Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Yajima Maimi in Hawaii”

The ℃-ute YouTube channel has uploaded a video titled “Yajima Maimi in Hawaii ~Watashi ga Honki wo Dasu Yoru~”. The video, filmed when ℃-ute was in Hawaii November of last year, starts with Maimi standing outside the same steakhouse ℃-ute visited when they went to Hawaii in 2012. Maimi tells the story of how she ended up eating 3/4lbs of steak by herself without realizing the other members were sharing, and so now she wants to try eating an entire pound of steak. Once the steaks are grilled (medium), Maimi gets her pound of steak, worcester sauce, rice, and a plate of some of her other favorite things and goes to work. Make sure to watch the video to see if she can complete the challenge!

In a final comment at the end of the video, Maimi writes that she gained 2kg as a result of the challenge, which was difficult to lose.

Blog update: “Outer spaceΣ(・□・;)”

Maimi appears on live TV and goes to see an Academy Award nominated film in her January 16th update “Outer spaceΣ(・□・;)“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Announcement”

Maimi stops by for a quick announcement in her January 16th update “Announcement“. Full translation below.

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“Hello! Station” #50

The 50th edition of the YouTube program “Hello! Station” has been uploaded to the Hello! Station channel, and this episode features a hair arrangement segment by none other than Maimi, which starts at the 40:37 mark. Also of interest to Maimi fans is ℃-ute’s performance of “Kiss Me Aishiteru” from the Countdown Live at 32:55.

Blog update: “Snugly person U ・x・U”

Maimi is thankful for the relatively warm winter, as is one of her pet dogs, in her January 15th update “Snugly person U ・x・U“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Congratulations, Nacky”

Maimi enjoys some novel release events and congratulates the new adult Nacky in her January 14th update “Congratulations, Nacky“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Coming of Age Day(T_T)”

Maimi puts on a performance in Hiroshima with the rest of the Hello! Project members and congratulates all the new adults in her January 13th update “Coming of Age Day(T_T)“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Nagoya→Hiroshima\(^o^)/”

Maimi enjoys release commemoration events with fans in Nagoya before heading to Hiroshima for Hello! concerts in her January 12th update “Nagoya→Hiroshima\(^o^)/“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Sleepyhead…(  ̄Д ̄)ノ”

Maimi has to rush to get ready after sleeping in in her January 11th update “Sleepyhead…(  ̄Д ̄)ノ“. Full translation below.

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“I My Me” navigator message for 1/10

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s navigator message for the week of January 10th, 2014 from the “℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My Me Maimi~” website:

It’s almost Coming of Age Day!!
From ℃-ute, Nakajima Saki-chan will be a new adult!!
Well, she is born early in the year like me, so she’ll still be a minor when she attends the coming of age ceremony!!

Not just Nacky, but Suzuki Airi-chan and Okai Chisato-chan will also turn 20 this year,
and one after another the ℃-ute members are turning 20-years-old.
℃-ute’s average age will become 20!! It feels strange!
…Or perhaps I should say, it makes me really feel that time passes fast…

No matter where I went,
people were surprised and said “How small~!” and “How young~!!”…
Now I’m in the position of saying those things (lol)

But, but, having the amount of friends in the group entering their 20s makes me happy personally (lol)

I don’t know if Hagiwara Mai-chan, the only remaining teenager, feels a little sad,
or if she thinks “Hehe♪ Only Mai’s young!!”,
but I want the adult ℃-ute to improve in 2014,
and since Mai-chan will be turning 18,
I want ℃-ute to have a countdown concert some day too!

Blog update: “Cut(o^^o)”

Maimi cuts out some time for a salon visit during a busy day in her January 10th update “Cut(o^^o)“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Motsu motsu(= ´∀`)人( ´∀`=)”

Maimi spends her day at a shoot and goes out with her mom in her January 9th update “Motsu motsu(= ´∀`)人( ´∀`=)“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Dreams(。-_- 。)”

Maimi is visited in her dreams by other members of Hello! Project in her January 8th update “Dreams(。-_- 。)“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “It’s a long post m(._.)m”

Maimi bids Nakano Sunplaza farewell for now, wishes Morning Musume ’14’s Ayumin a happy birthday, and shares her thoughts on a former co-star in her January 7th update “It’s a long postm(._.)m“. Full translation below.

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Digital Books Plus, blog appearances

▪Maimi is featured on the Hello! Project Digital Books Plus site for the month of January. This installment, which was originally available May 2012, features images from the “Tabioto” photobook shoot.

▪Maimi’s fellow ℃-ute member Airi Suzuki shared this 2-shot of “YajiSuzu” in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.