2018-11-03 18:00:05


Everyone, it’s been a while. How have you been?


It’s sudden but, I, Mitsui Aika have decided that I’ll be greaduating from Hello!Project and entertainment industry work.


Hello!Project’s 20th Anniversary Commemoration is a special year, and for not being able to make a chance to meet with all the fans like this is something I’m truly sorry for. Everyone the support and cheers from everyone is something I’m very much grateful for.


Thank you so much.


I feel like I should properly convey to everyone with this chane how I came to decide to graduate, it’ll be a little long but I want to write it out.


Even while thinking I’m inexperienced in danec and singing, and that average me would probably not get accepted, it was an audition that dreamed of. That me, in 2006 at age 13 joined Morning Musume。. Me who didn’t know my right from my left, who at first had lot sof things she was uneasy about, but the members awlays were close, in times of kindness, they gave me strict guidance. The members were of course lots of supportive people, they gave me support, and I got to learn a lot from them.


For my time in active duty there was musicals and overseas concerts, I got kouhai too and all kinds of experiences, every day was very fulfilling.
In May 2011, whle I was feeling that way, I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my left ankle. It was a longer leg injury than we had though, and at the time, I caused a lot of you worry and trouble.
I felt a lot of things while I was on break from my injuries, I remember what I thought about even now. more than thinking of myself, it was of all the support I got from the lots of you, I realized I existed you know. And at hte same time, whether to return to the stage in front or, if I should continue like this in morning Musume。, even graduating, standing on stage the final time, could I enjoy being together with everyone?…not knowing the answers every day was uneasy. Even then, I believed I could perform in front of you in full again some day, I did my best keeping positive! When I could walk again without support, just that had me very happy.


However, I learned that unfortunately my bomes were weak from birth, and in April of 2012, I was diagnosed again, and if I continued to dance intensely like we were, then I’d be in the same situation again. The result of thinking about it over nad over, with the feeling that it’d be bad to cause trouble to those around me again, though it wasn’t my intention, on May 18th 2012, I graduated from Morning Musume。.


When thinking aboutmy future after graduating, I thought about what I wanted to do first most, and it was “I want to work at a small restaurant in Kyoto.” I think a lot of people probably didn’t know about that huh?
I’ve loved cooking from long ago, when I was a student it was my hobby, I made things often. Graduating when I returned to my home town, my cousin went along with me to a shop, it was very fantastic, in that moment I thought “I want to work at this shop!” I discussed it with the office, and I had no outside experience, for me who just graudated standing in a store would be troubling so, for now I took the advise that I should pile up more experience in the outside world, I could continue my work in the entertainment industry a little, and at hte office I’d get to study for 1 year. And in that time my interest in English has gotten stronger and I decided to study abroad. For 1 and a half years I studied abroad in New Zealand. Before returning home I got a TOEIC760 score, Me who could barely speak English reach a point i could be confident, I found a new me.


After coming back to the country, I felt like I wanted to do work using my English, through UP-FRONT LINK I got to deliver new to all the overseas fans, the MV lyrics I got to do work providing the English lyrics. And in February of 2016, when I went with Morning Musume。’16 to America, Houston, I realized I didn’t have hte level to do work in English still, and I decided once more to study abroad.


After returning to New Zealand in June of 2016, it’d been about 2 and a half years. The Homestay was only me and Grandma-chan so, for food every day I made things. There I once again realized how fun cooking is, I decided to enter a technical school for cooking in New Zealand. That technical school required a IELTS 6.(IELTS is an internationally commonly used English ability test) That level isn’t that high but, for technical schools in New Zealand, it seems you can study at universities by topic.


