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Former Morning Musume member Yoshizawa Hitomi is five months pregnant

2068740_201603190171459001458370351cFormer Morning Musume members and current Hello! Project members attended the opening ceremony at the convention center, Pacific Yokohama for the opening ceremony of “SATOYAMA & SATOUMI e Ikou 2016“.

A large number of fans gave their blessing to Yoshizawa (30) in which she gave a big smile and thank you.

Yoshizawa told the media that she hasn’t experienced any morning sickness that day and that the day before yesterday, she felt the first movement of the baby.

Yoshizawa said she is unaware of the baby’s gender at this time.

Former Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko is five months pregnant

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Former Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko (41) announced on her blog that she is five months pregnant.   Currently, Yuko has a daughter.  Yuko did not reveal the sex of the child.  But she did say that she is going to focus on taking care of her health for the birth of her child.

Click here to read Yuko’s blog

Morning Musume and AKB48 choreographer Natsu Mayumi chooses her #1 idol that she worked with

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With a new business book coming out from Morning Musume and AKB48 choreographer Natsu Mayumi, it was revealed by Natsu of who her favorite idol to work with was.

Natsu explained that the idol that showed great promise was Goto Maki.  Saying that Goto was born with “natural ability”.

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As for Goto Maki, the former Morning Musume returned to television after two and half years of being retired from the industry to join her fellow Morning Musume members from the past for a special TV appearance.

AKB48 performs Morning Musume’s “Love Machine” on UTAGE

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On the TV show UTAGE, AKB48 and even Nogizaka46 had their opportunities to sing Morning Musume hit songs.

Here is AKB48 performing “Love Machine”

and Nogizaka46 performing “Love Revolution 21”

Of course, many AKB48 members are big fans of Morning Musume and the side groups… Here is an older video of members performing Mini Moni’s “Jankenpyon”:

and Haruna Kojima and Yukirin performing Morning Musume’s “KOI ING”:

Also, Haruna Kojima and Yuko Oshima performing GAM’s “Melodies”:

Morning Musume NHK Special

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On April 28 and the 29th, the four-hour NHK BS Premium Morning Musume 55 Special! will air on NHK.

Featuring performances of all 55 songs from Morning Musume as performed on “Pop Jam” and “Music Japan”, the special will feature interviews and behind-the-scenes with Morning Musume and producer Tsunku.

Former Morning Musume Ichii Sayaka applying for AKB48 – Over 30 Campaign

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Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka (30) has announced on her blog that she will apply for the AKB48 over 30 limited campaign.  Also applying is comedian and Acchan impersonator Kintaro (32).

Tsunku diagnosed with laryngeal cancer

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Tsunku (45), the vocalist of the rock band Sharan Q and producer of Morning Musume was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer back in February.

The singer has been focusing on treatment and fortunately the cancer was discovered early.

It was reported that something was wrong with Tsunku’s left vocal cord in the past 7-8 years and that he was unable to do a falsetto.

Around October, his voice started to change and examination of his larynx found cancer cells.