January 20, 1983 — Kanagawa
1998/05/03 ~ 2005/04/14
Yaguchi: From the very beginning, I hated the thought of being the center. Me, having to shoulder all that responsibility? I’m just not that character. But I did want to stand out, and that’s why I loved the position that was right next to the center. That’s where I wanted to express myself.
But even with that said, the cover of “Memory Seishun no Hikari” was just terrible. (laughs) Abe Natsumi alone was in focus and all the rest of us members in the back were blurred. Some of us even had our eyes closed! But then even there the message was loud and clear: “Be serious about each and every shot they take of you! Never lose focus!” It’s very serious. You can’t survive in this world if you don’t have some guts.
— You were among the first members to be added to Morning Musume. Did you apply for the auditions because you admired the group?
Yaguchi: I was a SPEED fan at the time. I watched “ASAYAN” and I did like Morning Musume, too, but I never felt like I wanted to actually be in the group myself. But when they showed the announcement of them holding auditions for more members, it felt like a surge of electricity going through me. Immediately I felt that I had to apply and I sent in my resume the very next day. So it wasn’t because I loved them or because I admired them — rather, it felt like I was being pushed towards the group by fate itself.
Let’s reconsider: is a height complex really something you need?
I wonder if it’s maybe all the recent trends among university and high school girls?
For a while now, much has been made of the so-called “selfishness” of young Japanese girls. Ordinary, everyday girls these days have become so much more plain-spoken than before. Everyone on TV is doing stories about them and how society as a whole seems to be delighted by them, so part of it may just be the girls responding to the demand and playing the part. Nevertheless, it feels like young girls have now managed to attain the right to be blunt. Go out to any of the popular spots around the city for young people to hang out and you’ll find them everywhere around you — girls acting all cynical and overly direct.
It’s actually because it’s that sort of a moment in time that small women are now in high demand!
There are many different types of men in the world. Lots of men will find these increasingly self-indulgent girls cute; guys who want to be at the mercy of their whims. On the opposite end, lots of men view their bluntness as tactless; guys who are just afraid of them. Part of it may be because some men simply feel small in our current society. Take someone who’s maybe hooked on anime; someone who thinks real women could never see them as a worthwhile partner — it’s no wonder people like that will shy away from women who strike them as especially strong. Not to mention if the woman in question is even taller than them! Women who are both big physically and act that way on the inside? For men like that, no matter which way they look at it, women like that will seem like too much for them to take on.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/05 13:04:05
To the news of the recent divorce of her senior during her time in Morning Musume, Yaguchi Mari, and actor Nakamura Masaya, she commented:
“I only know what I’ve heard from the reports…” and continued, “I heard she has been unwell, so I just wish her a quick recovery.“
Source: Mainichi jp (Mainichi Shinbun)
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/05 13:05:10
I thought she was going to recommend her organic vegetables and enzyme drinks.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/23 01:57:32
Reporter: “Your photobook includes lots of sexy shots. And speaking of sexy, the sexy beam of-”
Manager: “The interview is now over, I repeat, the interview is over! No more questions!”
To commemorate the release of Morning Musume’s Fukumura Mizuki’s first solo photobook “MIZUKI”, there will be an event held on June 1st (Sat) at the Fukuya Shoten Shinjuku Subnade!!
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/23 02:24:24
Reporter: “Indeed, there are certain parts of Fukumura-san’s body that are perhaps best described as voluptuous! And speaking of things that have become massive, the extramarital aff-”
Manager: “Aaaaaand we’re done! The interview is now over!!“