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Nozomi Tsuji 4th Generation Member Of Morning Musume


Nozomi Tsuji seen here in this 2006 photo.

Japan has many famous pop music singers and Nozomi Tsuji is another one of them. Along with Ai Kago, whom she is considered by many people to be a twin because of her similar looks, Nozomi was once part of the fourth generation of the famous female pop music group Morning Musume. She graduated or moved on from Morning Musume in 2004. Prior to being a solo artist within what is known as the Hello! Project, Nozomi was the band leader for the group called W. She is currently under contract with the famous Up-Front agency. She was also with the band Morning Musume OG, a subunit of the famous group. She goes by several nicknames including Nono and Tsuji-chan. I used too think that she should have been called the “Angel of Japan” instead of Aki Hoshino.


Nozomi Tsuji (left) is pictured here with Mari Yaguchi during a photo session for Hello! Project. On second thought, I think Yaguchi may be prettier than Tsuji.



Nozomi Tsuji was born on June 17, 1987 in Tokyo. She is really short standing only at 151 centimeters. When she is not involved with singing, Nozomi enjoys cooking in her spare time. She has a great stage presence and is a great dancer. She can really move around the stage with the greatest of ease.


Interesting Facts about Nozomi Tsuji


  • She is really skilled at playing volleyball.
  • She is strongest in math while she says that her weakest subject has always been English. This is in spite of the fact that she started receiving English lessons when she was a teenager.
  • Nozomi’s favorite colors are pink, white, and orange.
  • Her favorite flower is the sunflower.
  • Her favorite seasons are spring and summer.
  • Nozomi believes that a person should always be cheerful and smile.
  • Her favorite foods are chocolate ice cream and yams.
  • She dislikes natto and shellfish.
  • She loves Tokyo Disneyland and continues to visit the place regularly. Also, there are many areas of her and her husband’s apartment that are decorated using a Disney theme.
  • She has the ability to ride a unicycle and she can even pause and turn.
  • In an interview in 2004, she stated that pop singer Aya Matsuura is her rival.

Nozomi Tsuji And Her Career

Nozomi’s musical career goes all the way back to 2000 when she was part of the fourth generation of Morning Musume with Hitomi Yoshizawa, Rika Ishikawa, and Ai Kago. Ai Kago and Nozomi Tsuji went on to form the group called “W” upon their departure from Morning Musume.

However, when Ai Kago was caught twice for underage smoking, the group was automatically disbanded and Ai Kago’s contract came to an end. She then started on her solo work. Her first single was a remake of the song “Koko ni Iruzee!” which was used for the opening theme of the anime “Robby and Kerobby.” In May 2007, Nozomi became engaged to actor Taiyo Sugiura and at the time was two months pregnant with his child. She stopped all of her entertainment related activities to focus on her personal life. The following month, she and her husband made their marriage official by registering it. In July 2007, they held a ceremony but it was for close family members only and there was no reception. In November 2007, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Noa. Nozomi then changed her legal name to Nozomi Sugiura but will continue to use the name Nozomi Tsuji.


Nozomi Tsuji (left center) is pictured here with Japanese idols Yui Okada (left), Rika Ishikawa, and Erika Miyoshi who were part of the group called Biyuden.

In 2009, Nozomi started her own blog and it was an immediate success staying in the #1 ranking on the charts consistently. And this was also the first time that any official photos were seen of her since her break from working. She also was in the group called “the Elder Club” and she attended their graduation ceremony. After that graduation and even before, Nozomi has appeared on a few radio shows as well as a few TV programs. This includes the famous one called “Hello! Morning” that she was a regular member of from 2000-2007. Nozomi Tsuji has also played in a theatrical performance of “Ribbon no Kishi The Musical.” She recently announced that she is pregnant with her third child which will be a boy. She is expected to give birth sometime in the spring of 2013. Tsuji also gave birth to another baby boy named Seia in December 2010. She named him Seia because on the day that he was born, the sky was blue.


Tsuji is pictured here with the very beautiful Kei Yasuda (right) of Chiba, Japan. Yasuda used to be my favorite member of the second generation but now I prefer Sayaka Ichii. Nonetheless, Ichii and Yasuda are both two of the prettiest Morning Musume babes!

It was in October 2013 that Tsuji was transferred to the agency called UP-Front Create. Over a month later on November 14th, she started a new production brand of clothing for children called Saruru. In April 2015, Tsuji joined a group called Datsumo Musume along with Ai Takahashi and Mari Yaguchi. They are under the management of Datsumo Labo for for promotion of their hair removal services. Tsuji is somewhat cute but she is still one of the lesser attractive Morning Musume members. But it is really nice to see that she is still busy even after leaving Morning Musume.

Source of images: http://www.hello-online.org unless otherwise noted.