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Yanagawa Nanami (梁川奈々美) is a former Japanese idol as a member of Juice=Juice and Country Girls under Hello! Project.

She initially joined Hello! Project as an Hello Pro Kenshuusei on April 1, 2015 and was formally introduced on May 4, 2015. She was introduced as a Country Girls member on November 5, 2015 alongside Funaki Musubu. She joined Juice=Juice as a new member on June 26, 2017 after Country Girls ceased regular activities.

She graduated from Hello! Project and retired from entertainment on March 11, 2019 to focus on entering university.[1][2]


Yanagawa Nanami, August 2018

Yanagawa Nanami, August 2018

Yanagawa Nanami, April 2018

Yanagawa Nanami, August 2017

Yanagawa Nanami, February 2017

Yanagawa Nanami, September 2016

Yanagawa Nanami, March 2016

Yanagawa Nanami, December 2015

Yanagawa Nanami, April 2015

Early Life[]

Yanagawa was born on January 6, 2002 in Kanagawa, Japan.


In mid-2014, she participated in Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, but failed.[3]


In early 2015, Yanagawa auditioned for Hello Pro Kenshuusei after failing a Morning Musume audition and successfully passed. She officially joined the trainee program on April 1, 2015 and was officially announced as a member on April 27 alongside Ono MizuhoNakano RionMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara Momona and Okamoto Honoka.[4] She was formally introduced and participated in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4, where she performed "Romance no Tochuu".

On November 5, a surprise announcement was made at Country Girls' first anniversary event that Yanagawa would be joining the group along with Funaki Musubu.[5] She concluded her trainee activities in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.


On March 9, Yanagawa debuted alongside Funaki Musubu in Country Girls's 3rd single, "Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~".

On May 3, Yanagawa began the monthly radio show Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi for the Hello! Project Mobile service along with promotion manager Kudo Haruka and fellow promotion staff members Ogata Haruna and Nonaka Miki.[6]


On January 12, Yanagawa celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Country Girls Yanagawa Nanami Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at Mt.RAINIER HALL.

On June 9, it was announced that Country Girls would be ceasing regular activities and that three of the members, including Yanagawa, would be transferring to other Hello! Project groups for their main activities as concurrent members.[7][8] On June 26, through a special episode of Hello! Project Station, it was announced that she would be joining Juice=Juice as a new member along with Dambara Ruru from Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[9] They began performing with the group in the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour[10][11] and Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 ~Seven Horizon~.[12]


On January 10, Yanagawa celebrated her 16th birthday at fanclub event titled Juice=Juice / Country Girls Yanagawa Nanami Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.

On June 9, she released her first solo photobook, titled Yanaming.

On November 2, Yanagawa announced that she would be graduating from Juice=Juice, Country Girls and Hello! Project in March 2019 to further her education.[1]

Statement from Yanagawa Namami[1][13]
I, Yanagawa Nanami

in March of next year,
Will graduate from Country Girls, Juice=Juice
and Hello! Project.

On 11/5 it will have been 3 years since I joined Hello! Project as a member of Country Girls.

These 3 years
have been the deepest of all those I’ve lived in my 16 years so far,
and each day left me with a satisfaction that can’t be replaced.

Last summer,
in a new organization of Hello! Project,
I started doing activities with Juice=Juice,
and being active in both groups I gained a lot of vital experience.

During that, this past year
I’ve been thinking more and more of my own future and my current activities.

Being an idol has been a dream of mine since I was little.

Although it’s a miracle just that my dream came to be,
I’m really full of feelings of gratitude
that I’ve been able to meet
and be supported by my wonderful senpai,
and strong-hearted colleagues.

Especially because of that, I’ve thought lots and lots
about this decision
but the result of me reflecting on it myself again
was the feeling that it’s necessary for me to part from being「Idol」
and grow as「Yanagawa Nanami」.

First of all
for the next year
I want to properly prepare for advancing in my education,
find my own dreams, and head forward to a new goal.

I’m sorry for surprising you
with the sudden announcement.

Though my time as an idol is limited,
I want to make it precious while taking it all in.

And more than anything,
I want to repay the kindness
of everyone I love.

For that sake as well
I’ll do my very best
until next spring.

From now on
please continue to support Hello! Project, Country Girls, Juice=Juice
and Yanagawa Nanami.

Country Girls / Juice=Juice Yanagawa Nanami


On January 8, Yanagawa celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice / Country Girls Yanagawa Nanami Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.

On February 22, Yanagawa released her second and last solo photobook as an idol, titled unbalance.[14]

On February 26, she and Funaki Musubu held a fanclub event titled Country Girls Yanagawa Nanami & Funaki Musubu FC Event 2019 ~Nametenai zo!~, which was also her last.

On February 27, she released her first and only solo image Blu-ray, Watashi no Ashioto.

