ciao Ciao). In the same year she released a photo-book titled Love. In 2009 she provides the voice of the new character Stephanie in the TVTokyo series Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. In 2010 she began voicing the character of Shitt. P in the Reborn! VOMIC series.
    8.00
    2 votes
    49

    Yui Ichikawa

    Yui Ichikawa (市川 由衣, Ichikawa Yui, born February 10, 1986), is an actress and model from Tokyo, Japan. She is also known by her nickname, Yui-nyan. As an actress she has appeared in several dramas (doramas), and in recent years she has concentrated more on her film career. She played a minor role in the movie Ju-on: The Grudge and reprised her character for a bigger role in the sequel, Ju-on: The Grudge 2. She has recently portrayed Nana Komatsu (Hachi) in the film adaptation of the famous manga Nana, and on December 18, 2006, Ichikawa and co-star Mika Nakashima came to New York City for the International Premier of NANA 2 at the IFC Center.
    8.00
    2 votes
    50

    Friedia Niimura

    Friedia Monnamur Niimura (フリーディア・ニムラ) is a German-born Japanese fashion designer and television presenter who has also worked as an occasional actress and model. She was born February 19, 1980 in Munich, Germany. Her father is Japanese, and her mother is Brazilian. Her younger brother Joshua was a model/actor but died in mid May 2008. He was the former husband of Anna Tsuchiya. She lived in the USA until she was 13, then moved to Japan, where in the mid-1990s she started using the nickname "Rin Kozue" (こずえ鈴) and performed as a model on several late shows on TV. Later she was a presenter for several TV music shows. Then in 2001, she started singing in a punk indie band called "Grizzly". The band parted ways in 2005. In 2002, she showed up in the tabloids for her breakup with the actor Yoshihiko Hakamada and started a romance with Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. In 2003 she decided to launch a rare-items fashion label called "Black Daisy Ville" with her friend, singer Olivia Lufkin. This fashion line would continue until 2004, when a summer line of clothes and accessories were released. She moved to California with Madden in 2005, but they broke up soon after. During this time, she
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    2 votes
    51

    Mie Sadamoto

    Mie Sadamoto (貞本美恵, Sadamoto Mie, born October 4, 1982 in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese model and television presenter. She is known as Mie of JJ. In Japan, she is currently known for her roles on various Japanese entertainment shows as a television presenter. Mie started her modelling career for JJ in 2001. She has since been featured on the cover. In March 2005, Mie graduated the Aoyama Gakuin University.
    7.50
    2 votes
    52

    Nishimura Rika

    Nishimura Rika (西村理香, born 1981) is a nude gravure idol from Japan, photographed by Rikitake Yasushi (力武靖). Her real name is not known. Beginning in 1994 (at age 13), through 1999, she released nude photobooks and videos, among which were two volumes of the photobook series Friends by Rikitake Yasushi. The year 2004 saw the reprinting of "Pretty Girl of Legend - Nishimura Rika" in May and, in December, the release of a DVD compilation entitled "Rika, 22 years old - A goddess reincarnated". In the novel Welcome to the NHK by Tatsuhiko Takimoto, Rika is referred to as Satou's "favourite" at one point in the series. This was after his friend, Yamazaki, loaned him hundreds of discs of Lolicon photobooks as a "reference point" for their Bishoujo game they were to create together.
    7.50
    2 votes
    53
    Asaka Kubo

    Asaka Kubo

    Asaka Kubo (久保亜沙香, Kubo Asaka, born January 20, 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is the lead vocal singer of the group A+Jyuc . She currently belongs to the show-business production company PLATINUM-S, and is a former member of Pyw-A. She got her start in 1998 when she was scouted and given the opportunity to become a Gravure idol. She posed primarily in school uniforms & underwear. Along with the usual Gravure Idol photosets she also produced a semi nude photograph collection (also known as a Photobook) and an image video. She switched companies in 2000 and stopped temporarily in 2001 for unknown reasons. In late 2002 she re-emerged and released her final photobook. She has since turned her attention to singing and has been active ever since, performing various stage events. In 2005 she started a music group called Pyw-A, but was unsuccessful. A year later in 2006, she started a new group called A+Jyuc. A+Jyuc stands for Asaka + the first letter in the name of each member in the group. Asaka+ = Asaka (Vocals) J = Jun(Bass) y = you (Guitar) u = ume (Keyboard) c = coro chang (Drums) The group has not performed in any concerts or for large audiences and it is unknown how popular
    9.00
    1 votes
    54
    Ayako Enomoto

    Ayako Enomoto

    Ayako Enomoto (榎本 亜弥子, Enomoto Ayako, born April 29, 1985) is a Japanese model and actress. Born in Kodaira, Tokyo, Enomoto won teen-oriented magazine Nicola's "reader model" audition in 1999, which led to an exclusive contract with the magazine and jump-started her career as an idol. Enomoto has also appeared in glamour photo shoots, movies, and several TV advertisements.
    9.00
    1 votes
    55

