Haruka Nakagawa

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Nakagawa Haruka
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Native name
仲川 遥香
Born (1992-02-10) February 10, 1992 (age 27)
OccupationSinger, Dancer, Actress
AgentProduction Ogi (former)
Height157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Musical career
Also known asHarugon (はるごん), Haruka (はるか)
Genres J-pop
Years active2006 – 2016 (AKB48/JKT48)
2017 – present (soloist)
Labels King Records, Defstar Records, Hits Records, Dentsu Inter Admark Media Group Indonesia
Associated acts AKB48, Watarirouka Hashiritai, JKT48, 4 Gulali

Haruka Nakagawa(仲川 遥香,Nakagawa Haruka, born on February 10, 1992), is a Japanese singer and actress based in Indonesia. She is a former member of the Japanese idol group AKB48 and its sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai, as well as its Indonesian sister group JKT48, all produced by Yasushi Akimoto. [1]

Japanese people ethnic group native to Japan

Japanese people are a nation and an ethnic group that is native to Japan and makes up 98.5% of the total population of the country. Worldwide, approximately 129 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 125 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live outside Japan are referred to as nikkeijin(日系人), the Japanese diaspora. The term ethnic Japanese is often used to refer to Japanese people, specifically Yamato people. Japanese are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world.

Indonesia Republic in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

Japanese idol

An idol is a young starlet manufactured and marketed for image, attractiveness, and personality in Japanese pop culture. In entertainment, idols are primarily singers, but they are also trained in a wide range of roles, such as acting, modeling, and appearing in variety shows.



At the age of 14, Nakagawa Haruka participated in an audition of the addition of a 3rd Generation AKB48 member, and was accepted on December 3, 2006 as an AKB48 Team B. In October 2008, she was placed into a sub-unit named Okashina Sisters of AKB48 which is then renamed to Watarirouka Hashiritai with Ota Aika and Watanabe Mayu her fellow 3rd generation colleagues.

After the night of the 135th anniversary of Yomiuri Shimbun AKB 104 Senbatsu Member Sokaku Matsuri, August 23, 2009, the AKB48 personnel overhaul was announced. Nakagawa was promoted to AKB48's Team A since October 2009 and started going upstage as a member of Team A since July 27, 2010. On August 24, 2012, the first day of its Tokyo Dome concert series, AKB48 announced a reorganization of its teams. Nakagawa and Takajo Aki were sent to Jakarta to help AKB48's sister group, JKT48.

AKB48 Japanese idol group

AKB48 are a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located. The group includes 134 members as of December 2018, aged from their early teens to their mid-20s. AKB48's producer, Yasushi Akimoto, wanted to form a girl group with its own theater and performing daily so fans could always see them live. This "idols you can meet" concept includes teams which can rotate performances and perform simultaneously at several events and "handshake" events, where fans can meet group members. Akimoto has expanded the AKB48 concept to several sister groups in China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, with an upcoming group announced for India.

As the new AKB48 formation begins on November 1, 2012, Nakagawa were officially transferred to JKT48 since November 1, 2012. The Diversified Events on RCTI December 9, 2012 was her first appearance as a member of JKT48. At the JKT48 First Anniversary Event concert in Senayan, December 23, 2012, Nakagawa was included in Team J together with Takajo Aki and 22 First Generation members of JKT48. Nakagawa performed with Team J JKT48 on the first day of Renai Kinshi Jourei performance at JKT48 Theater, December 26, 2012.

JKT48 Indonesian girl group

JKT48 is an Indonesian idol group whose name is derived from its based city of Jakarta and the Japanese idol group AKB48. Formed in 2011, it is the first AKB48 sister group outside Japan and adopts the concept of "idols you can meet", before switching to "idols that will come to meet you" since 8 April 2018. Fans can attend daily performances at the group's theater, which was built as a close replica to the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara.

JKT48 Theater is a place where Indonesian idol girl group JKT48 holds stage shows every day. It is located at fX Lifestyle X’enter f4, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Pintu 1 Jakarta. It has a capacity of 180 sitting audiences and 30 standing audiences. It was officially opened on 8 September 2011 with the show "Pajama Drive". Until now, JKT48 already has 6 Theater shows, which are "Pajama Drive", "Renai Kinshi Jourei ", "Boku no Taiyou ", "Dareka no Tame ni ", "Seishun Girls ", "Te wo Tsunaginagara ", and an upcoming Theater show "Theater no Megami " and "Saishuu Bell ga Naru". This Theater also held most of JKT48's events like JKT48 New Year Event, JKT48 Team T Event "Mulai Sekarang Sungguh2", and JKT48 Valentine Event.

1 year in Indonesia, Nakagawa has already been extraordinary. She appeared in about 20+ TV commercials and several TV dramas, she also got the center position for the JKT48's " Fortune Cookie Yang Mencinta " (Koisuru Fortune Cookie 恋するフォーチュンクッキー, "The Fall-in-Love Fortune Cookie") MV that was released on August 21, 2013. Nakagawa also showed the other side of herself as a senior member of AKB48 by teaching and guiding her fellow JKT48 colleagues. Her hard effort has made her accepted, famous and loved in the society.