I was able to enter the schol I hoped to go to without issue, and every day for 2 years I studied cooking. Actually I go to do work in a kitchen too, every day I studied a lot, days and months passed in a flash. In addition to cooking I learned about nutrition, serving customers, being a barista, costing, and how ot think about menus and stuff too. And I graduate in November. Cooking is really fun, at home and at school, doing work as well and, even still I don’t get tired of it. Going through all kinds of courses, I was able to find someting I like that suited me. I even feel like it’s my life’s work ^ ^


I feel like New Zealand doesn’t have an image as a gourmet region but, for me New Zealand is a plaece I love. the warmth of the people, the majesty of nature, there’s things you can only eat in New Zealand, there’s things you can’t get served, I strongly felt that I wanted to do what I could from here to walk the path of cooking in New Zealand.


After graduating from school, I can get a working visa for a while so, I feel like I want to do what I can with that. Some day it’d be nice to have a shop of my own yah~ I kind of have dreams like that too? When that happens I’ll announce it to everyone so please come and hang out kay!!


The love I’ve gotten from everyone up to now, the kindness, the especially harsh opinions, the importance of making one thing with lots of people, the fun… I felt lots of it, I got to experience it. It’s something I won’t every forget. Getting to me be a member of Morning Musume。 and Hello!Project I feel pride in that,
From here on too I’m not stopping enjoying things in my own way, continuing to walk my way of life form here, I feel that.
Everyone please take care of yourself too and please do your best kay ^ ^


Really thank you so very much.


Mitsui Aika

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Have a Good New Yearー!

2016-12-30 09:33:52



Everyone, it’s been a while!(>_<)
How are you doing??



I’m doing well (*^^*)
I’ve made great progress with my english too, It feels like I’ve found a new me!
Actually I felt like I wanted to attend an NZ vocational school, so last month, I took a IELTS English exam!! I scored higher than the entrance requirements, I got a 6 so, I think I’m gonna attend next year!


Talking about what I’m learning… it’s cooking! In addition I’m learning hospitality and nutrition!
I’ve liked cooking for a long time but, I thought I want to learn it properly going to school so, I decided to do it!


Every day since coming to NZ, I’m making meals with my host family♡ It’s very fun (*^^*)♪ There are times that I’m still lacking too but, I very much like seeing the reactions from everyone when I make something yummy. lol
And, eating that together with everyone is a delight for me too. lol



Delicious meals are worldwide you know♪♪♪



This year ends tomorrow too (´・_・`)!
For me, without regrets, it seems like I’ll finish 2016 fun!!
How about all of you??




Let’s have a good 2017 too kay(*^^*)!!
To a good year〜!



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To Everyone

2016-07-04 20:00:38








It’s been a little over 1 year since I came back to the country from my study abroad.
In this year or so I’ve gotten to communicate with fans overseas, go through reports, and got to starting with Hello!Project members, and then into UpFront attached talents got to send out information♪
It’s been really fun.


From here on too I want to make use of English even more, that’s how I feel.
But, I’ve begun feeling that with how I am up to now, I still don’t have enough English speaking ability.
I understand grammar, reading, writing, listening I’m continuing to do it constantly even in Japan so, that’s fine but, speaking and chancing to talk, I don’t have many friends for it so,
It’s gradually ended up wearing down(T ^ T)
I feel like I want to talk more, to get to make use of it but, feeling irritated I started fighting against the steady wear away up as it is now.



I think my own English is certainly still at the level of a elementary schooler from those areas probably.




From around last month I’ve been thinking about thing slike that, I want to improve my English even more! I’ve come to
feel that way.


And, I decided!



I feel I should go back to New Zealand.


This time, maybe more than just studying, I want to try working and learning practical English!!




I thought about maybe going to other countries but, I picked the country I was use to living in… lol


I love New Zealand more than anything, I felt I want to go back again.


I still don’t know how it will go but,
Until I can understand it myself I want to do my best!!






Growing in one round or two rounds, I’ll come home!
I hope to be able to meet everyone again soon…☆☆



With that, I’m off (*^^*)!!