    Misaki Ito

    Misaki Ito (伊東 美咲, Itō Misaki) (born May 26, 1977) is a Japanese actress and model. Her real name is Tomoko Anzai (安斉 智子, Anzai Tomoko). In 1999, Ito became the Asahi Beer "image girl" and a model under an exclusive contract to CanCam magazine. She also appeared in Gateway computers and Choya Umeshu commercials. In 2005, she appeared in the TV drama series Densha Otoko as the love interest of the otaku protagonist. She also appears in ads for Shiseido's MAQuillAGE line of cosmetics (along with Chiaki Kuriyama, Ryoko Shinohara and Yuri Ebihara) and Seiko watches, in addition to being the current Vodafone model in Japan, following on from Yu Yamada. She also provided the look and voice for Q's assistant Miss Nagai in the game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Misaki Ito also starred in the 2002 movie "Ju-on" (a.k.a. "The Grudge"). She and Yoshinori Enomoto (榎本 善紀, Enomoto Yoshinori), the director of pachinko company Kyoraku Sangyo, registered their marriage on November 18, 2009 and held their wedding ceremony in Hawaii on November 24, 2009. The couple first met in Hawaii at a wedding of a friend in November 2008. Ito gave birth to a daughter on June 27, 2010.
    9.00
    1 votes
    56

    Rei Kikukawa

    Rei Kikukawa (菊川 怜, Kikukawa Rei, born February 28, 1978) is a Japanese actress, model and television presenter. Kikukawa was born in Urawa (now called Saitama), in Saitama Prefecture. She is a graduate of the University of Tokyo where she majored in architecture. She was scouted by an agent while shopping, and eventually came to be represented by Oscar Promotions. Her first major role came in 2002 when she was chosen to co-host the Sunday night NTV show "Bankisha."
    9.00
    1 votes
    57

    Rin Aoki

    Rin Aoki (青木りん, Aoki Rin, Literally: Green Tree Phosphate) born February 28, 1985 is a Japanese model and adult video actress. She began as a Gravure idol and later moved to hardcore video work where she became an award-winning AV Idol. Aoki was born in Yamagata Prefecture on February 28, 1985. She was first scouted in Harajuku as a gravure model in 2002 at the age of 17. Her first gravure video, Burst, appeared in 2003 and she soon became a popular Gravure idol. After two years as a glamour model, Aoki decided to enter the adult video scene and signed with the major Japanese AV company S1 No. 1 Style, one of the Hokuto Corporation group of companies. It is reported that her contract guaranteed her an estimated 13,000,000 yen (about $130,000) per movie, a sum greatly above the average even for top AV idols. Her first AV production with S1, K-cup Active Idol Risky Mosaic, appeared in May 2006 and was directed by Hideto Aki who also directed most of her subsequent videos with S1. She says she was comfortable with her first AV work but was embarrassed about showing her nipples because they were small and pale colored. After making ten original videos with S1 in almost a year, she left
    9.00
    1 votes
    58

    Yoko Mitsuya

    Yoko Mitsuya (三津谷 葉子, Mitsuya Yōko, born November 8, 1984) is a Japanese gravure idol and actress. Yoko was born in Tokyo but moved to Saitama shortly after she was born. She began practicing ballet as a first grader; her dream was to become a ballerina. When she was in sixth grade, she applied for the Horipro Talent Scout Caravan and was awarded a prize for her excellent work. From there, she made her debut in the photobook Baby Kiss (and was photographed alongside such idols as Rei Yoshii and Reiko Ōmori). Around this time, future actresses Kyoko Fukada and Ayana Sakai were also making their debuts. (Ayana was also part of the Baby Kiss photobook.) Even though Yoko was now aiming to become an actress, because of her large bust size for her age, she began doing gravure work at a steady pace. Her body size (especially her bust) was considered more mature than her age at that time. For that, she had been in several publications and photobooks by the time she was 15, and was chosen as the Visual Queen of the year for 2000. Because of her bust size and overall body appearance, Yoko was considered chubby and this pressured her to crash diet when she was 16. As a result of this she lost
    9.00
    1 votes
    59

    Yuka Kosaka

    Yuka Kosaka (小阪由佳, こさか ゆか born June 27, 1985) is a Japanese gravure idol, actress and model. She was born in Izumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. She is also known as her nickname "Yuka-chin", and has starred in a number of TV dramas and films. Yuka made her debut in 2004 after winning the Grand Prix award in Miss Magazine 2004. After her first DVD peach went on sale on March 25, 2004, her DVDs have constantly produced. Yuka also became a frequent guest on Matthew’s Best Hit TV. In the fall of 2004, Yuka’s popularity rose when she became the campaign girl for the Japanese convenience store, Circle K Sunkus. Currently, she belongs in a Japanese entertainment company, A-team, in which a number of Japanese actresses and models are belonged including Aki Hoshino.
    9.00
    1 votes
    60
    Yuria Haga

    Yuria Haga

    Yuria Haga (芳賀 優里亜, Haga Yuria, born November 27, 1987 in Tokyo) is a Japanese model and actress.
    9.00
    1 votes
    61

    Natsume Sano

    Natsume Sano (佐野 夏芽, Sano Natsume, born February 14, 1985) is a Japanese gravure idol, and also a female talent. She is from Tokyo, belongs to the show-business production 'Metal Box'. Her nickname is 'Burin' (means a piggie), derives from her hobby collecting pig goods. She is deeply interested in Feng shui.
    6.00
    3 votes
    62

