Every child and adult knows this young woman. For 12 years, Haruna Kojima was a member of the pop group AKB48 under Team A. Her mature and sophisticated vibe made her easily recognized among other girls in the group. In 2017, she announced her decision to start a new page in her life. Now that she is trying to arrange her solo career, Haruna spends a lot of time on her Instagram page with almost 2 million followers.
Emi Takei started her career at the age of 3 when she took part in a modeling contest and received several awards. At that point, her future in the entertainment industry was predetermined. She started appearing in commercial campaigns of famous brands and becoming the face of Elle and Seventeen magazines. When her modeling career was on the rise, she tried her acting skills in both television series and films, such as Flat Out Tokyo Girl, The Perfect Insider, and The Cherry Orchard: Blossoming. Her appearance in radio and television programs always guarantees high ratings.
Ayumi Hamasaki is not only a talented singer and songwriter but also a beautiful woman. In 2020, she became the best-selling Japanese female artist after selling more than 50 million records. She writes her lyrics and also composes her music. Duty and A Best is one of her most popular songs that sold around four million copies in Japan. Fashion critics have always admired her sense of style. Her ability to combine Eastern and Western trends helped her land on the list of the hottest Japanese women more than once.
Saaya Irie is known as an actress, gravure idol, and pop singer. She became famous for her elegant modeling as a U-15 star at the age of 11. Thanks to her soft singing voice, she joined a popular musical group called Sweet Kiss. Gravure modeling turned her into a significant person in Japan. By showing the Japanese Self-Defence Force’s authentic uniforms, she had a serious mission to boost morale among young people. Apart from modeling, Saaya revealed her skills as a passionate actress who could deal with any role. You can see her acting in popular films like God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand, and Carved. Her voice can often be heard on radio shows like Gekito! Idol Yokibu.
Is there any reason not to love Nanao? She has a charming face, seductive body, and sweet voice. She started her career as a ring girl and race queen in the Pinky and Ginger magazines. After winning the Miss TGC of Tokyo Girls Collection, she became a fashion model for Non-no. Since 2011, she has started receiving roles in the television series and films, such as Last Cinderella, BG Personal Bodyguard, and Masquerade Hotel. Nanao has also become an active Instagram user. She loves posting her selfies and sharing stories from her life. With almost 3 million followers, Nanao has all the chances to grow into a successful blogger.
Tao Tsuchiya can hardly be viewed as a typical Japanese beauty, but her natural charm and charisma make her incredibly attractive. Her beautiful features were noticed by talent scouts who invited her for the role of Mika in Tokyo Sonata. Her serious breakthrough came with a morning drama series, Mare, in 2015.
In 2018, Tao decided to conquer the theater stage. The adaptation of the manga Pluto received positive reviews from critics. Tao, who played two main characters: Uran and Helena, was praised for her acting performance. In 2021, Tao is about to continue playing on the stage by joining a Madam Mari Natsuki production known as Neo Vol. 4.
Nozomi Saaki stepped into the fashion industry at the age of 14. Being a gravure idol, she was involved in the martial arts event, Dream Fighting Championship, and K-1 World Max’s kickboxing tournament. She also appeared on the cover of the popular Japanese magazines, such as Pinky, Non-no, and Oggi. Her acting career is marked with even more impressive achievements. Her filmography includes almost 20 films and 40 TV series. The most recognizable roles happen to be in Tokyo Ghoul, All She Was Worth, and A Chef of Nobunaga. But the most impressive characteristic of Nozomi is her appearance. No wonder that she often appears in the list of hot Japanese girls.
Jun Hasegawa used to be one of the most popular models during her cooperation with the fashion magazine Vivi and Glamorous. Now that her modeling days are in the past, she focuses on her blogging career. With almost 2 million followers, Jun shares her photos of yoga practicing and writes posts about traveling and lifestyle. Although her presence in the entertainment industry is not as active as before, she still appears on magazine covers from time to time to make her fans happy.
Aya Ueto is known for her exotic beauty that brought her to stardom. After her participation in the Japan Bishōjo Contest, she became a member of the girl group Z-1. In a few years, she started her solo career with a debut song, Pureness. Being an embodiment of Japan’s Tarento, Aya is involved not only in music but also film and modeling industry. Her universal talent is widely appreciated. Thus, critics have praised her acting skills many times, especially for her roles in Satsujinsha: Killer of Paraiso and Ace o Nerae! You’ll get tired of counting Aya’s awards received for her many-sided career. Through hard work and persistence, this tiny yet energetic lady became a sex symbol of Japan.
Ooishi Suzuka, known as Suzu Hirose, is a Japanese actress and model that stands at the beginning of her striking career. After appearing in multiple commercials for Fujifilm, Tokyo Gas, and SoftBank Mobile, she turned into the most creative corporate advertiser in Japan. After conquering the world of advertisement, she decided to reveal her acting skills. The Apology King and Bitter Blood were her first steps in the film industry. The overwhelming success came with the movie Our Little Sister that won her Japan Academic Film Prize. Suzu can be proud of all these achievements by the age of 22. When it comes to sexy Japanese girls, Suzu is a great example to rely on.
Mikako Tabe started acting in her teen years with a role in the Sailor Moon musicals. Eventually, she decided to develop her career on television by appearing in TV comedy series, such as Yasuko to Kenji and Deka Wanko. Later on, she started accepting roles in films. Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love, Midnight Diner, and Sing My Life are among her biggest hits so far. Mikako has received a few Japanese Drama Academy Awards, which is great proof of her acting talent. She is one of those actresses who doesn’t appear in 3-5 movies every year. She is very serious about choosing roles, which might explain her successful performances.
