Uemura Akari (植村あかり) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Juice=Juice. She is also a former member of the SATOYAMA movement unit Sato no Akari. She was first introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

Biography[edit | edit source]

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Early Life[edit | edit source]

Uemura Akari was born on December 30, 1998 in Osaka, Japan.

Around May 2011, Uemura and Miwa Satsuki joined Hello Pro Kansai as trainees.[1] They received six months of free training and had their final dance lesson on October 16, 2011.[2]

2012[edit | edit source]

On March 16, Uemura joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, and her profile was added to the website for the upcoming March show alongside Kosuga Fuyuka.[3] She later performed for the first time as a member on March 31 in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~. She performed Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~, JUMP and Pyocopyoco Ultra.[4]

She then participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition alongside several other members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, but failed.

2013[edit | edit source]

On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that she would be debuting in a new unit, Juice=Juice, alongside Miyamoto Karin, Kanazawa Tomoko, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki and Otsuka Aina.[5]

On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News announced that Uemura will be participating in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara along with Takahashi AiIshikawa Rika, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Miyamoto Karin. There will be 11 showings and it will run from April 24th through the 30th.

On March 31, Uemura fell ill with the flu and was unable to participate in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.

On July 20, Uemura appeared solo in Photo Technic Digital.

On December 17, Uemura and Miyamoto Karin had a birthday FC event called, Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2013, at Tokyo FM Hall.

2014[edit | edit source]

On March 13, it was announced that Uemura would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit called Sato no Akari.

On December 11, Uemura and Miyamoto Karin had a birthday FC event called, Juice=Juice ~Miyamoto Karin & Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2014~, at Differ Ariake.

2015[edit | edit source]

On September 19, Uemura's first solo photobook was announced, titled AKARI. It was released on October 29.

On December 16, Uemura released her first solo image Blu-ray, Akari.

On December 28, Uemura celebrated her 17th birthday. The special event was called Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2015, the event featured two performances at Yamano Hall.

2016[edit | edit source]

On July 25, Uemura released her second solo photobook, titled AKARI II.

On August 17, she released her second solo image Blu-ray, titled Take It Early.

On December 30, Uemura celebrated her 18th birthday at a special event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2016, which featured two performances at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall.

2017[edit | edit source]

On December 7, Uemura celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at CLUB CITTA'.

2018[edit | edit source]

On May 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK was released, including Uemura's gravure that was originally published in an April 2015 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[6]

On August 16, the music video for Horiuchi Takao's August 22 single "Minna Shounen Datta" was uploaded on YouTube, featuring Uemura and six other Hello! Project members who all sing as chorus.[7]

On December 8, she celebrated her 20th birthday in a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2018 at Yamano Hall.

2019[edit | edit source]

On January 9, she released her third solo photobook, titled AKARI III.[8]

On June 13, she opened an official Instagram account.[9][10]

On September 30, it was announced that Uemura would become a regular on the MBS Radio show Akina no Shuukan Young Friday starting from October 4.[11]

On December 19, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.

2020[edit | edit source]

On January 24, Uemura held a second fanclub event to celebrate her 21st birthday in Hokkaido, titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event in Osaka, which features two shows at YES THEATER.

On December 21, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2020, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

She was raised as an only child. When her father had her, he was 18 years old. Uemura has a pet bird named Happy, she previously owned another bird named Toppy, but it escaped and flew away.

When Uemura debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year middle school student. She graduated from high school on March 8, 2017.[12]

Uemura gets along best with Kanazawa Tomoko.

Uemura's given name, Akari, means "light" (あかり) as her parents wanted her to walk along a bright path.[13]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Uemura Akari:

  • Aarii (あーりー): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Used by members and fans.
  • Uemuu (うえむー): Kanazawa Tomoko nicknamed her Uemuu. Takagi Sayuki also uses it.[14]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Hobbies: Talking with friends
  • Specialty: Running high jump, Pedometer
  • Strong Point: Her Kansai dialect
  • Weak Point: Easily forget something
  • Scared of: Haunted houses
  • Favorite Animal: Dogs
  • Favorite Subject: Japanese language
  • Favorite Color: Purple and Yellow-green
  • Favorite Flower: Cosmos
  • Favorite Food: Strawberries, Pork-flavor ramen, Carbonara, Chocolate
  • Least Favorite Food: Melon
  • Favorite Drinks: Cocoa, apple juice
  • Charm point: Mouth
  • Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "SHINES", "Aa, Yo ga Akeru"
  • Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Sayashi Riho

