Monthly Archives: October 2011

Maimi Sightings for 10/25

The STAFFdesu Twitter account tweeted that Maimi recorded an appearance for the band Kimaguren’s radio show, which will air on 11/17.

Maimi also appeared on Morning Musume leader Niigaki Risa‘s “Risa’s NightHouse” radio program again, and a 2-shot of the girls and a bi-lingual recap were added to the program’s blog.

Blog update: “Yuuka-chan”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/25 blog update, titled “Yuuka-chan“:

It’s Maimi

Earlier, my pet dog Cologne was sleeping really cutely

She was sleeping soundly and peacefully on my mom’s bed…

When I looked closer, she was sticking her tongue out,

and “Whoa What This cuteness~(ToT)” I thought,

and forgetting to take a picture, I said “Cologne~” and rubbed her a bunch

She looked at me with a really irritated face(・・;)

I’m sorry I woke you up, Cologne…

Well, changing the subject,

today there was an important announcement…

My colleague in Hello! Project, Maeda Yuuka-chan, will graduate from S/mileage and Hello! Project at the end of the year.

When I heard this, I couldn’t hide my surprise,

and I think it took courage and a considerably strong will to put an end to 7 years of activity.

Certainly she worried about it a lot, I think.

Graduations are really sad,

but you only live one life, so…
you don’t want to have any regrets!!

I read Yuuka-chan’s blog, and I felt that she received a lot of affection from various people in her activities up to now, and everyday was filled with gratitude.

That Yuuka-chan can graduate with that feeling, I think it’s something really wonderful.

So, I hope everyone supports Yuuka-chan’s future from here with a lot of affection too.

I’ll support her with all my power also!!

And then, from here on, S/mileage too!!

I want to combine power with everyone and push on.

It’s about 2 months until Yuuka-chan graduates,
so I want her to create a lot more memories!!

I think Yuuka-chan will treasure the memories she’s made so far for the rest of her life…

All the best in your future, Yuuka-chan!!

Maimi Sightings for 10/24

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi ended the Yajisuzu drought and posted a couple of 2-shots with Maimi in her entry on the official ℃-ute blog titled “Agepoyo (Airi)“.

Full translations of the other members’ entries can be found at blog!project.

Blog update: “(*^^*)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/24 blog update, titled “(*^^*)“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

Though it was quick, the Osaka performances of the joint tour with Berryz Koubou are over

Everyone who came, everyone who cheered for us, thank you very much

Concerts are fun, as expected

Yesterday, we were given this as a treat

(1) Doesn’t it look delicious

It’s a crispy caramelized baumkuchen that’s really popular in Osaka

The instant that “We got a treat” was reported, everyone shouted “Yes” with great joy(*^^*)

During that, the first girl who came out of the dressing room while running with little steps was…

Berryz Koubou’s Shimizu Saki-chan

That sight was really, really cute

And then, during lunch… this also happened

From next to me I heard

“Ah…( ̄▽ ̄;)”

…and when I turned around,

Tokunaga Chinami-chan’s chopsticks were in a sad state…

(2) I’ve failed at breaking my chopsticks like that sometimes too…(^o^;)

And then, today I also have some announcements


℃-ute’s photobook will go on sale on 12/7

The photoshoot was in Chiba this time,
and it was really, really fun

Though the earlier ℃-ute photobook,
“Aloharo!”, was also like that,

we frolicked a lot, we laughed a lot, and I think a lot of ℃-uteness comes out

You can see a lot of the real ℃-ute,

so definitely, definitely check it out please, everyone

In addition, ℃-ute also appears in the magazine “JUNON”,
which went on sale the day before yesterday

Furthermore, to my joy, we will appear again in next month’s edition too

By the way, next month’s edition goes on sale 11/22

Definitely check out this month’s and next month’s edition please

That said, this entry became long, but I will tanobaru today

(3) Last is a picture with Sugaya Risako-chan (Berryz Koubou) from during the goods photoshoot for the current tour

Until tomorrow~

Blog update: “Perfect explosion!!”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/23 blog update, titled “Perfect explosion“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

the joint tour with Berryz Koubou started

It was a really, really hot concert

The climactic last-spurt songs… were certainly a perfect explosion\(^o^)/

My sweat after the performance was really amazing

This is the second joint concert with Berryz Koubou,

and making eye contact and being involved with the Berryz Koubou members is really fun

The amount of my sweat was more than ever, and every time people saw it, they made this→ (゜ロ゜) face