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2016-06-19 10:55:52











The other day I went to Disneyland for the first time in a while (*^^*)♡♡
With Tanabata season I wrote wrote on the paper strip♡





Please look♪
It was really uncrowdedー♪♪




This here, it’s 1 shot I kinda like. lol












I rode on lots♪
Big Thunder 3 times, Space Mountain 2 times, and all the other ones I rode 1 time♪
The Stitch Encounter was also funny
and cute it was comforting~♪♪♪




My wishes were perfectly granted☆
Of course it’s great huh~♡ I love Disney (*^^*)♡♡♡






We should’ve entered the rainy season but even then, it didn’t rain at all, it seems this year there won’t be much rain huh (。・_・。)♪
It’s JimeJime damp and humid though(>ε<)ノ






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To Happiness…♡

2016-06-14 08:19:42








Last night, there was Niigaki-san’s wedding announcement huh!!
I was surprised♡♡


I know her partner Kotani-san too and, he’s a great, kind person


the other day they were in a play together too you know♪♪


They feel like a matching couple♡(*^^*)




The other day paly was funny toooo!! I like Nishida-san play, and I often get to see them and this time was anyother fantastic production!!
Niigaki-san was really cool!(*^◯^*)


Watching I DonDonDonDon steadily get the sense of it more and more, she’s becoming a fantastic actress, she’s amazing♡!!
And so it’s always fun going to see Niigaki-san’s acting♪
And, I look forward to it from here on too♪♪♪♡





The 2 of you
maybe you have eternaーーーーl happiness(*^^*)♡♡♡








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2016-05-31 16:36:21











Yesterday was ANGERME‘s Tamura Meimi-chan’s graduation concert!
From start to finish, it was such a fantastic concert I had goosebumps.






This for sure, wasn’t because it was a special “graduation concert”, because ANGERME‘s performance power and unity are amazing all the time, that’s what it felt like!


The love from all the members toward Meimei wasn’t half-hearted
Just feeling that atmosphere was fantastic.



MeiMei has her stern points too, but she seemed like the kindest of the members. Lots of words of gratitude came from the members.



Meimei’s cool look, and her child-like cute look, even now are lovely!!






Well, yesterday MeiMei sudden went you know,
「Actually I, love Mitsui-san!」 she told me.
Really going so far to say “Actually” was surprising! lol
MeiMei is a kind and good girl so she seems like someone who wouldn’t hate anyone but, again telling me 「I love you!」 like that, it’s embarrassing. But more than anything it made me really very happy!(lol)
I wanted to hear it more right away you know~~(lol)






MeiMei’s dream, it’s really cool, I respect it!
From here on as well I feel like I want you to do your best in your MeiMei like way! Cause when MeiMei performs I’ll be suer to go see it you know!





Really, a Job Well Done!!




And today my kouhai Suzuki Kanon is graduating from Morning Musume。’16.
With successive graduations, we can’t get our feelings sorted out but, it’s proof that Hello!Project continues to evolve huh!!






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2016-05-29 13:03:44









My lunch is sausage bread!!♡
I bought Ham and sausage from a shop♡(*^◯^*)
The most luxurious!!



Mustard and ketchup on half was for
the result, I wanted to enjoy the taste as it is too lol




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White Tanktop

2016-05-28 22:50:22












The EMODA× ROXY white tanktop I said was cute is this one! It’s simple, cuteー♪♡



It arrived at my house with a fantastic letter attached♡♡ It made me very happy♪♪♪(>_<)♡
Thank you so much!!!





I want to go to the beach wearing a swimsuit underneathhhh。










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2016-05-27 21:44:49







Today I went to see the last FC event for Suzuki Kanon!!




“All of Zukki’s fans are arm.” I felt it!!




Already 4 days left until her graduation (´・_・`) Today in my mind I looked back on all kinds of memories with Suzuki!



Then well at the LIVE’s last song I suddenly teared up. Suzuki is my cute kouhai♪♪♪



With the event over, Suzuki headed towards M-Ste swiftly as she was, without seeing us off, and I watch M-ste with the staff! lol




All the members were cute!!♡ I hope to see everyone on M-Ste againnn♪








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