With youthful complexions, beautiful eyes and gorgeous bodies, Japanese stars are some of the most beautiful in the world. Many of the world’s most beautiful female actresses, models and singers hale from Japan. Here are the top 10 most beautiful Japanese stars in 2017.
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10. Yuna Ito
Although technically not from Japan, Yuna Ito was born in Los Angeles and raised in Hawaii. Her father is Japanese and her mother is Korean. Yuna has built a successful singing and acting career and is extremely popular in Japan. At just 15 she was offered a recording contract but turned it down. Yuna felt they were looking for a pretty girl and did not care about her talent.
Yuna starred as a Rock Star in the Japanese film Nana in 2005 and recorded a single, Endless Story, that was used as the theme song. She also starred in the sequel and sang the theme song, Truth. Influenced by Celine Dion, she performed a duet in 2008 with the popular Canadian singer, A World To Believe In.
9. Yüko Takeuchi
Born in 1980 in Saitami, Japan, Yüko Takeuchi is a popular and beautiful Japanese actress. She debuted on TV NHK’s Asadora series in 1986 and went on to success in TV, film and commercials. Her TV credits include Cyborg and Nice Guy. Her film credits include Innocent World and Ring. Yüko’s advertising campaigns include Suntory, Shiseido, Jomo, ENEOS, Epson and Nihon Kraft Foods. She has dubbed the voices of Joy in Inside Out and Rose in Titanic.
8. Nanako Matsushima
Nanako Matsushima was born in 1973 in Yokohama, Japan. The actress and model is still one of the most beautiful stars in Japan at the age of 43. She is 5 foot 8 inches tall and has a youthful glow and beautiful body. Nanako had international success in Ring. Her popular films include Story of Love. She starred in television dramas including Kaseifu no Mita and Lucky Seven.
7. Kurara Chibana
The 32 Naha, Oknawa native began her career in the beauty pageant circuit. She was the first runner up in 2006’s Miss Universe Pageant where she won best costume for her unique Samurai themed dress. The beautiful Kurara went on to have a successful acting and modeling career. She remains one of the most beautiful stars in Japan in 2017.
6. Yuki Nakama
The beautiful Yuki Nakama was born in Okinawa where her father was a fisherman. Yuki always wanted to perform. She began modeling and was featured as a Gravure Idol. She soon began a singing career that led to an acting career. Starting out as a television actress, Nakama became internationally recognized for her acting, modeling and singing career. Today she continues her success and is spokeswoman for Japan Railways and Japan Tax Agency.
5. Keiko Kitagawa
The talented and beautiful Keiko Kitagawa was born in Kobe City in 1986. As intelligent as she is beautiful, Keiko has built a successful career as an actress and a singer. She graduated from Miyeko University. She began a modeling career and spent 3 years posing for Japan’s Seventeen magazine.
Keiko has appeared in television dramas including Mop Girl, Detective vs detectives and Hero. She has appeared in films including It’s On Me and 2016’s Something Like, Something Like It. Keiko stars as the sexy anime character, Sailor Moon.
4. Masami Nagasawa
Masami Nagasawa was born in 1987 in Shizuoka, Japan. The 28 year old beauty is a successful actress, model and radio personality. She also plays several musical instruments. Masami stars in both Japanese and international films. She starred in the 2nd 20th Century Fox Japanese film production, Gunjo, and acted in her first love scene.
Masami also starred in the popular films, Magare! Spoon, I Wish and Godzilla: Final Wars as well as several television dramas. The beautiful Masami has appeared at the Cannes Film Festival several times.
3. Kyoko Fukada
Nicknamed “Fukayan”, the beautiful actress and singer was born in Tokyo in 1982. She is one of the most popular stars in Japan and is adored for her sweet look. She made her acting debut in television as a teenager and starred in the international film Ring 2. The teen idol successfully began a singing career and at 33 is still loved as a beautiful actress and singer.
2. Mao Inoue
The beautiful and successful Mao Inoue was born in Yokohama in 1987. As a child she was interested in music and arts. Her mother encouraged her to perform. She began acting at the age of 5. A popular child and teen actress, Mao starred as Akane Imai in the television show Kids War and as Makino Tsukushi in Hana Yari Dango.
She took time off from her acting career to focus on her studies at Meiji University and majored in Theater and Literature. She is a spokesperson for Mizuhio Bank and Asahi Breweries. Mao is also a successful stage actress and does voice acting for Japanese animation series.
1. Aya Ueto
One of the most beautiful Japanese stars in 2017 is Aya Ueto. She is a successful actress, singer, model and radio personality. Aya was born in Tokyo in 1985. Despite her parent’s divorce and a financially difficult childhood, Aya was encouraged to pursue piano, ballet, swimming and gymnastics. She hoped to become a teacher but was encouraged by a friend to try out in the 7th Japan Bishõsho Contest and won. She was discovered and chosen to star in the film Satsujinsha: Killer of Paraiso at the age of 15.
She joined fellow actresses in an effort to start the band Z-1 but it they were not successful. Aya went on to solo success and debuted her popular song Pureness. She went on to star in television and film and won the Best Actress award at the Japan Academy Awards. The beautiful Aya graces billboards and shop ads throughout Japan.
These beautiful women are the hottest stars from Japan in 2017. They are all talented and successful in their careers. These women are some of the most beautiful in the world.