Tokunaga Chinami was born on May 22, 1992 in Kanagawa, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed. Her parents are divorced and she's using her mother's family name. Her birth name is rumoured to be Suzuki Chinami. She has an older sister and two younger sisters.
Tokunaga Chinami joined Hello! Project after successfully passing the Hello! Project Kids Audition.
In 2004, she was one of the eight members selected to form Berryz Koubou.
In 2008, her cellphone was stolen and several pictures were leaked out to the internet.
At the spring concert in Tokyo (Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2009 Haru ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~), on April 5 it was reported that Tokunaga collapsed on stage. A short while after Tokunaga collapsed, fellow member Tsugunaga Momoko came out on stage and said that “Chinami just got over enthusiastic and used up too much energy, but she will be fine”. A recording of Tsugunaga’s message has confirmed the news.
Tokunaga, along with four other members of °C-ute and Berryz Koubou left the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes H.P.. The members left of their own violition due to feeling that they could not perform as high level players due to their level of ability.
On March 2, at SATOYAMA e Ikou! ~Forest For Rest~, Tokunaga was announced a member of the new SATOUMI movement unit, Mellowquad, along with fellow Berryz Koubou member Natsuyaki Miyabi and ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi and Okai Chisato.
On May 22, Tokunaga had her birthday event, titled "there My 21 Birthd Party.night!"
On May 26, Tokunaga appeared on the cover of the magazine Rod & Reel. This is her first time being on the cover of a magazine by herself.
On June 8, Tokunaga's twitter account was closed.
- Name: Tokunaga Chinami (徳永千奈美)
- Birthdate: May 22, 1992
- Nickname: Chinami, Tokkuriina, Chinacchan, Chii-chan Chii-chan (ちーちゃん), Toku-san (徳さん), Chinako (ちなこ), China (ちな), Chii (ちい)
- Blood Type: O
- Birthplace: Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
- Height: 164cm (5'4.6")
- Western Zodiac: Gemini
- Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 9 Years
- Berryz Koubou Color:
- Light Blue (2005-2006)
- Orange (2005, 2007-present)
- DIY♡ Color:
- Yellow (2012)
- Purple (2012-present)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Shuffle Units:
- 2004: H.P. All Stars
- Favorite Brand/Designer: Kaparua
- Favorite English Phrase: "Member of Society".
- Special Skill: Badminton.
- Strong Point: Laughing.
- Weak Points: Being fickle.
- Favorite Subject: Homeroom.
- Favorite Animal: Monkeys.
- Favovite Colors: Red, Yellow, Orange.
- Favorite Songs in the Past: "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus), "Zurui Onna" by Sharam Q, "Ai no Shirushi" by PUFFY.
- Current Favorite Songs: "Stay" by Miley Cyrus, "GOOD LUCKY!!!" By Gucky, "Aitai" by Yuzu
- Hobby: Sleeping
- Special skill: Badminton, making crossed eyes, laughing
- Strong point: I laugh everyday!
- Weak point: I get mad as soon as I don't like something
- Habit: My eyes are half-open when I'm sleeping
- Favorite color: Pink, orange, black, gray, white
- Favorite flower: Sunflower
- Disliked thing to do: Handicrafts, ice-skating
- Scared of: Ghosts!
- Favorite movie: "The Tigger Movie" (Winnie the Pooh)
- Favorite book: "The Tigger Movie" book (Winnie the Pooh)
- Favorite word: "Happy!" "Arigatou!" (thank you) "Daisuki!" (I love you) "Genki!!" (energetic)
- Favorite season: Summer. Because you can really play all you want
- Favorite food: Sushi, fruits, spaghetti, nattou, figs
- Least favorite food: Green bell peppers, green peas, mushrooms
- Favorite song: "Momoiro Kataomoi" (Matsuura Aya)
- Charm point: Eyes, smiling face
Dicography Featured In
- Berryz Koubou
- Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai (Debut)
- Fighting Pose wa Date ja Nai!
- Piriri to Yukou!
- Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~
- Koi no Jubaku
- Special Generation
- Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu YOU KNOW?
