Mizuki Fukumura Named Sub-Leader of Hello! Project

Mizuki Fukumura, band leader for Morning Musume 17 has been named the first ever sub-leader for the Hello! Project label of artists. I just found out about this news when I was searching for more updates about Mizuki. The news was announced at an event called Hello! Project Countdown Party 2016 Good Bye and Hello! This is a special concert that is held every year to countdown to the new year. The concert was held on December 31, 2016 at the Nakano Sun Plaza.

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A photo of Mizuki Fukumura from her photo book called Kagyaki.

In addition, it was also announced that ANGERME member Wada Ayaka (Ayaka Wada) would be replacing Yajima Maimi (Maimi Yajima) as the 6th leader of Hello! Project.

Fukumura released a photo book called MIZUKI back in 2013. She has since released two other photo books including Kagayaki. She became leader of Morning Musume after the graduation of Sayumi Michishige. She is known as Fukumura Mizuki in Japan. Congratulations to Mizuki Fukumura for getting an extra position in the Japanese entertainment industry! And as an added bonus, here is a look at Mizuki Fukumura from her latest Blu-Ray release:

Japanese idol Ayumi Ishida Turns 20

Ayumi Ishida, the Japanese idol singer from Sendai and a member of the girl group Morning Musume 17 will be celebrating her 20th birthday on January 7th. Yes that is true! And for those of you that are wondering, Morning Musume is now going to do their activities under the name Morning Musume 17. The group was known as Morning Musume 16 in 2016 and Morning Musume 15 in 2015.

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Ayumi Ishida, member of the girl group Morning Musume 17 who is smiling! She has one of the most beautiful smiles I have seen!

 

As for Ayumi, she has her own version of the song Wagamama ki no Mama Ai No Joke and is one of the group’s cutest members! I recently wrote about the fact that Japanese idol Sayaka Ichii celebrated her 33rd birthday on December 31, 2016. Ishida is the latest member of the group that will be celebrating her birthday. The quality that makes Ayumi Ishida special is her commitment to dancing. I would say that she treats dancing as something to be cherished. Ishida says in her own words:

 

I’ve said “I’m good at dancing” when I entered Morning Musume, but since joining Morning Musume I’ve only danced with Morning Musume; there are much more amazing dancers in the world, therefore I don’t want to stop the thought that “the dancing in Morning Musume is amazing,”. I understand that of course dancing is not everything; I want to cherish Morning Musume as a group itself, but I want to stretch out further and further my strength in dancing.

 

Source: http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Ishida_Ayumi

 

Ishida joined Morning Musume in September 2011 as part of the group’s 10th generation audition. The other girls to join her were Masaki Sato, current sub-leader Haruna Iikubo, and Haruka Kudo. Ishida is also a former member of the groups called Harvest and HI-FIN. Following the 10th generation, the 11th generation of Morning Musume had only one winner. That winner was Oda Sakura. In 2014 shortly before the graduation of Sayumi Michishige, the 12th generation of the group was introduced with four new members then joining. Now Morning Musume 17 has two new members that are part of its 13th generation. It is remarkable how far this group has come! These two new girls are Reina Yokoyama who is 15 and Kaede Kaga who is 17. As for Michishige, she recently revealed that she will be coming back to work in the entertainment industry. She had taken time off and been on a hiatus since her departure from Morning Musume. The group is in good hands with current band leader Mizuki Fukumura. Fukumura who turned 20 last October still has lots of time to really make an impact and increase her popularity in the group. Fukumura released her first solo photobook called MIZUKI. That photobook was shot on the island of Guam in May 2013 and is one of her best ones! I also wrote that former member  Natsumi Abe released a photo book of her own called Fin no Hito after she turned 35 years old.

There have been several events that have happened to the group since Ishida joined in 2011. Most of them have been very positive events and that is worthy of celebration even in 2017! For instance, former member Miki Fujimoto gave birth to a baby boy on August 1, 2015. And I also wrote recently that Sayaka Ichii revealed that she is pregnant for the 4th time. Another notable event in the career of Japanese idol Ayumi Ishida is the fact that Morning Musume’s 60th single reached the top of the Oricon Music Charts in December 2015. The single ended up selling 143,000 copies in its first week of release. Happy birthday to the lovely Ayumi Ishida!

