Morning Musume Members: Kei Yasuda

Kei Yasuda: career in brief

Note: this is not going to be a full biography of Kei Yasuda but only a tribute to her.

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Kei Yasuda now 37 years old is seen here in a photo session for Hello! Project.

It is time to pay tribute to another one of these Morning Musume idols, Kei Yasuda. Yasuda was selected to be part of the group’s second generation of members along with Mari Yaguchi and Sayaka Ichii. Of the second generation members, I would say that Yasuda was at one time my favorite second generation member. She would graduate from the group in the middle of 2003 to focus on a career as an actress. After being a part of Up-Front Agency, Yasuda was transferred to J.P. Room sometime in late 2013. She has been in the entertainment industry since 1998. It was in May 2013 that she got married to an Italian food cooking researcher. Kei Yasuda has also had a career as a Japanese supermodel. In 2002 before she turned 22, she released her only solo photo book called Kei. In that photo book, Kei Yasuda did not have any swimsuit or bikini pictures but instead, she was seen wearing a sexy, elegant dress! Here is a look at Morning Musume idol Kei Yasuda through the years in photos. Source of photos: http://www.hello-online.org.

Note: this post used to be on my magazine style website called Asian Celebs Hut.

Yasuda is one of several former Morning Musume members to get married and hold a wedding ceremony. For instance, in February 2015, former member Maki Goto held a wedding ceremony and party where over 200 people were in attendance. Former first generation member and band leader Yuko Nakazawa, now 44, got married on April 1, 2012 to a 39 year-old IT company executive. And in August 2012, Sayaka Ichii got married to a 37 year-old hairdresser. For Ichii, this was her second marriage. She had previously been married to guitarist Naoki Yoshizawa from 2004-2011. Yasuda’s first name Kei means square jewel. Kei Yasuda was one of the artists associated with Hello! Project, the “umbrella name” of many Japanese female groups and performers. She has been seen in photo shoots with other Morning Musume members such as Mari Yaguchi and Ai Takahashi. And I think that Yasuda is one of those members that has a superb fashion sense! Kei Yasuda was born on December 6, 1980 in Chiba, Japan, the same area of Japan that gave birth to bikini model Harumi Nemoto.

Before Yasuda joined Morning Musume along with Mari Yaguchi and Sayaka Ichii, Morning Musume had only released the single Morning Coffee. Morning Coffee was one of the group’s singles that became a major hit. So how did Yasuda get into Morning Musume?

Yasuda Enters Morning Musume in 1998 and graduates in 2003

It was back in 1998 that Yasuda was chosen along with Mari Yaguchi and Sayaka Ichii as part of the group’s second generation to join the group. After the graduation of Asuka Fukuda in 1999, Yasuda was given almost all of her solo lines. She sang a duet song called Otome no Shiringaku with Ichii. The song was so popular that TSUNKU (producer of Morning Musume) decided to put these two girls with Maki Goto in a group called Petitmoni. That group released a very successful single called Chokotto Love. Since its release on November 23, 1999, the single has sold over a million copies! Before ending this tribute, let’s remember that these Morning Musume members even Yasuda were given English lessons by Ayaka Kimura, a former member of the group Coconuts Musume.  At her graduation concert in 2003, Yasuda sang a remixed rock version of the song Never Forget. This was one of the songs on the single called Memory Seishun no Hikari.

Ayaka Kimura attempts to teach Yasuda some English!

Sayumi Michishige Guest Appearance On Ichihachi Show

Sayumi Michishige guest appearance  on a variety TV show called the Ichihachi Show!

 

Former Morning Musume member Sayumi Michishige did something that had nothing to do with music.

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Miki Fujimoto (left) is seen here with Sayumi Michishige back in January 2011 on an episode of the Ichihachi show.

Image source: Miki Fujimoto’s official blog 1 and 2.

How did Sayumi Michishige and Miki Fujimoto appear on the Ichihachi Show?

