Famous People in Japan

Hirosue Ryoko

Date of Birth July 18, 1980
Place of Birth Kochi

Hirosue Ryoko is a Japanese idol. Her hobbies are listening to music, karaoke, swimming, playing basketball, and playing her electone. Her favorite foods are sushi, ice cream, and sweet bread. Her favorite color is white. Her favorite designer series is VIVA YOU.

Hirosue was born the eldest daughter of an interior shop owner in Yokohama. She was a premature baby and was weak in her childhood, entering the hospital when she was 1 year old. The name of her disease was "Kawasaki sickness", a disease of the heart. But after that, she became healthy.

When she was 3 years old, she began to think that she wanted to be a singer.

When she was 14 years old, she entered the "P&G Clearacil PikaPika face contest". She made her debut to world of show business in a Clearacil commercial.

She began to walk the road of an actress. When she was 16 years old, she played a leading part for the first time. After that, she began to appear on television. She appeared in "Long Vacation", "Ghost Story on Thursday", and in commercials for "Pocketbell of DoCoMo", "Live-Dio", and others.

She released 3 singles and 1 album. Her first single,"Maji-de-Koi-suru 5 Byo-mae" was produced by Takeuchi Maria. Her second single, "Daisuki!" was produced by Okamoto Mayo. Her third single "Kaze-no-prism" was produced by Hara Yuko. Her album is named "ARIGATO!".

References: http://www.amy.hi-ho.ne.jp/kasumi/ryoko/tv-drama.html ,  http://www1.sphere.ne.jp/hirosue

This article compliments of Michael Shawback's Internet class at Ryukoku University, Kyoto

Reported by: Tago Megumi
Data verified by: Yasuda Kengo
Date of Report: October 1998

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