Former Morning Musume Leader Sayumi Michishige Will Resume Her Activities

Sayumi Michishige, the Morning Musume member who spent over a decade as leader of one of the most popular musical groups in Japan has announced that she will be resuming her work in the entertainment industry. After she graduated from Morning Musume on November 26, 2014 and handed leadership duties to Mizuki Fukumura, Michishige has been on a hiatus period.

At this point there are not many details that even I have read about. Michishige also said that not right away but in the spring of 2017, her activities will be different from the usual live performances that fans are used to seeing. She only described these activities as a “new type of performance.” She urged fans to continue to support her. Welcome back, Sayumi! In the meantime, I will also address this story on my main website Asian Celebs Hut which has been turned into a magazine as of June 17, 2016. Stay tuned for that!

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Sayumi Michishige (farthest member on the right side) has lots of fun in 2014 with a few of her band mates during filming of the DVD Alo! Hello! 7. To her left are Haruka Kudo, Sakura Oda, and Miizuki Fukumura.

Mizuki Fukumura MIZUKI Photo Book Images

I have written about so many Morning Musume girls. Some of these members are:

 

 

The next one that will be introduced is Mizuki Fukumura. This is not a straightforward biography about her but it will address the details about her first solo photo book called MIZUKI which is amazing.

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Morning Musume 16 member Mizuki Fukumura poses in a yellow bikini for her photo book MIZUKI.

Mizuki Fukumura is a 9th generation member of pop music group Morning Musume (now known as Morning Musume 16 because of the name changes). In May 2013, she released her first photo book called MIZUKI. The photo book was shot on the island of Guam. The photo shoot shows Mizuki being engaged in a number of activities such as playing basketball and doing cycling. Mizuki has been playing basketball since she was a child. Mizuki is also shown dressed as a waitress. Mizuki also does body boarding in the ocean. Mizuki is described as having the gentle cuteness of a normal girl. But there are also shots of her dressed in a bikini which are absolutely fabulous because I have seen them!

Some Perspective About the MIZUKI Photo Book Shot In Guam

Former JKT48 singer Aki Takajo also was in Guam back in 2011 when she did a photo shoot as well. The cover shows Mizuki dressed in a sailor’s uniform and she has her head tilted so that she can look at the camera. The image itself shows Mizuki’s nice eyes and gives her the elegance that she needs in order to attract fans all around the world. Known as Fuku-chan, Mizuki was born on October 30, 1996 in Tokyo. She joined Morning Musume in January 2011 and she is the leader of the group having replaced Sayumi Michishige. When the photo book was done Mizuki Fukumura was just 16 years old. She described herself as feeling nervous because this was her first solo photo book. The photo book took three days of filming. Mizuki wore a red waitress outfit that was inspiration for what Eri Kamei once wore. Mizuki says that her favorite bikini that she wore during filming was the emerald green bikini. Here are a few photos from that photo session!

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Morning Musume 15 will release the single Oh My Wish/Sukatto My Heart/Ima Sugu Tobikobo Yuuki

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A photo of the Japanese idol group Morning Musume 15 with all the current members. Band leader Mizuki Fukumura is the first member on the top row at left. Sub-leader Haruna Iikubo is at the far right on the top row.

Photo of Morning Musume 15. Source:http://www.hello-online.org/

The girl group now known as Morning Musume 15 will be releasing their new single called “Oh My Wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Ima Sugu Tobikobo Yuuki” on August 19, 2015. It is a single that has three songs but the order of the songs has not been confirmed yet. The announcement was made on the YouTube program called Hello! STA #125. The songs were performed on the very first day of the group’s live tour called Hello! Project 2015 Summer Discovery Challenger on July 11, 2015. The venue that the songs were performed in is called NGK Spark Plug Civic Center. I have written earlier that the members of this group have to present an image of cuteness and it is part of the culture. They will soon have 59 singles to go along with their 14 studio albums. Morning Musume 15 still keeps on releasing new material even though they have been overtaken in popularity by AKB48. Their name will be Morning Musume 16 next year but their goals will still be the same. These goals are to record songs, release albums, go on tours, and hold handshake events. I have also written that Morning Musume 15 has established itself as a major pop cultural influence. They have even toured in New York City. Congratulations to Morning Musume 15 as they go on with their career in 2015.

