IZ*ONE Sakura, TWICE Mina, and More: Nehan Reveals the Most Popular Female Idols in Japan

Nehan, Japan's most popular K-pop idol website, has revealed which female idols are the most popular in the country. Want to know who made the top? Then keep on reading!

Sakura Takes the Top Spot!

Sitting at number one is IZ*ONE's Miyawaki Sakura, or simply Sakura.

Sakura debuted with IZ*ONE in 2018 after she participated in the Mnet survival show "Produce 48" and snagged second place in the finale, making her the group's Japanese center. She is one of the three Japanese members in IZ*ONE.

Sakura
(Photo : IZ*ONE Instagram)

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It is no surprise Sakura took the top spot. Prior to her debut with IZ*ONE, Sakura was already active as an idol in Japan. She joined HKT48 in 2011, AKB48's sister group from Fukuoka. She is the first HKT48 member to rank in the AKB48 general election and has promoted A-side songs with AKB48.

Before debuting with IZ*ONE, Sakura was the vice-captain of HKT48's Team KIV and had a concurrent AKB48 Team A position.

TWICE Member Mina Bags Second Place

Mina is one of TWICE's three Japanese members. Mina was able to debut in South Korea after she was street cast while shopping with her mom in Osaka. She trained for around a year before she competed in the survival show "SIXTEEN" and was one of the nine successful trainees that would debut in TWICE. Since then, Mina has gained fame for her ballet skills and for helping improve relations between Japan and South Korea.

Mina
(Photo : TWICE Instagram)

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Most Popular Korean Female Idol

The first Korean K-pop idol to be mentioned on the list is APRIL member Naeun, who ranked at number three. Naeun debuted with ARPIL in 2015 and rose to fame for her acting career. She first rose to stardom for her role in the teen web drama "A-TEEN." Since then, she has acted in the second season of "A-TEEN" and other web-dramas, such as "I Have a Secret" and "Twenty Twenty." She has also acted in TV dramas, most notably "Extraordinary You."

Naeun
(Photo : Naeun Instagram)

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The TOP 30 Most Popular Female Idols in Japan:

1. IZ*ONE's Sakura

2. TWICE's Mina

3. APRIL's Naeun

4. TWICE's Sana

5. IU

6. TWICE's Momo

7. KARA's Seungyeon

8. APRIL's Chaekyung

9. APRIL's Rachel

10. APRIL's Chaewon

11. APRIL's Jinsol

12. APRIL's Yena

13. KARA's Goo Hara

14. KARA's Youngji

15. TWICE's Tzuyu

16. TWICE's Dahyun

17. (Former) KARA's Nicole

18. KARA's Gyuri

19. TWICE's Jeongyeon

20. BLACKPINK's Lisa

21. NiziU's Miihi

22. (Former) KARA's Jiyoung

23. IZ*ONE's Nako

24. TWICE's Jihyo

25. TWICE's Chaeyoung

26. IZ*ONE's Hitomi

27. TWICE's Nayeon

28. Girls' Generation's Yoona

29. NiziU's Mayuka

30. ITZY's Chaeryeong

Did your favorite female idol make it to the top 30? Tell us in the comments!

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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