Monthly Archives: January 2013

Blog update: “I’m starving(´・ω・`)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/12 update, titled “I’m starving(´・ω・`)“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

Right now it’s 7:25AM

It's so cold my hands and ears are frozen

A moment ago,
at a bakery,
I bought bread and tapioca milk tea

It’s as delicious as expected~
Tapioca milk tea

I drank it all in the blink of an eye

And then,
today is Mitsui Aika-chan’s birthday

Aika is 20 now too
It’s special

Happy birthday

Aika and I have worked together a lot
on filmings for the TV Tokyo program
“Hello! SATOYAMA Life”,

so I made a lo~t of memories with Aika last year

A picture taken when I went to Yamagata with Aika

Aika fills me with a sense of security
I wonder why~
It’s probably her gentle personality and way of talking~

A woman who can be attentive is wonderful~
Yaji wants to become a woman like Aika too…

Speaking of which, the 14th is Coming of Age day~

Congratulations to everyone who is coming of age

You’ll be able to meet friends you haven’t seen for awhile at the coming-of-age ceremony, won’t you

At any rate, it’s a one-in-a-lifetime thing

I hope everyone makes wonderful memories


Right now it’s 1:32PM

Now then
There are Hello! Project concerts today

Rehearsal finished just now


I’m starving~(*’-‘)

‘Cause Nacky is eating right in front of me (( ̄_|


I’ll go get some food too

Well then, I will go and burst open today

I’m o~ff

Maimi’s profile pictures updated

The profile pages for the ℃-ute members, including Maimi of course, have been updated with new pictures featuring the girls in their outfits for ℃-ute’s upcoming single “Kono Machi”. Maimi’s profile can be seen here.

Blog update: “F… flesh-colored…┓(  ̄∇ ̄;)┏”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/11 update, titled “F… flesh-colored…┓(  ̄∇ ̄;)┏“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

There were an unexpected amount of people who could relate to “level eating”,
which I wrote about in yesterday’s blog,
so I was surprised~(゜o゜)

I thought I was the only person who ate that way~(^^;)

I was really happy people could empathize with me in ways I hadn’t imagined~

Speaking of which, I suddenly just remebered this,

but earlier, during the Hello! Project concerts, Berryz Koubou’s Tsugunaga Momoko and I started talking about our memories

When we were still young, we both participated in the unit “ZYX” (←pronounced “Jikkusu”),

and when we were recording the coupling track for “Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH”,

the director suddenly asked us

“If you were to compare this song to a color, what color would it be“~

At that time…
I answered “Flesh-colored“…(lol)

Though now I’d answer “Purple“…

As our age changes, does our image of songs change too~

It’s interesting

Now then, today I had a photoshoot


I had an interview with “Sports Houchi”


It will go on sale January 14th, so please be sure to check it out

Today are the Hello! Project concerts

I’m sure there are people who already know,

but there are several members of Hello! Project who have come down with the flu…

I hope everyone becomes well soon…

Everyone, please frequently rinse your mouths and wash your hands so that you stay healthy

Lastly, a picture taken in the concert dressing room when Airi and I were eating

Well then
I hope I see a lot of wonderful smiles tomorrow…

Good night

Blog update: “Level eating(  ̄ー+ ̄)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/10 update, titled “Level eating(  ̄ー+ ̄)“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

Thank you very much for being concerned with my health

But, I’m already better

It looks like I’ll be able to perform full of energy at the Hello! Project concerts during the weekend

Now then, everyone
How was your day

Yaji had an interview

I had a recording for MUSIC ON! TV “GiRLPOP TV”,
with Mano Erina-chan

It’ll broadcast on February 9th, so please be sure to check it out

Here’s a picture taken with Mano-chan during the Hello! Project concerts


Changing the subject,

recently I’ve noticed one of my own weird hangups

It’s how I eat yogurt…

I must eat yogurt while keeping it level (lol)

For some reason or another, I hate gouging the yogurt…( ̄~ ̄)

When I open the lid,

I scoop the yogurt out by sliding the spoon smoothly over the top

Though when there’s not much yogurt left, I have to angle the spoon, and it’s difficult to continue eating the yogurt levelly (lol)


I wonder if everyone can understand…?(゜-゜)

I’m more incoherent than I was in yesterday’s blog…( ̄∇ ̄;)

But, I’m sure it’ll make sense if you try it( ̄▽ ̄)

