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Yumi Imaizumi: A Japanese Idol Singer You May Not Know About

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

A First Look at Yumi Imaizumi

Yui Imaizumi during the photo session for the song called Kaze ni Fukarete mo.

Yui Imaizumi during the photo session for the song called Kaze ni Fukarete mo.

Who is Yumi Imaizumi?

Yumi Imaizumi is one of those new celebrities in the Japanese entertainment industry that fans may not know about so this is your chance! I first heard about Yumi back in January 2019. She used to be a member of girl pop music group Keyakizaka46.

Yumi Imaizumi Is Also an Actress

Yumi Imaizumi signed with Avex to start her career as an actress. Starting in March 2019, she would play the role of the heroine in the stage play called "Atami Satsujin Jiken: LAST GENERATION 46." This stage play was shown in Tokyo and Osaka. Imaizumi graduated on November 4, 2018 after a solo handshake event at Kyoto Pulse Plaza.

The Reasons Why Yumi Imaizumi Signed With AVEX

Imaizumi decided to join AVEX after she watched former AKB48 member Rina Kawaei succeed after her graduation. Imaizumi made the decision to join AVEX to challenge herself and to grow as an entertainment industry professional. Although she has starred in dramas as a member of Keyakizaka46, Imaizumi now intends to fully focus on an acting career. Imaizumi graduated in November and she mentioned that she feels very honored to star in a stage play and this is her first work since her graduation from Keyakizaka46. She revealed that she is not only inexperienced as an actress but she also lacks experience in other areas. Imaizumi is dedicated to working hard and getting a fresh start.

Yumi Imaizumi During the Photo Session for the Single Fukyouwaon

Yui Imaizumi during the promotion of the single called Fukyouwaon. That's just the way tht the song's name is spelled.

Yui Imaizumi during the promotion of the single called Fukyouwaon. That's just the way tht the song's name is spelled.

Yumi Imaizumi's Other Work: Website, Twitter & Instagram

Yumi Imaizumi now has an official website. She also has a presence on Twitter & Instagram. There is a free mail magazine which was scheduled to be distributed starting January 11th.

Yumi Imaizumi During the Photo Session for the Single Futari Saison

During the photo session for the song called Futari Saison.

During the photo session for the song called Futari Saison.

Some Interesting Facts About Yumi Imaizumi

  • Her favorite member of Nogizaka46 was Miona Hori.
  • Was a former junior idol.
  • She plays several instruments including the piano, flute, and drums.
  • She has 4 older brothers.
  • At the first greeting event for Keyakizaka46, she sang the song called “Sugao” (Honesty).
  • From April to August 2017, Imaizumi was on a hiatus because of what was described as a bad health condition.
  • During that time period, no other member of the group would perform in her spot.
  • On August 7, 2018, Imaizumi announced her graduation from Keyakizaka46.

© 2019 Ara Vahanian

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