Ayaka Nishiwaki

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Ayaka Nishiwaki
西脇 綾香
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Nishiwaki (center) at the 2014 KKBOX Music Awards
Background information
Also known as A~chan
Born (1989-02-15) 15 February 1989 (age 26)
Origin Hiroshima, Japan
Genres J-Pop, Electropop
Occupation(s) Singer, Dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Universal J
Associated acts Perfume, Sayaka Nishiwaki
Website Perfume Official Website

Ayaka Nishiwaki (西脇 綾香 Nishiwaki Ayaka?), nicknamed A~chan (あ~ちゃん?), is a Japanese singer and dancer. She is known as one of the members of the Japanese electropop group Perfume.[1]


Nishiwaki was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, where she attended Hiroshima Actors School with friends and current Perfume members Yuka Kashino and Ayano Ōmoto.

She formed Perfume in 2001 with Kashino and former member Yūka Kawashima, who left shortly after to focus on her schoolwork. After discussing the issue with her mother, who believed that a three-piece group had more stage presence than a duo, Nishiwaki asked Ōmoto to join the group.[2]

Her younger sister Sayaka is a member of the group "9nine".[2]


  1. ^ "Perfume Profile - TJC Artists".  Tokuma Japan Communications. Retrieved on 11 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b Flash magazine: "33 Shocking Legends of Perfume!". Retrieved on 5 September 2008.

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