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Yoshizawa Hitomi
Yoshizawa Hitomi, May 2018
Background Information
Also Known As Yossie (よっすぃ?)
Born April 12, 1985 (1985-04-12) (age 33)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Aries Aries
Height 164cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer
Years Active 2000-present (18 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2000-2012)
J.P ROOM (2013-present)
Label zetima (2000–present)
Associated Acts Hangry & Angry, Morning Musume, Petitmoni, Morning Musume Sakura Gumi, Ongaku Gatas, 10nin Matsuri, Sexy 8, Venus Mousse, 11WATER, H.P. All Stars, Dream Morning Musume, ABCHO
Blog Yoshizawa Hitomi Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined April 16, 2000
Generation 4th Generation
Member Color       Sky Blue
Graduated May 6, 2007
Time in Group 7 Years, 20 Days
Yoshizawa's Autograph

Yoshizawa Hitomi (吉澤ひとみ) is a Japanese pop singer. She is a former member of Morning Musume as well as a former leader of the group. She is currently a member of the duo Hangry & Angry as Hangry. She is also the current leader of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and the idol group derived from its lineup, Ongaku Gatas. She's a part of Dream Morning Musume.



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Yoshizawa Hitomi during Morning Musume Auditions, 2000


Yoshizawa became a member of the Hello! Project group Morning Musume in 2000, as a member of the fourth generation along with Ishikawa Rika, Tsuji Nozomi, and Kago Ai, making her debut in the group's ninth single "Happy Summer Wedding". She was also featured in the group's theatrical release of Pinch Runner.


In the past, she has often been perceived as the tomboyish member of the group, due to her voice, manners, and hobbies. Furthering this perception of her masculine side, Yoshizawa's first lead came in 2001 with the release of the single Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~, in which she played a dashing playboy character. She has since managed to mostly overcome this, as many view her as having matured out of her formerly tomboyish character once having assumed leadership of Morning Musume in 2005.


Yoshizawa became the Captain of the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes H.P. when it was formed in September. The 5'5" (165cm) midfielder has since managed to lead the team to victory on many occasions. Yoshizawa also convinced fellow teammate Tsuji Nozomi to remain as the team's goalkeeper, despite her graduation from Morning Musume in 2004.


In April, after the sudden and unexpected departure of Morning Musume's then-leader Yaguchi Mari, Yoshizawa, the current sub-leader, became the group's new leader. After Ishikawa Rika's graduation in May, Yoshizawa became the last remaining member of her generation.


On January 11, Yoshizawa's younger brother, Yoshizawa Kota, was killed in a traffic accident at age 16.

On May 6, Yoshizawa graduated from Morning Musume after the band's last performance in the ~Sexy 8 Beat~ Spring Tour, which took place at Saitama Super Arena in Hitomi's hometown. According to several news sources, producer Tsunku, and Yoshizawa herself, she would begin a solo career of her own. At the time of her graduation, she had the second longest tenure of any Morning Musume member of 7 years and 21 days (although she was surpassed by Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa in September 2008). She was also considered by some fans to be the last trace of the "Golden era" of Morning Musume. She is also one of only eight members to have been a member of Morning Musume for over 7 years (the others being 1st Generation member Iida Kaori, 5th generation members Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa, 6th generation members Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina and current 9th generation members Fukumura Mizuki and Ikuta Erina.

After her graduation, she began focusing her time on Gatas Brilhantes H.P., along with being leader of a group formed with fellow members of the futsal team called Ongaku Gatas.

From October 3 to October 11, Yoshizawa appeared in the stage play "Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~" alongside Shibata Ayumi, Satoda Mai, Inaba Atsuko, Korenaga Miki, and Fukuda Kanon.[1]

From November 28 to December 2, Yoshizawa appeared in the stage play "Olivia wo ki Kinagara" longside Kimura Ayaka and Maeda Yuki.[2]


On October 12, it was revealed that she is currently paired up with fellow ex-Morning Musume member Rika Ishikawa as Hangry in the new unit Hangry & Angry in collaboration with a Harajuku fashion store of the same name.


In February, Yoshizawa performed and graduated with the rest of the Elder Club at their group graduation concert in Yokohama.

In April, she had her first US performance at Sakura-Con in Seattle, along with Ishkawa Rika, in their duo HANGRY & ANGRY. Their first European performance was at "Chibi Japan expo" in Montreuil (a Parisian suburb) on October 31.

