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Japanese Fashion Models Yoko Matsugane & Megumi Furuya Also Known as "Megumi"

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Who Is Yoko Matsugane?

No discussion of Japanese supermodels would ever be complete without mentioning the name Yoko Matsugane. Yoko Matsugane or Matsugane Yoko, is a very famous Japanese fashion model. She is one of the most famous in her profession. It would be like talking about Japanese food and not mentioning sushi or tonkatsu (pork cutlet that is breaded and fried).

Why Is Yoko Matsugane Popular?

Yoko is popular among fans of Japanese supermodels because of her curves and large breasts. Note: because of the popularity of the Japanese modeling scene, we will also be taking a look at the life & career of another famous fashion model Megumi (now known by the name of Megumi Furuya).

A Photo from the Photo Set NS Eyes SF 402 But With No Yoko Matsugane

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Yoko Matsugane Statistics About Her Life and DVD Releases


  • Date of birth: May 26, 1982
  • Place of birth: Ibaraki, Japan
  • She has released many DVDs and photo books. These are going to be discussed below.
  • Height: 163 centimeters
  • Weight 46 kilograms
  • Hobbies: golf, baseball and playing the violin
  • She has released several DVD’s. The first four that she released in 2002 were:
  • Dulcet
  • Spiritual
  • Enrapture
  • Violation

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The Career of Yoko Matsugane (2002-Present)

In addition to the DVDs that I listed, Yoko has released many others. Yoko actually started her career as a Japanese model or AV Idol in 2002 at the age of 20. AV idols are also known as gravure idols in Japan and they represent a huge part of the Japanese entertainment industry. In 2005 Yoko released a two volume collection DVD known as Yoko Matsugane Perfect Collection and Yoko Matsugane Perfect Collection Volume 2. Also in 2005, Yoko released the DVD Idol One: 5 DVD Box Set.

As I understand, Yoko is still doing photo shoots and putting out DVDs even though she left her modeling agency in 2006.

In 2007, she released another awesome DVD called Kindan. That DVD is one that I would highly recommend because I have seen it and it is really amazing. And in 2009 she released two DVDs called Soul Bomb: Idol One and Killer Body Idol One. As of 2010, her latest release is Body & Soul Box. It is interesting that one of the DVD titles is Killer Body because Yoko herself has an amazing body. Yoko will be a favorite of any man in terms of supermodels. For those of you that love Asian women, Yoko will satisfy you for sure!


At 38 years of age, she has her whole life ahead of her. In 2006, Yoko left the modeling agency that she had been a part of. In 2010, Yoko released two more DVD’s titled “JAM” and “Body & Soul Box.” In addition to her modeling work and photo shoots, this lovely lady is also a DJ that does quite a bit of traveling, going to countries such as Australia and Singapore. She has also performed in clubs in her native country of Japan. Recently, this Japanese beauty has also made stops in China.


Megumi Furuya Known Simply as "Megumi"

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Who Is the Fashion Model Known as "Megumi?"

Japanese celebrities are known for being diverse in the sense that they can do multiple jobs and somehow keep that life and work balance. Megumi Furuya (Yamano) is an example of one such person. This Japanese beauty is an actress, singer, and supermodel. She is known for her provocative photo shoots and she is not afraid to show her body. She is under contract with the Suns Entertainment talent agency.

Megumi Furuya's Life & Career

Unfortunately, she dropped out of Kurashiki Suisho Senior High School. At the time that she dropped out, this was a high school that had only girls as their students. Megumi Furuya goes by her stage name of Megumi. She was born on September 25, 1981.

In July 2008, she found out that she was pregnant and then she married the lead singer of the band Dragon Ash. His name is Kenji Furuya and the two had been dating since 2005. Several months later on February 6, 2009, Megumi gave birth to the couple’s first child which was a boy. Her career was on hold for a while but she has resumed it as of 2015. Here is the list of some of her movie appearances so far:

SS-Special Stage (2007)

Hero (2007)

Hito no Sabaku (2010)

Beyond the Memories (2013)

Pieta in the Toilet (2015)

Megumi has also made appearances in several commercials for many famous products. Her commercial appearances include commercials for Asahi, Sapporo Breweries, Nestle Japan, and the Japan Racing Association.

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