Uemura Akari promoting "KEEP ON Joshou Shikou!!"
|Also Known As||Aarii (あーりー?)|
|Born||December 30, 1998|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
|Associated Acts||Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Sato no Akari, Patisserie|
|Joined||February 3, 2013|
|Time in Group||4 Years, 0 Months, 21 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|Graduated||November 18, 2013|
|“||I would like to improve our performance skills, and raise our level.||”|
–Uemura Akari, September 2013
Uemura Akari (植村あかり) is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project as a member of Juice=Juice. She is also a former member of the SATOYAMA Movement unit Sato no Akari. She was first introduced at the 2012 March "Nama Tamago Show!" concert as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
Uemura Akari was born on December 30, 1998 in Osaka, Japan.
In January, Uemura joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Kosuga Fuyuka. The goal of Hello Pro Kenshuusei is to prepare young girls for their debut into full idols, in the program, Uemura received vocal and dance training.
She was later introduced as a member on March 31 in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Kosuga, Murota Mizuki and Okamura Rise. She performed Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~, JUMP and Pyocopyoco Ultra.
She then participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition alongside several other members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, but failed.
On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that she would be debuting in a new unit, Juice=Juice, alongside Miyamoto Karin, Kanazawa Tomoko, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki and Otsuka Aina.
On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News announced that Uemura will be participating in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara along with Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Miyamoto Karin. There will be 11 showings and it will run from April 24th through the 30th.
On March 31, Uemura fell ill with the flu and was unable to participate in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
On July 20, Uemura appeared solo in Photo Technic Digital.
On December 17, Uemura and Miyamoto Karin had a birthday FC event called, Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2013, at Tokyo FM Hall.
On March 13, it was announced that Uemura would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit called Sato no Akari.
On December 11, Uemura and Miyamoto Karin had a birthday FC event called, Juice=Juice ~Miyamoto Karin & Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2014~, at Differ Ariake.
On September 19, Uemura's first solo photobook was announced, titled AKARI. It was released on October 29.
On December 16, Uemura released her first solo image Blu-ray, Akari.
On December 28, Uemura celebrated her 17th birthday. The special event was called Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2015, the event featured two performances at Yamano Hall.
On July 25, Uemura released her second solo photobook, titled AKARI II.
On August 17, she released her second solo image Blu-ray, titled Take It Early.
On December 30, Uemura celebrated her 18th birthday at a special event titled Juice=Juice Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2016, which featured two performances at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall.
She was raised as an only child. When her father had her, he was 18 years old.
When Uemura debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year middle school student. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her last year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Uemura Akari has acquired:
- Kanazawa Tomoko: Uemura gets along best with Kanazawa Tomoko in Juice=Juice.
- Miyazaki Yuka: She also gets along best with Miyazaki Yuka in Juice=Juice.
- Oda Sakura: She is close friends with Morning Musume member Oda Sakura.
- Sasaki Rikako: She is good friends with ANGERME member Sasaki Rikako.
- Yoshihashi Kurumi: She also is good friend with former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Yoshihashi Kurumi since she joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
Uemura's given name, "Akari", means light (あかり; akari). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.