From May 8 to May 17, she starred in the stage play "Tokyo Alice" alongside fellow former Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika and Ogawa Makoto.[3]


Yoshizawa made her first appearance with Hello! Project since the Elder Club's graduation at the Summer 2010 tour, acting as MC alongside Sharam Q member Makoto.

In August, it had been announced that Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi would be having an FC exclusive event titled Ishikawa Rika & Yoshizawa Hitomi FC Event. The event would take place at Yokohama BLITZ from October 25 throught the 27th.[4]


On January 28, it was announced that Yoshizawa is a part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume and that they will be releasing the groups first album, called Dorimusu ①, on April 20th.

In February, Yoshizawa announced that she will be holding a solo FC event. Her FC event will be on April 2nd.


On March 2nd and 3rd, Yoshizawa participated in SATOYAMA e Yukou ~Forest For Rest~ along with other Hello! Project and UP-FRONT PROMOTION members. She will also be an MC for Music Festa Vol.0 on March 2nd.

November 30, Yoshizawa will hold a live dinner titled Yoshizawa Hitomi casual dinner show 2013 ~Soon X’mas〜

Sometime in late 2013, Yoshizawa was transferred to J.P. Room.


In May, Yoshizawa attended to Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ as a judge.

On November 3, Yoshizawa was appointed as the public relations ambassador of her hometown Miyoshi for two years.[5]

2015 Edit

On September 5, Yoshizawa announced her engagement to a man who she met through an acquaintance a year and a half ago.[6] They got married on November 22, which is also Ii Fuufu no Hi (いい夫婦の日; Good Couples Day) in Japan.[7][8]

On October 26, Yoshizawa was invited to play at the Takano Yuri CUP 38th Hirao Masaaki Charity Golf with Morning Musume '15 member Ikuta Erina.[9]


On March 14, Yoshizawa announced she was pregnant with her first child, and was due to give birth in the late summer.[10]

On March 25, Yoshizawa and her husband held their wedding party.[11] Members of Morning Musume OG, Morning Musume '16, and ℃-ute were guests, and Yoshizawa sang "Happy Summer Wedding" together with the OGs.[12][13]

On July 29, she gave birth to a son.[14]


  • Name: Yoshizawa Hitomi 吉澤ひとみ
  • Nickname: Yossie (よっすぃ), Yossy, Yossui, Yossi, Yocchan
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1985 (1985-04-12) (age 33)
  • Place of Birth: Miyoshi, Saitama, Japan
  • Height: 164 cm
  • Blood Type: O
  • Western Zodiac: Aries
  • Eastern Zodiac: Ox
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2000-04-16: Member
    • 2000-04-16: Morning Musume
    • 2007-05-06: Graduated Morning Musume
    • 2009-03-31: Graduated
  • Years in Morning Musume: 7 Years
  • Former Morning Musume Color: Purple
  • Former Sakura Gumi Color: Purple
  • Dream Morning Musume Color: Sky Blue
  • Hello! Project groups:
  • Sub-groups:
  • Shuffle Units:
  • Other:

  • Favorite Food: Udon, soba, tomatoes
  • Favorite Place: Saitama
  • Favorite Season: Autumn
  • Favorite Song: Happy Summer Wedding
  • Hobbies: E-mailing and shopping
  • Special Skills: Ball games
  • Charm Points: her hands and voice, sexiest part of her body is her upper lip and favorite part of her face are her multiple beauty spots
  • Strong Subject: Japanese
  • Weak Subject: Social Studies
  • Close Friends: with Satoda Mai and Ayaka Kimura , as well as with Ishikawa Rika, Yasuda Kei, Goto Maki, Fujimoto Miki, Ogawa Makoto, Kago Ai and Mitsui Aika.
  • Why glad to be/have been in Morning Musume: She has been able to go to many places. Additionally, she enjoys performing in concerts
  • 2nd Most Favorite Song: Tsugaku Ressha
  • Favorite Children's Song: Hana
  • Favorite Matsuri Memory: Success at shooting range
  • Favorite season: Autumn because of Temperature - it is neiher too hot, nor too cold
  • Childhood Game: Catching beetles in a nearby forest
  • Her Family: She can talk to them about anything. In addition to that, she can relax when she's with them
  • If she hadn't joined Morning Musume: She would be playing volleyball
  • Japan's image according to her: Past and traditions
  • Japanese person she admires: Emperor, Tsunku and her father
  • Plans to be doing in 20 years: Having children
  • What she thinks about Japan's future: The sea will be clean. Also, cities will be prettier. In addition to that, traffic will be smoother. Additionally, UV radiation won't be a problem
  • What should be done in Japan: Everyone should try and get along better