- 21ji Made no Cinderella
- Gag 100 Kaibun Aishite Kudasai
- Jiriri Kiteru
- Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND
- Munasawagi Scarlet
- VERY BEAUTY
- Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba
- Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi
- Dschinghis Khan
- Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance
- Dakishimete Dakishimete
- Seishun Bus Guide / Rival
- Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama / Ryuusei Boy
- Otakebi Boy WAO! / Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda!
- Maji Bomber!!
- Shining Power
- Heroine ni Narou ka!
- Ai no Dangan
- Makeruna Wasshoi! (Bekimasu)
- Aa, Yo ga Akeru
- Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (BeriKyuu)
- Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
- Be Genki (Naseba Naru!)
- Chou HAPPY SONG (BeriKyuu)
- cha cha SING
- Asian Celebration
- Golden Chinatown / Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi
- Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta / ROCK Erotic
- H.P. ALL STARS
- Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
- Berryz Koubou
- 1st Chou Berryz
- Dai 2 Seichouki
- 4th Ai no Nanchara Shisuu
- 6th Otakebi Album
- 7 Berryz Times
- Ai no Album 8
- Berryz Mansion 9 Kai
- Best Albums
- Mini Albums
- Hello! Project
- Other DVDs
- [2010.11.XX] Berryz Days 2 (with Shimizu Saki & Kumai Yurina)
- [2012.02.18] Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE) (with Shimizu Saki, Tsugunaga Momoko, Sudou Maasa, & Kumai Yurina)
- [2012.02.18] Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE) (with Sudou Maasa, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Kumai Yurina, & Sugaya Risako)
- [2012.07.XX] Berryz Days 5 ~Subete wa Anata no Tame dakara~ (Berryz Days 5 ～全てはあなたの為だから！～) (with Sudou Maasa & Natsuyaki Miyabi)
- [2013.05.25] Berryz Days 6 ～Subete wa Anata no Tame dakara! Tokunaga・Tsugunaga Hen~ (Berryz Days６ ～全てはあなたのためだから！徳永・嗣永編～)
- [2013.10.XX] Tokunaga Chinami Birthday Event ~there My 21 Birthd Party.night!~ (徳永千奈美バースデーイベント～there My 21 Birthd Party.night！～)
- [2006.07.05] Chu! Natsu Party (3nin Matsuri cover; with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kumai Yurina)
- [2007.08.01] Omoitattara Kichi Desse! (with Sudo Maasa and Kumai Yurina)
- [2008.09.10] Kono Yubi Tomare! (with Tsugunaga Momoko and Sudo Maasa)
- [2008.09.10] CLAP! (with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kumai Yurina)
- [2008.09.10] Yume wo Hitotsubu ~Berryz Kamen Ending Theme~ (with Shimizu Saki, Sudo Maasa, and Kumai Yurina)
- [2010.03.31] Yakimochi wo Kudasai! (with Shimizu Saki and Sugaya Risako)
- [2012.02.22] Renai Moyou (with Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina, and Sugaya Risako)
- [2013.01.30] Nanda Kanda de Ii Kanji! (with Sudo Maasa)
- Berryz Koubou
- Berryz Koubou Live Tour 2005 Shoka Hatsu Tandoku ~Marugoto~
- Berryz Koubou Live Tour 2005 Aki ~Switch ON!~
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2006 Haru ~Nyoki Nyoki Champion!~
- Berryz Koubou Summer Concert Tour 2006 "Natsu Natsu! ~Anata wo Suki ni Naru Sangenzoku~
- 2007 Sakura Mankai Berryz Koubou Live ~Kono Kandou wa Nidoto Nai Shunkan de Aru~
- Berryz Koubou Concert 2007 Haru ~Zoku Sakura Mankai Golden Week Hen~
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2007 Natsu ~Welcome! Berryz Kyuuden~
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2008 Aki ~Berikore!~
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2009 Haru ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2009 Fall ~Medachitaii!!~
- Berryz Koubou Festival ~Youkoso Otakebi Land e~
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2010 Shoka ~Umi no ie Otakebi House~
- Berryz Kobo First Live in Bangkok
- Berryz Koubou 2010 ~Beri Kou Fesu~
- Berryz Koubou Kessei 7 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2011 Haru ~Shuukan Berryz Times~
- Berryz Kobo First Concert in the USA
- Berryz Koubou Spring Concert Tour 2012 ~Berryz Station~
- Berryz Kobo Tanabata Special Live ☆777☆
- AnimeNEXT 2012 in USA
- Berryz Koubou Tanabata Special Live 2012
- Berryz Kobo Concert Tour 2013 Spring in Bangkok
- Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Berryz Mansion Nyuukyosha Boshuuchuu!~
- Berryz Koubou Tanabata Special Live 2013
- Berryz Koubou 10 Shuunen Kinen Budokan Special Live ~Yappari Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai~
- Hello! Project
- Hello! Project 2004 Summer ~Natsu no Doon!~
- Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! Iida Kaori Sotsugyou Special~
- Hello! Project 2005 Winter ~A HAPPY NEW POWER!~ Shirogumi
- Hello! Project 2005 Natsu no Kayou Show -'05 Selection! Collection!
