Former 4th generation member of Morning MusumeRika Ishikawa gives birth to a baby boy!
When she made the announcement, she said that she was very moved by the birth and the chance to meet her baby for the very first time. She also revealed that she had gotten advice from other Morning Musume members that had given birth and that she hopes to grow with her child. This is certainly welcome news for fans of the group. Ishikawa who is now 33 began her career in the entertainment industry in 2000. Her husband is baseball player Ryoma Nogami who now plays for the Yomiuri Giants. However when Ishikawa married him in March 2017, he was playing for the Saitama Seibu Lions. Congratulations to Rika Ishikawa and Ryoma Nogami!
This is the group’s 63rd major single and it is also the group’s first new single under the name Morning Musume 17. The single is also the first time that new members Kaede Kaga and Reina Yokoyama will sing in one of the group’s singles. However, member Masaki Sato did not take part in the singles because she was still recovering from what is called Spinal Disc Herniation. The double A-side single was released on March 8, 2017 in five different editions and these were 3 limited editions and 2 regular editions. The regular editions of the single came with a random trading card of 13 kinds and this depended on the jacket covers. The limited editions came with an event lottery serial number card.
It is not as good as the one called 10 MY ME but fans of Morning Musume should still enjoy Rainbow 7. Also, I deleted the post about Ai Kago’s divorce because I have already written about her on my magazine style website at Asian Celebs Hut. Remember to click on the title of the song that you want to play. One of my favorites on that album is the song called Purple Window.
There are some updates to Morningmusume14japan! I reorganized the content so that everything is on the left side of the screen. For music lovers, I have also added a music player in the main sidebar area. You can play songs from the album called 10 MY ME. I am now using the Twenty Eleven theme from WordPress. This site will constantly be updated as time permits. To those of you that have visited this site and left comments, thank you so much! My goal is to provide a site that is easy to navigate and a place where you can always find the latest news about Morning Musume!
Note: the group now goes by the name of Morning Musume 17. They were known as Morning Musume from 1997 through 2013. For more information about the group, you can also visit my magazine style website at Asian Celebs Hut. Have a wonderful day!
Sayaka Ichii who is now 32 years old announced that she is pregnant for a fourth time! Ichii announced via social networking site Instagram that she is due to give birth sometime in the spring of 2017. She said that it is her intention to spend each day with family and to never forget the importance of life and all the miracles that it brings. These days with so many unfortunate events happening in the world, this latest pregnancy of a former Morning Musume member is a really positive news story. Ichii’s first marriage was to CUBIC CROSS guitarist Naoki Yoshizawa in 2004. Ichii’s oldest daughter was born in August 2004 and her 2nd daughter was born in May 2007. However, in May 2011, Ichii and Yoshizawa divorced. Ichii made news in 2012 when she married a 37 year-old hairdresser. She gave birth to her 3rd child, a son in 2013. Ichii is not the only former Morning Musume member to give birth to more than one child. Former member Miki Fujimoto gave birth to a son Toranosuke in 2013 and gave birth to a daughter in August 2015.
Ichii has been leading a somewhat low key lifestyle since her departure from Morning Musume. She did make news in 2014 when she announced that she had submitted an application for the Otona AKB48 Audition. This was part of the process of selecting members ages 30 and older to become a member of the idol group Ofuro 48 for a short time. Ichii however did not win the audition. Even so, Ichii is one of my favorite members of Morning Musume. She is one of the hottest Morning Musume members! She released a photo book called Self on February 10, 2002. The photo book shows Ichii relaxing poolside while in showing her beautiful body dressed in a one-piece swimsuit! Congratulations to Sayaka Ichii and may she be blessed!
Sayaka Ichii is a Japanese idol singer, model, and film actress. She is a former member of the idol group called Morning Musume. She is also one of the members that had been associated with Hello! Project (H.P. for short). Ichii’s career with Morning Musume began in May 1998 when she joined the group as a second generation member. There were two other girls that joined her. They are Kei Yasuda and Mari Yaguchi. However, Ichii’s career with Morning Musume lasted only two years. In May 2000, she graduated from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The reason given for her graduation was so that she could continue her education. She left the group following the release of the single called Happy Summer Wedding. Her debut single with Morning Musume was in Summer Night Town. In 2001, she released the album called FOLK SONGS with Yuko Nakazawa. Nakazawa is the oldest current or former member of Morning Musume at 41. It was also in 2001 that Ichii was a member in the band called CUBIC-CROSS. The band consisted of Naoki Yoshizawa who played keyboards and guitar and Ichii who did the vocals. She wrote two of the group’s songs. Ichii would retire from the music business at the end of 2003. She would later marry Yoshizawa and she gave birth to her first child in August 2003.
Swimsuit pics of Sayaka Ichii!
After a long absence from the music business, Ichii would join Ranves Management Agency in February 2009. On August 24, 2009, Ichii announced that she would make her return the next day. It was after this that Ichii’s comeback was complete. She would use her talents to expand her range of activities. On August 30, 2009, Ichii made an appearance on TV in a show called Sunday Japan. Ichii would also star to do modeling. It was on September 5, 2009 that she would make her modeling appearance in Tokyo Girls Collection at Yoyogi Stadium. After graduating from Morning Musume, Ichii had not been in contact with any of the members. She said that she would like to appear in TV shows with them. In 2011, she appeared in a movie called Ashita ni Kakeru Ai. Filming began in April 2011 and the movie was released in both China and Japan the following year.
LOVE Machine (Morning Musume’s 7th single and very popular at the time.
There are some instances where children don’t follow their parent’s footsteps into the same career. Sayaka Ichii reported on her official blog in 2012 that her then eight year-old daughter has no interest in the world of show business and she even criticizes and finds faults with her mother appearing on TV. Her daughter first mentioned in a conversation that Ichii wrote down that she (Ichii) is not suited for TV. Ichii replied that it may seem like that but she is actually doing her best. I can relate to this in some way because sometimes even when we do our best, our best does not seem to be good enough in the opinion of some people. Ichii describes her daughter as being “straight to the point” and that she does not hold back on her feelings. Ichii even said that she thinks her daughter is more relentless than her manager is. Ichii concluded the topic by saying that these actions show that her daughter has no interest in the entertainment business and that she wants to eventually work with her hands and do something practical. Ichii has confidence that her daughter will become a reliable person. Ichii now has three children. In August 2012, she announced that she was pregnant at that time. She gave birth to a baby boy on March 2, 2013. Of course, she is not the only member of the group to have given birth and made news. In March 2012, Miki Fujimoto also gave birth to a baby boy Toranosuke with her comedian husband Tomoharu Shojji. On July 25, 2012, Ichii got married to a 37 year-old hairdresser. She had been previously married to Naoki Yoshizawa whom she divorced in May 2011 after 7 years of marriage. It is interesting that one of her nicknames is also Mother! In April 2014, Sayaka revealed that she had submitted an application for the contest called the Otona AKB48 Audition. This contest would result in the winner being chosen to be a member of AKB48 for a short time. The focus was choosing females that were over the age of 30. Ichii did not win the contest. On May 6, 2014, she joined the idol group called OFR48. This group is not related to AKB48. The concept for OFR48 is “bath house workers you can go meet.” In August 2014, Ichii graduated from OFR48.
Profile of Sayaka Ichii
HQ version of the song Furusato.
Her date of birth is December 3, 1983.
Her place of birth is Funabashi, Chiba Japan.
Her hobby is taking pictures.
Other Morning Musume singles that she has participated in are Daite Hold on Me, Memory Seishun no Hikari, Manatsu no Kousen, Furusato, LOVE Machine, and Koi no Dance Site.