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Abe Natsumi
()() なつみ
Abe Natsumi promoting Dreams'
Background Information
Also Known As Nacchi (ナッチ?)
Born August 10, 1981 (1981-08-10) (age 36)
Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Height 152cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Actress
Years Active 1997–present
(20 years)
Label hachama (2003–2010)
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Nochiura Natsumi, DEF.DIVA, Morning Musume Sakura Gumi, Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, Kiiro 5, 10-nin Matsuri, Odoru 11, SALT5, H.P. All Stars, Afternoon Musume, Dream Morning Musume
Blog Abe Natsumi Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined September 7, 1997
Generation 1st Generation
Member Color       Red
Graduated January 25, 2004

Abe Natsumi (安倍なつみ), Legal name Yamazaki Natsumi (山崎なつみ), born August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, is a Japanese singer and actress, and a former member of Morning Musume. In Morning Musume, she often took the lead in the songs. As a soloist her combined CD and DVD sales exceed 700,000 copies in Japan alone. Abe Natsumi's highest selling single is 22sai no Watashi. She's a part of Hello! Project OG and Dream Morning Musume.



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Early LifeEdit

Abe Natsumi was born on August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaido Prefecture.


Abe Natsumi was one of 5 runners-up in a talent contest for a new Japanese rock idol. After the contest, musician and producer Tsunku offered Abe and four of the other runners-up (Iida Kaori, Nakazawa Yuko, Ishiguro Aya, and Fukuda Asuka) the chance to be taken under his wing on one condition: They sell 50,000 CDs of their song "Ai no Tane" in 5 days. The quintet accomplished that task in four days, and thus, Morning Musume was born.


Morning Musume's first official single, "Morning Coffee," was released on January 28.


She released her first solo single, "22 Sai no Watashi," on August 13, just a few days after her 22nd birthday.

Abe also teamed up with Yosumi Keiko, a former member of Rokusenmon, as a so-called "mother and daughter" duo, and released a single to prepare her for her solo efforts. To date she has released two albums, one mini album, and ten solo singles.


On January 25, she graduated from Morning Musume to pursue a solo career.

On February 4, her first full length album, Hitoribocchi, was released, containing many solo versions of Morning Musume songs.

Near the end of the year, Abe Natsumi was accused of plagiarizing some poetry works which were included in her poetry collection books and recited in her radio program many times. The poems were published in the book NATCHI, which was released on June 1, 2000. Some of the works she published were from famous producer Komuro Tetsuya and the singer aiko.

The song that was already recorded and supposed to be released as a single was Nariyamai Tambourine, wasn't released due to Abe being suspended. The song was eventually released in 2008 on Abe's best album.


After the scandal, Abe started her career again in March, forming Nochiura Natsumi, a temporary unit that also included Goto Maki and Matsuura Aya. On April 20, she released her comeback single, "Yume Naraba".

In September, she became a member of the Hello! Project special unit DEF.DIVA together with Goto Maki, Ishikawa Rika, and Matsuura Aya. The single, "Takaramono," was also released in November credited as "Sen," who is the main character of the drama "Takaramono," played by Abe.


June saw Abe release "The Stress," a cover of the 1989 song by pop idol Chisato Moritaka.

In October, "Amasugita Kajitsu" was released, reaching 5th on the Oricon Chart, the highest place she achieved since "Koi no Telephone Goal" in 2004.


From September 27-30, Abe appeared in the stage play "FAR AWAY" alongside Kimura Ayaka and Maeda Yuki.[1]

On October 6, Abe was prosecuted after causing a traffic accident. According to police, she was making a right turn out of a car park on Sunday evening when she hit a motorbike. Abe was unhurt, but the motorbike rider suffered minor injuries to his elbow and back. At the time, Abe had her driver's license for less than a year and still had a learner's sticker on her car.


On January 16, Abe collaborated with ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi for the single 16sai no Koi Nante.

On October 5, Abe performed in an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Sunshine City building in Ikebukuro. She was joined by other artists who were popular in the 1980s, such as Hiroko Moriguchi and Ayumi Nakamura.


On March 31, Abe graduated from Hello! Project along with the rest of Elder Club.


