Kazumi Takayama

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Kazumi Takayama
Takayama Kazumi (cropped).jpg
Takayama in 2019
Native name
高山 一実
Born (1994-02-08) February 8, 1994 (age 25)
NationalityJapanese
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Actress
  • Writer
Years active2011–
Known forNogizaka46
Notable work
Trapezium

Kazumi Takayama (高山 一実, Takayama Kazumi, born February 8, 1994) is a Japanese idol, actress, television host, and writer. She is a member of Nogizaka46, co-author of Investment Methods that Keep My Money Growing Even Though I'm An Idol, and author of the novel Trapezium.

Early life[edit]

Takayama was born on February 8, 1994 in Minamibōsō, Chiba Prefecture.[1] She attended a small school in which she had the same classmates for many years, and she trained in kendo throughout elementary school and junior high school.[2]

Career[edit]

Nogizaka46[edit]

Takayama's entertainment career began in 2011 when she successfully auditioned for the first generation of the idol group Nogizaka46.[3] Beginning with the group's first release, Takayama was regularly selected as one of the main recording and performing members on Nogizaka46 singles.[4] She has also recorded and performed on B-sides, including a 2012 acoustic duet with Mai Shiraishi titled "Shibuya Blues" that was a coupling song for Nogizaka46's fifth single "Seifuku no Mannequin".[5] As of the 22nd single "Kaerimichi wa Tōmawari Shitaku Naru", Takayama has performed as part of the main selection group on every Nogizaka46 single.[6]

Her Nogizaka46 activities have also included acting roles in the television adaptation of the manga Bad Boys,[7] the baseball drama Hatsumori Bemars,[8] and the NHK taiga drama Hana Moyu,[9] as well as appearing in advertising campaigns for the Tourism Authority of Thailand,[10] Meiji Dairies,[11] and travel company Jalan.[12] As an individual performer she has appeared on several television variety shows, and has co-hosted the TBS program All Star After Party.[13][14] In 2016 she released her first solo photobook, titled Maybe it's Love (恋かもしれない, Koi kamo shirenai), with photos shot on location in her hometown of Minamibōsō.[15] Her second photobook Monologue (独白, Dokuhaku), with photos shot in Helsinki, was released in 2019.[16] In the Oricon weekly book sales ranking for its release week, Monologue placed first in the photobook category.[17]

Writing[edit]

Takayama made her literary debut in January 2016 with the short story Carry-over (キャリーオーバー), which was published on the website of Japanese magazine Da Vinci and illustrated by fellow Nogizaka46 member Mai Fukagawa.[18] The next year she worked with Japanese investor Taizen Okuyama to learn about investing and track her own progress as an investor, which she and Okuyama then wrote about in a book published by PHP titled Investment Methods that Keep My Money Growing Even Though I'm An Idol (お金がずっと増え続ける投資のメソッド: アイドルのわたしでも, Okane ga zutto fuetsuzukeru tōshi no mesoddo: Aidoru no watashi demo).[19]

From May 2016 to September 2018 Takayama wrote a serialized novel called Trapezium (トラペジウム, Torapejiumu) that was published in installments in Da Vinci. Trapezium tells the story of a young girl who has to make difficult choices to realize her dream of becoming an idol. The novel was published in a single volume in November 2018 by Kadokawa Shoten. In December 2018 the novel placed first in the Oricon book ranking in the literary category.[20] The publisher had to stop reprinting the book after the fourth printing, as inventory of the special paper used for the book's cover ran out.[21] A limited edition of the book containing commentary from fellow Nogizaka46 member Nanase Nishino was subsequently released.[22]

Selected works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • (co-author, with Taizen Okuyama) Investment Methods that Keep My Money Growing Even Though I'm An Idol (お金がずっと増え続ける投資のメソッド: アイドルのわたしでも, Okane ga zutto fuetsuzukeru tōshi no mesoddo: Aidoru no watashi demo), PHP, 2017, ISBN 9784569838663
  • Trapezium (トラペジウム, Torapejiumu), Kadokawa Shoten, 2018, ISBN 9784040686967

Photobooks[edit]

  • Maybe it's Love: A Kazumi Takayama Photobook (恋かもしれない: 高山一実写真集, Koi kamo shirenai: Takayama Kazumi shashinshū), Gakken Plus, 2016, ISBN 9784054064744
  • Monologue: A Kazumi Takayama Photobook (高山一実写真集 独白, Takayama Kazumi shashinshū: Dokuhaku), Tokuma Shoten, 2019, ISBN 9784198647902

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "あふれる「楽しい思い出」 高山一実さん". Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). June 6, 2017. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "プロフィール 高山 一実". Asahi Shimbun. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "若者の活字離れを食い止める! 乃木坂46高山一実が『ダ・ヴィンチ』で連載開始!". Da Vinci (in Japanese). March 3, 2015. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
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  7. ^ "「BAD BOYS J」出演メンバーが明かす 演じることの楽しさ". Natalie (in Japanese). Archived from the original on November 1, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "キャスト: ドラマ24「初森ベマーズ」". TV Tokyo (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
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  10. ^ "乃木坂46西野七瀬&高山一実"たかせまる"の旅の思い出 「おしゃれなペアルック」も". Modelpress (in Japanese). June 20, 2017. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
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  14. ^ "高山一実、『オールスター後夜祭』で示したポスト島崎和歌子のポテンシャル". Oricon News (in Japanese). April 1, 2018. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "乃木坂46・高山一実、写真集の撮影地でメンバー内格差?「西野七瀬ちゃんはマルタ…」". Oricon News (in Japanese). September 16, 2016. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "乃木坂46高山一実、憧れのヘルシンキ撮影の2nd写真集に「私のすべてが詰まってます」". Natalie (in Japanese). February 27, 2019. Archived from the original on February 27, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  17. ^ "乃木坂46・高山一実2nd写真集が1位 生田絵梨花を抑えて2作連続の1位獲得". Oricon News. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
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  19. ^ "乃木坂46高山一実、投資に初挑戦 200万円の資金が半年後には…?". Modelpress (in Japanese). August 18, 2017. Archived from the original on December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
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