Ninth generation Morning Musume member Sayashi Riho will be featured in the June 28th issue of Weekly ASCII (on sale June 14). The publication jumped at the chance to photograph the young and upcoming talent.
Sayashi, nicknamed “Yasshi”, is the second youngest member of Morning Musume, as she only became a junior high student last April. The Hiroshima native has honed her skills at a dance school for many years, and keeps the older members on their toes when it comes to dancing.
On June 15th, Morning Musume will release their second single after the addition of Yasshi, entitled “Only You“. The PV will feature more of the young idol’s innocent charm, so be sure to check it out!
Below is a video message from Yasshi introducing herself and the new single! (An English translation follows.)
“Hello to all you readers of Weekly ASCII. I’m 9th generation Morning Musume member Sayashi Riho! I was born on May 28, 1998, and I joined Morning Musume on January 2! We will be releasing our 2nd single since the 9th generation members were added, “Only You”, on June 15. To me, this is a very grown-up song, but at the same time it will cheer up all those who listen to it! Please check it out. And as always, please continue supporting me, Sayashi Riho, and Morning Musume!”