- Hello! Project 2006 Winter ~Zeninshuu GO!~
- Hello! Project 2006 Winter ~Wonderful Hearts~
- Hello Project on Stage! 2006 Nihon Seinenkan Koen "Yujo to Maho no Trump ~Star Gakuyaura Monogatari~"
- Hello! Project 2006 Summer ~Wonderful Hearts Land~
- Hello! Project 2007 Winter ~Shuuketsu! 10th Anniversary~
- Hello! Project 2007 Winter ~Wonderful Hearts Otome Gokoro~
- Hello! Project 2007 Summer 10th Anniversary Dai Kanshasai ~Hello☆Pro Natsu Matsuri~
- Hello! Project 2008 Winter ~Wonderful Hearts Nenjuu Mu Kyuu~
- Hello! Project 2008 Winter ~Kettei! Hello☆Pro Award '08~
- Hello! Project 2008 Summer Wonderful Hearts Kouen ~Hishochi de Date Itashima SHOW~
- Hello! Project 2009 Winter Wonderful Hearts Kouen ~Kakumei Gannen~ / Elder Club Kouen ~Thank You for Your Love!~
- Hello! Project 2009 Winter Kettei! Hello☆Pro Award '09 ~Elder Club Sotsugyou Kinen Special~
- Hello! Project 2009 Summer Kakumei Gannen ~Hello! Champloo~
- Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu!~
- Hello! Project 2010 Summer ~Fankora~
- Hello! Project 2011 Winter ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live
- Hello! Project 2011 Winter ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ B kkuri Live
- Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER ~Nippon no mirai wa WOW WOW Live~
- Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER ~Nippon no mirai wa YEAH YEAH Live~
- Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011
- Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Funky-chan~
- Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Rock-chan~
- Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2012 Natsu ~Ktkr Natsu no FAN Matsuri!~
- Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2012 Natsu ~Wkwk Natsu no FAN Matsuri!~
- Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Viva!~
- Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~
- Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013 ~Zen'yasai~
- Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013 ~Berryz Koubou 10 Nenme Totsunyuu Special~
- Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013 ~Thank You For Your Love!~
- Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~
- Hello! Project 2013 SUMMER COOL HELLO! ~Sorezore!~
- Hello! Project 2013 SUMMER COOL HELLO! ~Mazekoze!~
- Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~
- Hello! Project 2014 WINTER ~GOiSU MODE~
- Hello! Project 2014 WINTER ~DE-HA MiX~
- Satoyama & Satoumi
- [2009.09.11] Berryz Koubou in Hawaii (Berryz工房 in HAWAII) (Chii version)
- [2011.04.05] Rainbow Berryz (虹色ベリーズ) (Chii version)
- [2013.09.24] Alo-Hello! Berryz Koubou 2013 (アロハロ！Berryz工房2013) (Chii version)
- [2008.01.04+2008.01.27] Chinami Tokunaga (Hello! Project 2008 Winter)
- [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~
- [2013.05.25] Rod & Reel July Issue
Featured on the cover
- [2010.XX.XX] Asian Plus Photo Book Vol.54 (with Shimizu Saki & Kumai Yurina)
- [2012.10.06] Confetti Vol.095 (with Yajima Maimi)
- [2012.10.25] Hello! Channel Vol.10 (Back cover) (with Sudou Maasa)
- [2013.06.28] Anican R YanYan vol.7 (Back cover) (with Sudou Maasa, Kumai Yurina, & Sugaya Risako)
- [2013.10.09] Anican R Yanyan Vol.10 (with Shimizu Saki, Tsugunaga Momoko, & Natsuyaki Miyabi)
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)
-  Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibouken~ (Promise Land ~クローバーズの大冒険~)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Kamoshita Akemi)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011-] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2011–] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
- [2012-] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  Sugar Spot (シュガースポット) (with Yajima Maimi)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Harold and Tatiana)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
-  Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2004–2009] Berryz Koubou Kiritsu! Rei! Chakuseki! (Berryz工房 起立! 礼! 着席!)
