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It is time for another post about Morning Musume idols and this one is about Makoto Ogawa, one of my favorite members of the fifth generation.

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Makoto Ogawa at the event called Satoyama e Ikou: Forest for Rest in 2013. Source: hello online.

Ogawa got her start in the entertainment business back in August 2001 when she joined Morning Musume for their 5th generation with Risa Niigaki, Ai Takahashi, and Asami Konno. Morning Musume is now known as Morning Musume 15 (pronounced one-five). I have written before that you could certainly make the case that Makoto is as beautiful as Miki Fujimoto. Fujimoto would join Morning Musume in 2003 as part of the group’s 6th generation of members. Makoto has a certain kind of angelic cuteness and beauty that is tough to match in my opinion. And she is one of the most beautiful Morning Musume idols that is not yet 30 years old!

Makoto Ogawa is an avid swimmer and this is the sport that she enjoys most when she is not singing or acting.

She has been seen in a bikini and she looks really great!! This is a very common practice for these idol singers as they release photo books and hold release events to promote their work. Makoto Ogawa is one of the many Japanese idols that has been involved with Morning Musume and the group is a major pop cultural influence. I would say that Morning Musume should be given credit for encouraging the creation of the famous AKB48 and allowing that group to expand as it has. AKB48 was formed in 2005, a full 8 years after the formation of Morning Musume.

Who is Makoto Ogawa?

 

Makoto Ogawa profile

  • Known by her nickname of Mako-chan.
  • Born in Niigata Prefecture.
  • Date of birth is October 29, 1987.
  • She works as a singer, actress, and gravure model.
  • Stands at 160 centimeters tall.
  • Was a member of Morning Musume from 2001-2006.
  • She graduated from the group because she wanted to study English. Makoto Ogawa lived in New Zealand from 2006 until 2008.
  • As of 2008, she signed to the talent agency J.P. Room.

This is Makoto Ogawa’s debut with Morning Musume as she is in the video for Mr. Moonlight Ai no Big Band. It is a very lively and exciting song that has a jazz influence in it too.

Makoto’s debut with Morning Musume was in the single called Mr. Moonlight Ai no Big Band. Following that one, she sang in Souda We’re Alive! Prior to her work with Morning Musume, Ogawa was enrolled at an entertainment school called Apple Little Performers in Niigata where she excelled as one of its top students! She sang on a cheer song for the J2 soccer team called Albirex Niigata. Ogawa has been involved in an advertising campaign that tried to bring awareness for auto safety for seniors. She got the attention of producer TSUNKU who mentioned that she was chosen to be a part of Morning Musume due to her excellent dancing skills and that she really shined during the audition process. Makoto Ogawa remains close friends with Ai Takahashi, Asami Konno, Nozomi Tsuji, and Hitomi Yoshizawa. Tsuji and Yoshizawa preceded Ogawa because they were part of the 4th generation of members with Ai Kago and Rika Ishikawa (aka Charmy). Known as Ogawa Makoto in Japan, she enjoys taking baths as well. I would love to interview Makoto because I adore her and she can communicate in English! On March 31, 2015, Ogawa announced her retirement from the entertainment industry after being involved since 2001.

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