“Ah~ This is what Maimi was trying to say( ̄ー ̄)”…

In addition…

Though it’s probably just me, I feel it’s more delicious when it’s eaten levelly…(〃▽〃)

Why is that~
Is it that the deliciousness doesn’t break if you don’t break the shape of the yogurt

I personally think so…( ̄∇ ̄;)

…The amount of people that can relate to this… seems small…(°∇°;)

Earlier on TV, I heard that “R-1” yogurt is good for protecting against the flu

Yaji eats “R-1” yogurt and strawberry yogurt, my favorite kind, almost every day

When I eat this way,
it takes me a really long time to finish (lol)

I eat other things faster than most people, though…

But I’m happy when the time I get to think “Delicious” lasts awhile

Be sure to try the Yajima-style “level eating” at least once

Well then
Thanks to everyone for all their hard work today

Sweet dreams

Good night

Blog update: “zzz…( ̄o ̄)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/9 update, titled “zzz…( ̄o ̄)“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

I rested quietly at home all day today

I feel like I dreamt a lot…

But it feels a little like I wasted the whole day…

I have to get over my cold quickly though

Patience Patience

I want to have a concert~

Like… I feel I’ll recover quicker if I move my body…

Speaking of which
There are people who have the same dream every time they catch a cold

I’m not like that,
but it’s something that made me think “That’s peculiar
when I heard it…

Are there a fair amount of people like that~

I didn’t have a TV in my room when I was little,
so when I was sick was I allowed to sleep in my mom’s room

There was a TV there, and she would play “Totoro” and “Princess Mononoke” for me~

That made me happy, and I felt fortunate even though I had the cold…

It’s nostalgic…

I wonder if it’s because I was sleeping the entire time~
But my mind isn’t working well~

I’m sorry if my sentences are incoherent…

“FINE BOYS” goes on sale tomorrow

I’ll be glad if you check it out

Aaah… I slept so much I can’t sleep anymore

But, I’ll do my best to sleep again
Good night

Today’s pictures were taken during the Hello! Project concerts



Maimi Sightings for January 8th

Morning Musume and DIY♡ member Iikubo Haruna uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the Morning Musume 10th generation blog today. In her entry, Haruna wrote that she’s been talking to Maimi a lot lately, and described Maimi as always kind and like an older sister. Haruna continued on to say that she really wishes Maimi was her older sister.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Blog update: “After how many years…( ´□`)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/8 update, titled “After how many years…( ´□`)“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

When I went to bed early yesterday,
I ended up waking up naturally in the middle of the night~

I thought “It’s morning~(/0 ̄)”,
but was surprised to find out it was only 1:30AM

From there, I couldn’t fall asleep…

I thought “I’ll just close my eyes“, and when I did, I fell asleep before I knew it

Thanks to that, I felt as good as can be when I woke up this morning

My body was probably saying “I don’t want to sleep anymore“…

And then, work finished smoothly today too

I can’t talk about what kind of photoshoot I had yet, but I’ll tell you about it when I am able to

Yaji has a cold for the first time in several years

Symptoms appeared as soon as the five days of the Hello! Project concert were finished,

and since I had yesterday off, I got a lot of rest and went to the hospital


I wonder if I woke up when I did because I slept too much

My fever was really high this morning,

so I was scared “Is it the flu“,

but when I went to the hospital before work,

I was told I had a common cold(´ー`)=3

But even though I had a fever, I was as cheerful and ate as much as usual…
I surprised a lot of people

In addition, my fever went down when my job was finished,

so I’m surprised at my own resilience

Though I think that, maybe it’s not that I don’t catch colds, but that I don’t notice when I have a mere cold…( ̄∇ ̄;)lol

I’m a person who doesn’t know what a headache feels like( ̄▽ ̄)v

I need to recover quickly

Everyone, the cold is spreading, so please be careful

Changing the subject,
I received letters and presents from all the fans at my house today

Thank you very much

I’ll take my time to read them

Well then, Yaji is going to soak in a hot bath

Until tomorrow’s update~


Today’s pictures were taken during the Hello! Project concert

(1) With Nacky

(2) With Airi

(3) With Mano Erina-chan


The magazine “BOMB” goes on sale tomorrow
Everyone, please be sure to check it out

Maimi Sightings for January 7th

Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina shared this 3-shot with the two people who she loves, Maimi and Tsugunaga Momoko, in an update on her official blog. Mano explained that she was expressing her gratitude with her pose, and Maimi and Momo were expressing their sadness that it’s Mano’s final Hello! Project concert tour.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Blog update: “16-sai no Koi Nante~ヽ( ´ー`)ノ”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/7 update, titled “
16-sai no Koi Nante~ヽ( ´ー`)ノ