Singles Participated InEdit

Morning MusumeEdit

Ongaku GatasEdit


Morning Musume Sakura GumiEdit

10nin MatsuriEdit

Sexy 8Edit



Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit

Hangry & AngryEdit

Dream Morning MusumeEdit



Original SongsEdit

  • [2013] Hitomi ni Utsuru Michi (瞳に映る道)

Solo SongsEdit

Group SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit


  • [2007.04.28] Morning Musume Yoshizawa Hitomi Graduation Memorial (モーニング娘。吉澤ひとみ 卒業メモリアル)

Other DVDsEdit

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Solo PhotobooksEdit

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Group Photobooks Edit




  • [2000] PinchRunner (ピンチランナー)()
  • [2002] Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。)
  • [2003] Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語 )
  • [2011] Ousama Game
  • [2012] Atsuhime Number 1

TV ShowsEdit

  • [2002] Haikara-san ga Tooru (はいからさんが通る)
  • [2002] Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de (おれがあいつであいつがおれで)
  • [2004] Motto Koi Seyo Otome (もっと恋セヨ乙女)
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2007] Shinkansen Girl 新幹線ガール)
  • [2008-2009] Wao~n! (わおーん!)
  • [2010-] Digista Teens (デジスタ・ティーンズ)
  • [2010-2013] Yoshizawa hitomi no Trend + Yossy Navi (吉澤ひとみの「トレンド+よっすぃーナビ」)
  • [2012] U! Style (遊!Style)
  • [2013-] Little Charo 4 Eigo de aruku New York (リトル・チャロ4 英語で歩くニューヨーク)

TV DramasEdit

  • [2002] Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de
  • [2002] Haikara-san ga Tooru
  • [2004] Motto Koiseyo Otome
  • [2007] Shinkansen Girl
  • [2009] Uso ka honto ka wakara nai yarisugi toshi densetsu SP
  • [2010] Hagane no Onna
  • [2011] Hagane no Onna Season 2


  • [2000] Glico Mousse Pocky
  • [2008] Hatachi no kenketsu campaign (はたちの献血キャンペーン)

Music VideosEdit


  • [2000] Petitmoni Diver (プッチモニダイバー)
  • [2001-2002] Hecchara Heike Yoroshiku Yossy (ヘッチャラ平家★ヨロシクよっすぃ~)
  • [2003-2004] Ikinari Inaba Yoroshiku Yossy (いきなりイナバ★よろしくヨッスィー)
  • [2007] Ongaku Gatas no Guts10 Gatas (音楽ガッタスのGUTS10☆ガッタス)
  • [2010-2011] JOGLIS+
  • [2012] Yoshizawa Hitomi no Suite Soleil (吉澤ひとみのスウィート・ソレイユ)


  • [2007] Olivia wo ki Kinagara (オリビアを聴きながら)
  • [2009] Tokyo Alice (東京アリス)


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  • [2001.11] UP to boy Vol.132
  • [2008.02.18] an weekly
  • [2009.10.10] DIVER No.341
  • [2010.02.20] funride
  • [2010.03] Best Gear
  • [2010.05.10] DIVER No.348
  • [2011.05.10] DIVER No.360
  • [2012.06.08] DIVER No.373
  • [2013.04.10] DIVER No.383 (with Ogawa Makoto)
  • [2015.10.10] Diver November 2015 Issue (with Yajima Maimi)
  • [2016.05.07] Matanity nina's vol.6 May 2016 Issue
  • [2016.12.07] Saita January 2017 Issue