Aragaki Yui is a “universal soldier” in the Japanese entertainment industry. Apart from being an excellent dancer, actress, singer, and model, she is also a well-recognized beauty with the most desired face and body in Japan. Similar to most sexy Japanese women, her career started with modeling for the fashion magazine at the age of13. In 2005, she made her acting debut in Shibuya. Her roles in the films like Koizora and Koisuru Madori, Mixed Doubles, and Have a Song on Your Lips were also quite successful. Her music career started flourishing with the release of her hit singles, such as Make My Day and Akai Ito. If it seemed enough for someone, it wouldn’t be enough for Aragaki. She spent several years working as a radio show host, where she had a great opportunity to amaze her fans with her beautiful face.
Mirei Kiritani is a Japanese actress with an impressive filmography that includes almost 50 films and TV series. Her first presence on the small screen started from Kisshō Tennyo in 2006. The following films of Love Game and Hell Teacher Nube were also of great success. Although acting has always been her biggest passion, Mirei also tried herself in other spheres. For several years, she anchored News Zero on NTV. She was also a model for Seventeen and Non-no Magazine and participated in commercials for fashion brands. By the way, Mirei was added to TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces’ list several times.
Thanks to her flawless physics, Yukina started out as a lingerie model at the age of 19. She appeared in commercials for famous brands like Pizza Hut, Kirin Brewery Company, and GREE. Her face appeared on the covers of Japanese fashion magazines like Pinky and Vivi. Yukina is also known as a former member of the musical groups Pabo and Aladdin the Second. Eventually, she became the most popular TV personality in Japan. She often appears in the shows like Quiz!Hexagon II and Pokemon Sunday. Unlike most Japanese beauties, Yukina easily shares her photos without Photoshop. She is an active supporter of natural beauty, which is quite rare in the age of Instagram!
Yuriko Yoshitaka’s first acting experience happened in 2006 when she played the lead role in the adaptation of Hitomi Kanehara’s novel Snakes and Earrings. It won’t be an exaggeration that this breakthrough role determined her future career. Once the film saw the world, Yuriko was attacked with the offers to play in various films and television series. In 2010, Yoshitaka topped the list of the most promising actresses in Japan. Her roles in Love Shuffle, Hanako to Anne, Midsummer’s Equation received positive reviews from critics and fans. Multiple awards and nominations didn’t keep her waiting. Apart from the Japan Academy Film Prize and Blue ribbon Awards, Yuriko also received the status of the cutest actress in Japan.
Mei Nagano is a relatively young representative of the film industry. She played a minor character in Hard Revenge Milly: Bloody Battle as her film debut. However, the real fame came with the first lead role in the teen drama, Koe Koi. Later on, she gave her voice to the character Zaya in the Japanese version of the film Gods of Egypt. In 2017, she starred in the romance film Daytime Shooting Star, which made her a real star. Aside from acting pursuits, Mei appeared in commercials for Calpis Water, Sekisui House, UQ Mobile, and Alpen. Her pretty face made her a regular model for Japanese fashion magazines Nico☆Petite, Nicola, and Seventeen.
Meisa Kuroki is a multi-talented entry in the Japanese entertainment industry. She made her debut in 2004 when she modelled for the well-known Japanese fashion magazine JJ. In 2005, she started her way towards a successful theatrical career. After playing in the plays like Kita Ku Tsuka Kohei Gekidan, Endless Shock, and Kaze no Garden, she became an acclaimed theatrical actress. She also played in the TV dramas, Medaka and Ninkyo Helper. The latter even brought her several awards for the best supporting role. Her talent finds a direct reflection on her mesmerizing beauty, which makes her appear on the list of the hottest Japanese girls.
Mitsuki Takahata gained popularity as an actress and singer. Over the last decade, she has played in a number of successful movies, such as Jossy’s, Japanese Girls Never Die, Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, and Ashita no Shokutaku. In 2017, she won the Newcomer of the Year Award at the Elan d’Or Awards in 2017. Apart from the film industry, Mitsuki has great achievements at the theatre, such as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeny Todd, and the Little Mermaid. This talented actress has a charming voice that she demonstrated in her theater plays and TV shows.
Miyako Miyazaki is a beautiful fashion model and a talented actress in one package. In 2003, she became a beauty superstar by winning the Miss Universe Japan competition. Being one of the most attractive Japanese women, she has become a successful commercial model. Her cooperation with the world’s brands like Nina Ricci, Renault, and Mikimoto made her famous worldwide. Her acting career is mainly limited to minor yet recognizable roles in TV shows.
While most Japanese actresses start their career in the music industry, Yu Aoi decided to focus on her acting from the very beginning. Her first role was in All About Lily Choi-Chou and Hana and Alice. Her roles in Hula Girls, Birds Without Names, and About Her Brother won her multiple awards that strengthened her position as one of the most demanded actresses in Japan. With the first performances on the small and big screens, Yu Aoi was offered to join TV commercials for Sony, Yamaha, DoCoMo, and Coca-Cola. They added her popularity among Japanese teens. Having pure beauty as her calling card, she often appears on billboards and magazine covers. At the same time, she is not one of those celebrities who pose naked or in a tiny bikini to attract a male audience. She prefers a more conservative image to be associated with.
Erika Toba is a successful model and actress who is well-known for her intelligent look. She started modeling at the age of 13 when she appeared in a number of TV commercials. Her desire to start an acting career wasn’t spontaneous, as she was dreaming about it all her life. Despite having a cute and harmless face, Erika is often chosen for serious roles in TV dramas and detective films. She appeared in films like Liar Game, Ode Blue, Car Circle, and Engine. These roles earned her a reputation as the many-sided actress that can play even the most challenging roles on the set. Her acting career brought her overwhelming love of fans in every corner of Japan.