Haruka Nakagawa

Nakagawa Haruka
仲川 遥香
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Born (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 28)
Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan
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)
Years active2006–2016 (AKB48/JKT48)
2017–present (soloist)
LabelsKing Records, Defstar Records, Hits Records, Dentsu Inter Admark Media Group Indonesia
Associated actsAKB48, Watarirouka Hashiritai, JKT48, 4 Gulali

Haruka Nakagawa (仲川 遥香, Nakagawa Haruka, born 10 February 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]


At the age of 14, Nakagawa Haruka participated in an audition of the addition of a 3rd Generation AKB48 member, and was accepted on 3 December 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, 23 August 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 27 July 2010. On 24 August 2012, the first day of its Tokyo Dome concert series, AKB48 announced a reorganization of its teams. Nakagawa and Aki Takajo were sent to Jakarta to help AKB48's sister group, JKT48.

As the new AKB48 formation begins on 1 November 2012, Nakagawa were officially transferred to JKT48 since that date. The Diversified Events on RCTI on 9 December 2012 was her first appearance as a member of JKT48. At the JKT48's 1st anniversary concert inside the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex on 23 December 2012, Nakagawa was included in Team J together with Takajo and all of the 22 surviving first generation members of JKT48. Nakagawa performed with Team J on the first day of Renai Kinshi Jourei performance at JKT48 Theater, 26 December 2012.

Within a year, Nakagawa has appeared in about 20+ TV commercials and several TV dramas in Indonesia. 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 9 February 2014, AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai held their last concert and the sub-group finally broke up. On 28 December 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 27 February 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 3 June 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 23 May to 3 June 2016. For that, she were crowned the title, "Sang Legenda JKT48" (The Legend of JKT48). On 17 December 2016, Nakagawa has held her graduation concert as well as the 5th anniversary of JKT48 at Trans Luxury Convention Center, Bandung, West Java. On 30 December 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).

After graduating from JKT48, since early January 2017, Nakagawa started her solo career as an talent and 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]

Her sister passed away on May 4, 2019 at the age of 28.[7]

On March 5, 2020 Nakagawa revealed that she was raised in foster care, and had previously lied about her upbringing due to fears it would negatively impact her career.[8]

Idol groups[]



JKT48 A-sides[]

JKT48 B-sides[]

AKB48 A-sides[]

AKB48 B-sides[]

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 A-sides[]

  • Hatsukoi Dash/Aoi Mirai
  • Yaruki Hanabi
  • Kanpeki Gu~no ne
  • Akkanbe Bashi
  • Seishun no Flag
  • Gyu
  • Valentine Kiss
  • Hetappi Wink
  • Kibou Sanmyaku
  • Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 B-sides[]

  • Tenohira (Gyu)
  • Gomennasai (Gyu)
  • So-Mi-So-Mi-La-Si-La (Valentine Kiss)
  • Pajama Drive (Valentine Kiss)
  • Mamma, Grazie! (Hetappi Wink)
  • Bikini wa Niawanai (Hetappi Wink)
  • Chikatetsu no Teddy boy (Hetappi Wink)
  • Fuku wo Kita Ousama (Hetappi Wink)
  • Inugo wo Hanaseru Otoko no Ko (Kibou Sanmyaku)
  • Saru no Cymbal (Kibou Sanmyaku)
  • Kimi wa Kangaeru (Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!)
  • Renai Heavy-kyuu Champion (Shounen yo Uso wo Tsuke!)

4 Gulali[]

  • Kimi Dake ni Chu! Chu! Chu!
  • Jibun Rashisa
  • Kataomoi no Karaage
  • Aisatsu Kara Hajimeyou

JKT48 albums[]

  • Oogoe Diamond (Heavy Rotation)
  • Gomen ne, SUMMER (Heavy Rotation)
  • Hikoukigumo (Heavy Rotation)
  • 365 Nichi no Kamihikouki (Mahagita - Kamikyokutachi)
  • Seishun no Lap Time (Mahagita - Kamikyokutachi)
  • JKT Festival (JKT48 Festival Greatest Hits)
  • Nagiichi (JKT48 Festival Greatest Hits)
  • Mirai no Tobira (JKT48 Festival Greatest Hits)

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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  2. ^ "The Most Influential Men and Women on Twitter 2016". Brandwatch. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ "The Most Influential Men and Women on Twitter 2017". Brandwatch. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  4. ^ AKBINGO!. Episode 145. 2011-07-27. Nihon Television.
  5. ^ @N1219Showgo (2017-05-18). "family" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Haruka Nakagawa 仲川遥香 on Instagram: "いつも沢山の愛をありがとうございます❤️今の気持ちそして今までの事を書いたので長いのですが読んでもらえたら嬉しいです😌💓 沢山の方に感謝をしながらこれからも前に歩んでいきます😊 *Twitterにも昨夜載せたので2回目の方すみません🙏🏻 横にスライドしてねっ!…"". Instagram (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  7. ^ "Haruka Nakagawa 仲川遥香 on Instagram: "大切な家族"". Instagram (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  8. ^ ""元JKT48仲川遥香、児童養護施設で育った過去を初告白"". Oricon News (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  9. ^ スリーデイボーイズ (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
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  11. ^ くそガキの告白 (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
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