From December 22-27, Abe appeared in the stage play "Abe Naikaku" alongside Yasuda Kei and Kusumi Koharu.[2] The play is about the prime minister and politics.

She joined the special unit for former Morning Musume members called Afternoon Musume that promoted Georgia Coffee drinks.


On January 28, it was announced that Abe was part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume.

Abe held a fan club tour from March 20-22, for 3 days and 2 nights at Hokkaido. [1]

In May, it was announced that she would star in the drama adaptation of Arakawa Under the Bridge.

Abe played Lucy in the musical Dracula, based on a musical from Graz, Austria. The musical ran from August 20 to September 18. [2]


On October 1, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.


On August 13, Abe released her first self-cover album titled Smile... ♥. This album include a re-arranged and re-recorded version of 10 songs that reflected Abe's history. With the announcement of this album, this was Abe's first solo work in 4 years, her last single being Ameagari no Niji no You ni which was released in September of 2010.

2015 Edit

On June 17, Abe released her third original album, Dreams.

On November 14, Abe released her her 12th solo photobook, Fin no Hito.

On December 12, Abe performed at Fuji TV's 2015 FNS Kayousai.[3]

On December 21, it was reported that Abe would be marrying actor Yamazaki Ikusaburo.[4] They first met in July 2011, when they co-starred as a couple in the musical Arashi ga Oka (Wuthering Heights). A tabloid magazine reported a month afterwards in August that the two were dating, but both of their agencies denied they were in a relationship.

On December 29, Abe officially announced on her blog that she married Yamazaki that day.[5]

2016 Edit

On January 17, it was announced Abe would be leaving the M-line club, along with Fujimoto Miki, as of March.[6]

On February 16, Abe announced she was pregnant with her first child,[7] and she gave birth to a son on July 26.


  • Hobbies: Looking at different fashions, Singing, Smiling, Talking, Poetry, Cooking, Sleeping
  • Favorite words: Freedom, life, love, heart
  • Favorite colors: Baby pink, Blue, sparkling colors
  • Favorite flowers: Sunflowers, gerberas, cherry blossoms
  • Favorite season: Autumn
  • Favorite food: Sushi
  • Disliked food: Cilantro, pickles, wasabi
  • Favorite song: 22sai no Watashi

Singles Participated InEdit

Morning MusumeEdit


Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen KinentaiEdit

Kiiro 5Edit

10nin MatsuriEdit

Odoru 11Edit


Morning Musume Sakura GumiEdit

Nochiura NatsumiEdit


Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit

Dream Morning MusumeEdit

Discography Edit



Best-Of AlbumsEdit

Cover AlbumsEdit

Other AlbumsEdit


Digital SinglesEdit

Fanclub CDsEdit

Concert DVDsEdit

Main article: Abe Natsumi Concerts

Other DVDsEdit


Solo PhotobooksEdit


  1. [1999.12.XX] Nacchi (ナッチ)
  2. [2001.11.11] Natsumi (なつみ)
  3. [2004.02.25] Deai (出逢い)
  4. [2005.05.27] Fu
  5. [2005.11.01] Alo-Hello! Abe Natsumi' (アロハロ!)
  6. [2006.06.12] Écru
  7. [2007.03.28] sCene
  8. [2007.11.25] Cám Ơn
  9. [2008.08.27] End Of Summer
  10. [2010.10.30] Natsu-Mi
  11. [2012.07.14] Subway
  12. [2015.11.14] Fin no Hito (Finの人)

Concert PhotobooksEdit

  • [2004.09.28] Natsumi Abe in Hello! Project 2004 Summer

Group PhotobooksEdit

  • [2003.09.XX] Pocket Morning Musume (Vol.2) (ポケットモーニング娘。(Vol.2))
  • [2005.05.25] Natsumi Abe & Berryz Koubou - Hello! Project 2005 Summer
  • [2005.07.06] Nochiura Natsumi Triangle Energy (後浦なつみ Triangle Energy)
  • [2006.04.XX] Natsumi Abe & v-u-den - Hello! Project 2006 Winter

