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  • Kuramochi Asuka reported to be dating rugby player Inagaki Keita

    November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 am

    On November 15, some sports papers reported that former AKB48 member Kuramochi Asuka (30) is dating rugby player Inagaki Keita (29). According to reports, Kuramochi met Inagaki through a mutual acquaintance a few years ago when she picked up a feature on rugby as a newscaster. They started dating this summer.  Kuramochi's agency neither confirmed nor denied the reports, stating, "She is an adult already, so we leave private matters up

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka has announced her graduation from the group.On July 19th, she updated her official blog and announced, "I, Kuramochi Asuka, will graduate from AKB48." Her graduation concert will be held on August 17th.Kuramochi, who was appointed as captain for Team B during the team shuffle in February of last year, explained, "As I have never experienced being a captain before, everyday was fresh and everyday was a learning ex

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka to make her 1st solo appearance in a musical

    March 31, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka will star in theater troupe Mitsuboshi Kitchen's musical 'DREAM'.This will be Kuramochi's first time appearing in a musical by herself. 'DREAM' is a "human dramatic musical" that takes place at a local supermarket in a small town near Tokyo. 'DREAM' will run from June 17 to 21 in Tokyo, then from June 27 to 28 in Osaka. Tickets are available for purchase now via PlayGuide.Take a look at the schedule below![DREAM]Wedne

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka holds a release event for her 1st photo book

    September 15, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    On September 14th, AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka held a release event for her 1st photo book 'Mimitabu'.Kuramochi released this photo book on her birthday, September 11th. "I'm completely satisfied. I never thought I'd release a photo book, which has been a dream of mine, on my birthday," she expressed. Regarding the upcoming '4th Janken Tournament', Kuramochi predicted, "I feel like I will be 2nd place this year. I'm strong during the tournament, b

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka throws the ceremonial first pitch with her father

    May 18, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    On May 18, an interleague game between Tokyo Yakult Swallows and Chiba Lotte Marines was held at the Jingu Stadium, andAKB48 member Kuramochi Asuka threw the ceremonial first pitch together with her father Kuramochi Akira who used to be a professional baseball player. Wearing a uniform with the number "80", Kuramochi stood on the mound with a serious look, and threw the ball toward her father who was holding a mitt. The pitch was veered

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  • Kuramochi Asuka reveals the covers for her solo debut single

    April 23, 2013 @ 3:53 am

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka revealed the covers for her upcoming solo debut single (currently untitled) that is scheduled for release on May 29th. As reported previously, Kuramochi's solo debut single will be released as the prize for winning the "AKB no Gachiuma 2 Revenge", the contest to call theG1 horse race. There will be a regular edition which will come with a DVD that contains the video clip for the title track and its making-of, and

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka to make her solo debut

    April 6, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka will be making her debut with the release of her first single on May 29. This was announced on April 6 during a handshake event at Makuhari Messe. Kuramochi, who became the "2nd Gachiuma Queen" of AKB48's horse race project, appeared at the event dressed as a horse race jockey. Following Kasai Tomomi, she's the 2nd member to make her solo debut as the prize for winning the project. To coincid

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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka throws a dead ball during opening pitch

    July 19, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    French Kiss, sub-unit of popular idol groupAKB48, threw the first pitch for the baseball match between Yokohama DeNA BayStars and Tokyo Yakult Swallows at Yokohama Stadium on July 18th. Kuromochi Asuka is the daughter of Kuromochi Akira, a former pitcher for the Yakult Swallows. It's been close to two years since she last pitched, and Kuromochi threw the ball with all her strength. However, the ball strayed left, bounced once, and hitUc

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi dodges questions on Maeda Atsuko's graduation

    May 19, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    On May 18th, AKB48's Itano Tomomi and popular sub-unit French Kiss attended the release party for Seven and I Group's "Rain Style Collection". When asked questions by the press about her close friend Maeda Atsuko's upcoming graduation, the date for which was just recently confirmed, Itano remained tight-lipped from beginning to end about the topic.Since the AKB48 member was smiling in a strained way and seemed to be troubled by the quest

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  • 5 members of AKB48 to become weather reporters

    April 2, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_230364" align="aligncenter" width="447" caption="Takajo Aki & Kuramochi Asuka"][/caption] On April 2nd, it was reported that AKB48 members Kashiwagi Yuki, Takajo Aki, Kuramochi Asuka, Oya Shizuka, and Sato Natsuki will become weather reporters for the TBS news program, "Hiru Obi!". The show airs every Monday to Friday at 11:00 am, and the members will take turns reporting the weather everyday. Kuramochi commen

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