Nicknamed Nocchi, she is a Japanese singer and dancer who rose to fame as a member of the electropop band Perfume. The group debuted in 2002 with their single "Omajinai Perori" and have since released almost half a dozen successful albums.
She and her Perfume bandmates attended Actor's School Hiroshima together growing up. She was placed in the advanced singing class and she and her bandmates would meet secretly because they were still in the beginner class.
In 2010, Perfume won Best Asian Pop Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
She was born and raised in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture. She is an only child.