Essay books Edit

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  1. [2003.04.XX] Album - 1998–2003
  2. [2003.07.XX] Sensei no Dōyōki Ushitsu Isshoni Utaō! Kuizu Tsuki Dōyō Zenshū (せんせいのどうようきょうしついっしょにうたおう!―クイズつき童謡全集)
  3. [2003.09.XX] 22 Sai no Nacchi (22歳のなっち)
  4. [2003.10.XX] Believe
  5. [2004.05.21] Abe Natsumi Photo & Essay Yōkō (Hikari) (安倍なつみフォト&エッセイ 陽光(ひかり))

Digital PhotobooksEdit

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  • [2003.10.XX] Natsumi Abe 2004 Calendar
  • [2004.09.XX] Natsumi Abe 2005 Calendar
  • [2005.10.12] Natsumi Abe 2006 Calendar
  • [2006.10.XX] Natsumi Abe 2007 Calendar
  • [2010.08.XX] Natsumi Abe 2010 Calendar



  • [2000] Morning Musume no Heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)
  • [2000] Friday Night wa Onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い!モーニング)
  • [2000-2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。)
  • [2002-2004] TinTin TOWN (ティンティンTOWN!)
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)


  • [1998] Taiyo musume to umi (太陽娘と海)
  • [2001] Aiken Rosinante no Sainan ~Mukai Ryūta no Dōbutsu Nikki! (向井荒太の動物日記~愛犬ロシナンテの災難~)
  • [2001] Saigo no Natsuyasumi (最後の夏休み )
  • [2002] Shinshun Wide Jidaigeki Mibugishiden~Shinsengumi (新春ワイド時代劇 壬生義士伝~新撰組 )
  • [2002] Nurseman (ナースマン)
  • [2002] Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (時をかける少女 )
  • [2002] Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza (三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座 )
  • [2002] Liliput Oukoku (リリパット王国) (Voice actor)
  • [2003] Last Present (ラストプレゼント)
  • [2004] Koinu no Waltz (仔犬のワルツ)
  • [2005] Takaramono (たからもの)
  • [2006] The Hit Parade ~Geinoukai wo Kaeta Otoko, Watanabe Shin Monogatari (ザ・ヒットパレード~芸能界を変えた男・渡辺晋物語~ )
  • [2006] Prison Girl (プリズンガール)
  • [2006] Konyakusha Kara no Isho ~Tokoutain ni Sasageta 60nen Ai~ (婚約者からの遺書~特攻隊員に捧げた60年愛~ )
  • [2007] Natsugumo Agare (夏雲あがれ )
  • [2011] Arakawa Under the Bridge (荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ)
  • [2012] ATARU
  • [2014] Osu!! Fundoshi Bu! Season 2 ~Nankai Doto hen~ (押忍!!ふんどし部! シーズン2 〜南海怒濤篇〜)


  • [2006-10-13] Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)
  • [1999-2000] Abe Natsumi no Super Morning Rider (安倍なつみのスーパーモーニングライダー )
  • [2001-2003] Airmoni. (エアモニ。)
  • [2005] TBC FUN Field Moretsu Moodush (TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
  • [2008-2009] InterFM "FIVE STARS" (on Mondays) (インターFM 「FIVE STARS」)
  • [2009-] bayfm FRIDAY NIGHT MEETING (Anata ni Aetara) (安倍なつみ「あなたに会えたら」)



  • [2001] Love Century - Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai (LOVEセンチュリー -夢はみなけりゃ始まらない)
  • [2002] Morning Town (モーニングタウン)
  • [2003] Morning Musume Shuen Musical Edokko Chuushingura
  • [2004] Okaeri. (おかえり。)
  • [2006] Ribbon no Kishi The Musical
  • [2006] Hakujaden ~White Lovers~ (白蛇伝~White Lovers~)
  • [2007] FAR AWAY
  • [2008] Turandot (トゥーランドット)
  • [2009] Sanmon Opera (三文オペラ)
  • [2010] Little Shop of Horrors (リトルショップ・オブ・ホラーズ)
  • [2010] Abe Naikaku (安倍内閣)
  • [2011] Kotekino Kanata (狐笛のかなた)
  • [2011] Arashi ga Oka (嵐が丘; Wuthering Heights)
  • [2011] Dracula (ドラキュラ)
  • [2012] Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu 4th letter (私の頭の中の消しゴム 4th letter)
  • [2012] 100 Sai no Shounen to 12 tsu no Tegami (100歳の少年と12通の手紙)
  • [2012] Inori to Kaibutsu ~Wiruviru no San Shimai~ (祈りと怪物〜ウィルヴィルの三姉妹〜)
  • [2013] Tsuji hitonari sonogo no futari (辻仁成 その後のふたり)
  • [2013] Re: Earl E. (Re:(アール・イー))
  • [2014] Paco〜Paco to Mahou no Ehon〜 from Gama Ouji vs Zarigani Majin (Paco〜パコと魔法の絵本〜 from 「ガマ王子vsザリガニ魔人」)
  • [2014] Ano Koro Bokura Ha Penny Lane De (あの頃僕らはペニーレインで)


