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Satoda Mai
里田まい
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Satoda Mai, 2014
Information
Nickname Sato-chan (さとちゃん?)
Birthdate March 29, 1984 (1984-03-29) (age 30)
Birthplace Hokkaido, Japan
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Aries Aries
Height 161.5cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer
Years Active 2000-present
(14 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION, UP-FRONT CREATE
Label zetima
Group Country Girls
Associated Acts Country Girls, ROMANS, Hello! Project Akagumi, Ongaku Gatas, Sexy 8, 7AIR, H.P. All Stars, Elegies
Blog Satoda Mai Official Blog
Name Spelling
Birth Name
Kanji 里田 まい
Hiragana さとだ まい
Katakana サトダ マイ
Romaji Satoda Mai
Legal Name
Kanji 田中 まい
Hiragana たなか まい
Katakana タナカ マイ
Romaji Tanaka Mai
I am proud to have always called myself Country Musume even after I became the only member. Thinking of myself as a member of the group, I want to continue to watch over them from New York.

–Satoda Mai, November 2014

Satoda Mai (里田まい; Legal Name: Tanaka Mai (田中まい) is a Japanese pop singer. For a long time she was the only member of the group Country Musume (now known as Country Girls). Mai is also a a former member of Ongaku Gatas. She was discovered during the Morning Musume 4th Generation Auditions in 2000, but didn't make it into the final 10. Satoda was also a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P., and she is captain of the Hokkaido based futsal team Sapporo Cerbies.

She is a frequent guest on the Japanese television quiz show Quiz Hexagon, which she is part of Pabo, Aladdin, and Satoda Mai with Gouda Kazoku (also called Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai). She is married to Tanaka Masahiro, starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.

Mai is now the general manager for newly revived Country Girls.

BiographyEdit

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Satoda Mai, 2011

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Satoda Mai, 2009

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Satoda Mai, September 2008

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Satoda Mai during the 4th generation Morning Musume auditions, 2000

Early LifeEdit

Satoda Mai was born on March 29, 1984 in Hokkaido, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2000-2002Edit

Satoda Mai auditioned for the Morning Musume 3rd Tsuika Audition, but failed to make it to the final 10. In January 2002, she was added to Country Musume.

2009Edit

On March 31, Satoda Mai, along with all the other members of the Elder Club, graduated from Hello! Project.

2012Edit

On March 31, Satoda graduated from Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and Sapporo Cerbies.

2013Edit

On January 2, Satoda was a surpise guest for the opening day of Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Viva!~, by coming on stage during the performance of the Country Musume song Uwaki na Honey Pie.

In October, Satoda was transferred from UP-FRONT PROMOTION to UP-FRONT CREATE.

2014Edit

On January 2nd Satoda Mai announced auditions for a new Country Musume line up, Mai would not be joining the line up.

On January 22, it was announced that Satoda's husband, former Tohoku Rakuten Eagles pitcher Tanaka Masahiro, signed a 7-year 155 million dollar contract to the New York Yankees after receiving offers from various teams. The next day, Satoda was featured in the cover of NY Daily News sports section, with an article that talks about her career as a "pop star." Both of them are expected to move to New York.

On November 5th, Satoda Mai officially announced that she would the group's General Manager/Supervisor, meaning that she will be managing this newly revived group, not Tsunku.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Satoda Mai (里田舞)
  • Stage Name: Satoda Mai (里田まい)
  • Legal Name: Tanaka Mai (田中舞)
  • Married Date: January 26, 2012
  • Family: Husband Masahiro Tanaka
  • Nicknames: Sato-chan (さとちゃん), Maimai (まいまい), Maichin (まいちん)
  • Birthdate: March 29, 1984 (1984-03-29) (age 30)
  • Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Currently Resides in: New York, United States
  • Height: 161.5 cm
  • Blood type: A
  • Western Zodiac: Aries
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rat
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2002: Member
    • 2009: Graduated
  • UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
  • UP-FRONT CREATE Status:
    • 2013: Member
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Shuffle Units:
  • Concert Units:
  • Other:

  • Favorite colors: Black, white
  • Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
  • Favorite seasons: Spring, autumn
  • Favorite word: Okay
  • Favorite food: White rice, ramen, nattou
  • Disliked food: Capsicum

DiscographyEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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  • [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai ~Love Hello! Satoda Mai DVD~ (マイタイ ~ラブハロ!里田まいDVD~)

SinglesEdit


Singles Participated InEdit

Country MusumeEdit

Ongaku GatasEdit

Sexy 8Edit

7AIREdit

ROMANSEdit

H.P. All StarsEdit

ElegiesEdit

PaboEdit

AladdinEdit

Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit

PhotobooksEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2003.10.04] Satoda Mai (里田まい )
  2. [2007.03.21] my life
  3. [2007.11.07] Satoda Mai no Obaka Densetsu (里田まいのおバカ伝説)
  4. [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai (マイタイ)

BooksEdit

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  • [2009.12.17] Satoda Mai Special Book Hitori dakedo Country Musume desu (里田まいオフィシャルブック ひとりだけどカントリー娘。です)
  • [2011.08.08] Sekaiichi Oishii Gohan no Tabekata (世界一おいしいごはんの食べ方)

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of Pabo
2007 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

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