    Azusa Senou

    Azusa Senou (Senou Azusa, 瀬能あづさ, born 3 April 1973) is a J-pop singer, and a member of the group Coco. Azusa was born in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and made her solo debut on 4 September 1991. She was a founding member of Coco, though she left in 1992. She has since retired from the entertainment business. She married baseball player Takuro Ishii in March 1997. The shoal talent the times when CoCo which has been on the register participated in order that even "winter time idle" about is said with, new idling starting at paradise GoGo! !(Para Go! ! ). They debut then Rieko Miura and also 2 periods maiden private schools as raw. As idling it becomes type rare song with, not only the other member of the CoCo maiden private school, in comparison with idling in that time the expert of ダントツ was. Liking song from former times, while turning コブシ even with the karaoke, mere "the girl we like to sing," it designated the talent which is not as the dew e.g., thermal singing/stating it does ballad. Para Go! ! Even "Sizuka next term Kudou" about it is said from times it has been bought song power, as Kudou it becomes to be on the register in the same production tail wood as CoCo. Song
    7.00
    2 votes
    63

    Kurahashi Nozomi

    Nozomi Kurahashi (倉橋のぞみ, born 1975) is an alias of a nude gravure idol. She published nude photo collections every year mainly during her time when she was known to be a middle school student. Since the compilation of Lolita photobooks in the 1980s was not yet illegal in Japan, readers were able to see Nozomi's body in explicit detail and she soon gained immense popularity as an ideal Lolita model. Furthermore, Nozomi Kurahashi was two years younger than declared at the time of the publication of her 1980's photobooks, her actual age being 11 instead of 13 in 1986. At age 13, she had her last photobook published before her disappearance from the idol world which lasted until the turn of the century when, at age 24, she announced another nude photobook. Her book Nozomi Kurahashi, age 24 contains many retaken photographs from her younger years.
    7.00
    2 votes
    64

    Marie Eguro

    Marie Eguro (江黒 真理衣, Eguro Marie), also credited as Mari Eguro (江黒 真理, Eguro Mari), born January 13, 1972 in North Carolina) is an American actress, musician and model. She is Japanese American. Eguro has starred with Jackie Chan in the movie Thunderbolt, has starred in over 40 commercials in Asia and the United States, and has been featured on the cover of over 100 top fashion and popular magazines/billboards/posters/calendars in Japan and Asia. Marie attended Troy Junior High School in Shorewood Illinois, moved on to Phillips Academy, Andover for her high school years, and went on to graduate cum laude from Harvard University in 1996 with a major in chemistry.
    7.00
    2 votes
    65

    Mew Azama

    (born December 26, 1986 in the Okinawa Prefecture) is an idol actress in Japan. At 169 cm, she is a tall girl by Japanese standard. Her hobbies include dance, calligraphy, and making sweets. Her agency is VERTEX. Her first internationally-noticed role is as the amazonian Sailor Senshi of courage and thunder, Sailor Jupiter in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. The show also allowed her to release a CD-single that contained two songs (like the rest of the Senshi), "Lovely Yell" and "Miracle Dance Night". She models in the Japanese Seventeen magazine. Azama, MyuAzama, MyuAzama, MyuAzama, Myu
    7.00
    2 votes
    66

    Sayoko Yamaguchi

    Sayoko Yamaguchi (Japanese:山口小夜子, September 19, 1949 – August 14, 2007) was a Japanese model and actress. Yamaguchi broke into the international modeling industry in 1970s. She was one of the first Asians to be featured in the world's top fashion shows and magazines. Yamaguchi made her debut in Paris in 1972. She went on to work in New York and other international cities. Newsweek Magazine named her one of the world's top six fashion models in 1977. That year, she was featured on the cover of Steely Dan's Aja album. Yamaguchi went on to continue her career as a film and theater actress, as well as a costume designer. Sayoko Yamaguchi died, aged 57, on August 14, 2007, of acute pneumonia. Yamaguchi was a Yokohama native and a graduate of Sugino Gakuen's Dressmaker Gakuin design school in Tokyo.
    7.00
    2 votes
    67

    Yui Aragaki

    Yui Aragaki (新垣結衣, Aragaki Yui, born June 11, 1988) is a Japanese idol, model, actress, singer, seiyū and occasional radio show host of Ryukyuan ancestry. She is particularly recognized for her beauty and her movie projects. Aragaki's career began when she appeared in the junior fashion magazine nicola. Upon learning that the magazine was looking for a new face, Aragaki's sister turned in an audition profile for her. Aragaki won the Grand Prix and officially became an exclusive model for nicola or a "nicomo". In 2001, her fellow nicomo Ayako Enamoto nicknamed her Gakky. Aragaki expanded her modeling career into gravure in 2004. She also appeared in variety shows and commercials; she is best remembered for her TV advertisements for Pocky. In 2005, she graduated from the magazine and subsequently acted in the TBS drama Dragon Zakura alongside fellow Japanese idol Tomohisa Yamashita and actress Masami Nagasawa, marking her breakthrough in show business. Since Dragon Zakura, Aragaki had been cast in various dramas such as Gal Circle and My Boss, My Hero. Despite graduating from 'nicola', she still appears in the magazine occasionally. She currently holds the record of appearing the
    5.67
    3 votes
    68

