Maki Goto Reveals Details About Her Weight

Former Morning Musume member Maki Goto  revealed details about her weight on her blog. She hadbeen absent from entertainment related activities for over 2.5 years as of the first writing of this post which was back in July 2014 and she is now back.

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From left to right: Hitomi Yoshizawa, Maki Goto, and Kei Yasuda.

Of all the former Morning Musume members that I have written about, Maki Goto is not one of them. On a July 2nd blog entry, Goto wrote that she weighs 43 kilograms or 94.6 pounds. Goto also said that it would be best if she could keep it at this range. Choreographer Mayumi Natsu had very nice things to say about Goto, saying that her abilities are #1 among Morning Musume and AKB48 members. Goto was very joyful upon hearing these words and she described herself as a fortunate person. She values every piece of her happiness.

As of the beginning of this year, Morning Musume now goes by the name of Morning Musume 18. The name change was made by the group’s producer TSUNKU. Note: as of November 2014, the group has a new leader. That leader is  Mizuki Fukumura of Tokyo.

Maki Goto was part of Morning Musume’s 3rd generation and she is the only member of that generation.

Preceding Goto was the 2nd generation of members which included the lovely Kei Yasuda. And even before this generation was the first generation which includes Yuko Nakazawa who began her career with the group in 1997. Maki Goto is not the only former Morning Musume member to announce a return to the entertainment industry. Former member Ai Kago returned to the entertainment industry after forming a three member unit called Girls Beat!! And Asuka Fukuda also made her return after a long absence as well. Fukuda is now a member of the group called Peace$tone, a group that she formed back in 2011. Following Goto’s tenure with Morning Musume came the fourth generation of members which included the mentioned Ai Kago, Nozomi Tsuji, and Rika Ishikawa.

Natsumi Abe Natsumi Photo Book Great Pics!

These pics from Natsumi Abe’s Natsumi photo book are stunning! Natsumi Abe, the former Morning Musume member that was with the group from 1997 through 2004 showed early on in her career that she was one of the group’s most beautiful girls! These great pics are from her 2nd photo book called Natsumi. Natsumi was released on November 11, 2001. Note: this content used to be on my magazine style website Asian Celebs Hut but I decided to move the content to this site because this site is all about Morning Musume.

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Natsumi Abe shows us that she has one of the best bikini bodies in the whole world!

Abe who is now 37, has released several photo books throughout her career including SUBWAY (2012) and Fin No Hito (2015). But in this Natsumi photo book, she shows that she can compete with her former first generation band mates Yuko Nakazawa and Asuka Fukuda!

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Natsumi Abe relaxing!

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In what is the best photo of the entire book, Natsumi Abe can be described as one thing: a total goddess in terms of Japanese idols! No wonder she is now my favorite first generation member of Morning Musume!

Abe married actor Ikusaburo Yamazaki in 2015. But why is she famous? Natsumi Abe is famous because she was one of the five original members of Morning Musume. She was a member with the group when the group released its first official single called Morning Coffee. In addition to being a member of Morning Musume, Abe has also been a member of several other groups. One of these groups was Kiiro 5 which also had Kei Yasuda as a member. Abe was also in the groups 10nin Matsuri, Odoru 11 (2002), Morning Musume Sakuragumi, SALT5, and Nochiura Natsumi. These early pics of Natsumi Abe shows that she was destined for success later in her career! Abe recently announced that she is pregnant with her second child.

Natsumi Abe Pregnant With Second Child

Former Morning Musume member Natsumi Abe Pregnant with second child!

Another former Morning Musume member has announced that she is pregnant. This time it is Natsumi Abe, maybe my favorite member of that group’s first generation. For those of you that haven’t seen my biography of Natsumi Abe, it is one my online magazine style site called Asian Celebs Hut.

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Natsumi Abe seen here in her hotel room in Helsinki, Finland during her photo session for her photo book Fin No Hito. Congratulations to Natsumi Abe for another happy moment in her life!

The announcement of Abe’s pregnancy was made by Abe herself when she was asked about possible plans for a second child. She said that she is pregnant with her second child having entered her stable period the other day. Abe is due to give birth in the fall of 2018. Abe was in attendance at the awards ceremony for the 11th Best Mother Awards on May 10, 2018, her 37th birthday. This is certainly exciting news for Abe and her husband actor Ikusaburo Yamazaki. Abe gave birth to a son on July 26, 2016. Congratulations to Natsumi Abe and we wish you all the best on this Mother’s Day!

Morning Musume’s Rika Ishikawa Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Former 4th generation member of Morning Musume Rika Ishikawa gives birth to a baby boy!

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Rika Ishikawa former member of Morning Musume and member of the group Hangry & Angry. Photo source: hello-online

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!

Risa Niigaki of Morning Musume Divorced

Risa Niigaki, one of my favorite members of Morning Musume and one of its longest serving members has filed for divorce from her husband, actor Yoshikazu Kotani.

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Niigaki and Kotani got married in July 2016. However the marriage lasted only one year and six months. The official reason for the split is that both of them were just walking on different paths in life and they decided that the best choice was for them to part ways. Niigaki and Kotani met each other in 2013 when they both starred in the play called Zettai Kareshi. They would start dating a year later. I heard about this story two weeks ago. I wish the best of luck to Niigaki who will turn 30 in October. I hope that she will grow stronger as a result of this setback. Niigaki had the record for the most number of days served in Morning Musume until Sayumi Michishige surpassed her. Niiigaki was a member of Morning Musume from 2001 through 2012.

Sayumi Michishige Dressed in Pink Apron for Special Program Chuumon no Ooi Ryourinin

Sayumi Michishige Morning Musume in a pink apron during a special program.

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Sayumi Michishige dressed in a pink apron for the event. Source: Sayumi Michishige’s official blog.

Sayumi Michishige of Morning Musume certainly has had an interesting life so far. In other news related to Morning Musume, singer Sayumi Michishige posted a photo of herself dressed in a pink apron. The photo was posted on her official blog. On the day that the photo was posted, she attended a recording of the program “Chuumon no Ooi Ryourinin.” She said that she had worn that pink apron as a costume during the program. She wrote on her blog: “I wore a pink apron ♪ I did my best at cooking, so please watch ” And she got many positive responses from fans for that dress. They thought that it was erotic and that Sayumi looked cute in the apron.

Source of information for 2nd paragraph is from http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/09/morning-musumes-michishige-sayumi-shows-of-her-new-pink-apron/.

In this photo of the girls are current band leader Mizuki Fukumura, Sakura Oda,  (Oda Sakura) Haruka Kudo, and Sayumi Michishige of Morning Musume.

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It was a few weeks before this event that Sayumi made an appearance in Tokyo for the collaboration between the online game Dragon’s Nest and the pastry company Ginza Cozy Corner. She displayed a custom-made strawberry cake at the event.  In January 2011, Michishige along with former Morning Musume singer, author, and restaurant owner Miki Fujimoto hung out with her on the Ichihachi show which is a reality show.

Fujimoto is a regular cast member on the show. Sayumi has also been seen in photo shoots with former member Rika Ishikawa. Ishikawa herself became part of Morning Musume’s 4th generation of members. Note: Sayumi Michishige announced her graduation from the group and left on November 26, 2014 after more than 11 years as a member. She holds the record for the most amount of days spent as a member of Morning Musume surpassing Ai Takahashi and Risa Niigaki.

 

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!