|Birthdate||June 18, 2001|
|Current Age||21 Years Old|
|Social Networks||7gogo / 7gogo / Instagram / SHOWROOM / TikTok / Twitter|
|Idol Career Info|
|Debuted||November 2013 / 3rd Generation|
- 1 Trivia
- 2 History
- 3 AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
- 4 AKB48 Janken Tournaments
- 5 Team History
- 6 Singles Participation
- 7 Albums Participation
- 8 Units
- 8.1 Dendenmu Chu!
- 8.2 Stage Units
- 8.3 Concert Units
- 8.3.1 HKT48 Kyushu 7 Prefecture Tour ~Kawaii Ko ni wa Tabi wo Saseyo~
- 8.3.2 Unit Matsuri 2014
- 8.3.3 AKB48 Sister Groups in Saitama Super Arena
- 8.3.4 HKT48 3rd anniversary
- 8.3.5 HKT48 National Tour ~Zenkoku Toitsu Owatoranken~
- 8.3.6 HKT48 4th Anniversary
- 8.3.7 HKT48 Spring Live Tour ~Sashiko du Soleil 2016~
- 8.3.8 Kojimatsuri ～Kojima Haruna Kanshasai～
- 8.3.9 AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2018
- 8.3.10 AKB48 Tandoku Concert ~Jabajatte Nani?~
- 8.3.11 AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Concert ~Sekai no Center wa Dare da?~
- 8.3.12 AKB48 Group Kanshasai ~Rank in Concert~ (Senbatsu Sousenkyo Rank-in (2nd-16th) members performance)
- 8.3.13 Eyes On Me
- 8.3.14 Oneiric Theater
- 8.3.15 One, The Story
- 8.3.16 HKT48 LIVE TOUR 2022 ～Under the Spotlight～
- 9 Solo Songs
- 10 Media Appearances
- 11 Gallery
- Audition song: Kimi no C/W
- Hobby: Playing video games, dancing, watching dramas and movies
- Special skill: Switching from double to single eyelids in an instant, braiding hair quickly
- Charm point: Dimples that she received from her mom
- Favorite 48 Group songs: FIRST LOVE, Namioto no Orugoru, Hiri Hiri no Hana
- Favorite candies: Choco Pie
- Favorite food: Kiwi, caramel pudding
- Favorite colors: Pink and yellow. She was influenced to like pink by Ueno Haruka, who had all-pink items.
- Nickname: Kinako (きなこ) (formerly)
- Close friends with: Tanaka Miku (NakoMiku), Sashihara Rino
- Admired members: Sashihara Rino
- She is a longtime fan of Sashihara, and even auditioned for HKT48 because Sashihara encouraged her to do so when Nako met her at an Akushukai (Handshake event).
- She has said that when she becomes an adult she would like to drink alcohol with Sashihara.
- She also jokes that she was Sashihara Rino's cat, Munchkin Taro, in previous life.
- Name in Hangul : 야부키 나코
- Her HKT48 audition number was 21.
- Her mother chose the name "Nako". Her father had chosen the name of Nako's older sister, so her mother chose Nako's. However, her father insisted that the name end with "ko". Her mother wanted a two-syllable name, so she began going through the Japanese syllabic alphabet starting with "A" until she arrived at "Na".
- Her mother briefly considered "Yako" instead, but a fortune reading indicated that an 8-stroke kanji would lead to the best life, therefore "Na" (奈) was chosen.
- Has an older sister and younger sister. Her older sister is a fan of Watanabe Mayu.
- She was a child actress who appeared in a multitude of commercials and small movie and drama roles before joining HKT48. Her biggest role was as young Asakura Masami in the live-action version of the manga "Touch", released September 2005. She was four years old at the time.
- After passing the HKT48 auditions she, her mother, and her younger sister all moved to Fukuoka. Her father remained in Tokyo where he worked, and her older sister was in college.
- When she first moved to Fukuoka from Tokyo she had trouble adjusting to the buses. In Tokyo buses are boarded from the front door and exited from the back door, but in Fukuoka, it is opposite.
- She became Center of Wink wa Sankai within a month of debuting in HKT48. This was an HKT48 Senbatsu coupling song on AKB48's 34th single, Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni Miru.
- She was named the ace of the 3rd Generation.
