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Nakajima Saki (中島早貴) is a Japanese pop singer. She is a former idol under Hello! Project as a member of ℃-ute and former member of DIY♡, and HI-FIN.


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Early Life[]

Nakajima Saki was born on February 5, 1994 in Saitama, Japan.


Nakajima first joined Hello! Project on June 30 as one of the fifteen children chosen from the Hello! Project Kids auditions after performing "Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru" by Morning Musume.[1]


Berryz Koubou was formed that year, with the intention of rotating the kids throughout the unit.[2] Nakajima didn't make the original pick, and the idea was eventually dropped.


The remaining Hello! Project Kids members ended up forming the group ℃-ute.[3] ℃-ute made their official debut late in the year.

Nakajima became a member of Gatas Brilhantes H.P., the Hello! Project futsal (indoor soccer) team.


In October, Nakajima was placed in the unit Athena & Robikerottsu, along with fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato, as well as Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika of Morning Musume.


Nakajima was chosen, along with fellow Hello! Project Kids members Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako, as well and Mitsui Aika from Morning Musume to be in a newly formed group, Guardians 4, formed to sing the openings to the anime Shugo Chara!.


From October 13 to 22, Nakajima starred in Akuma no Tsubuyaki with the other members of ℃-ute.

Nakajima was chosen to be in the revived unit Petitmoni V along with fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai and soloist Mano Erina.

During the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2010 Natsu Aki ~Dance Special!! "Chou Uranaito!!"~, Nakajima dislocated her hip and was taken out of ℃-ute activities until she had fully recovered.

Alongside Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa and Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Takagi Sayuki and Sato Ayano, Nakajima starred in the 2010 horror movie Gekijouban Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi 3D.


On February 6, Nakajima became a regular in the TV show Bowling Kakumei P★League as a special supporter.

On July 14, she opened an Ameba blog titled "Blog day's".[4]

On August 7, it was announced that Nakajima would be in a movie titled Zomvideo. The movie was released in 2012.

Nakajima was in a stage play featuring Okai Chisato, Miyamoto Karin and Kudo Haruka titled 1974 (Ikunayo). The play ran from December 14 through December 18.


On July 20, it was announced that Nakajima, fellow ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi, Berryz Koubou members Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Morning Musume's Iikubo Haruna were chosen to form the unit DIY♡.[5] The unit released an indies single, titled "Forefore ~Forest For Rest~ / Boys be ambitious!," (with GREEN FIELDS), on November 7.

On July 25, it was announced that ℃-ute's Nakajima Saki, Yajima Maimi, Hagiwara Mai and Berryz Koubou's Shimizu Saki, Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako would be performing in a stage play, titled CAT'S♥EYE, based on a manga. The stage play ran from September 22 through September 30.


On March 2, at SATOYAMA e Ikou! ~Forest For Rest~, Nakajima was announced as a member of the new SATOUMI movement unit, HI-FIN, along with fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai, S/mileage's Fukuda Kanon, and Morning Musume's Ishida Ayumi and Ikuta Erina.


On January 9, Nakajima's fourth photobook, "N20," was announced, the photobook was released on her 20th birthday.

On February 5 through February 7, Nakajima, Yajima Maimi, and Hagiwara Mai celebrated their respective birthdays. The special event was called Yajima Maimi・Nakajima Saki・Hagiwara Mai 2014 Birthday Event, and featured six performances in Saitama, Osaka, and Tokyo.

On December 17, Nakajima became the ambassador of Chichibu strawberries, under the official title "Chichibu Ichigo Oh! En (Ouen) Ambassador".[6]


On February 5, 6, and 8, Nakajima, Yajima Maimi, and Hagiwara Mai celebrated their birthdays in a special event called ℃-ute Yajima Maimi・Nakajima Saki・Hagiwara Mai Birthday Event 2015. The event featured four performances in Tokyo.

On August 7, Nakajima was promoted as the ambassador of Chichibu agricultural tourism, under the official title "Chichibu Kankou Nyougou Oh! En (Ouen) Ambassador".[7]

On September 16, it was announced Nakajima would be starring in the serial comedy drama, SICKS ~Minna ga Minna, Nanika no Byouki~, which began broadcasting October 10.[8]


On February 5, Nakajima celebrated her 22nd birthday at a special event titled ℃-ute Nakajima Saki Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances at Yamano Hall in Tokyo.