  • Yoshizawa's most popular and frequently used nickname is 「よっすぃ」 which can be romanized as Yossy, Yossui, Yossie, or Yossi, depending on personal preference. During the October 22, 2007 episode of Ongaku Gatas no Guts10☆Gatas, she said in response to a listener's email, that her own preference is "Yossy." Yaguchi Mari originally gave her the nickname when she joined Morning Musume.
  • Only her seniors and close friends call her "Yocchan" (given to her by Abe Natsumi) or "Yoshiko" (given to her by Satoda Mai and Kimura Ayaka).
  • Fujimoto Miki is the only one to call her "Kabutomushi" (rhinoceros beetle), a nickname earned due to a silly game they played with each other during the Ribbon no Kishi stage musical.
  • Her Morning Musume mentor was Yaguchi Mari. Together, they were Team Expressive Power.
  • Tsunku initially pegged her as an "intelligent beauty" during the fourth generation auditions and she was promoted as such for the first year and a half, but her tomboy character was cemented after playing the boyishly handsome center role in "Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~." Even so, the other members have repeatedly said she is actually much more girlish and delicate than her public image.
  • Yoshizawa has had the most solo lines of any member on a Morning Musume single: 31 lines in Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~.
  • After falling out of shape in 2003, she came very close to being named the kusojo (crap girl) of the Mechaike Okajo Taiikusai (sports festival). She resolved to get back into shape and soon became the captain of Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
  • She was almost named "Sayaka," but when she was born, she had such big eyes that her father named her "Hitomi" ("eyes").
  • She is related to marathon runner Takahashi Naoko.
  • Her father was initially extremely opposed to her joining Morning Musume, so much so that he called a family meeting about it after she was selected to join the group. However, by the time her debut single, Happy Summer Wedding, came out, he was reportedly humming it around the house.
  • She is extremely skilled in sports, especially volleyball, even receiving a recommendation in middle school.
  • She graduated from Risshisha High School with a correspondence course.
  • She said in a 2004 interview that the animal she is most like is a tiger.
  • She's the last one to leave Morning Musume in her Generation.
  • She portrays a football trainer for Kitahara Sayaka's music video of Yappa Seishun.
  • In Music Fighter, the other members agree when it was asked if she was suitable to be the leader.
  • In Utaban, she said Ishikawa Rika is the last member she would ever want to form a unit with. Ironically she formed later Hangry & Angry (2008) and ABCHO (2012) with Ishikawa Rika .
  • She is the tenth former Morning Musume member to only graduate from Morning Musume and not Hello! Project. The first being Nakazawa Yuko, the second being Goto Maki, the third being Yasuda Kei, the fourth being Abe Natsumi, the fifth being Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai, the sixth being Iida Kaori, the seventh being Ishikawa Rika, the eighth being Konno Asami, and the ninth being Ogawa Makoto.
  • She appears in the movie Ousama Game as the teacher.

See AlsoEdit


  1. Official Gekijyo Page
  2. Official Gekijyo Page
  3. Official Gekijyo Page
  5. "三芳町広報大使にモーニング娘。OG吉澤ひとみさん" (in Japanese). Miyoshi-machi Offical Website.
  9. "たかの友梨CUP 第38回平尾昌晃チャリティゴルフ" (in Japanese). ValuePress!. 2015-10-05.
  10. "吉澤ひとみ、第1子妊娠を発表 今夏出産予定「幸せな気持ちでいっぱい」" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2016-03-14.
  11. "Party♡" (in Japanese). Yoshizawa Hitomi Official Blog. 2016-03-25.
  12. "ウェディング(*^^*) 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2016-03-25.
  13. "幸せ。(舞美)" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2016-03-25.
  14. "吉澤ひとみ、第1子男児を出産「産まれてきてくれてありがとう」" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2016-08-12.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Yaguchi Mari

Sub-leader of Morning Musume

Succeeded by
Fujimoto Miki

Preceded by
Yaguchi Mari

Leader of Morning Musume

Succeeded by
Fujimoto Miki

Preceded by

Captain of Ongaku Gatas
2007 - present

Succeeded by

External Links Edit

Former Members
1st Gen: Ichii Sayaka, Yasuda Kei, Goto Maki
2nd Gen: Yoshizawa Hitomi
3rd Gen: Ogawa Makoto, Kimura Ayaka
4th Gen/V: Nakajima Saki, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina
01, 02, 03, 04
Original: Zenbu! Petitmoni
Best: Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
The★Petitmobics, Petitmoni Single V Clips ①
Related Units
Morning Musume, Coconuts Musume, ℃-ute