Yokoyama Reina
(よこ)(やま) (れい)()
Yokoyama Reina promoting "⑮ Thank you, too"
Background Information
Also Known As Yokoyoko (よこよこ?)
Yokoyan (よこやん?)
Born February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22) (age 16)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 152.5cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol
Years Active 2016-present
(1 years)
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Blog Morning Musume '17 13ki Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined December 12, 2016
Generation 13th Generation
Member Color       Golden Yellow
Debut Single BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy
Time in Group 1 Year, 1 Month, 10 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined August 2016
Generation 26th Generation
Left December 12, 2016
Graduated December 23, 2016
Yokoyama's Autograph
My goal for this year is expressed in the kanji 華 (flamboyance). From 2017, I'll be active as a 13th member of Morning Musume. So I'd like to do my best that I'll grow gradually through lessons and concerts, to the point where I'll be able to pull of a brilliant performances that won't lose to the seniors.[1]

–Yokoyama Reina, January 2017

Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei on August 17, 2016,[2] and was formally introduced at the Kenshuusei recital on September 4, 2016.



Yokoyama Reina, October 2017


Yokoyama Reina, June 2017


Yokoyama Reina, March 2017


Yokoyama Reina, December 2016


Yokoyama Reina, September 2016

Early LifeEdit

Yokoyama Reina was born February 22, 2001 in Saitama, Japan.


Yokoyama participated in the first Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition, but failed in the third round.[3][4]

On August 17, it was announced on the Hello! Project website that Yokoyama had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, alongside Kawamura Ayano, Yoshida Marie, Nishida Shiori, Yamazaki Yuhane, Hashisako Rin.[2] She was introduced at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 9gatsu ~SINGING!~ on September 4.

From November 3 to November 30, Yokoyama participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.

On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Kaga Kaede.[5][6][7] She and Kaga had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 12gatsu ~EXCITING!~.


On February 21, Yokoyama and Kaga Kaede held their debut fanclub event, Morning Musume '17 13ki Member FC Event, at Differ Ariake.

On March 2, Kaga and Yokoyama began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Reversible Radio.[8] They also began a radio show with the 12th generation members on April 6, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary.[9]

On July 28, Yokoyama released a digital song with Funaki Musubu titled "Minmin Rock 'n' Roll!".

On December 9, she was announced as the new regular on the radio show Young Town Doyoubi after Kudo Haruka's graduation.[10]


On February 25, Yokoyama will celebrate her 17th birthday at a fanclub titled Morning Musume '18 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event, which features two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.

Personal LifeEdit

Yokoyama has a younger brother.[11]

When she joined Morning Musume in December 2016, she was a first year high school student.[12] As of April 2017, Yokoyama is currently in her second year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Yokoyama Reina has acquired:

Yokoyama's given name, Reina, is said to be taken from the phrase "kirei na houseki" (きれいな宝石; beautiful jewel).[14]

Here is a list of nicknames that are used to refer to Yokoyama Reina:

  • Reina (れいな): Her nickname when she was a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[15] Used by her fellow 26th generation Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.[16]
  • Yokoyoko (よこよこ): Given to her by Wada Ayaka.[17] Used by most members and fans.[18]
  • Yokoyan (よこやん): Given to her by Kudo Haruka as a "temporary official" nickname due to the non-unanimous response from fans on what to call Yokoyama during a LINE LIVE broadcast.[16] Used by most fans.
  • Yoko-chan (よこちゃん): Used by Miyamoto Karin.[19]
  • Yoko (よこ): Used by some fans. Kaga Kaede commented that she would likely end up shortening Yokoyoko as Yoko.[18][16]


  • Name: Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈)
  • Birthdate: February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22) (age 16)
  • Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 152.5cm
  • Western Zodiac: Pisces
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2016-08-17: Member
  • Morning Musume Member Color:
    • Golden Yellow (2017-Present)
  • Hello! Project Groups:


Featured on the coverEdit





TV ProgramsEdit


  • [2016–] Hello! Project Station
  • [2017–] Reversible Radio (リバーシブルラジオ) (fanclub exclusive)


  • [2017–] Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'17のモーニングダイアリー)
  • [2017–] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)


  • In middle school she wanted to form a band and tried inviting her friends to join, but nobody was interested and after her guitar broke she lost interest in forming one.
  • She participated in brass instruments clubs in both elementary and middle school, in which she played percussion and sax respectively.
  • She learned to play piano at home.
  • Her future goal is become a cool idol like her seniors.
  • She is the first of her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation to debut.
  • She shares her birth name with former 6th generation Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina and Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Ichioka Reina.
  • Oda Sakura took Yokoyama with her to eat New Years soba and learned about her hobbies.
  • Yokoyama answered what she likes about each Morning Musume '17 member on her blog:[21]
  • Kamen Rider was her favorite TV series while growing up. Her recent favorite character is Kamen Rider Fourze and she is good at imitating Kamen Rider Meteor.[21]
  • She said her favorite music video is "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa", she watched it on repeat because Sayashi Riho's wink is really cute.
  • If she could be reborn as someone else, she would be Tanaka Reina because her name would be the same and Tanaka is a strong singer.[14]
  • She believes she is the Hello! Project member with the most knowledge and experience with various musical instruments such as the guitar, saxophone, and piano.[14]
  • If she did not become an idol, she would want to become a school teacher, specifically a history teacher because she loves history and wants to share with students how interesting it is.[14]

See AlsoEdit


  1. "ハロプロ新リーダー 和田彩花、目標はアイドル界の世界征服!" (in Japanese). Entame Clip. 2017-01-02. (English Translation)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-17.
  3. "モー娘。が13期2人お披露目 加賀楓&横山玲奈の現役高校生コンビ" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2016-12-12.
  4. "Interview of Morning Musume。’16 new members and other members by UFL-Staff." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "モーニング娘。'16 第13期メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-12-12.
  6. "2 new members for Morning Musume。13th generation!" UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-12.
  7. "モーニング娘。13期メンバーに横山玲奈と加賀楓が加入。'17から13人体制に" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-12-12.
  8. "初めての! 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-24.
  10. "横山玲奈がブログを更新しました。" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2017-12-09.
  11. "20.愛☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-14.
  12. ""新人紹介!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). 2016-08-25.
  13. "63.遊☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-04-04.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 "モーニング娘。'17横山玲奈が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る!【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-11-07.
  15. "モー娘。新メンバーは横山玲奈と加賀楓" (in Japanese). JIJIPRESS (via YouTube). 2016-12-12.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "モーニング娘。'17 LINE LIVE!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Channel (via LINE LIVE). 2017-01-29.
  17. "ハロー!プロジェクト LINELIVE ‼︎‼︎" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Channel (via LINE LIVE). 2017-01-02.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Kaga Kaede. "よこよこ。 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-27.
  19. "よこちゃん☆宮本佳林" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-01-06.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "1.初☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-26.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "41.答☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-03-09.

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