Some Risa Niigaki news in Spanish is coming up for my international audience! I figured that since Gaki-san has gotten so much coverage on this magazine that a little more wouldn’t hurt. I have covered Eri Kamei for a while and now it is time to give Risa Niigaki another kind of tribute! I started writing about Niigaki back in 2011 and much has happened in her life since then. She spent more than a decade in one of Japan’s most popular girl groups. She served as their leader for a short time. Then the Risa Niigaki news of her graduation became public and that was a big event because she graduated with Aika Mitsui. Niigaki got married in July 2016 to actor Yoshikazu Kotani and that was the last news that I had written about her. However, I did write a tribute post about Niigaki in 2016 for those of you that missed it. During her time in Morning Musume, Niigaki released 6 solo photo books. They are:
- Niigaki Risa (2004)
- Amanatsu (2006)
- Isshun (2007)
- Happy Girl (2008)
- Alo! Hello Niigaki Risa Photobook MAHALO
- Ascension (2012)
Stay tuned for news about Niigaki Risa! In the meantime, check out my posts about Natsumi Abe. Abe who has also released several photo books in her career released Fin no Hito and SUBWAY. Fin no Hito saw Abe travel to Helsinki, Finland and for SUBWAY she was seen walking around New York City. Niigaki is one of the cutest current or former Morning Musume members under the age of 30 along with Makoto Ogawa and Eri Kamei.