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Haruka Shimada: Member of Popular Girl Group Akb48

Updated on April 5, 2020
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Photos of Haruka Shimada from Young Sunday WEB Issue #393

Haruka Shimada in a white dress for Young Sunday Magazine issue #393.
Haruka Shimada in a white dress for Young Sunday Magazine issue #393. | Source

Who is Haruka Shimada?

Haruka Shimada is a Japanese pop music singer and a member of the very famous girl group AKB48. She is also a member of their Team K once headed by singer and former team captain Yui Yokoyama. Haruka was born on December 16, 1992 in Shizuoka, Japan. She was born just over a week after Yui Yokoyama was born.

First Set of Singles that Haruka Shimada Has Sang in

Among the singles that Shimada has been a member in are:

Ponytail to ShuShu

Chance no Junban

Sakura no ki ni Narou

Everyday Katyusha

Flying Get

Kaze wa Fuiteiru

Ue kara Mariko

Manatsu no Sounds Good!



Haruka Shimada: Career in Brief

Haruka Shimada has been a member for quite a few of AKB48's singles and at 25, she still has many more years left to succeed as a singer. She joined as a training member in September 2009 when she was just 16 years old. And Shimada just like Yokoyama is very athletic. Shimada was part of her school's tennis club when she was in the 8th grade. And she also became the captain for her high school's tennis club. She is a member of the Marathon Club. Shimada served as the captain of Team 4 from September 2, 2011 until January 4, 2012 because Mina Oba was suspended. Shimada is also one of the 50 winners of the Young Jump Gravure Competition. Like many of her AKB48 band mates, Haruka is very cute, thus fitting into AKB48's concept of being very kawaii.

Haruka Shimada with Yuka Masuda and Yuko Oshima

Haruka Shimada (left) shares a great moment with  Yuka Masuda (right) formerly of AKB48 and DIVA.
Haruka Shimada (left) shares a great moment with Yuka Masuda (right) formerly of AKB48 and DIVA.
Haruka Shimada gets a hug from former member Yuko Oshima (right).
Haruka Shimada gets a hug from former member Yuko Oshima (right).
Haruka Shimada is dressed in a traditional school uniform.
Haruka Shimada is dressed in a traditional school uniform.

Some interesting facts and information about Haruka Shimada that puts things into perspective

  • Haruka Shimada has the same first name as actress and supermodel Haruka Ayase and Haruka Nakagawa. Haruka Nakagawa is a Japanese pop music/idol singer that is now a member of the group JKT48. JKT48 sings in the Indonesian language and they are based in Jakarta, Indonesia. They sing the singles of AKB48 in the Indonesian language.
  • Haruka Ayase (birth name Aya Tademaru) is a Japanese actress, supermodel, and singer. Haruka Ayase was chosen at the end of 2013 to be the host for the Kohaku Uta Gassen contest. She was ranked as the 2nd most popular female celebrity that fans would like to go to the beach with.
  • Since 8th grade, Shimada was part of a tennis club.
  • She ran a 3.3 kilometer marathon with AKB48 girls Reina Kita and Yuri Yokomichi.
  • She graduated from AKB48 in November 2017 & then announced her retirement from the entertainment industry on December 31, 2017.

The Second Set of Singles That Shimada Haruka Has Sang In

Eien Pressure

So Long! (Mayu Watanabe was the center for this single).

Sayonara Crawl

Heart Ereki (Haruna Kojima was the center for this single).

Mae shika Mukanee

Labrador Retriever

Kibouteki Refrain

Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby

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