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Nonaka Miki

Nonaka Miki (野中美希) is a Japanese pop singer and idol managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project. She is a twelfth generation member of Morning Musume.


  • Name: Nonaka Miki (野中美希)
  • Nickname: Nonaka-chan (のなかちゃん), Chel (チェル), Mikitty (ミキティ)
  • Birthdate: October 7, 1999 (1999-10-07) (age 24)
  • Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 157cm
  • Hobbies: Collecting cute things
  • Specialties: English, copying by ear, piano
  • Favorite Food: Katsudon, CheLsea candy
  • Least Favorite Food: Most Chinese food, vegetables
  • Favorite Color: White
  • Favorite Subject: English
  • Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho, Ishida Ayumi, Nakajima Saki
  • Hello! Project groups:


Nonaka Miki was selected from Morning Musume's 12th Generation "Golden Audition" to join the group on September 30, 2014, along with Ogata Haruna and former Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members Makino Maria and Haga Akane.

On February 5, 2018 it was revealed that Nonaka would become one of several official ambassadors to the NBA for Rakuten TV. On October 7, 2020, her 21st birthday, she revealed she had been attending university since graduating from high school and would transfer to Waseda University to continue via e-school.


Video Releases



Nonaka Miki Greeting -Photobook- To be myself daydream

  • [2016.09.24] Nonaka Miki Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-" (野中美希ミニ写真集「Greeting-Photobook-」)
  • [2021.01.15] To be myself
  • [2023.10.07] daydream

Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2020 AUTUMN Vol.1 Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2021 SPRING Vol.6 Hello Pro Visual Photobook 2021 Autumn Vol.7


  • [2016.12.12] Morning Musume 12th Generation Official Book (モーニング娘。12期 オフィシャルブック)



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  • Tied for 1st place in high test scores at her school in 2013.
  • Has lived in the United States, in Illinois and Alabama, due to her father's work, during which time she acquired fluent English speaking skills.
  • Introduced herself in English during her reveal as a Morning Musume member.
  • Holds a level 2 Eiken ranking and a TOIEC score of 795 in English.
  • Practiced dancing for ten years.
  • Learned piano for seven years before joining Morning Musume; in 2017 she learned to play the harp for a stage play, and began learning guitar.
  • Her childhood dream was to become a backup dancer for Miley Cyrus.
  • Her favorite Morning Musume song is "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa".
  • Thinks her charm points are her dimples and squishy cheeks, and that her collarbone is pretty.
  • Said the thing she wants to do most as part of Morning Musume is have concerts abroad.
  • Before debut the song she wanted to dance the most with Morning Musume was "Brainstorming".
  • Likes "Chibi Marukochan", because it takes place in her home prefecture.
  • Likes the television show "Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi".
  • Listens to music or plays the piano before going to bed.
  • Discovered Morning Musume through receiving CDs from her grandmother while in America, and being a fan of Minimoni.
  • Favorite phrase is "Good fortune and happiness will come to those who smile".
  • Her favorite genres of music are western music and instrumentals.

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