- [2009–] Berryz Koubou Beritsuu! (Berryz工房 べりつぅ!)
- [2012–] BZS1422
- [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
- 1. Is it hard for teenagers working in the entertainment industry?:
- I don't find it hard because I really love what I am doing. The only difficult thing is waking up early in the morning.
- 2. What has been the most impressive moment of your career?:
- We've had many great experiences since we started the band but my most impressive moment was our concert at Saitama Super Arena (one of the best stadiums in Japan). It was such a very happy moment for me
- 3. What are your goals?:
- To play our own concert at Budoukan, one of the greatest stadiums in Japan.
- 4. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
- Still living a colorful life: fashion, my smile and my feelings will all be colorful.
- Her favorite artists are Inui Hiroshi, misono, AAA and Nakamura Ataru.
- Entertains herself by doing an "eyeball relay" (shuffling her eyeballs side-to-side).
- Chinami has a dog named Ruuto, who is of the same breed of Shimizu Saki's dog Kurumi.
- Known within other Hello! Project members for doing one-shot gags often. Ishikawa Rika singled her out on some of her past gags on Gyao's Hello Pro Hour.
- Collects small stuffed animals. Her favorite is a small green dinosaur, from the Chobin series of stuffed animals.
- In Berryz Koubou's latest DVD magazine, Tokunaga has claimed she wants to make an all around the world trip with all of Berryz Koubou. She said "When we land we can say 'We are Berryz Koubou' and then fly to the next country".
- She appears on the pv of Boogie Train '03 along with Sudo Maasa, Tsugunaga Momoko, and Umeda Erika.
- Hello! Project Kids Audition song: Momoiro no Kataomoi by Matsuura Aya
- From Sono ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~: her good subject is Physical Education and her favorite food is Ume.
- During the trip to Hawaii, she shared room with Shimizu Saki.
- Sometimes calls Natsuyaki Miyabi her "girlfriend."
- She is good friends with Sudo Maasa and Shimizu Saki.
- In a recent Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine, she said her favorite Berryz member was Kumai Yurina.
- She hates perfumes that have a too sweet scent.
- People often says that her voice is loud.
- Back when she first started in Berryz, when they did their self-introductions and were asked what was their favorite food, even though she liked sushi the best she gave a different answer because she thought sushi wasn't a cute answer. After some prompting they find out it is spaghetti. Tokunaga said she doesn't find spaghetti cute anymore, so she gives her real answer (sushi) nowadays.
- Berryz Koubou members call her "granny" because she does things like eat umeboshi and she has had a bag of them on the train (which is like old people food).
- She's usually in a high tension, that's why is really easy to tell when she's feeling down. When something troubles her, she's really lost in thoughts.
- On a magazine, she stated that live events are places where she can reaffirm her own objective point of growth.
- Only when she look at seals or dolphins (or something like this), she can say that she calm down, and that all her worries go away.
- She's in charge of comedy in Berryz Koubou because she says puns all the time.
- In 4th grade, she ranked 3rd at the prefectural tournament of Badminton.
- In Yorosen!, she taught Berryz Koubou about Ecology.
- She can recite pi to 45 decimal places.
- Is the only Berryz Koubou member to have a Twitter account.
- She mentioned on Hello Pro Time that she has been sleeping alot lately.
- When Berryz Koubou first debuted, Tokunaga had the longest hair within the group. Although, in 2005, she decided to cut her hair short.
- Tsugunaga Momoko says she gets really angry when she's hungry.
- She wants to learn English so she could talk to Barack Obama, president of the United States.
- When she was asked which smile of all Hello! Project members she likes the most she answered it would be Suzuki Kanon's.