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Yabu Kota

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Yabu Kota promoting "Hey! Say! JUMP 2007-2017 I/O" (2017)

Yabu Kota is the oldest member of the Johnny's Entertainment Hey! Say! JUMP.


  • Name: Yabu Kota (薮宏太)
  • Nickname: Yabu-kun, Yabu-sama, Yabu-chan, Yabu, Koppi, Kou-chan, Kota
  • Birthday: January 31, 1990 (1990-01-31) (age 31)
  • 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.



Plays & Musicals

  • [2002] SHOW Geki.SHOCK
  • [2002] PLAYZONE 2002 Itoshii
  • [2002] Nintama Rintarou Musical
  • [2002] ANOTHER
  • [2003] SHOCK ~is Real shock~
  • [2003] Stand by Me
  • [2004] DREAM BOY
  • [2004] Stand by Me
  • [2006] Takizawa Enbujou
  • [2006] One!-the history of Tackey-
  • [2007] Takizawa Enbujou 2007
  • [2008] DREAM BOYS
  • [2009/2010] She Loves Me
  • [2012/2013] JOHNNYS' WORLD


Yabu Kota
Yabu Kota (2013)
Yabu Kota (2017)

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