    Kaori Natori

    Kaori Natori (名取香り, Natori Kaori, born September 3, 1982) is a Japanese singer under management of Stardust Music. She is currently signed to Chimera Energy, a label handled by Universal Music Japan. In 2010, Natori became the permanent vocalist for the hip-hop/reggae band Spontania. As a member of the band, she is referred to as "Kaori" (in romaji).
    8.00
    1 votes
    69

    Miyako Miyazaki

    For the anime character, see Bamboo Blade. Miyako Miyazaki (宮崎 京, Miyazaki Miyako) is a Japanese beauty pageant winner who is best known for ending Japan's 15 year drought in the Miss Universe pageant. She was born in the Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto on February 25, 1978. She stands at 5'7". Miyako Miyazaki was the winner of Miss Universe Japan competition in 2003. She represented Japan in the Miss Universe 2003 pageant where she advanced to the top 5, and was eventually named the 4th runner up. Miyako was remembered for her stylish and daring night gown, now famously referred to as the "gown kini". Miyazaki won the crown of Miss Universe Japan in 2003, after which she signed a one-year endorsement contract with Celine and her gown was sent from Paris just before she left for Panama. The Miss Japan pageant national director Ines Ligron, revealed to Missosology, 'Miyazaki loved it and it was her choice. She is not a beauty queen but a diva, and this outfit was perfect for her moves on the stage.' Ligron was initially concerned about the reaction from the Miss Universe Organization regarding the daring yet innovative evening gown. Hence she brought along with her a long coat made
    8.00
    1 votes
    70

    Hiroko Hatano

    Hiroko Hatano ( 畑野 ひろ子, Hatano Hiroko ; also known as 畑野 浩子) (born November 23, 1975) is a Japanese model and actress. As an 18-year-old, she made her model debut on Japanese fashion magazine JJ in March 1994. She was one of the top models for the magazine until 2001, when she temporarily quit modeling to concentrate on her acting career. She is now working for the fashion magazine, CLASSY. Hatano was born in the Saitama prefecture in 1975. She attended Urawa Gakuin high school, in Urawa, Saitama, and began her modelling career during her high school days by appearing in JJ. She graduated from the Bunka Women's University (文化女子大学 ) in Tokyo with a degree in figurative arts. For several years she was one of the top fashion models in Japan. Standing 168 cm tall she was one of the tallest Japanese models at her time. Hatano made her TV debut in the drama Beach Boys (ビ−チボ−イズ), in 1997, playing a small role. Some of the dramas she appeared became instant hits in Japan, helping her to establish herself in the Japanese TV industry. Some of the TV dramas she appeared. She is presently starring in the drama series, 東京 Love Collection ( 東京 ラブコレ2). She enjoys Japanese Traditional Dance
    6.50
    2 votes
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    Megumi Kawamura

    Megumi Kawamura (河村めぐみ, Kawamura Megumi, born July 12, 1983 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture) is a former Japanese volleyball player and occasional model. She is the tallest fashion model in Japan. Nicknamed Megu, she was a member of the national volleyball team that won the bronze medal at the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup playing middle blocker for NEC Red Rockets. Wearing number 10 and 15, she stayed with the team until her retirement on August 30, 2005. Born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, she studied at Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku high school (東九州龍谷高等学校) and was a member of the volleyball team there. When she was 11 years old, she was featured in a TV show as Japan's tallest primary schoolchild. She comes from a tall family, with both her father and her brother measuring 6'3". After finishing high school, she joined the volleyball team NEC Red Rockets. She was called up to the Japanese national team and played in the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup. Because of 6'4" height, Kawamura was positioned as a middle blocker. After retiring, Kawamura began her modeling career. In 2005, she participated in a selection pageant for the Japanese representative of Miss International 2006.
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    Mikako Ichikawa

    Mikako Ichikawa (Ichikawa Mikako, 市川実日子, born 13 June 1978) is a Japanese actress and model from Tokyo, Japan. She was working as a model for the Japanese fashion magazine Olive under an exclusive contract. She appeared in the movies Blue, Cutie Honey and Memories of Matsuko, and was given a Best New Talent award at the 2003 Yokohama Film Festival. She is the sister of actress Miwako Ichikawa (市川実和子).
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    Maki Horikita

    Maki Horikita

    Maki Horikita (堀北 真希, Horikita Maki, born October 6, 1988) is a Japanese actress. She debuted in 2003 as a U-15 idol and has since starred in Japanese television dramas, television and magazine advertisements, and movies. Horikita's roles include the shy student Nobuko "Nobuta" Kotani in Nobuta wo Produce, the righteous law student Tsurara Yoshikawa in Kurosagi, and the crossdressing sports fan Mizuki Ashiya in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e. Maki Horikita was born on October 6, 1988 in Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan. Horikita is the eldest of three daughters, she has two younger sisters. Known to be boyish in her childhood, Horikita enjoyed playing basketball and baseball as well as mock games of Dragon Ball Z with boys. Despite her boyishness, Horikita looked up to her mother. This was revealed when she appeared in an episode of KAT-TUN's now-defunct variety show Cartoon KAT-TUN where she mentioned that she liked imitating her mother when she was younger. In junior high school, Horikita served as the vice-president of the student council and the vice-captain of the basketball club. In class, she was dubbed "The Boss of 3-C” in recognition of her status as the class representative. As she became
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    Yasuka Saitō

