Uemura Akari (植村あかり) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member and leader 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.
Uemura Akari was born on December 30, 1998 in Osaka, Japan.
On March 16, Uemura joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, and her profile was added to the website for the upcoming March show alongside Kosuga Fuyuka. 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.
She then participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition alongside several other members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, but failed.
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.
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 Ai, Ishikawa 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
On December 8, she celebrated her 20th birthday in a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2018 at Yamano Hall.
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.
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.
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.
On July 28, it was announced that Uemura, along with Kawamura Ayano and Ogata Risa, would be featured in Matsubara Takeshi's new single, "Kaze no Bouquet". The single is expected to be released on September 29th.
On November 24, Uemura was announced Juice=Juice's new leader at the Juice=Juice Concert 2021 ~FAMILIA~ Kanazawa Tomoko Final following Kanazawa Tomoko's graduation.
On December 16, she celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at Sunpearl Arakawa.
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.
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.
- Name: Uemura Akari (植村あかり)
- Nicknames: Aarii (あーりー), Akarin (あかりん), Akarinrin (あかりんりん), Uemuu (うえむー)
- Birthday: December 30, 1998
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 164.4 cm (5 ft 4.7 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Capricorn
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Official Kaomoji: ﾘ|｀･_ゝ･)
- Juice=Juice Fruit (Member Color):
- NEXT YOU Color:
- Light Red
- Hello! Project groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Main article: Uemura Akari/Discography
- &YOU (from Koisuru Hello Kitty)
- Main article: Uemura Akari/Publications
- [2014–2019] The Girls Live
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes! 2"
-  Budokan
-  Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara
-  Musical Koisuru Hello Kitty
-  Time Repeat ~Towa ni Kimi wo Omou~
- [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)
- [2021.11.28-] BAKUNAI
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
|Youngest member of Juice=Juice
February 3, 2013 – June 26, 2017
|Leader of Juice=Juice
November 25, 2021 – Present
|Longest serving member of Juice=Juice
November 25, 2021 – Present
|Oldest member of Juice=Juice
May 31, 2022 – Present
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei|
|Hello Pro Kansai|