- She took on a leader-like role within her generation. According to Sashihara Rino, Nako was is very serious and often helps other members practice singing and dancing.
- Sashihara said that Nako only sleeps 2-3 hours before concerts, and instead stays up late practicing choreography.
- Former HKT48 theater manager Ozaki Mitsuru described her as strong-willed and brave, despite being shy and having a small voice.
- She is afraid of heights.
- She likes to play card games, especially daifugou.
- She has a parakeet named "Moriyama Yukio".
- Her favorite mascot characters are MyMelody and Kikirara.
- She likes pulling pranks, especially alongside Tanaka Miku.
- She was the second-youngest member to ever get a Concurrent Position, at the age of 13 years, 9 months and 9 days.
- Her costume for 20nin Shimai no Uta has a teddy bear backpack that she called YabuKing.
- Her Hogwarts house (Harry Potter) is Gryffindor.
- She was part of the Chinese mobile game AKB48 Cherry Bay Blaze.
- During Produce 48 she was praised for her singing skills, particularly her high note during a performance of GFriend's "Love Whisper".
- On August 4th, passed the auditions for the 3rd Generation of HKT48.
- On November 2nd, the 3rd Generation was announced.
- On November 2nd, appeared as a back-up dancer in the HKT48 Himawarigumi Stage "Pajama Drive".
- On December 7th, made her official theatre debut for the Kenkyuusei Stage "Nounai Paradise".
- On February 24th, during the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri, was promoted to Team H.
- On March 12, was part of her first Senbatsu single for Sakura, Minna de Tabeta.
- On March 25th, it was announced she would join the sub-unit "Dendenmu Chu!".
- On March 26th, it was announced she would hold a concurrent position with AKB48's Team B.
- On December 7th, had her first appearance as a Team B member for the Tadaima Renaichuu stage.
- On June 18th, ranked for the first time in the Senbatsu Election at #28.
- On March 19th, was announced for her first AKB48 Senbatsu for Teacher Teacher.
- On March 31st, was announced as wcenter together with Tanaka Miku for Hayaokuri Calendar.
- On April 1st, concurrency with Team B was cancelled.
- In June, made her first appearance as a candidate on the Korean idol survival show Produce 48.
- Was placed in Rank F during her first evaluation, but was moved to Rank A during the re-evaluation, making Produce 48 history.
- On June 16th, made it into Senbatsu during the 10th Senbatsu Election.
- On August 31st, came sixth place in the finale of Produce 48. This meant she would debut with IZONE.
- Her official color is sky blue.
- On October 31st, debuted with IZONE and the mini-album COLOR*IZ in Korea.
- On October 21st, the release of IZONE's first Japanese album, the Japanese version of Violeta was released (lyrics translated by Nako).
- On April 29th, IZONE officially disbanded, and Nako, Miyawaki Sakura and Honda Hitomi returned to Japan.
- On April 30th, was listed as an official member on HKT48's website again, sans any mention of IZONE.
- From July 23rd, was featured as the model in a special collaboration with KIRSH Japan.
- On August 26th, appeared on "Love It!" (ラヴィット！) for the first time. She went on to become a semi-regular cast member.
- On September 16th, was on the front cover for the November issue of the magazine "LARME."
- From October 9th, starred in the drama Kao Dake Sensei (顔だけ先生) as the head cheerleader.
- On November 25th, was the model for a shoe line for Puma Japan.
- On December 1st, was the center for the main song Totsuzen Do love me! on HKT48's 2nd album Outstanding. This marked her first release with HKT48 since returning from Korea.
- On December 31st, will appear in a special broadcast of "Run For Money."
AKB48 Senbatsu Elections
- 6th Senbatsu Election - Not Ranked
- 7th Senbatsu Election - Not Ranked
- 8th Senbatsu Election - #28 (Undergirls)
- 9th Senbatsu Election - #37 (Next Girls)
- 10th Senbatsu Election - #9 (Senbatsu)
AKB48 Janken Tournaments
- 6th Janken Taikai - Round 1 (Lost to Oya Shizuka)
- 7th Janken Taikai - Round 2 (Lost to Yokoyama Yui)
- HKT48 Kenkyuusei → Team H → Team H and Team B → Team H → IZONE → Team H
- Joined HKT48 as a Kenkyuusei in November, 2013
- Promoted to Team H on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
- Had a Concurrent Position in AKB48's Team B from March 26, 2015 (AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015) to December 8, 2017 (AKB48 12th Anniversary Shuffle)
- On hiatus from HKT48 on October 29, 2018 for 2 years and 6 months due to participation as IZONE member
- Returned to HKT48 Team H on April 29, 2021
- Pick Me (Naekkeoya)
- Pick Me (Nekkoya)
- Love Whisper
- Into the New World
- To Reach You (너에게 닿기를)
- We Together (Produce 48 ver.)
