Yumi Yoshimura

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Yumi Yoshimura
Puffy AmiYumi 20090704 Japan Expo 06.jpg
Yumi Yoshimura in 2009
Background information
Born (1975-01-30) January 30, 1975 (age 43)
Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan
Occupation(s)Singer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, timpani
Years active1993 - present
LabelsSony Japan Music
Associated actsPuffy AmiYumi

Yumi Yoshimura (吉村 由美, Yoshimura Yumi, born January 30, 1975) is a Japanese singer, musician and a member of the Japanese pop duo PUFFY, along with Ami Onuki.

Early life and career[edit]

She was born in Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan in 1975. She learned that there was a talent search underway in Tokyo. She successfully tried out and was paired with Ami Onuki to form the group PUFFY.

Personal life[edit]

From 1999 to 2002 she was married to singer Takanori Nishikawa (better known by his music alias T.M. Revolution). After the Japanese media accused Yoshimura of having an affair, Nishikawa filed for divorce. Yoshimura remarried a long-time friend and businessman on December 31, 2009. On August 1, 2012, Yoshimura gave birth to a baby boy.[1] However, she and the unnamed businessman divorced on December 31, 2013, their fourth anniversary.[2]

Between February and April 2003 she lived in Los Angeles, California and went to school to learn the English language. Yumi speaks Japanese, some English, some Spanish and a little French. She also speaks some Hungarian and Portuguese at the beginning of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.

She has hosted the hit talk show Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Puffy alongside Ami Onuki in Japan, which aired from 1999 to 2002.

On November 19, 2004, PUFFY's show Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi began airing on Cartoon Network in the United States. She is voiced by Grey DeLisle in her animated form and she herself appears in the show's live action segments.

She starred as Dendou-Jitensha in the 2002 film Mohou-han (Copycat Killer).[1] She also starred as Ryoko Tajima in the 2004 film Inu to arukeba: Chirori to Tamura (Walking the Dog) and as Nozomi Akai in the horror film The Neighbor No. 13(Rinjin 13-gô), which was released in 2005.


Yumi can play:

Solo songs[edit]

Yumi has also sung several solo songs:


  • Nagaiki Shitene (I Want You to Live a Long Time)

Solo Solo[edit]

  • Tennen no Beauty (Natural Beauty)
  • Kyouki na Futari (Perfect Couple)
  • Hanabi (Fireworks)
  • V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N
  • Sorenarini (Hold Out As Long As You Can)
  • Ai no Aura (Aura of Love)
  • Watashi no Nozomi (My Hope)


  • Tetsugaku (Philosophy)

The Hit Parade[edit]

  • Hi-Teen Boogie (Late-Teens Boogie)


  • Nannari to Naru Deshou (Anything can become a habit)


  • This is the Song of Sweet Sweet Season When Cherry Garcia Blossoms Bloom


  • Rakuda no Kuni (Camel Country, Cameland)

Solo single[edit]

On 2 July 1997, each member of PUFFY released their own solo single before their original solo album, Solo Solo was released on the 6 August 1997.

Track listing[edit]

  1. V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N
  2. Kyouki na Futari (Perfect Couple)
  3. V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N (Original Karaoke)
  4. Kyouki na Futari (Original Karaoke)


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