Although Sayumi Michishige is known for her cuteness, she really likes to have fun too. In January 2011, Miki Fujimoto posted on her blog that Sayumi had come on the Ichihachi show. This is a variety show that also has Fujimoto as a regular cast member. Later that day, Fujimoto then 25 posted another blog entry in which she said that Kumicky also known as Kumiko Funayama came onto the Ichihachi show and she showed her child-like and charismatic nature. Fujimoto reported that they got together and had so much fun! This is old news but it just goes to show that members of Morning Musume past and present are more than just pop music idols. Fujimoto used to be my favorite 6th generation member but now that favorite member of mine is Eri Kamei!

Sayumi Michishige Mille Feuille Photo Book Pics!

Sayumi Michishige’s Mille Feuille photo book is the 9th photo book released by the former member of Morning Musume. The Mille Feuille photo book was released on January 27, 2013. It shows Michishige displaying her excellent bikini body!

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She considered herself to be the cutest member of Morning Musume during her tenure with the group. Yes, she is cute but in this photo book, she shows that she can be very sexy as well! I really love some of these pics!

Can you say the words super hot? Michishige is best known for being the leader of Morning Musume after Risa Niigaki graduated from Morning Musume on May 18, 2012.  Here are a few more pictures of Sayumi Michishige from the Mille Feuille photo book!

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This upside down photo of Sayumi is one of the best of her career! It is almost too good to be true but it is. Really hot!

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The thing is that while members such as Yuko Nakazawa may be sexier, Sayumi Michishige is cuter than her and I do prefer to see that cute girl kind of look. So these photos are just fine! Michishige was a member of Morning Musume when the group celebrated its 16th anniversary in September 2013. She eventually became the member with the longest tenure in the history of the group surpassing both Risa Niigaki and Ai Takahashi! Michishige was not primarily an Asian bikini model but she showed that she could compete with other Japanese singers in the looks category! Following the release of this photo book, Michishige would release her 10th photo book called Blue Rose.

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Sayumin looks cute in red as well!
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Sayumin in white and gosh she’s gorgeous!

Sayumi Michishige Profile

  • Her most common nickname is Sayumin.
  • Date of birth: July 13, 1989 (28 years old)
  • Place of birth: Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Her favorite foods are the mentaiko spaghetti that her mother makes and chocolate.

 

Ai Takahashi Bikini Pics FLASH Magazine

Where are these Ai Takahashi colored bikini pictures from?

These Ai Takahashi colored bikini photos are from a very famous magazine? Do you know which magazine they are from? If not then you will find out soon.

Ai Takahashi formerly of the Japanese idol group Morning Musume participated in a photo shoot for Flash Magazine back in 2011 and she absolutely sizzles with beauty in a black bikini with strawberries and flowers on them! It is one of the best photos of her that I have seen for sure. The group now goes by the name of Morning Musume 16 as of 2016. These photos are also from Alo! Hello Morning Musume 2011 and they are awesome!

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Ai-Chan as she is known by is playing with the sand!

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Takahashi made news when she registered her marriage to comedian Koji Abe on February 14, 2014.  That’s another way of saying that Takahashi got married. Ai Takahashi joins a list of several former Morning Musume members to get married. They are:

  • Yuko Nakazawa
  • Kei Yasuda
  • Mari Yaguchi
  • Sayaka Ichii
  • Miki Fujimoto
  • Nozomi Tsuji
  • And of course, Ai Kago is also another prominent member of this idol group to get married.

Of the members on this list that got married, only Yaguchi and Ichii got divorced.  Note: as of 2015, Ai Kago is the next Morning Musume member to get divorced. Takahashi and Abe took their friendship into the romance stage in May 2011 after they starred in the stage play Hamlet. Ai Takahashi mentioned that Abe is the one that she would like to spend her life with. Ai Takahashi was part of Morning Musume’s 5th generation of members along with Asami Konno, Makoto Ogawa, and Risa Niigaki. Ai Takahashi was born in September 1986 and she took over the leadership position of Morning Musume in June 2007 after the abrupt resignation of Fujimoto due to a personal scandal.