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Fukuda Asuka

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Fukuda Asaka (1999)
Working in her parents bar Age 21(2006)

Fukuda Asuka (福田明日香) is a member of the band PEACE$TONE, and a former original member of Morning Musume. Along with Abe Natsumi, she was one of the group's main singers. Her last single with the group was Memory Seishun no Hikari.

Profile

  • Stage Name: ♀asuka
  • Birth Name: Fukuda Asuka (福田明日香)
  • Nicknames: Asukacchi
  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1984 (1984-12-17) (age 32)
  • Place of Birth: Ota, Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: B
  • Family: Husband
  • Bands / Groups:

History

Fukuda Asuka was chosen as one of the original five members of Morning Musume. She graduated from the group on April 18, 1999. This makes her the Morning Musume member with the shortest tenure at only two years. She stated the reason she graduated was to focus on her studies, although she dropped out of high school not long after her graduation.

In 2006, she was featured on the television show Kaikan MAP where it was revealed she was working as a vocal couch and a bartender at the night for her mother's bar. She also mention at the time she didn't want to go back to the world of show business.

In 2011 she became part of the band PEACE$TONE and began going by the name "♀asuka". The band's debut album was released November 9, 2011.

Publications

Essay Books

  • [1999.05.??] Mou Hitori no Asuka (もうひとりの明日香)

Trivia

  • From the date Morning Musume was formed (September 7, 1997) to the date she graduated (April 18, 1999), Fukuda's tenure in Morning Musume lasted 588 days, making her the shortest-serving member in the group's history.
  • Worked as a bartender at her father's bar for an unkown period of time.
  • Around the time she left Hello! Project, she introduced her then-manager Wada Kaoru to Yorico.