Good evening
It’s Maimi

Today is Morning Musume’s Ishida Ayumi-chan’s 16th birthday…

16, huh~

It was almost 5 years ago when I was 16…

The time I sang “16-sai no Koi Nante” with Abe Natsumi-san is nostalgic…

I remember being surprised

“Eh(゜ロ゜;ノ)ノ Ishida-chan is this petit(゜Д゜)”

the first time I took a picture with her

Until then, I didn’t have the image of Ishida-chan being petit at all…

It’s the same now

For some reason, Ishida-chan looks bigger when she’s standing on stage…

It’s an amazing thing that she can do that

Here’s a picture taken with Ishida-chan earlier…

Huh… I feel like I’ve uploaded this one before

Happy birthday
Have a wonderful year

And then, recently I’ve started to love milk tea

Until now, I hadn’t drank milk tea without tapioca in it…

But during the Hello! Project concerts…

When I suddenly thought “Ah Speaking of which, though it doesn’t have tapioca in it… I’ll try drinking milk tea“,

and drank it…

It was extremely delicious(^▽^)

Though, when I drank it in the past,
I thought “No good…(x_x;)”…

I wonder why I couldn’t understand its deliciousness…

From the 2nd, the day the concerts started, until yesterday, I drank milk tea every day

Ah… Speaking of which, I haven’t drank any today…(-“-;)

A 2shot with the milk tea (lol)
But…… you can’t tell that it’s milk tea, can you

Lastly, a picture with everyone in ℃-ute…


Well then…
Tomorrow I have a job that I’m a little nervous about…

I have to do my best so that it’ll become something wonderful

To be ready for tomorrow, I’ll go to bed early today

Good night

Maimi Sightings for January 6th

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Morning Musume O.G. member and Maimi’s “16-sai no Koi Nante” duet partner Abe Natsumi shared these 2-shots she took with Maimi when she appeared at the current Hello! Project concerts in an update on her blog. In her posting, Natsumi reminisces about their duet and how at the time she said a lot of strict things to “Yajiman”, but that they were good memories.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Blog update: “5 days(* ^.^*)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/6 blog update, titled “5 days(* ^.^*)“:

Good evening
It’s Maimi

The string of Hello! Project concerts that began on the 2nd have ended,

and we don’t have another until Saturday of next week

In the current Hello! Project concerts,
seniors who have graduated from Hello! Project

appear as surprise guests,

and it started with Satoda Mai-san on the opening day,

then Iida Kaori-san and Yasuda Kei-san,

then Ogawa Makoto-san,

then Takahashi Ai-san,

then Abe Natsumi-san…

I was able to see my seniors standing on stage up-close for the the first time in awhile, and every day was filled with deep emotions

When I think “There were times we stood on stage together at Hello! Project concerts~…“,

it feels like something amazing

Today, together with Takahashi Ai-san,

we performed High-King’s
“C\C (Cinderella\Complex)”

I was so nervous(〃▽〃)

During the suprise songs where our seniors appear,
something amazing happens in front of the monitor backstage too

Everyone finishes their costume changes quickly, and watches closely while lined-up around the monitor

The sparkling aura of our seniors is really amazing
Their presence is amazing

The collaboration realized as part of Hello! Project’s 15th anniversary…

It’s a really precious experience I’m grateful for

After today’s first performance, I took a picture with Abe Natsumi-san


She was smiling brightly and really wonderful today tooヽ(´ー`)ノ

And then, I’m grateful to everyone who came to the Hello! Project concerts during their New Year’s break

Of course, I think there are a lot of people who wanted to come but couldn’t….

All of those people too, thank you very much for your support

A lot of people from the media have come since New Year’s also…

I’m really grateful to the many people who came

2013 has started for Hello! Project with the support of a lot of people

We’ll have a year full of smiles and love

Well then, lastly I’ll attach pictures that can only be taken during the Hello! Project concerts…

a 3-shot with S/mileage’s Takeuchi Akari-chan
and Morning Musume 11th generation member Oda Sakura-chan

Next, with S/mileage’s Fukuda Kanon-chan…

I’m able to meet members that I don’t usually get a chance to,

to talk with girls I never have before,

and gradually learn various things about the other members

The Hello! Project concerts aren’t done yet, so everyone who has the time, please be sure to come and hang out

I’ll leisurely soak in the tub, and then sleep while warm

Good ni~ght

“Fore Fore ~Forest for Rest~” (Club Ver.)

