Yoshizawa Hitomi (吉澤ひとみ) is a Japanese pop singer, actress, and semi-professional athlete. She is best known as a former member and leader of the idol group Morning Musume. She graduated from the group on May 6, 2007.
- Birth Name: Yoshizawa Hitomi (吉澤ひとみ)
- Nicknames: Yossie, Yocchan, Yoshiko, Kabutomushi
- Date of Birth: April 12, 1985
- Place of Birth: Miyoshi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Morning Musume (2000–2007)
- Shuffle Groups:
- Concert Units:
Yoshizawa was a fourth generation member of Morning Musume, along with Ishikawa Rika, Tsuji Nozomi, and Kago Ai. She was selected from the third round of Morning Musume auditions on ASAYAN in early 2000. She debuted on the group's ninth single "Happy Summer Wedding."
In July 2000, she replaced Ichii Sayaka in Petitmoni and went on to release three singles and one album with the subgroup. When the subgroup's line-up was reshuffled in 2002, with Ogawa Makoto and Ayaka replacing Goto Maki and Yasuda Kei, Yoshizawa became the new leader. However, unlike the other reshuffled subgroups Tanpopo and Minimoni, the new line-up of Petitmoni never released a single. They had one original song, "WOW WOW WOW," but it was only released on the Petit Best 4 album and performed during concerts.
She was made the center on Morning Musume's 13th single "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~," which firmly established her tomboy character and gave a huge boost to her popularity.
Yoshizawa was placed in Morning Musume Sakura Gumi in January 2003 and released two singles as a part of the subgroup before it went inactive.
With Iida Kaori's graduation in January 2005, Yaguchi Mari became the leader of Morning Musume and Yoshizawa became the subleader. However, when Yaguchi abruptly resigned from the group in April 2005, Yoshizawa was bumped up to the leader position with Fujimoto Miki as subleader.
In April 2006, she was named an official supporter of the Japanese women's soccer league, Nadeshiko League.
She graduated from Morning Musume on May 6, 2007, at the Saitama Super Arena performance at the end of the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2007 Spring ~Sexy 8 Beat~. From there, she joined the Hello! Project Elder Club and also became the leader of Ongaku Gatas.
Yoshizawa, along with the rest of the Elder Club, officially graduated from Hello! Project on March 31, 2009 (i.e. the end of the agency's fiscal year). However, the Elder Club graduation concert was held on February 1, 2009, at Yokohama Arena.
In 2016, she gave birth to a son.
In 2017, Yoshizawa was involved in a traffic accident in which her car collided with another vehicle.
On September 6, 2018, Yoshizawa was arrested for injuring two people while driving under the influence of alcohol in an alleged hit-and-run incident. She was held until September 27th. The following day, she announced she is retiring from show business.
- [2001.10.06] Yossy. (よっすぃー。)
- [2003.09.??] Pocket Morning Musume. (Volume. 1) (ポケットモーニング娘。) ( (With Ishikawa Rika, Tsuji Nozomi, Kago Ai)
- [2004.03.20] 8teen
- [2007.04.20] Hello! Yossy (Hello! ヨッスィー) (essay book)
-  Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
-  Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。)
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (子犬ダンの物語)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Eimine Yuko)
-  Atsuhime Number 1 (篤姫ナンバー1) (as Ami)
- TV Dramas
-  Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de (おれがあいつであいつがおれで)
-  Haikara-san ga Tooru (はいからさんが通る)
-  Motto Koi Seyo Otome (もっと恋セヨ乙女)
-  Shinkansen Girl (新幹線ガール)
-  Hagane no Onna (ハガネの女)
-  Shoujo-tachi no Ketsudan ~Mitchaku!! Hello! Project 20th Anniversary Audition~ (少女たちの決断~密着!!ハロー!プロジェクト20周年オーディション~)
-  Ribbon no Kishi: The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル)
-  Itsu no Hi ka Kimi Kaeru (何日君再来)
-  Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ (平成レボリューション ～バックトゥザ・白虎隊～)
-  Olivia wo Kikinagara (オリビアを聴きながら)
-  Tokyo Alice (東京アリス)
-  Petitmoni Diver (プッチモニダイバー)
- [2001–2002] Hecchara Heike * Yoroshiku Yossy (ヘッチャラ平家★ヨロシクよっすぃ～)
- [2003–2004] Ikinari Inaba * Yoroshiku Yossy (いきなりイナバ★よろしくヨッスィー)
-  Ongaku Gatas no GUTS10☆Gatas (音楽ガッタスのGUTS10☆ガッタス)