Rina Kawaei 川栄李奈

Rina Kawaei (川栄 李奈  born February 12, 1995 in Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese singer/actress. She was a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She was in Team A. She is also in a group called Anrire with AKB48 members Anna Iriyama and Rena Katō; they were featured in Rino Sashihara’s single “Ikujinashi Masquerade”,which charted at number one in the Japanese Oricon weekly singles chart.

Kawaei auditioned for AKB48 and was selected to join the seventh kenkyūsei(trainee) generation (11th AKB48 generation overall) in July 2010.

In March 2012, she was promoted to Team 4, and was transferred to Team A in August. Soon after the TV series Shiritsu Bakaleya Kōkō ended on June 30, it was announced that Kawaei would participate in its film adaptation. The movie would star several members from the groups Johnny’s Jr. and AKB48.

Rina Kawaei at the Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore, April 2013

In 2013, during a broadcast of a special episode of the comedy show Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!, it was announced that Kawaei would perform as center in a song of the special unit BKA48.At the AKB48 general election, she placed 25th with 26,764 votes.At AKB48’s general election the next year, she placed 16th with 39,120 votes.

On March 26, 2015, she announced that she would be leaving the group.She had her graduation ceremony, during AKB48’s Summer Concert in Saitama Super Arena on August 2, and had her last stage performance on August 4, 2015.

On May 25, 2014, during an event held at the Iwate Industry Culture & Convention Center in Takizawa, Iwate, she, along with Anna Iriyama and a staff member were attacked by a 24-year-old man wielding a handsaw, who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. All three victims suffered wounds including bone fractures on their fingers (reportedly, Kawaei’s right hand thumb and Iriyama’s right hand little finger were both fractured and cut, the girls also suffered wounds to their heads), and were taken to hospital for surgery. The event, as well as all other group activities on that day, were halted

・name:Rina Kawaei 川栄李奈
・birthday:February 12, 1995
・Birthplace:Kanagawa / Japan
・Debut:2010 The eleventh AKB48 audition
・Category:Idol, Actress
・Main work:TV show,Stage, TV drama

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Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu ,born March 19, 1975 in Taichung, is a Taiwanese singer, actress, andmodel who has gained remarkable popularity in East Asia, mainly in Taiwan and Japan.

Hsu rose to prominence in Japan, where she made her first appearance in 1995 and has become a highly recognized celebrity with her countless appearances in media during the late 1990s.[1]

She was also the main vocalist for Black Biscuits, a Japanese dance band which released four singles, StaminaTimingRelaxBye-Bye, and one album Life. All of these four singles reached the top 5 spots of the Oricon singles chart, and Lifereached #6 in the album chart.

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Nishiuchi Mariya 西内まりや

Nishiuchi Mariya is a well known actress in the Japan drama world and at only   20 years old she already played in many drama movies . I got to know her from ” Switch Girl” in which I found her not only pretty but also very funny.

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  • Name: 西内まりや (にしうち まりや)
  • Name (romaji): Nishiuchi Mariya
  • Profession: Fashion model and actress
  • Birthdate: 1993-Dec-24 (age 20)
  • Birthplace: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Height: 170cm
  • Star sign: Capricorn
  • Blood type: A
  • Family: Older sister/model/beauty queen Nishiuchi Hiro

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Melody Yoko Reilly

Biography

Melody Yoko Reilly is an American-Japanese model. Born and raised in Redondo Beach, CA, she is currently working in Tokyo, Japan as a Model, Actress, and TV Personality. She graces the cover and pages of many magazines as well as being considered one of the top models in Japan on the runway.

A sweet and sexy California girl she has represented many brands such as Shiseido, Nike, Pepsi, Uniqlo, Roxy, Forever 21, Hypebeast, Peach John, Festaria, Ted Baker, Birkenstock, AXE Body Spray and many more.

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Yumi Lambert

Yumi Lambert hails from Jodoigne, Belgium. She is a quarter Japanese, inherited from her Father’s side of her family. She first attempted to start her modelling career by participating in the Elite Model Look, but was unsuccessful. Still wanting to pursue her dream of modelling, she spontaneously visited Dominique Models in Brussels, where she was signed. She is represented by Women Models in Paris and IMG in Paris, Milan and New York.

Yumi first appeared as Model of the Week at Models.com in January 2012 and listed as one of the Top Ten New Faces of SS13.She made her runway debut in SS13 for Nicholas K, where she closed the show. She went on walk for numerous fashion houses that season, including Giorgio Armani, Dior, Fendi, Nina Ricci, Miu Miu and Prada. Making a splash with her striking look, she was personally chosen by Karl Lagerfeld forChanel’s East Asian-inspired Spring 2013 campaign.She is the first Belgian model to participate in a Chanel campaign. The following season, she walked in a total of 43 shows. She is currently ranked as one of the Top 50 Models in the world by models.com.

Yumi has shot for a variety of magazines. She has been featured on the cover of Jalouse, Marie Claire Belgium, Elle Belgium, SPUR Japan and a Vogue Japan supplement. She has also featured in editorials for magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vogue China, V, CR Fashion Book and Dazed & Confused.

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