- Yume wo Miteiru Aida (Produce 48 ver.)
- Hitosashiyubi no Juudan (092)
- Fanmeeting (092)
- Totsuzen Do love me! (Outstanding) (Center)
- Omoide ni Suru ni wa Mada Hayasugiru (Outstanding)
- Akkenai Konayuki (Outstanding)
- Stoic na Bigaku (Tsugi no Ashiato)
- Birth (Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de tobe!)
- Music Junkie (0 to 1 no Aida)
- Are kara Boku wa Benkyou ga Te ni Tsukanai (0 to 1 no Aida)
- Ao Kusai Rock (Thumbnail)
- H4 (Theater no Megami)
- Oita Iichiko Grand Theater
- Miyazaki Shimin Bunka Hall
- Rappa Renshuu-Chuu (Backup)
- Kumamoto Kenritsu Gekijou
- Kagoshima Shimin Bunka Hall
- Saga Shimin Kaikan
- Nagasaki Brick Hall
- Body & Soul
- Namaiki Lips
- Japanese Locations
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Hong Kong
- Yokohama Arena
- Seventeen (Solo)
- Adult Ceremony (Park Jiyoon Cover)
- Sunny (Boney M Cover) x Roly-Poly (T-ARA Cover)
- PINK BLUSHER
- Akkenai Konayuki
- KawaiE (Yabai T-Shirts Ya-san Cover) (Duet with Hokazono Hazuki)
- YONA YONA DANCE (Wada Akiko Cover)
- 2018nen no Hashi (Solo)
- HKT48 Sashihara Rino Zachou Kouen at Meijiza (2015)
- HKT48 Sashihara Rino Zachou Kouen at Hakataza (2015)
- HaKaTa Hyakkaten (2013)
- HKT48 no Odekake (2013)
- HKT48 no "Hokamina" ~Sonohoka no minasan~ (2014 – 2016)
- AKBINGO! (2014 – 2016)
- HKT48 no Goboten! (2015)
- IZ*ONE CHU (2018 – 2020)
- Idol Room (2018 – 2019)
- Weekly Idol (2018 – 2019)
- AmigoTV (Season 4) 2018)
- QT Show (2018)
- JTBC Human Intelligence (2018)
- The Show Mini Game (2018)
- Comedy Big League (2018)
- AbemaTV (2019 – 2020)
- EAT-TING TRIP (2020 – 2021)
- Love It! (ラヴィット！) (2021 - )
- Run For Money (2021/22)
- Produce 48 (2018)
- All Night Nippon (2018)
- KBS Cool FM (2018)
- Konya, Sakura no Ki no Shita de (2018 – 2021)
- Kao Dake Sensei (顔だけ先生) (2021) - Sanjo Aika
Yabuki Nako (IZONE)
Yabuki Nako (Produce 48) (2018)
Yabuki Nako 10th Senbatsu Election Poster (2018)
Yabuki Nako (2018) (HKT48)
Yabuki Nako (HKT48 6th Anniversary) (2017)
Yabuki Nako (2017) (HKT48)
Yabuki Nako 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2017)
Yabuki Nako (2017) (AKB48)
Yabuki Nako (2016) (AKB48)
Yabuki Nako (2016) (HKT48)
Yabuki Nako (2015) (AKB48)
Yabuki Nako (2015) (HKT48)
Yabuki Nako (2014) (HKT48)
Yabuki Nako (2013) (HKT48)
|Akiyoshi Yuka・Ito Yueru・Kuriyama Rina・Sakaguchi Riko・Sakamoto Rino|
Tanaka Miku・Toyonaga Aki・Murakami Wakana・Yabuki Nako・Watanabe Akari