- Name: Yabu Kota (薮宏太)
- Nickname: Yabu-kun, Yabu-sama, Yabu-chan, Yabu, Koppi, Kou-chan, Kota
- Birthday: January 31, 1990
- Horoscope: Aquarius
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Height: 178cm
- Weight: 57kg
- Shoe size: 26cm
- Eyesight: 2.0(Right) 2.0(Left)
- Blood Type: A
- Schools: Horikoshi Gakuen (High-school), Waseda University (Human-Sciences Department)
- Admired senior: Domoto Koichi
- Admired Person: Johnny Depp
- Date Entering Johnny's: 23rd September 2001
- Favorite Color: Red
- Disliked Color: Blue
- Favorite Food: Curry Rice, Oden, Boiled Fish, Raw egg over Rice
- Disliked Food: Tomatoes, Cucumber
- Favorite Fruit: Tangerine
- Favorite Sport: Soccer
- Favorite Subject: English
- Weak Subject: Mathematics
- Favorite Animal: Newborn Kittens
- Hobby: Listening Music
- Family: Parents, Older Sister (4 years older, Kokoro), Older Brother (2 years older, Koichi)
Yabu Kouta entered Johnny's Entertainment on September 23rd, 2001. He was put in the group Ya-Ya-yah where he remained the member with the most face time until his graduation from the group to join Hey! Say! JUMP in 2007.
- He became the lead singer for a Junior Unit Ya-Ya-yah.
- He hates tomatoes, cucumbers and green peaches.
- He loves playing soccer.
- His favorite color is red.
- He is left handed.
- He can play the piano and the guitar. He has even displayed talent in lyrics writing.
- He is loved by many seniors from his agency.
- He and Akanishi Jin (KAT-TUN) are very close, they even bought a puppy together.
- He was voted for "Most wanted as a little brother" and "Most wanted as a pet" in idol magazines.
- He is like the older brother in the group Hey! Say! JUMP.
- He is also very close to Yaotome Hikaru.
- His sister was actually a fan of KinKi Kids, and she was the reason Yabu is in Johnny's Ent. She sent an aplication to Johnny's entertaiment without telling him.
- He worked very hard, and when he wanted to quit, His mom said she'll buy him a soccer badge so he stayed.
-  Taiyou no Kisetsu
-  3nen Bgumi Kinpachi Sensei (Season 7)
-  Ninkyo Helper
-  White Lab
Plays & Musicals
-  SHOW Geki.SHOCK
-  PLAYZONE 2002 Itoshii
-  Nintama Rintarou Musical
-  ANOTHER
-  SHOCK ~is Real shock~
-  Stand by Me
-  DREAM BOY
-  Stand by Me
-  Takizawa Enbujou
-  One!-the history of Tackey-
-  Takizawa Enbujou 2007
-  DREAM BOYS
- [2009/2010] She Loves Me
- [2012/2013] JOHNNYS' WORLD