On March 11, Yanagawa graduated from Hello! Project in the Juice=Juice & Country Girls LIVE ~Yanagawa Nanami Sotsugyou Special~ at Zepp Tokyo.[15] She subsequently retired from the entertainment industry to solely focus on entering university.[2]

Personal Life[]

She has a younger brother.[16]

When Yanagawa joined Country Girls in November 2015, she was a first year middle school student. On March 9, 2017, she announced that she had graduated from middle school.[17]

The following list are notable friendships Yanagawa Nanami has acquired:

Her mother decided on the name Nanami because it sounded cute. She was originally only going to be named "Nana", but because both her mother and grandmother had "mi" at the end of their names, it was changed to "Nanami".[19]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Yanagawa Nanami:

  • Yanamin (やなみん): Official nickname. Most commonly used by members and fans.
  • Naa-chan (なーちゃん): Official nickname, first used by former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Nakano Rion.
  • Yana-chan (やなちゃん): Used by her fellow Juice=Juice members.[20]


  • Specialty: That I can play the alto sax♪
  • Hobbies: Reading, computer, collecting cute things
  • Favorite Music Genre: Jazz, J-pop
  • Favorite Sport: Vaulting horse
  • Motto: "Kokorozashi wa ha ni tsutsumu" (志は葉に包む; Also with few minds, I am kind)
  • Favorite Food: Cherries, cheese
  • Least Favorite Food: Green onion
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Charm Points: Pale skin and smile
  • Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Ai no Gundan", "Shabadaba Doo~"
  • Looks Up To: Michishige Sayumi, Miyamoto Karin[21]

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Yanagawa Nanami/Discography

    Solo Image Blu-rays[]

    Solo DVDs[]

    Other Blu-rays[]

    Fanclub DVDs[]


    Main article: Yanagawa Nanami/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]

    Group Photobooks[]



    TV Program[]

    • [2015-2019] The Girls Live
    • [2017-2018] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (regular)



    • [2015] Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Kenshuuchuu!! (カントリー・ガールズの只今ラジオ研修中‼)
    • [2015–2019] Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Housouchuu!! (カントリー・ガールズの只今ラジオ放送中!!)
    • [2016–2019] Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi (ハロ!モバ宣伝会議) (Hello! Project Mobile exclusive)


    • She can treat anything as having a bright side.
    • She's too quick to say what she's thinking.
    • Michishige Sayumi is who led her to aim to become a Hello! Project idol.
    • Her future dream is to be an idol known as Hello! Project's "ace".
    • She feels a sense of accomplishment every time she improves.
    • She also wants to develop her own character and bring that out more.
    • She started playing saxophone when she was invited to join band by one of her seniors at school.
    • Her audition number for the Morning Musume '14 (Golden) Audition! was #311.
    • She sang C-ute's "Love take it all" for her audition.
    • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Funaki Musubu, and she wanted to debut with her. In Fall 2015 the two debuted in Country Girls together, fulfilling this wish.
    • She is the first of her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation to debut.
    • She said her goal for 2018 is to release a photobook. She ended up completing this goal with the release of Yanaming in June 2018.
    • Her mother likes singing Hello! Project songs.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Uemura Akari
    Youngest member of Juice=Juice
    June 26, 2017 – March 11, 2019
    Succeeded by
    Dambara Ruru


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "梁川奈々美 卒業に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-11-02.
    2. 2.0 2.1 "カンガル&J=Jの梁川奈々美、笑顔で卒業「一生分の夢と笑顔と希望と愛をいただいた」" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2019-03-12.
    3. "話題のカントリー・ガールズ新メンバー本当の実力" (in Japanese). Dwango.jp news. 2015-11-15.
    4. "ハロプロ研修生 新メンバー加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-04-27.
    5. "カントリー・ガールズ 新メンバー加入決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-11-05.
    6. Kudo Haruka. "道! 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2016-05-03.
    7. "カントリー・ガールズの今後の活動について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-10.
    8. "[EN] Concerning the future activities of Country Girls." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-06-10.
    9. "ハロ!ステ号外 ~ハロー!プロジェクト2017新体制決定スペシャル~" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-06-26.
    10. "ハロー!プロジェクト 新体制について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-26.
    11. "[EN] Concerning the new organization in Hello! Project." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-06-26.
    12. Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.リハ 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-07-11.
    13. "Information" (in English). blog!project. 2018-11-03.
    14. "梁川奈々美(Juice=Juice/カントリー・ガールズ)セカンド写真集「unbalance」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-01-06.
    15. "Juice=Juice&カントリー・ガールズ、東西で梁川奈々美ラストライブ" (in Japanese). natalie. 2018-12-11.
    16. Yanagawa Nanami. "まさかの御指名( °_° )♡梁川奈々美" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2016-12-17.
    17. Yanagawa Nanami. "さみしうれし。♡梁川奈々美" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2017-03-09.
    18. "[‪https://ameblo.jp/countrygirls/entry-12443611683.html‬ やなふな最高 梁川奈々美]" (in Japanese). Country Girls Official Blog. 2019-03-01.
    19. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-11. (Translation by Ro-kun)
    20. Miyazaki Yuka. "桃 宮崎由加" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-06-30.
      Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.リハ 金澤朋子 (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-07-11.
      Takagi Sayuki. "初めて7人で。 高木紗友希" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-07-03.
      Miyamoto Karin. "やなちゃん☆宮本佳林" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Offical Blog. 2017-07-12.
    21. 21.0 21.1 BOMB! Magazine, June 2015 Issue. Date Published: 2015-05-09.

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