Japanese pop star best known as the face of Morning Musume and Hello!Project. Morning Musume set a record by recording fifty Top Ten Japanese singles.
She spent three days at a training camp as part of her audition for the fifth generation of Morning Musume.
She has been captain of Metro Rabbits H.P, the kickball team of Hello!Project.
She married Abe Koji on Valentine's Day 2014.
She and Reina Tanaka are two of the only Morning Musume members to have remained in the group for seven years.