Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei on August 17, 2016, and was formally introduced at the Kenshuusei recital on September 4, 2016.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Yokoyama Reina was born February 22, 2001 in Saitama, Japan (22:16).
2016[edit | edit source]
On August 17, it was announced on the Hello! Project website that Yokoyama had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, alongside Kawamura Ayano, Yoshida Marie, Nishida Shiori, Yamazaki Yuhane, Hashisako Rin. She was introduced at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 9gatsu ~SINGING!~ on September 4.
On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Kaga Kaede. She and Kaga had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 12gatsu ~EXCITING!~ on December 23.
2017[edit | edit source]
On February 18, Yokoyama realesed a DVD titled Morning Musume '17 Yokoyama Reina Birthday DVD 2017 to celebrate her 16th birthday.
On March 2, Kaga and Yokoyama began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Reversible Radio. They also began a radio show with the 12th generation members on April 6, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary.
2018[edit | edit source]
On February 22, Yokoyama celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.
On April 21, she announced that she would release her first solo photobook on June 27, titled THIS IS REINA. Then on July 4, she released her first solo image Blu-ray First REINA YOKOYAMA.
On September 23, Yokoyama 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.
On October 15, former Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina released Complex ni Sayounara!, a joint book with four of the shortest current members in Hello! Project: Yokoyama, Morito Chisaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Funaki Musubu who have been named Minis?.
2019[edit | edit source]
On February 22, Yokoyama celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka.
On November 21, Yokoyama held a solo talk event Senya Ichiya The 66th Night ~Morning Musume.'19 Yokoyama Reina~ Talk Event at Hello Shop Akihabara.
On December, Yokoyama presented the Hello! Project Digital Books vol.186 in which some offshot from her first photobook were revealed.
2020[edit | edit source]
On January, Yokoyama presented the Hello! Project Digital Books vol.187 in which some offshot from her first photobook were revealed.
On February 25, Yokoyama celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event at Yamano Hall.
On July 12, she opened up an official Instagram account.
On December 25, it was announced that Fukumura Mizuki and Yokoyama Reina had both come into contact with Iikubo Haruna, who had tested positive for coronavirus a day prior, at a radio program. Fukumura and Yokoyama had both taken an antigen test and a PCR test, and were complying with quarantine measures as they awaited the results.
On December 27, it was announced that Fukumura and Yokoyama had both tested negative for coronavirus, but continued to individually quarantine at home as a precaution. Both of them showed no signs of symptoms, and were in good health. They later announced they would return to activities on December 30 after consulting with the health center.
2021[edit | edit source]
On February 22, Yokoyama celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '21 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event at Zepp Tokyo.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Yokoyama has a younger brother. On June 20, 2018, after the conclusion of Ogata Haruna's graduation concert, it was announced on the official Hello! Project site that a funeral was held earlier that day for Yokoyama's father who had passed away on June 17. He was 55 years old. Yokoyama learned of his passing after the last performance of the Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~ musical in Osaka. She was excused from the "Are you Happy? / A gonna" release event in Hyogo right after the musical (at the time, "poor health" was reported as the reason for her absence) and another release event on June 24.
The following list are notable friendships Yokoyama Reina has acquired:
- Kaga Kaede: She is good friends with her gen-mate Kaga Kaede in Morning Musume.
- Morito Chisaki: She is close friends with Morito Chisaki.
- Haga Akane: She gets along well with Haga Akane in Morning Musume.
- Oda Sakura: She also gets along well with Oda Sakura in Morning Musume.
- Kawamura Ayano: Yokoyama and Kawamura get along well and often hang out together since they joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
Yokoyama's given name, Reina, is said to be taken from the phrase "kirei na houseki" (きれいな宝石; beautiful jewel).
Here is a list of nicknames that are used to refer to Yokoyama Reina:
- Reina (れいな): Her nickname when she was a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member. Used by her fellow 26th generation Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.
- Yokoyan (よこやん): Her official nickname as a Morning Musume member given to her by Kudo Haruka during a LINE LIVE broadcast. Used by most fans.
- Yokoyoko (よこよこ): Given to her by Wada Ayaka. Used by some members and fans.
- Yoko-chan (よこちゃん): Used by Miyamoto Karin.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈)
- Birthdate: February 22, 2001
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 152.7 cm (5 ft 0.1 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Snake
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2016-08-17: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color: Golden Yellow
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, singing
- Specialties: Playing various instruments such as the saxophone, jazz dance
- Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
- Favorite Food: Shougayaki, spring rolls
- Favorite Sports: Dance, soccer
- Charm Points: Her bangs, her eyes, her loud laughing, sneezing, her smile
- Motto: Jikan wo taisetsu ni! (時間を大切に！; Time is important!)
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Osu! Kobushi Tamashii," "The Vision", "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa", "Souda! We're ALIVE"
- Looks Up To: Oda Sakura, Hirose Ayaka, Michishige Sayumi
Discography[edit | edit source]
Solo Blu-rays[edit | edit source]
- [2017.02.18] Morning Musume '17 Yokoyama Reina Birthday DVD 2017
- [2018.07.04] First REINA YOKOYAMA
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2016–2019] The Girls Live
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2016–] Hello! Project Station
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [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
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2017–2019] Reversible Radio (リバーシブルラジオ) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2017–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'19のモーニングダイアリー)
- [2017–] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
- [2018-] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'19のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Yokoyama Reina
- Gallery:Morning Musume 13th Generation
- List:Yokoyama Reina Discography Featured In
- List:Yokoyama Reina Publications Featured In
- List:Yokoyama Reina Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Yokoyama Reina Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Morning Musume Profile
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog
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