- Name: Uemura Akari (植村あかり)
- Nicknames: Aarii (あーりー), Akarin (あかりん), Akarinrin (あかりんりん), Uemuu (うえむー)
- Birthday: December 30, 1998
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood type: O
- Height: 164.4cm
- Western Zodiac: Capricorn
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Hello! Project Status:
- Official Kaomoji: ﾘ|｀･_ゝ･)
- Juice=Juice Fruit (Member Color):
- Melon (2013-Present)
- Hello! Project groups:
- Hobbies: Talking with friends
- Specialty: Running high jump, Pedometer
- Strong Point: Her Kansai dialect
- Weak Point: Easily forget something
- Scared of: Haunted houses
- Favorite Animal: Dogs
- Favorite Subject: Japanese language
- Favorite Color: Purple and Yellow-green
- Favorite Flower: Cosmos
- Favorite Food: Strawberries, Pork-flavor ramen, Carbonara, Chocolate
- Least Favorite Food: Melon
- Favorite Drinks: Cocoa, apple juice
- Charm point: Mouth
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "SHINES", "Aa, Yo ga Akeru"
- Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Sayashi Riho
- &YOU (from Koisuru Hello Kitty)
- [2014.03.26] Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2013 (“Fanclub” DVD)
- [2015.01.27] Juice=Juice ~Miyamoto Karin & Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2014~ (“Fanclub” DVD)
- [2016.02.29] Country Girls Yamaki Risa & Inaba Manaka BD Event 2015
- [2016.xx.xx] Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin & Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2015 (“Fanclub” DVD)
- [2014-] The Girls Live
-  Budokan (武道館)
-  Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら)
-  Koisuru Hello Kitty (恋するハローキティ)
- [2013.10.03~] We are Juice=Juice
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- She wants to use her Kansai dialect in talks and MCs.
- If she could join another group for a day, she'd join Country Girls.
- She says the source of her energy is talking to people.
- When she first joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she had difficulty holding a microphone while dancing.
- On a rainy day she would watch TV at home alone, or sing the song Dot Bikini by S/mileage.
- She participated in Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generation auditions.
- When asked what group she'd like to debut in, she answered Morning Musume.
- Tsunku commented on her: "She made it until the 3rd round of Morning Musume's 9th gen audition. She's still a novice in dancing and singing but that part also makes me smile. I'm expecting great things from her personality."
- Kanazawa Tomoko nicknamed her Uemuu (うえむー).
- Takagi Sayuki has said that Uemura is worthy to be leader of Juice=Juice.
- According to Otsuka Aina, Uemura always makes everyone smile, and is the mood-maker in Juice=Juice.
- In Juice=Juice, she seems to get along best with Kanazawa Tomoko.
- She'd like to have a pet dog.
- She is the youngest member of Juice=Juice, as well as the tallest member of Juice=Juice at 163cm.
- She is a fan of the rock band Sekai no Owari.
- She wants to become a dancer like Sayashi Riho, and would like to switch places with her.
- Has expressed her love for Sayashi Riho many times.
- On a T-shirt, she wrote that "AKARI" stood for "Acquire Kind Achieve Recollect Idea".
- There was a YouTube video of Juice=Juice that was taken down shortly after uploading because Uemura had an inappropriate English word written on her shirt.
- It has been said that she has the best eyesight in Juice=Juice.
- When the Juice=Juice members were told about their Romance no Tochuu success, Uemura was smiling while the other members were crying.
- She does not like melons, despite it being her image fruit.
- Uemura and Oda Sakura used to go out to eat ramen together with Hamaura Ayano when they were all Kenshuusei.
- She ranked 3rd most stylish idol by high school girls in a 2014 women's magazine. 
- She is allergic to cats.
- People often say she’s an airhead, but among the members of Juice=Juice there’s a suspicion that she’s not an airhead, but is actually just careless.
- It has been said that she resembles her mother.
- After her relationship with somebody reaches a certain depth, she doesn’t like using “~chan” and she’ll give strange nicknames.
- Gallery:Uemura Akari
- List:Uemura Akari Discography Featured In
- List:Uemura Akari Publications Featured In
- List:Uemura Akari Concert & Event Appearances
Youngest member of Juice=Juice
- ↑ http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/video/2028569/full/
- ↑ "植村 あかり(ウエムラ アカリ)" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
- ↑ "ハロプロ研修生内、新ユニット結成のお知らせ。" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013.02.03.
- ↑ Uemura Akari. "うえむ様 高木紗友希" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2014-02-10.
- ↑ Juice=Juice Ameba Blog
- ↑ Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/5QbEUQM.jpg
- ↑ "Pocket Morning Juice=Juice Weekly Q&A (11/4/2013)". Hello!Online. 2013.11.04.
- ↑ "くぅーANDみぃー… 植村あかり". Juice=Juice Official Ameba Blog. 2014.04.10.
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