    Yasuka Saitō

    Yasuka Saitoh (齋藤 ヤスカ, Saitō Yasuka, born June 29, 1987) is a Japanese actor, best known for the role of Masumi Inou in the 2006–2007 tokusatsu series GoGo Sentai Boukenger.
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    Fumika Suzuki

    Fumika Suzuki (Japanese: 鈴木 史華 Suzuki Fumika, born October 11, 1974 in Tochigi, Japan) is a Japanese seiyū (voice actress in Japan), gravure idol and a former race queen in the 1990s. Suzuki's race queen career started already in 1994 when she joined the sugo racing team. The following year, she represented the Japanese record company Avex Trax. However, it wasn't until she became Kure's official race queen in 1996 that Suzuki became a known name in the industry. In 1996, Suzuki released her first idol video titled "Black Velbet." In 1997, still modeling for Kure, Suzuki paired with Yoko Sugimura and was seen together in many race queen events, as well as several idol-oriented home video releases. Suzuki also appeared as an event girl for Minolta from 1998 to 2000. As Suzuki's career gained speed, numerous photo books and idol videos were released, including "Deep F" (1998), "Six" (2001), "Natura" (2002) and "Will" (2003). Since 1998, Suzuki hasn't returned as a race queen, sticking to traditional modeling. Also, no idol videos or photo books have been released since 2003. After eleven years in the modeling business, Suzuki retired in summer 2005.
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    Haruka Ayase

    Haruka Ayase (綾瀬 はるか, Ayase Haruka), born in Hiroshima Prefecture, on March 24, 1985, is a Japanese actress and is also a model. In 1999, she successfully passed a Horipro audition. She first achieved widespread recognition for her starring roles in the short film Justice; in 2004 she rose to stardom as Aki in the TV series Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World. On March 24, 2006 she released her first single, titled "Period" (ピリオド, Periodo), the lyrics of which were written by Kaori Mochida from Every Little Thing and Takeshi Kobayashi. Kobayashi, the producer of the single, also composed and arranged the music. She has also released two photo books: Birth in 2001 and Heroine in 2004. Ayase excels in many sports. As a junior high school student she took part in a Chūgoku region Ekiden tournament. When she was a high school student in Hiroshima, she moved to Tokyo and entered Horikoshi High School. In 2003 she entered Teikyo University Junior College in 2003, and later dropped out.
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    Chiaki Kyan

    Chiaki Kyan (喜屋武ちあき, Kyan Chiaki) (born March 13, 1986) is a Japanese gravure idol. She is from Saitama and interested in manga, anime and cosplay. She is also a member of Japanese pop music formations Nakano Fujoshi Sisters and Fudanjuku.
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    Emi Suzuki

    Emi Suzuki (鈴木 えみ, Suzuki Emi, born September 13, 1985), also called Emichee (えみちぃ), is a Japanese fashion model and retired occasional actress. She debuted in 2005 with Seventeen and remains a prominent figure in the fashion and modelling scene. Born in Shanghai, China as an only child, her birth name was Ziliang Wu (吴子靚). At the age of 12, she emigrated to Kyoto and became a naturalized Japanese citizen. She also changed her name to "Emi Suzuki" (鈴木依美) in preparation for her entrance into a public junior high school in Kyoto. Suzuki became fluent in Japanese within a year. She began fashion modeling at the age of 13, and professionally at the age of 14. She enrolled at Kyoto Ryoyo High School but did not graduate. Suzuki debuted when she auditioned for Seventeen at the suggestion of a classmate. Shortly thereafter, she made appearances at ready-to-wear open collections for several clothing lines, her popularity rose and she became a prominent model. She began appearing in Seventeen in 1999, and in the same year she appeared in her first TV commercial for Dancemania Speed 2 alongside Franky Gee. In 2002, Suzuki began appearing in designer brands' private collections maintaining
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    Rei Okamoto

    Rei Okamoto (岡本玲, Okamoto Rei, born June 18, 1991 in Wakayama, Wakayama) is Japanese model and actress who stars as Mia Amagishi in Akai Ito. Rei Okamoto at the Internet Movie Database
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    Aiko Tanaka