On February 9, 2014, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai held their last concert and the sub-group finally broke up. On December 28, 2014, she joined a new sub-unit of JKT48 named 4 Gulali and is the first sub-group from JKT48 that was formed. Previously, the officials asked the fans for help to contribute by giving ideas of what will become the project's name with the #NAMAHARUKAPROJECT (Haruka's Project Name) tag on Twitter. Members and costumes for the group were determined and decided by Nakagawa herself. They successfully performed their single "Chu Chu Chu Only For You" (Kimi Dake ni Chu! Chu! Chu!) And "Be Yourself" (Jibun Rashisa) at JKT48 3rd Anniversary at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Saturday December 27, 2014.

At the JKT48 Concert Show Hour Setlist Best 30 2016 held on February 27, 2016 at Balai Sarbini, Jakarta, Nakagawa announced her graduation from JKT48. Not only graduating from JKT48, because Nakagawa did not want to go back to Japan after graduating from JKT48, she also decided to graduate from the 48 Group. Nakagawa had a farewell concert in Surabaya on June 3, 2016. In a concert titled "Wayahe Suroboyo, Rek!" Nakagawa has also given a special gift, which is pedaling bicycle for 800 km from Jakarta to Surabaya from May 23 to June 3, 2016. For that, she were crowned the title, "Sang Legenda JKT48" (The Legend of JKT48). On December 17, 2016, Nakagawa has held her graduation concert as well as the 5th anniversary of JKT48 at Trans Luxury Convention Center, Bandung, West Java. On December 30, 2016, Nakagawa held her graduation performance on the old Team T's side "Holding My Hand" and a new Team J until she was graduated from JKT48. She then also received another title as the "Senior JKT48" (JKT48's Senior).

AKB48 Group Series of Japanese idol group

AKB48 Group, or AKB48 sister groups, shortened to 48 Group, 48g or ALL48, refers to the sister groups of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. Based on the same concept "idols you can meet", it currently consists of 5 sister groups in locations across Japan and 7 sister groups in major Asian cities overseas from Indonesia to India. The Japan-based sister groups not only release their own singles, but also perform on some of the AKB48 singles and events. They also send participants in the AKB48 annual events such as the AKB48 general election. The sister groups outside Japan release local-language versions of the AKB48 singles. In their early development, they are often supported by temporary, concurrent members of AKB48, such as Jurina Matsui and Miyuki Watanabe.

After graduating from JKT48, since early January 2017, Nakagawa started her solo career as an artist & actress under the management of JKT48.

She is named one of the Top 10 "Most Influential Women on Twitter" in 2016 [2] and 2017 [3] by the social media analytics firm Brandwatch, placing above Britney Spears, Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys. She is the only Japanese person in the list.

In 2018, she is appointed as an ambassador of the "Commemoration of 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Japan – Indonesia" and also the ambassador of Goodwill between the two countries.

She is now famous both in Japan and Indonesia, and is also touted as the most famous Japanese in Indonesia in the modern era.[ citation needed ]

Personal life

In 2011, Nakagawa revealed that her father is a former professional wrestler, [4] leading fans to speculate that he is Koji Nakagawa of the Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling promotion, despite the latter's denial; it is revealed much later that his name is Shōgo Nakagawa(仲川昇吾). [5] On her 27th birthday, Nakagawa revealed on her Instagram account that her parents divorced when she was very young and she and her siblings used to live with their grandmother, and that she has lost contact with her mother. [6]

Idol groups



JKT48 A-Sides

JKT48 B-Sides

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 A-Sides

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 B-Sides

4 Gulali

JKT48 Albums

AKB48 Albums

Watarirouka Hashiritai Albums

Stage Units

B1 (Seishun Girls)

Fushidara na Natsu

B2 (Aitakatta)

Glass no I LOVE YOU

Senaka Kara Dakishimete

B3 (Pajama Drive)

Pajama Drive

B4 (Idol no Yoake)

Tengoku Yarou

A6 (Mokugekisha)

Saboten to Gold Rush

RS1 (Pajama Drive)

Junjou Shugi (Revival)

Temodemo no Namida (Revival)

J1 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)

Heart Gata Virus

J2 (Dareka no Tame ni)


Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru

Surprise Stage (Boku no Taiyou)

Higurashi no Koi

J3 (Theater no Megami)


T1 (Te Wo Tsunaginagara)

Wimbledon e Tsureteitte

Kono Mune no Barcode

HW1 (Bunga Matahari)

Itoshisa no defense

Cinderella wa Damasarenai

JSS (Team J B•E•L•I•E•V•E Show)




TV Dramas

Variety Shows


Haruka always made an appearance on NET. TV, and always active since 2014 – Middle 2017




Other DVD's



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