On August 20, it was announced that ℃-ute will disband next June at Saitama Super Arena.[9][10] Nakajima afterwards wants to host her own travel program.[11]


On January 20, it was announced that Nakajima and Yajima Maimi would be the regular hosts of a new TBS show titled Furusato no Yume.[12] The first episode will be broadcast on January 22.

On February 6, Nakajima celebrated her 23rd birthday at a special event titled ℃-ute Nakajima Saki Birthday Event 2017, featuring one performances at Yamano Hall in Tokyo.

On March 15, it was announced that Nakajima had joined the new unit Kamiishinaka Kana alongside Ishida Ayumi, Kanazawa Tomoko, and Kamikokuryo Moe.[13]

On May 27, Nakajima announced that after ℃-ute disbands on June 12 she wants to become an actress, as well as continue working in satoyama-related activities and PR.[14]

She joined M-line club on July 10.[15]

On August 25, Nakajima started using her Ameba blog "Blog day's" again after five years.[16]

On September 24, Nakajima graduated from her position as a supporter on Bowling Kakumei P★League.[17]

From October 5 to 15, Nakajima performed in the Engeki Joshibu musical Yumemiru Television starring ANGERME.

On November 10, Nakajima's profile was added to J.P ROOM.

On December 15, she digitally released the song "Watashi ni Kaereru Machi".[18]


On January 12, Nakajima and Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) member Mori Saki were appointed the "GOTO Satoumi" ambassadors of Shinkamigoto, which occupies the northeastern Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. They were chosen to promote tourism to the area, as well as carry out environmental activities.[19]

On February 5, Nakajima celebrated her 24th birthday at a fanclub event titled Nakajima Saki Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.

On September 17, Nakajima appeared in a daily guest role in the stage play LADY OUT LAW! starring Yajima Maimi as the lead.[20]

On September 23, Nakajima was appointed with eight other OG and active Hello! Project members from Saitama Prefecture as Host City Special Supporters for Kumagaya during the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan.[21][22]

From October 25 to November 18, she performed in the stage play Ai to Seishun Kipp which stars members of the Johnny's Jr. group Snow Man as the lead characters.[23]

From December 12 to December 24, she performed in the stage play Jesus Christ Radio Star.[24][25]


On February 5, Nakajima celebrated her 25th birthday at a fanclub event titled Nakajima Saki Birthday Event 2019, which had two shows at Yamano Hall.

On March 30, Nakajima along with Yajima Maimi, Juice=Juice's Takagi Sayuki, LoVendoЯ's Okada Marina, and Tsubaki Factory's Kishimoto Yumeno released the digital song "Koisuru! Sakana Hen" which was performed for the first time (however, without Takagi and Kishimoto) in the "Fishing Club" Special Stage event at Asobu. Kurasu. Sodateru. SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2019 on the same day.[26]

On July 20 and 21, she will hold her first solo fanclub tour, titled Nakajima Saki Fanclub Tour ~Fureyou, Tabeyou, Tsutaeyou! Nakajima Tabi in Yamanashi~.

On October 5 and 6, Nakajima, BEYOOOOONDS, Makoto, and Hayashi Maya attended the GTF Green Challenge Day 2019 in Shinjuku Gyoen as representatives of the SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement.[27]


On February 5, she celebrated her 26th birthday at a fanclub event titled Nakajima Saki Birthday Event 2020 ~GOLD★GOLD~, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.

From May 1 to May 10, she was set to appear in the stage play Gyakuten Saiban ~Gyakuten no Parallel World~, which is a stage adaptation of the Ace Attorney video game series.[28]

On July 13, it was announced that she would be one of several current and former Hello! Project members starring in a new horror television drama based on the book, Hobonichi no Kaidan. The drama began airing in August 2020.[29][30][31]


On October 14, it was announced that Nakajima will be temporarily suspending her activities in the entertainment industry at the end of December to study abroad and to prepare for it. Around 2019, she has announced to her agency that she was planning to study abroad to study new languages ​​and learn about environmental issues, and while discussing the departure time, those plans were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, she has completed her vaccination against COVID-19 and is getting ready to resume her plans. After returning to Japan, she plans to use that experience to resume her activities. In her message, she reveals that she became interested to experience the world after participating of the Ministry of the Environment's Mori Satogawa Sea Project and meeting with the ambassadors, and expressed desire to study abroad to expand her knowledge in a country she never lived, feel the culture and nature of that country, and broad her horizons. She also revealed that she will continue to update her social accounts during this period.[32]