    Aiko Tanakaあいこ・たなか is a model and actress, born in Tokyo, Japan on December 13, 1979. Being born of Japanese and Korean descent, her first name means "love" (あい) and "child" (こ). Very little is known about her early life. Her mother, Sue Tanaka was a former swimsuit model while her father was a sales marketing manager for Britannica. She came to the U.S. and studied theater and dance in college, to pursue a career in acting. She soon became a professional dancer and landed a spot as a resident dancer on the Soul Train show, sometime in the year 1999. "One Saturday morning, I was flipping my remote, this dancing show caught my eyes. The show was called "Soul Train". I was like "I want to do that!" In a meanwhile, the agency in LA saw my picture & told me to move to LA. So I came to LA with no one I know, no car, no friend, no one speaks my language. All I had was my dream. A dream that I'd be able to make it as an entertainer, to buy a house for my mom. My first gig in LA was MTV "the grind" from there, I did "Soul Train". "Soul Train" was so much fun. I used to tape the show, play, rewind, study dance moves. I remember the first time I went down on the Soul Train line. I had this
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    Meisa Kuroki

    Satsuki Shimabukuro (島袋 さつき, Shimabukuro Satsuki, born May 28, 1988), better known by her stage name Meisa Kuroki (黒木 メイサ, Kuroki Meisa), is a Japanese actress, model and singer born in Nago, Okinawa, Japan. She is represented by the agency Sweet Power and is signed to Sony Music Japan. She made her acting debut in 2004. She has modeled for the popular Japanese fashion magazine JJ, among others, and is the current Japanese representative for Epson and Giorgio Armani. She has appeared in numerous television dramas, commercials, films, and stage productions. Born to a Japanese mother and a Japanese-Panamanian father, not Brazilian. as the youngest of four sisters, she was discovered by a fashion scout while at the second year of junior high in Okinawa. She subsequently began modeling, initially modeling exclusively for the popular fashion magazine JJ. While studying at the Okinawa Actors School, from which she graduated in 2007, she was a member of the institution's B.B. Waves group. Kuroki made her acting debut in February 2004 in the Kita-ku Tsuka Kōhei Gekidan play Atami Satsujin Jiken: Pyonyang Kara Kita Onna Keiji. Since her debut she has continued to perform in theater, notably
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    Anna Tsuchiya

    Anna Tsuchiya

    Anna Tsuchiya (土屋 アンナ, Tsuchiya Anna, born March 11, 1984) is a Japanese singer, actress and semi-retired model. She has been formerly known as a fashion model, temporarily known as an actress, and best known as a singer since 2005. Tsuchiya was born to a Japanese mother and an American father of Polish-Irish descent from Buffalo, New York. In her earliest years, she spoke English and Japanese. Tsuchiya's parents divorced when she was 7 years old; she has since lost her fluency in English although she has proven that she understands it to an advanced level. Tsuchiya has also written and recorded some of her music in English. She has an older sister, Angela, who is also a former model. Tsuchiya's modeling career began at the age of fourteen after it was suggested by her older sister Angela, who was an unsuccessful fashion model. She then entered the former agency of her sister and was scouted by an agent who specialized in commercial modeling, specifically magazine-modeling. Her first modeling jobs consisted of modeling for an open collection in Kobe and being hired as a model for the Seventeen magazine in 1998. Demand for her grew, and by 2002, she was doing television ads for
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    Reon Kadena

    Reon Kadena (かでな れおん, Kadena Reon, born February 19, 1986), also known as Leon Kadena or Minamo Kusano, is a Japanese model and actress. Kadena is a female Japanese idol whose photobooks and films largely feature her in revealing costumes, underwear and bikinis.
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    Rosa Kato

    Rosa Kato

    Rosa Kato (加藤 ローサ, Katō Rōsa, born 22 June 1985) is a Japanese actress and commercial model. From April 2004 to March 2005, Kato was a regular guest student on Italian Conversation, a 25-minute NHK TV program for beginners of Italian. She subsequently began appearing in commercials and became a popular model after appearing in Zexy, a Japanese bridal magazine, in 2004. She appeared in the Japanese film Tokyo Tower with Jun Matsumoto in 2005. In late 2005, she began appearing in Japanese television dramas such as Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo. She later won the "Best Newcomer Award" for her performance in Dance Drill (also known as Dandori in Japan) in 2006. In 2007, she starred in the Japanese drama Jotei with Hana Yori Dango actor Shota Matsuda. In 2008, Kato appeared in several TV dramas such as Oh! My Girl! with Mokomichi Hayami and Change with Takuya Kimura. On 22 June 2011, Kato's 26th birthday, she married Japanese soccer player Daisuke Matsui. The next day, she announced on her blog her four-month pregnancy with their first child. She gave birth to a son on 14 December 2011 at 6:30 AM in France. 50th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Newcomer (Dance Drill)
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    Kanata Irei

    DANIEL Irei (伊礼彼方, Irei ) is a Japanese actor, musician and fashion model. He was born February 3, 1982 in Argentina as Daniel Irei (ダニエル 伊礼), but uses the stage name "Kanata." This comes from his grandfather on his father's side, who gave him a Japanese name because he did not like his given name. He is half-Okinawan and half-Chilean. He was brought up in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan since he was 6. He also has two siblings,a younger brother nicked named Rocky and a younger sister Mari. Though he was born in Argentina, he does not speak any Spanish, since his formal education was all done in Japan. Japanese is the only language he is able to write and speak. Later during his teenage years his parents separated. His favorite hobbies are playing soccer, billiards, snowboarding and skateboarding. Special abilities of his include making cocktails and playing instruments such as the trumpet, guitar and the piano. His musical activities started when he was in junior high school where he joined his first band, The Lantern. The band was formed in 2001, but disbanded in 2003. In 2004, he started a new band, "Daniel Control", where he is the lead vocalist, and also plays the guitar
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    Akina Minami