Haha…( ̄▽ ̄;) Well, it can’t be helped…

A lot of people came to the venue to hang out, and I wonder if everyone else also had fun…

For coming in the rain, thank you so much

I think there’s certainly people who couldn’t come too,

but come and meet us someday please

We will work even harder too, so that we can go to places where we haven’t been able to go to yet

Alright Today I’ll tanobaru

I will go and meet a lot of smiles


Today’s pictures are

(1) a sweat-drenched picture from after the performance

(2) a picture with Berryz Koubou’s captain, Shimizu Saki-chan

Maimi Sightings for 10/22

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi shared a 3-shot with her, Maimi, and Nacky in her update on the official blog titled “Opening Day. (Airi)“.

Then, Nacky posted another version of the same picture in an entry on her solo Ameba blog.

And lastly, Berryz Koubou’s captain Shimizu Saki uploaded a Berikyuu group shot on her official blog and reminded readers to watch their appearance on “Gekkan Melodix” later that night.

Full translation of the other members’ entries can be found at blog!project.

Blog update: “Let’s go Osaka!!”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/22 blog update, titled “Let’s go Osaka“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

It starts at last~(>_<)

The Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute collaboration concert tour 2011 autumn ~Berikyuu Island~

The curtains open at today’s Osaka performances

I’m nervous

It’s been about 3 years since we last had a joint tour with Berryz Koubou

The rehearsals progressed while we taught each other all of the songs

It’s nice being able to freely ask my companions anything I felt again

Those of us who were originally in Hello! Project Kids used to rehearse together like this

until we were split into Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute~…

I thought…

When 12 people were in the studio where just ℃-ute always rehearses, it looked small

Every day of the rehearsal was really fun

In addition, both Berryz Koubou’s and ℃-ute’s fans will be coming to the live this time…

There’s a different kind of fun than in the solo concerts I think,

and at any rate, if we can share that fun with everyone, it’s the best I feel

Alright Though I’m really, really nervous, I will have fun with everyone with all of my might

……or rather, it rained really hard

Though there were some comments in yesterday’s blog that said
“It’s raining in Osaka~“,

I wonder if it’ll rain today too

By the way, it was pouring rain in Tokyo

Right(;`・∀・) It’s the weather as usual

I’ll tanobaru today

Maimi Sightings for 10/21

The official ℃-ute Facebook page uploaded a group shot of the members from the filming for the DVD “℃-ute Days”.

In addition, Mano Erina’s manager Manetty mentioned Maimi several times on her Twitter today, writing “Yajimano now(●´ϖ`●)”, “Yajii, hurry up and turn 20!”, and “Yajimano talk about hanging out, but their schedules never match up… something must change!”

Blog update: “Thanks♥”

Here’s the translation of Maimi’s 10/21 blog update, titled “Thanks“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

Last night, I received texts from two of my close friends…

Though the contents were completely different, they came at the same time…

One of the girls said “I made this
and sent me a text with a picture

She edited and pasted pictures and purikura we took together, and added cute decorations(T-T)

Yaji is happy~

And then, the other girl said
“I want to go to your concert~(>_<)“…

Right The joint concert with Berryz Koubou starts tomorrow

My close friend has come and watched earlier concerts countless times…
I’m really happy

Thanks always, you two

Somehow I get lots and lots of spirit from texts like that too

Ah That’s right
Speaking of happiness,
earlier we filmed the “℃-ute days” DVD

I had feelings like
“Everyone, I’m sorry

and feelings like
“Everyone, thank you“…

At any rate, I felt ℃-ute’s bond all day

When it goes on sale, definitely watch it please

Well then, today I will tanobaru

Today’s picture is from that filming
(1) Together with Mai

(2) I’m grateful ℃-ute

Blog update: “Niigaki-san♥”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/20 blog update, titled “Niigaki-san“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

Today is
Morning Musume’s Niigaki Risa-san’s birthday

I appeared earlier on Niigaki-san’s radio show, and we talked a lot

Niigaki-san is a kind senior who often watches over and cares about everyone

When she calls out to me
“How’ve you been lately
I’m really happy

That Niigaki-san…

I hope you’ll have a lot of happiness this year

Niigaki-san, again, happy birthday

Changing the subject, the day after tomorrow
the joint tour with Berryz Koubou finally opens