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Uemura Akari Discography Featured In

Solo Songs[edit | edit source]

  • &YOU (from Koisuru Hello Kitty)

Solo DVDs/Blu-rays[edit | edit source]

Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]

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Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Uemura Akari Publications Featured In

Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]

  1. [2015.10.24] AKARI
  2. [2016.07.25] AKARI II
  3. [2019.01.09] AKARI III

Works[edit | edit source]

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

TV Dramas[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]


Radio[edit | edit source]

  • [2013.10.03-] We are Juice=Juice
  • [2019-] Akina no Shuukan Young Friday (アキナの週刊ヤングフライデー)

Internet[edit | edit source]

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She wants to use her Kansai dialect in talks and MCs.
  • If she could join another group for a day, she'd join Country Girls.
  • She says the source of her energy is talking to people.
  • When she first joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she had difficulty holding a microphone while dancing.
  • On a rainy day she would watch TV at home alone, or sing the song Dot Bikini by S/mileage.
  • She participated in Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generation auditions.
  • When asked what group she'd like to debut in, she answered Morning Musume.
  • Tsunku commented on her: "She made it until the 3rd round of Morning Musume's 9th gen audition. She's still a novice in dancing and singing but that part also makes me smile. I'm expecting great things from her personality."
  • Takagi Sayuki has said that Uemura is worthy to be leader of Juice=Juice.
  • According to Otsuka Aina, Uemura always makes everyone smile, and is the mood-maker in Juice=Juice.
  • She'd like to have a pet dog.
  • She is a fan of the rock band Sekai no Owari.
  • She wants to become a dancer like Sayashi Riho, and would like to switch places with her.
  • Has expressed her love for Sayashi Riho many times.
  • On a T-shirt, she wrote that "AKARI" stood for "Acquire Kind Achieve Recollect Idea".
  • There was a YouTube video of Juice=Juice that was taken down shortly after uploading because Uemura had an inappropriate English word written on her shirt.[16]
  • It has been said that she has the best eyesight in Juice=Juice.[17]
  • When the Juice=Juice members were told about their Romance no Tochuu success, Uemura was smiling while the other members were crying.
  • She does not like melons, despite it being her image fruit.
  • Uemura and Oda Sakura used to go out to eat ramen together with Hamaura Ayano when they were all Kenshuusei.
  • She ranked 3rd most stylish idol by high school girls in a 2014 women's magazine. [1]
  • She is allergic to cats.[18]
  • People often say she’s an airhead, but among the members of Juice=Juice there’s a suspicion that she’s not an airhead, but is actually just careless.
  • It has been said that she resembles her mother. 
  • After her relationship with somebody reaches a certain depth, she doesn’t like using “~chan” and she'll give strange nicknames.
  • She has the same last name as Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Uemura Hasumi.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles

Preceded by

Youngest member of Juice=Juice
Febuary 3, 2013 – June 26, 2017

Succeeded by
Yanagawa Nanami

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Photo of Miwa and Uemura, 2011
  2. "ダンスレッスン♪" (in Japanese). Nishikawa Yukimi Official Blog. 2011-10-17.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20120623200824/http://www.helloproject.com/namatamagoshow20120331/profile/14.html
  4. "植村 あかり(ウエムラ アカリ)" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
  5. "ハロプロ研修生内、新ユニット結成のお知らせ。" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013-02-03.
  6. "ハロー!プロジェクト20周年記念「ファミハロ!PHOTOBOOK」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-27.
  7. "堀内孝雄『みんな少年だった』(Takao Horiuchi [Everyone was once a boy.])(MV)" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT Channel (via YouTube). 2018-08-16.
  8. "植村あかり(Juice=Juice)サード写真集「AKARI Ⅲ」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-11-27.
  9. https://twitter.com/dcfactory_inc/status/1139141616835420160
  10. https://www.instagram.com/p/BypkLtaHdq6/
  11. "MBSラジオ「アキナの週刊ヤングフライデー」​Juice=Juice植村あかりレギュラー出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-09-30.
  12. "今日… 植村あかり" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-03-08.
  13. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-21. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  14. Uemura Akari. "うえむ様 高木紗友希" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2014-02-10.
  15. Juice=Juice Ameba Blog
  16. Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/5QbEUQM.jpg
  17. "Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A (11/4/2013)". Hello!Online. 2013.11.04.
  18. "くぅーANDみぃー… 植村あかり". Official Ameba Blog. 2014.04.10.

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