Morning Musume is now known as Morning Musume 15

It is now 2015 and the girl group once known by Morning Musume is now known by the name of Morning Musume 15. The group was known as Morning Musume 14 in 2014 and still had Sayumi Michishige as their band leader. But now, Michishige has graduated from the group and young Mizuki Fukumura of Tokyo has taken over as band leader. Previous members that have been the group’s leader include Yuko Nakazawa and Risa Niigaki. Nakazawa was the first member of Morning Musume when the group started performing in 1997. She was 24 when the first generation of members were introduced. Nakazawa who is now 41 got married on April 1, 2012. Yuko Nakazawa is a Japanese idol singer and movie actress that looks very beautiful in a bikini!

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A photo of current band leader of Morning Musume 15 Mizuki Fukumura in a bikini! She’s really cute!!

A photo of Mizuki Fukumura of Japanese idol group Morning Musume 15 taken during a photo session when the girls were on vacation. Source: https://morningtime2.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/mornhnnng-musume-14-alo-hello-7-review/

That famous first generation had four other members. These members were Kaori Iida, Aya Ishiguro, Asuka Fukuda, and Natsumi Abe. The group has come a long way since then having released 14 full length albums. Morning Musume has been surpassed in popularity by another Japanese girl group called AKB48. But they are still active and if the future is any indication, the group will still keep performing. Congratulations to Morning Musume 15 for having made it through three separate decades! The group’s latest album is called 14 Sho: The Message. It has the songs TIKI BUN and Password is 0.

Mizuki Fukumura, Japanese idol singer for Morning Musume

Mizuki Fukumura is one of the youngest members of the Japanese idol group Morning Musume. She is a member of the group’s 9th generation. And she is very young too. And in honor of one of my classmates whose name is Mizuki, I have decided to write about another person with the same name. You could also say that Mizuki Fukumura is a Japanese singer and not use the word idol if you want to. So who really is Muzuki Fukumura?

Photo of Morning Musume member Mizuki Fukumura. Source: http://helloproject.wikia.com.

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This awesome photo of Mizuki is from her solo photo book. it was shot in Guam.

Mizuki Fukumura’s career in the entertainment business began in 2008 when she joined Hello! Project as a member of the unit called Hello! Pro Egg along with Rie Kaneko and Akari Takeuchi. On January 2, 2011, Mizuki made her Morning Musume debut along with three other winners of the audition: Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi, and Kanon Suzuki.

A beautiful slideshow of images from Mizuki Fukumura’s first photo book. You will love this!

Facts about Mizuki Fukumura

  • Born on October 30, 1996.
  • Her city of birth is Tokyo.
  • She is one of three children in her family. She has an older and younger brother.
  • Her height is listed at 165 centimeters.
  • She looks up to Momoko Tsugunaga and current member Sayumi Michishige. She also looks up to former member Eri Kamei as a role model.
  • She enjoys drawing as a hobby.
  • She does not like putting wrapping paper over plates.
  • She is unable to read the atmosphere.
  • Her favorite foods include tapioca and coconut milk.
  • She has released three photo books with other Morning Musume members and one solo photo book called Mizuki on May 15, 2013.
  • Motto for life: “Believe in people.”
  • Her favorite quote is “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

 

Fukumura’s official Morning Musume color is hot pink. She says that her favorite artist is Ken Hirai. She is only one of five members to have joined Hello! Project first before joining Morning Musume. The others to have done this are Miki Fujimoto, Chinese born singer LinLin, Haruka Kudo, and Sakura Oda. Her favorite Morning Musume songs are Lemon Iro to Milk Tea and I Wish. She has many pets including a dog named Kurara. Her favorite spot to meet is the living room where her family gathers around. She has an unusual habit of chewing ice cubes. She is also known for eating egg based foods for breakfast. Fukumura became Morning Musume’s sub-leader with Haruna Iikubo when Reina Tanaka graduated from the group in May 2013.