Asuka Kuramochi

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Asuka Kuramochi
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Asuka Kuramochi at Japan Expo 2009, Paris
Background information
Native name 倉持 明日香
Also known as
  • Mocchii(もっちぃ)
  • Mochiko(もちこ)
Born (1989-09-11) September 11, 1989 (age 28)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active July 2007 - present
Labels Avex (Avex Trax)[1]
King Records
Associated acts AKB48

Asuka Kuramochi (倉持 明日香, Kuramochi Asuka, born September 11, 1989 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a singer, actress, and a former member of the idol group AKB48 under Team K.[2]



  • On May 27, she passed AKB48 first trainee audition (AKB48 第一回研究生(4期生)オーディション).


  • On March 4, it was announced she would become a Team K member at the himawari-group performance.[3]


  • In June–July 2009, she was ranked 21st in the 2009 AKB48 Senbatsu Election.



  • In May–June 2011, she was ranked 21st in the 2011 AKB48 Senbatsu Election.


  • In June 2012, she was ranked 22nd in the 2012 AKB48 Senbatsu Election.


  • In April 2013, it was announced she would be releasing her first solo single, Itsumo Soba ni, on May 29 under the major label Avex.[1][4]


  • In July 18, Asuka announced that she will be graduating from AKB48 to pursue a career in sportscasting. Her final performance day was on August 17.[5]

Solo Single Sales[edit]

  • Itsumo Soba ni Released 29 May 2013 - 31,424+


  1. ^ a b "The single will be released under Avex in 5 different types." (ustar (April 6, 2013). "AKB48’s Kuramochi Asuka to make her solo debut". tokyohive. 6Theory Media. Retrieved April 11, 2013. )
  2. ^ 倉持明日香のプロフィール [Asuka Kuramochi's Profile] (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  3. ^ 倉持明日香 AKB48名鑑 - スポニチ Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Kuramochi Asuka Releasing Single on May 29th, Photobook and CM Also Planned". 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  5. ^ 倉持明日香、AKB卒業宣言「スポーツキャスター目指します!」 Sankei Sports (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 

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