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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.

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Sayumi Michishige Blue Rose Photo Book Pics

No mention of Morning Musume would be complete without mentioning the name Sayumi Michishige. She released her 10th photo book called Blue Rose and this one is a beauty! I will only provide the pics that I think are the best from this session! The photo book was released on October 27, 2013.

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Sayumi Michishige on the cover of her photo book Blue Rose.

The 6th generation idol that served as band leader from May 2012 until November 2014 shows her maturity and sexiness! Michishige, 28, graduated from Morning Musume following a concert in Yamaguchi that summer. Michishige was in Morning Musume from the 6th generation audition until November 2014. Her career spanned 11 years! Here is my favorite photo of the entire session!

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Michishige shows here that she has one of the hottest bodies of all the Morning Musume members. Most of them are so beautiful that your favorites can keep on changing all the time. Nonetheless, this is one of the best photos of any photo book session!

A side view of Sayumi Michishige.

Sayumi also has very beautiful eyes in addition to her body!

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Morning Musume Bikini Pics End Of Summer

These Morning Musume bikini pics will really amaze you! Contrary to what you may think, End of Summer is actually a photo book released by Natsumi Abe. That photo book was released on August 27, 2008 by the publisher Wanibooks. The photos were taken on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

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Natsumi Abe on the island of Oahu during her photo session for End of Summer.

The photo book shows Natsumi Abe relaxing in the pool, exploring Oahu or just lying down showing us her awesome bikini body! It is about to get even better when you see some of these other photos!

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It seems to me that these members seem to love being filmed in places that have warmer weather. Even so, Abe has done more than just gravure modeling. On August 13, 2014, she released her solo album called Smile.

She was in Morning Musume from 1997 through 2004, leaving to start a solo career. I would say she has done pretty well! End of Summer is her 9th solo photo book. She has also released other great ones such as SUBWAY and Fin No Hito. If you have not seen those photo books, I would really suggest that you do so! The photos for the book SUBWAY were taken in New York City and they feature Abe exploring the city by foot, eating a nice breakfast, or showing her beautiful body while dressed in lingerie. The photos for Fin No Hito were taken in Helsinki, Finland in 2015 and Abe really shows that she can be really beautiful even in her mid 30’s! She’ll surpass Yuko Nakazawa in beauty if she hasn’t already.  For emphasis, I’d like you to see what is the best photo of the photo session for the End of Summer photo book!

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Can she get any more beautiful than this? This multi-colored bikini is amazing on her! Abe is seen here at a beach in Oahu.

Natsumi Abe Bikini Pics!

Natsumi Abe posed in a bikini for her photo book called Natsumi. This photo book was released back in 2001. It shows the former Morning Musume member relaxing poolside or just showing us her amazing bikini body! Here is one of those photos from that photo session.

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Natsumi Abe shows us her amazing bikini body in this photo here. If Asuka Fukuda was my favorite first generation member at an earlier time, that was then. Natsumi Abe has taken her place in that category!

For more pics of Natsumi Abe, check out my post about the topic on Asian Celebs Hut!

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Updates: Music Player Added To Posts

As part of my efforts to redesign this website, I have now added a music player which will appear at the bottom of posts. The album that I added this time is the one called Rainbow 7.

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The album cover for Rainbow 7. From left to right starting from the top: Hitomi Yoshizawa, Asami Konno, Makoto Ogawa, Risa Niigaki, Eri Kamei, Koharu Kusumi, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, Ai Takahashi, Miki Fujimoto.

Image source: http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Rainbow_7

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.

 

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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: