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Miki Fujimoto of Morning Musume gives birth this time to a girl

On August 1, 2015, former Morning Musume member Miki Fujimoto gave birth again. This time, it is a healthy baby girl weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces. The baby was born at 1:32 AM. Fujimoto admitted that although childbirth is painful, she is filled with happiness. This is some of the best news for Morning Musume since the retirement of former member Makoto Ogawa. Fujimoto thanked her husband and son who is now 4 years old. She thanked them for welcoming the new baby with her. She also thanked those people that secretly supported her during childbirth. Fujimoto’s son Toranosuke was born in March 2012. Fujimoto married comedian Tomoharu Shoji back in July 2009. This is great news for Fujimoto who celebrated her 30th birthday back on February 26, 2015. Note: I know that this is now an old news story but it is significant.

Why Fujimoto is important to Japan’s entertainment industry?


Miki Fujimoto (Shoji) in 2015.

Although many people will remember Fujimoto for her time spent with Morning Musume, Fujimoto has done more than just sing and dance on a stage. She has been at a special event promoting the product Scalp D Shampoo. She has also gone on vacation and talked about it. In 2011, Fujimoto first took a trip to Chicago where it was snowing at that time. Fujimoto would then go to Orlando, Florida where she would meet up with her best friend Aya Matsuura. Miki has also released a yoga exercise book as well. Fujimoto has also worked as a bikini model and released five photo books. These photo books are Real 226, Mikitty, Cheri, Couer, and Alo Hello! Fujimoto was a member of Morning Musume (now under the name of Morning Musume 16) from 2003-2007. Fujimoto is a Japanese idol singer who now has her own solo career. Her solo single Okitegami is one of the most beautiful songs that I have heard! You will love it if you listen to it. Fujimoto can also be classified as a gravure idol or gravure model just like the lovely Aki Takajo of AKB48. Takajo was seen dressed in sexy lingerie for French Kiss Magazine in 2013. There were two other girls that joined her for that photo shoot. Those two girls are Asuka Kuramochi and Yuki Kashiwagi. You could certainly make the case that Miki Fujimoto is the prettiest member of Morning Musume past and present. Is she the prettiest morning Musume member ever? I guess the fans will have to decide this one.


The Significance of the birth of her daughter

Fujimoto was a part of Morning Musume’s 6th generation with Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, and Eri Kamei. Why is the birth of her daughter significant? I believe that now she has two other people besides her husband to share her life with and that’s a great thing. Fujimoto has had adversity in her life as well in spite of her successes and that’s what makes this event so significant. On November 10, 2010, it was reported that Fujimoto’s father passed away in a Hokkaido area hospital. The cause of his death was unknown. The event left both Fujimoto and her mother very shocked. Fujimoto’s parents had been living apart at the time of his death. Just three years earlier in 2007, Fujimoto was involved in a scandal that could have destroyed her career. It was on May 24, 2007 that the Japanese gossip magazine Friday showed a picture of her walking with comedian Tomoharu Shoji. According to the magazine, the pair went out to dinner for two hours. Then they went to Fujimoto’s apartment and after that they went to the sauna. Fujimoto and Shoji would return to Shoji’s apartment just after midnight on May 25. Up-Front Agency (the agency that Fujimoto was under contract with at the time), did not want to deal with this issue because they felt that there was no proof that Fujimoto and Shoji were dating. In Japanese idol groups such as Morning Musume, AKB48, C-ute and others, the members are not allowed to date or be in a relationship as long as they are members of these groups. On May 26, 2007 during a radio show, Fujimoto admitted that those pictures in Friday Magazine were pictures of her. She also admitted that she had been dating Shoji. Instead of facing the possibility of demotion or a lifetime ban, Fujimoto resigned from Morning Musume on June 1, 2007. She would however remain a member of the two person unit called GAM with Aya Matsuura. In spite of this scandal and her father’s death, Fujimoto has had much success. She has released six solo singles as well.