On December 25, Nakajima Saki's radio show held its final broadcast. Its time slot was taken over by a new radio show hosted by Miyamoto Karin starting January 1, 2022.[33][34]

Personal Life[]

She has an older sister and two younger sisters.[35]

Nakajima has a pet dog named Lemon-chan (れもんちゃん),[36] and a cat named Luna-chan (ルナちゃん).[37]

On April 3, 2017, Nakajima announced that her grandmother passed away on March 30 at age 87.[38]

When Nakajima joined Hello! Project Kids, she was a third year elementary school student.[1] She graduated from high school in March 2012.

Nakajima's given name, Saki, means "early" (早) and "precious" (貴). It was chosen because of the number of strokes.[39]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Nakajima Saki:

  • Nacky (なっきぃ): Official nickname, given her since joining ℃-ute. Used by members and fans.
  • Nakasan (中さん): Unofficial nickname, given her since joining ℃-ute used by fans.
  • nksk: An acronym for Nakasaki, an abbreviation for Nakajima Saki.


  • Special Skill: Hula hoop, scooping up goldfish game, super ball scooping, wanage (Japanese ring toss game).
  • Strong Point: Quickly doing things that comes to mind, and never being happy with second place.
  • Weak Point: Being short, can't concentrate on studying.
  • Habit: Making a bulldog face when feeling down.
  • Disliked Thing: Sitting quietly
  • Scared of: Rollercoasters
  • Favorite Color: Pink, white
  • Favorite Flower: Cosmos, marigold
  • Favorite Movie: Tonari no Totoro
  • Favorite Book: The picture book Soramame-kun no Bed
  • Favorite Manga: Gakuen Alice[41]
  • Favorite Word: "Ganbare!" (Do your best)
  • Favorite Season: Fall
  • Favorite Food: Gratin, mandarins, sushi, crab fried rice, pork miso soup, pears, peaches, Mango Almond smoothie
  • Least Favorite Food: Spicy things, green bell peppers
  • Favorite Song: FIRST KISS
  • Charm Point: Heart-shaped mole, eyes, front teeth

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Nakajima Saki/Discography

    Solo Songs[]

    Digital Songs[]

    Solo DVDs[]

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    Solo Fanclub DVDs[]



    Main article: Nakajima Saki/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]

    1. [2009.12.09] NACKY
    2. [2011.07.15] W SAKI
    3. [2013.02.20] Naka-san (なかさん)
    4. [2014.02.05] N20



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    TV Programs[]

    TV Dramas[]

    Suugaku♥Joshi GakuenHobonichi no Kaidan


    Neruko wa ℃-uteKeitai ShosetsukaAtarumo Hakke!?FashionableAkuma no Tsubuyaki1974
    Sengoku Jieitai (Stage Play)CAT'S♥EYESakura no HanatabaYumemiru Television



    • [2012–2021] Nakajima Saki no Cute na Jikan (中島早貴のキュートな時間)
    • [2013] Tokai no Hitorigurashi (都会の一人暮らし) (radio drama)
    • [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Fridays, 2016.10; Wednesdays, 2017.10–2019.06)


    • She ranked at #34 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
    • She ranked at #8 in mixi's June 2013 Hello! Project Popularity Ranking.
    • She ranked at #33 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's September 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
    • She ranked at #39 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's October 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".


    • Sasaki Rikako and Uemura Akari think that Nakajima is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
    • She has stated that Ishikawa Rika and Konno Asami are the Hello! Project members she respects the most.
    • She is known to be one of the best dancers in Hello! Project.
    • She shares her surname and given name with the voice actress Nakajima Saki, though their given names are spelled with different kanji.
    • She is the only current member of ℃-ute to have her own blog.
    • She is very ticklish on her neck.
    • All of her current group colors are related to blue or green.
    • Morning Musume's Oda Sakura said her goal is to dance like Nakajima.
    • She was asked which Mano Erina song she would like to sing and said it would be "Matsuge no Saki ni Kimi ga Iru".
    • As of June 2, 2020, she is a certified vegetable sommelier.[42]