In the meeting hall today, we had a the final rehearsal

When practicing on the actual set,
there are parts that we couldn’t do until now,

and we made the final adjustments

I think there’s a lot of things at the joint tour that can’t normally be seen,

so I hope a lot of people come and watch

Everyone, if you have free time, definitely come and meet us please

Ah That’s right

On the bus today, Berryz Koubou’s Tsugunaga Momoko-chan and Tokunaga Chinami-chan played a word-chain game and magical banana (lol)

In addition, they were doing it in the distance between the front and back seats of the bus…

Their dialogue was flying about over everyone’s heads (lol)

And then, the two of them immediately said
“I’m tired of this Let’s stop(・o・)ノ”

… f(^_^; Hey hey… They’re really free

Yajima had fun while watching those two’s dialogue

Though I wrote “Niigaki-san’s birthday
the day has changed…m(__)m

Everyone, I’m sorry about the late update

Let’s have a wonderful day tomorrow? today?

Good night


I’ve attached some pictures from earlier

(1) The birthday girl Niigaki-san, and then Chinami and me

(2) A 2-shot with Chinami

Berikyuu news for 10/19: “Berikyuu Island”, “Yume☆Collaboration” goods

■ The goods list for Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute’s joint tour “Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Collaboration Tour 2011 Fall ~Berikyuu Island~” has been added to the official Hello! Project website. Featured in the goods are the usual assortment of DVD magazines, microfiber towels, and photosets, among other items.

■ The goods list for the ℃-ute fanclub events “℃-fest 2011 Fall ~℃-nacchau no yo: Yume☆Collaboration~” was added to the Hello! Project fanclub website, and includes individual photosets and t-shirts for each of the ℃-ute members.

Maimi Sightings for 10/19

Fellow ℃-ute members Hagiwara Mai and Okai Chisato posted a few group shots from the day’s filming for the DVD “℃-ute Day’s” in their entries on the official ℃-ute blog.

Full translations of the other members entries can be found at blog!project.

Blog update: “I’m sorry”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 10/19 blog update, titled “I’m sorry“:

It’s Maimi

I’m sorry I couldn’t update the blog yesterday

I probably made people worry, but Yajima is doing fine

Yesterday, when I was going to type the blog, I rummaged around in my bag…


*rustle*… *rustle*(・・;)

…… It’s… not here…(ToT)

…I forgot my cellphone…

I did it again


I made a guest appearance with Berryz Koubou’s Tsugunaga Momoko-chan on the late-night NACK5 program, “STROBE NIGHT”

Since it was late-night, I updated about it today


I’m really sorry for not announcing it

Former Melon Kinenbi member Shibata Ayumi-san is the host,

and since the last time I saw Shibata-san was at Melon Kinenbi’s final concert, I was really happy

And then, today I will appear as a guest on the Bunka Housou program, “Tsugunaga Momoko’s Puri Puri Princess”

It starts at 11:30PM, so definitely listen please

At any rate, Momo is amazing (lol)

Our conversation while on the taxi…


Momo “Well Everyone, I will begin the recording~

Momo “Leader (her manager), please decide what we’ll do

Yaji “I’m sorry Leader, Momoko-san is noisy(・o・)ノ”


Yaji “Even though it’s this late, it’s pretty packed, huh(・o・)”

Momo “Look, for sure everyone gathered because Momochi is cute

Yaji “Huh Momo~ Look closer (While pointing at the line of cars in front of us) Everyone is running away

Momo “Wrong Wrong Everyone is going to ambush me Look They’re going on ahead?

When I’m with Momo, I make a lot of retorts

The two of us will talk a lot today too

Well well, I’ll continue to tanobaru in the afternoon

Maimi Sightings for 10/18

The blog for Morning Musume leader Niigaki Risa‘s radio show “Risa’s NightHouse” uploaded a 2-shot of Risa with Maimi from her appearance on the show today. The blog can be read here, and features a recap of the appearance in both Japanese and English.

Maimi also appeared with Berryz Koubou’s Tsugunaga Momoko on former Melon Kinenbi member Shibata Ayumi‘s radio program “STROBE NIGHT” today, and a photo of the three together was uploaded to the program’s blog.

Maimi Sightings for 10/17

Berryz Koubou’s captain Shimizu Saki uploaded a group photo of ℃-ute in her blog entry of the same name, and introduced all of the members and what she calls them (she calls Maimi either “Maimi” or “Mii-tan”).

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki wrote about how the entire group went out for shabu-shabu after the “Zomvideo” event in an entry on her Ameba blog, and told of one of the other members putting kombu (a type of kelp) on Maimi’s rice as a prank.

Full translations of the other members’ entries can be found at blog!project.