    Akina Minami (南 明奈, Minami Akina, born 15 May 1989 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese gravure idol and tarento signed to Free Style Company. Akina Minami launches a clothing brand renamed after her.Her clothing brand includes kimono and Western style couture outfits for children.
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    Hitomi Mukai

    Hitomi Mukai (born on May 7, 1985 in Chiba) is a Japanese idol and model. She had debuted in 2001 as a model for JJ Bis, one of Japanese fashion magazine for high-teen girls. She presently participates in that magazine. She had often appeared the cover of Bis together with her model friend, Jun Hasegawa. Her hobbies are karaoke, shopping and volleyball.
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    Risa Kudō

    Risa Kudō (工藤里紗, Kudō Risa, born October 4, 1983, in Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese model and actress. She is best known outside Japan for an appearance in an episode of the Nippon Television series Haken no Hinkaku in 2007 and the films Love Letter Ao-renka, Rabu Kon (Lovely Complex) in 2006 and Sleeping Flower in 2005. She was a model on the game "Finder Love", were she made a picture with Risa Kudo. She composed a Limited Edition Game with her Bikini and pictures.
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    Asami Imajuku

    Asami Imajuku (今宿麻美) is a Japanese fashion model, actress, and singer. A work of the IMAJUKU name Singles Albums A work of the Asami Imajuku name
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    Aya Sugimoto

    Aya Sugimoto (杉本 彩, Sugimoto Aya, July 19, 1968) is a Japanese TV personality, actress, dancer and author born in Kyoto. She also had a J-pop career in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Aya Sugimoto grew up in Kyoto under a "strict" upbringing, making her first foray into the world of entertainment when she began modeling at age 15. Encouraged by her management company, she decided to embark on a singing career. She released nine singles and six albums between 1988 and 1991, including number 1 hits Boys and Gorgeous. Her most recent album in 1995 (Femme Fatale) followed a hiatus following her marriage to music producer Toshinori Numata. As writer of many of her own lyrics which included erotic themes, she decided to turn her attention to writing erotic novels, publishing works including The Rules of Supreme Pleasure, Immoral and the book-length 2004 essay, Orgasm Life. In early 2003, Sugimoto's figure led her to be chosen as the spokeswoman for B-Up Drops, or Bust Up Drops. A candy made from vegetables, B-Up Drops were promoted as a dietary supplement which would help increase and maintain a woman's bustline. Then 34, Sugimoto was quoted in the ad as claiming, "My boobs are so big, it's
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    Ayaka Komatsu

    Ayaka Komatsu

    Ayaka Komatsu (小松 彩夏, Komatsu Ayaka) is a Japanese model/actress. She was born on July 23, 1986 in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture. Her modeling agency is Amuse inc. She was a regular model of the now defunct Candy magazine. She also appeared in the Winter 2002-2003 "Angel Blue" fashion catalog and was on the cover of the manga Young Sunday dated April 7, 2005. She was a member of the 2004 edition of the Japanese modeling quartet named Nittelligenic. Prior to this, she did a few swimsuit layouts and continues to do them for magazines such as Sabra. She has released seven photobooks, and six idol DVDs. In order of release date, the photobook titles are: Ayaka no Natsu, Nicchoku, Summer Date, Moon Doll, Cheeeeeez!♥, and Ayaka. The DVDs are named, in order of release date, Figure A, Layer Game/Megami no Chu, Masaka, Moon Doll, 書を捨てよ、水着になろう! ("Let's throw away books, and change into swimwear!"), Dream Note, and Dream Note II. She has acted in the following movies: "Odoru Daisousasen THE MOVIE 2" (her role in this film was relatively minor; she gets attacked by a vampire), "koibumi", "Master of Thunder", "A Perfect Day for Love Letters", "Drift" and "Drift 2" (later released as "Drift
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    Ayumi Hamasaki

    Ayumi Hamasaki

    Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ, Hamasaki Ayumi, also 濱崎 歩; born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, record producer, model, lyricist, and actress. Also called "Ayu" by her fans, Hamasaki has been dubbed the "Empress of Pop" because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan and throughout Asia. Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen to pursue a career in entertainment. In 1998, under the tutelage of Avex CEO Max Matsuura, she released a string of modestly selling singles that concluded with her 1999 debut album A Song for ××. The album debuted atop the Oricon charts and stayed there for four weeks, establishing her popularity in Japan. Hamasaki's constantly changing image and tight control over her artistry has helped her popularity extend across Asia; music and fashion trends she has started have spread to countries such as China, Singapore, and Southeast Asia. She has appeared in or lent her songs to many advertisements and television commercials. Though she originally supported the exploitation of her popularity for commercial purposes, she later reconsidered and eventually opposed her status as an Avex "product". Since her 1998 debut with the
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    Emi Kobayashi