    1. 1.0 1.1 Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
    2. Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』(ベリーズこうぼう)誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
    3. Tsunku. "℃-ute (キュート) に関して" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2005-06-11.
    4. "はじめまして。" (in Japanese). Nakajima Saki Official Blog. 2011-07-14.
    5. "Two new Hello! Project units formed". tokyohive. 2012-07-21.
    6. "℃-ute・中島早貴「秩父のいちごは美味しいよー」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2015-12-18.
    7. "℃-uteの中島さん「ぜひ食べて」 秩父ぶどう園開園式でPR" (in Japanese). The Saitama Shimbun. 2015-08-07.
    8. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2059216/full/
    9. "℃-uteに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-20.
    10. "Announcement concerning ℃-ute." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-08-20.
    11. https://twitter.com/dmny1009/status/766659914630467584
    12. "http://www.helloproject.com/news/6334/ 1/22(日)放送開始 TBS「ふるさとの夢」℃-ute矢島・中島レギュラー出演!]" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-01-20.
    13. "℃-ute新曲MV2曲!モー娘。'17イベント、研修生新メンバー、CMメイキング、アンジュルムスポーツのお時間、新ユニットコメント、勝田ヘアアレンジ MC:野中美希、谷本安美【ハロ!ステ#211】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-03-15.
    14. "中 これからの事" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2017-05-27.
    15. "矢島舞美・中島早貴・鈴木愛理・岡井千聖 M-line club 加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2017-07-10.
    16. "ただいま" (in Japanese). Nakajima Saki Official Blog. 2017-08-25.
    17. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZbDFxgBMdl/
    18. "配信スタート!中島早貴「私に帰れる町」" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT WORKS. 2017-12-15.
    19. "中島早貴&森咲樹、地獄炊きうどんすすって長崎・新上五島町をPR" (in Japanese). natalie. 2017-01-12.
    20. "舞台「LADY OUT LAW!」ゲスト出演" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2018-09-06.
    21. "[1]" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-19.
    22. <"ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント" (in Japanese). Saitama Prefecture. 2018-09-18.
    23. "Snow Man岩本照・渡辺翔太・阿部亮平がトリプル主演「愛と青春キップ」" (in Japanese). natalie. 2018-08-31.
    24. "劇団EXILE八木将康&元℃-ute中島早貴、トラブルに奔走 新コラボにキャスト集結<ジーザス・クライスト・レディオスター>" (in Japanese). modelpress. 2018-09-11.
    25. "舞台「ジーザス・クライスト・レディオスター」出演!" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2018-09-11.
    26. "「恋する!さかなヘン/矢島舞美、中島早貴、高木紗友希(Juice=Juice)、岡田万里奈(LoVendoЯ)、岸本ゆめの(つばきファクトリー)」3/30配信スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-03-29.
    27. "林マヤ・まこと・中島早貴・BEYOOOOONDS出演、10/5(土)6(日)「GTFグリーンチャレンジデー2019in新宿御苑」詳細決定!" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2019-10-04.
    28. "『逆転裁判』新作舞台が1年ぶり上演、主演は宇宙Six原嘉孝" (in Japanese). dwango. 2020-04-01.
    29. "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演で「ほぼ日の怪談。」ドラマ化、8月に配信・放送" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-07-13.
    30. "ドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」出演決定!" (in Japanese). 2020-07-14.
    31. "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演のドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」予告、全12話の場面写真も解禁" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-08-19.
    32. "中島早貴に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2021-10-14.
    33. https://twitter.com/saki_nakajima__/status/1474666952270704649?s=21
    34. https://twitter.com/saki_nakajima__/status/1476333838603526144?s=21
    35. Najima Saki. "-中-" (in Japanese). ℃-ute GREE Blog. 2013-03-03.
    36. "中 れもん" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2016-01-08.
    37. "中 にゃーーーー" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2016-07-28.
    38. "中 ばぁちゃん今までありがとう。" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2017-04-03.
    39. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-03. (Translation by Ro-kun)
    40. "【速報】中島早貴の体重47.2kg" (in Japanese) - 2014-05-30.
    41. "前に違う記事で拝見した...." (in Japanese). Higuchi Tachibana (@kotubar) via Twitter. 2014-09-29.
    42. https://www.instagram.com/p/CA7wk-cJIKk/

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