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A Tribute to Singer "Ayaka Umeda" of Girl Group Namba 48

Updated on August 10, 2020
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Ayaka Umeda

Ayaka Umeda seen in this picture was a member of the AKB48 sub-unit called DIVA. The last single that the group released is called Discovery.
Ayaka Umeda seen in this picture was a member of the AKB48 sub-unit called DIVA. The last single that the group released is called Discovery.

Ayaka Umeda Was the next Japanese idol singer to announce her graduation at the First Writing of This Article

Ayaka Umeda, the sub-captain of NMB48’s or Namba 48's Team B2 has announced that she will be graduating from the group. This news comes after Rina Kondo announced her graduation. There’s so many graduations of members these days right? The announcement was made on January 23, 2016. That was the second day of the event called AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 100 2016. The event took place at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Here is Umeda writing on Twitter about her experiences in AKB48 & NMB48: “AKB48 and NMB48 have made me shine over the past 10 years. It also allowed me to meet my fans. Moreover, I met members with whom I was able to share my dreams. I am happy."

This article will also be a tribute to Umeda as well.

A Perspective On What Other Japanese Idol Singers Have Graduated

Umeda began her career with AKB48 back in 2006 as part of its second generation in 2006. She would transfer to NMB48 following the big AKB48 Group Shuffle in February 2014. At the first writing of this tribute, there were three Japanese idols that announced their graduation plans. These three idols or girls were Sae Miyazawa, Aki Takajo, and Kanako Kadowaki.

A brief synopsis of how Ayaka Umeda got into AKB48

Umeda, now 31 is a native of Fukuoka, Japan. Her debut single with AKB48 was the one called Aitakatta. She sang on the A-side and B-side singles of that song. The B-side for Aitakatta is called Dakedo. I give credit to Atsuko Maeda for her contributions because Atsuko opened the door for other girls to excel as members of AKB48. Umeda is one of these members.

A few photos of Ayaka Umeda in the album called 1830m

Umeda is pictured here with Aki Takajo (right).
Umeda is pictured here with Aki Takajo (right).
Ayaka Umeda seen here in April 2010.
Ayaka Umeda seen here in April 2010.

Ayaka Umeda In Photos

A few more reasons why Ayaka Umeda has been important to the Japanese entertainment industry

Congratulations to the beautiful Ayaka Umeda as she has done it all. She has been a member of the most popular Japanese girl group. She has done modeling for the famous Weekly Playboy Magazine in Japan. She has also served as a team sub-captain in another group. Even though she has not been as popular as other members, she has proven to me why she deserves so much praise as she wraps up her career as an idol singer. Umeda would graduate for good from AKB48 in March 2016.

© 2016 Ara Vahanian


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