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  • [1998] Morning Cop (モーニング刑事。)
  • [2000] Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
  • [2002] Tottoko Hamutarou - Hamu Hamu Hamuuja! Maboroshi no Princess (とっとこハム太郎 ハムハムハムージャ!幻のプリンセス)
  • [2002] Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。)
  • [2003] Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語, "Puppy Dan's Story")
  • [2003] Tottoko Hamutarou - Hamu Hamu Grand Prix Aurora Tani no Kiseki - Ribbon-chan Kiki Ippatsu (とっとこハム太郎 ハムハムグランプリン オーロラ谷の奇跡 リボンちゃん危機一髪!)
  • [2012] Arakawa Under the Bridge (荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ)


  • [2000] Glico Mousse Pocky
  • [2000] Kanebo Shampoo SALA
  • [2004] Calorie Mate Jelly
  • [2006] Georgia GABA
  • [2006] Sea Cop
  • [2006-] Milk Land Hokkaido (narrator only)


  • Attended Hokkaido Noboribetsu High School (currently known as Hokkaido Noboribetsu Seiryou High School).
  • Tsuji Nozomi calls her "Nachimi." Nakazawa Yuko and Yasuda Kei sometimes call her "Natsuan." Rinne was the first person to call her "Naccho." Yaguchi Mari calls her "Nacchio."
  • Abe has credited her desire to become a singer during her time in middle school when she was feeling depressed after being bullied. She heard JUDY AND MARY's "Chiisa na Koro Kara" playing on the radio. Even now, she still has a great deal of respect for YUKI, the former lead singer of the band.
  • Abe got the name of "Natsumi" from a 1979 TV drama series called "Chotto My Way" in which Momoi Kaori played the main character named "Asai Natsumi," and Abe's mother decided to name her daughter "Natsumi."
  • As shown on ASAYAN, she originally wasn't the main vocalist for Morning Coffee. Iida Kaori was original main vocalist, but Tsunku changed his mind, and the rest is history.
  • She is pretty good at table tennis.
  • She and Iida Kaori were both born in the same hospital. They share the same birthday month with only 2 days apart.
  • She is the fourth former Morning Musume member to only graduate from Morning Musume and not Hello! Project. The first being Nakazawa Yuko, the second being Goto Maki, and the third being Yasuda Kei.
  • Niigaki Risa is actually her fan.
  • She traveled to London in 2013.
  • In episodes of Ayaka's Surprise English Lessons she managed to escape from Ayaka.

Total Sales CountEdit

Year Year Sales Total Sales
2003 148,108 148,108
2004 239,161 387,269
2005 117,674 504,943
2006 128,281 633,224
2007 54,281 687,505
2008 21,475 708,980
2009 5,145 714,125
2010 6,319 720,44
2011 550 720,994
2012 320 721,314

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by

Leader of Morning Musume Sakura Gumi
2003 - 2004

Succeeded by
Yaguchi Mari


External LinksEdit

Abe Natsumi
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Other: Takaramono (as Sen)
Digital: 01
Collaborations: 01, 02, 03
Hitoribocchi, 2nd ~Shimiwataru Omoi~, Dreams
Mini: 25 ~Vingt-Cinq~
Best: Abe Natsumi ~Best Selection~ 15 Shoku no Nigaoe Tachi
Self-Cover: Smile...♥
Participated Units
Morning Musume, Kiiro 5, 10nin Matsuri, Odoru♡11, SALT5, Nochiura Natsumi, H.P. All Stars, DEF.DIVA, Dream Morning Musume