Maimi Yajima appointed new leader of Hello!Project

On October 6th, Morning Musume ’14 member Sayumi Michishige (25) took part in an interview after the group’s performance in New York. Michishige also got to meet up with former Hello!Project member Mai Satoda (30) who currently lives in New York. It was the first time Michishige had met with her since she moved to the United States with her husband Masahiro Tanaka (25).

Tanaka is currently playing for the New York Yankees, so Michishige assumed Satoda would be living her ‘non-celebrity’ life to the fullest. She smiled, “I wondered if she would be wearing these amazing fur coats, but in reality nothing has changed about her appearance.” Michishige laughed, “She told me about all of the cheap things I could buy at the supermarkets here. I’ve decided that I want to go home with some of the salts she recommended.

In addition, Michishige will be graduating from Morning Musume on November 26th, which means C-ute’s Maimi Yajima (22) has been appointed the new leader of Hello!Project. Michishige approved stating, “Yajima-chan is the second cutest after me, so it will be okay!

(Via: Sanspo)

  • Comments

    • pedovka

      so lovely tennen will be leader

    • Treechicken

      Good luck carrying out all the duties of Hello! Project leader. All the many responsibilities will surely be a burden but do your best! Everyone’s relying on you to… Oh never mind I got it mixed up with anything else.

      • pedovka


    • l3012

      I love Maimi, glad to know this.

    • Uh, I knew it would be Maimi. But I hoped it wouldn’t, anyways… congratulations. I guess.

    • Gabrielle Willis

      Wait, Michishige? As in THE Michishige? As in “Rainbow Pink” Michishige, “Shige-Pinku”? Wow! She’s been there for a while then! I’m so taken by this because I know Koharu left (graduated) some years back. Wow…

      • Shiroi

        Yeah! She announced her graduation months ago. She even said she’s been in talks with Tsunku about it for the past 2 years. She’ll be releasing her final single with MoMusu on October, 15th and will be graduating at the end of November. She also said that after her graduation she’s taking a “break” from the entertainment industry.

    • Love Rice

      YESSS MY OSHI AS H!P LEADER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joe Gibken

      When everybody thought that Captain would be the next H!P leader, I honestly was excited (I always liked Saki). But then that news that Berryz Koubou will be in indefinite hiatus (or just a good wording on disbanding), I was sure that the torch will be passed to Maimi. She’s a good leader as far as knowing how she handles C-ute.