The “Club Ver.” of the music video for DIY♡’s single “Fore Fore ~Forest for Rest~” has been uploaded to the SATOYAMA Channel on YouTube.

Blog update: “No! Crasher Σ( ゜□゜;)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s 1/5 update, titled “No! CrasherΣ( ゜□゜;)“:

Good morning
It’s Maimi

Yesterday’s Hello! Project concerts were over in the blink of an eye

OUr distance from the fans was really short, so I could see a lo~t of smiles clearly

Everyone who participated
Everyone who cheered for us
Thank you very much

And then, today’s the 4th day of Hello! Project concerts

I’ll enjoy today too~(^-^)v

In the middle of the fun Hello! Project concerts,

something happened that made me feel a little down

My resolution for this year, which I announced during the concert,

is “No! Crasher”……

On the same day I revealed my resolution, I immediately broke it( ̄□ ̄;)!!

When I was carrying a feather fan we use in the concert during rehearsal…


Everyone there was like


And then, when the performance arrived

On top of the desk was


I have to be careful not to break it again from now on…

And then, I finally ate this yesterday in the dressing room


My Cup Noodles

I made it at the “CUP NOODLES MUSEUM”,

where I went for a photoshoot for the magazine “Hello! Channel” earlier

The expiration date is on the 6th,

so I ate it even though it felt like a shame to do so

My own flavor…(´ー`) Hehehe

Everyone also said
“I want to eat it~“,
so I shared it

It was delicious~(〃▽〃)

Now now

Rehearsal just now finished for today~

I want to explode with all my power today too

Lastly, a picture with Momochi (Tsugunaga Momoko-chan) and Mano Erina-chan

Well then, I’m going to prepare for the performance

Bye by~e

Maimi Sightings for January 4th

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Blog update: “Single-minded(^-^;”

Here’s a translation for Maimi’s 1/4 blog update, titled “Single-minded(^-^;“:

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi

Yesterday’s Hello! Project concert was really fun too

Solo members and members from a variety of groups gathered,

a variety of fans gathered too,

so it was really festival-like and fun

Everyone who came
Everyone who cheered for us

Thank you very much

Starting today, the contents of the Hello! Project concert change(・∀・´)

The setlist of the current Hello! Project concert has 2 patterns

Today’s the first performance of the 2nd pattern

We finished rehearsal just now

I will do my best today so that everyone enjoys the concert

And then, Tsunku♂-san’s twin children soothed me again yesterday(lol)

His son loves Mano Erina-chan


when Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan and I went over to him during lunch,

he wouldn’t show us his face

Even though we said “Look over here~\(^^\)”,

he was like “No way” and wouldn’t look at us at all…

But the instant Mano-chan came,

we went “Ah(=°ω°=)”,

and looked over with a bashful smile(゜o゜;)

In addition, even though he will high-five Mano-chan, he won’t high-five anyone else…

When Mano-chan put her hand out while saying “Bye By~e“, he happily ran over,

and “Slap
gave her a high-five,

but when I said “High-fi~ve” and put my hand out

…………((( ̄へ ̄)

He won’t co~~me(Ⅲ´□`)

Then when I said “Ah~… I’m lonely~(・ε・` ) Look, am I going to cry? Waaah(>_<。)"

and pretended to cry,

his sister came out of nowhere,
and "Slap” gave me a high-five


She got me~

…I was consoled…f(^_^;)lol

Michishige-san, who was nearby, said
“She’s a girl who can read the atmosphere, isn’t she…(*^_^*)”…(lol)

At any rate, the son really loves Mano-chan~(*´∀`)

He’s a single-minded child(´ー`)

The daughter isn’t a shy child…

She talks about a variety of things when she comes to the dressing room

“Before, I went on a date with papa, and then……”

Aw, she’s too cute, too cute…

They tug at all of the members’ hearts

They cover the dressing room in a happy mood


I wonder if I’ll meet them today too

Now I think there are a lot of people who start work today,

and it’s a fresh start
Let’s do our best

Alright Well then, I hope everyone has a wonderful day today…


(1) Continuing from yesterday, with Chinami…

(2) With Nacky
It was taken when we were eating yesterday

(3) A picture I took with Oka-chan just now

Today is the first broadcast of the year
for the FM-PORT program
“℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My MeMaimi~”

Please continue to listen this year too