    Emi Kobayashi (小林 恵美, Kobayashi Emi, born January 1, 1983) is a Japanese gravure idol. She is from Tokyo, and belongs to the show-business production Suns Entertainment. She belonged to Yellow Cab before 2004. She portrayed the hostess who became a nun named Saori in Lion-Maru G. Kobayashi graduated from Aoyama Gakuin Senior High School. As a freshman there, she was in the swimming club. She later earned a degree in management at Aoyama Gakuin University. When she belonged to Yellow Cab Kobayashi was a member of R.C.T. She was a defender for the futsal team Carezza, having uniform number 3.
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    Hiroko Anzai

    Hiroko Anzai (安西 ひろこ, Anzai Hiroko) (born February 9, 1979, in Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese actress, model and gravure idol, who has appeared in various magazines and photo albums. Her first photo album was released in 1996 and titled Mystic. Fuji TV selected Hiroko as its Visual Queen of 1998. She has body measurements of 89-62-90 cm, and stands 1.57 m tall. After graduating from junior high school in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Anzai moved to Tokyo to attend Tsurukawa High School. Since the school does not allow students to appear in television commercials, however she left Tsurukawa to attend North Toshima High School, where she completed her studies. In 1996 Anzai made her show business debut as a gravure idol, despite being one year short of the Japanese age of majority. For this reason, she actually attended the coming of age ceremony twice, over the protest of several witnesses. Several years later she confessed to having lied about her age during an appearance on the Japanese television variety program Downtown DX. Host Masatoshi Hamada joked, "Just one (year) is ok, isn't it?" In fact the misrepresentation was considered to be a relatively minor offense, and in the end the
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    Mao Kobayashi

    Mao Kobayashi (小林万桜, born January 12, 1992 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese junior idol. Her books and DVDs sell heavily in Japan according to Amazon.co.jp sales figures. She has also released a CD single as part of the J-pop group Doll's Vox in 2005, and is a member of the idol group momo mint's since 2006. As of June 2010, the following idol DVDs have her as the main character: In this idol DVD she is among other characters: She also makes an appearance in the following low-budget direct-to-DVD movies with her and other Japanese idols as the cast:
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    Miku Ishida

    Miku Ishida (石田未来, Ishida Miku, born June 15, 1988) is a Japanese female singer and used to be a gravure idol, actress and a teen idol, had belonged to the show-business production LesPros Entertainment from 1999 to 2008. She is from Komaki, Aichi, and graduated from Hinode High School in March 2007. Then, in 9 October 2008, she retired as an actress.
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    Reika Hashimoto

    Reika Hashimoto

    Reika Hashimoto (橋本麗香, Hashimoto Reika, born December 25, 1980 in Tokyo) is a model and actress. She is of Japanese-Spanish heritage. Her father is an American citizen of Spanish descent. She has been working as a model since she was 10, and her acting debut was in the 1999 movie Hakuchi (directed by Makoto Tezuka, opposite Tadanobu Asano), and has performed in several movies. On television, she had a participation on TV Asahi's Profile and has performed in many Chinese soap operas. Film: Television:
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    Saaya Irie

    Saaya Irie (入江紗綾, Irie Saaya, born November 15, 1993, in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, junior idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. She has recently been appearing in numerous films, radio, and television programs including the recent live action TV drama adaptation of the Jigoku Shoujo series. She has also done voice work, appearing in the anime OVA Kyo no Gononi as Chika Koizumi. She was formerly a member of Japanese musical group Sweet Kiss before it disbanded on May 12, 2006 to be replaced by the group Chase. During her childhood she idolized Yoshika, a fashion model from Kitakyushu, but she gained fame for her professional glamour modeling as a U-15 idol. Her bikini pictures soon received widespread distribution over the Internet. After making her debut as a gravure idol, she still lived in Fukuoka Prefecture where she attended elementary school and middle school, but moved to Tokyo when she hit 16. Part I and Part II (2011)
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    Yumi Kobayashi

    Yumi Kobayashi (小林優美, Kobayashi Yumi, born November 26, 1988) is a female fashion model from Tokyo, Japan. She belongs to the show-business production Burning Production, K.K. (株式会社バーニングプロダクション) and used to be belong to Platica Inc. Her show-business name from July 2007 to March 2008 was Yumi Uno (宇野優美). In 2002, Kobayashi debuted as an exclusive model of loveberry, which is a fashion magazine for Japanese low-teen girls and published by Tokuma Shoten. She modeled for the magazine until 2005. In the next year, Kobayashi transferred to Face Network Co., Ltd. (株式会社フェイスネットワーク) and also debuted as a gravure idol. Then, in 2007, she took part in a model audition for the Kobe Collection, or simply, Kou-Kore. Kobayashi became a finalist but without any prize. Also in the same year, Kobayashi joined Miss Magazine (ミスマガジン) and became a semi-finalist, from which she solely won the GyaO Prize. Soon afterwards, on July 31, she renamed her family name from Kobayashi to Uno, which derives from the president and CEO of USEN Corporation, Yasuhide Uno (宇野康秀). In April 1, 2008, Platica Inc. was independent from Face Network Co., Ltd., subsequently Kobayashi got to belong to Platica Inc. and she
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