Ayaka Nishiwaki

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Ayaka Nishiwaki
西脇 綾香
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Nishiwaki (center) at the 2014 KKBOX Music Awards
Born (1989-02-15) 15 February 1989 (age 28)
Hiroshima, Japan
Other names A~chan
Musical career
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts
Website Perfume Official Website

Ayaka Nishiwaki (西脇 綾香 Nishiwaki Ayaka?), nicknamed A~chan (あ~ちゃん?, stylized as a-chan[1]), is a Japanese singer and dancer. She is known as one of the members of the Japanese electropop group Perfume.[2]


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

She formed Perfume in 2000 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.[3]

Her younger sister Sayaka is a member of the group "9nine".[3]


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

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