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A Look at the Life and Career of Amina Sato of Girl Group Akihabara 48

Updated on March 5, 2021
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

A First Look at Amina Sato


Introduction to Amina Sato

Amina Sato (not to be confused with Natsuki Sato) was a former member of the very famous girl group Akihabara 48 (AKB48) who has just made the news because of her marriage announcement. She made her debut as a 4th generation member of AKB48 back in May 2007 and she was a member of Team K. But who is Amina Sato?

Amina Sato in 2008

Interesting Facts About Amina Sato

  • She likes the singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
  • She loves to eat sweets.
  • Amina is very good friends with Asuka Kuramochi (ex-French Kiss)
  • She is the former sub-leader of the Culture Club.
  • Amina began her career as a dancer for Maimu Pro in 2000.
  • Prior to auditioning for AKB48, Amina was a big fan of the group and she would regularly line up with other fans for the theater shows.
  • It was in 2008 when all of her 4th generation band mates were getting media exposure while Amina was left out of these events. In order to increase her exposure, she made a decision to learn the A, K, & B stages in her free time by herself.
  • There were only three times in which Amina got into what is known as Senbatsu (top ranking girls) and this was as a result of the AKB48 General Election.
  • She was in attendance at what is known as “Coming of Age Day” in January 2011 with several people that were then members of AKB48. These people are: Sae Miyazawa, Natsuki Sato, Haruka Katayama, Chisato Nakata, Natsumi Matsubara & Sakiko Matsui.
  • Amina writes in her blog but she does it unconventionally by not even using small characters.

Amina Sato During the AKB48 2011 General Election

A Few Photos of Amina Sato from Her Blog


Amina Sato Introduces Herself

Amina's Performances in the AKB48 General Elections & Graduation

It would not be enough to cover the career of Amina without discussing how she performed in the AKB48 General Elections during her career. In the 1st General Election in 2009, she was ranked in the Top 8 of the most popular girls! In the 2nd through 5th General Elections which were in 2010 through 2013, Amina ranked 18th two years in a row, then 21st, and then 33rd during her last ranking before her graduation in January 2014. Sato intended to graduate from AKB48 in order to work as a voice actress.

Amina Sato Gets Married

It was via Twitter on February 2, 2019 that Sato announced that she had registered her marriage to a man that is not a celebrity. Sato joins Natsuki Sato for at least one other AKB48 member that was born in 1990.

A Map of Tokyo, Japan & Surrounding Areas Amina Sato's Birthplace

© 2019 Ara Vahanian


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