Given Japan's large and relatively wealthy consumer base and its reputation for cutting-edge technology, it is no surprise that the Land of the Rising Sun has an extremely vibrant social media culture. In fact, in recent years, Japanese influencers have progressively gained relevance in the global social media stage. What's more interesting is that a huge number of these influencers are women. Instead of being seen only as the Japanese "ideal woman" stereotype which is adorable and soft-spoken, these female influencers have redefined what a modern Japanese woman is- strong, independent, and extremely fashionable! In connection with that, we have listed 8 female Japanese influencers on Instagram that are worth following. Take a look!
A well-known Japanese comedian, Naomi Watanabe is also the most popular female Instagram personality in the country. As a matter of fact, she has 9 million followers on the social media platform right now. She gained popularity because of her sense of humor, photography, and fashion. Breaking the Japanese body stereotype for women, Naomi is a Plus-sized model that is never afraid of not having a slim and petite stature. She also serves as an inspiration for those curvy women who have undergone body-shaming by promoting self-love.
Born as Eri Sato, ROLA is a Japanese-born Bangladeshi fashion model and TV personality. She is now based in Los Angeles and is active on the world stage. She's also very famous on Instagram and has 5.9 million followers that are blessed with her sophisticated photos.
Audrie Kiko Daniel, known professionally as Kiko Mizuhara, is an Korean-American model, actress, and TV personality who has lived in Japan since childhood. She started her modeling career at 12 years old and since then, she has been featured in many Japanese beauty advertisements and has starred in various films. She has her own show on Hulu, and you might also recognize her for being an official model for the clothing brand UNIF. Plus, she has 5.5 million followers on Instagram as of this moment.
Aside from being a former member of the famous idol group in Japan AKB48, Haruna Kojima is also an actress and a model. On top of that, she's also a popular influencer on Instagram and has 2.5 million followers up to date.
Riisa Naka is a Japanese actress that rose to fame by appearing in the manga series Hachi One Diver back in 2008. In 2013, she married the Japanese actor Akiyoshi Nakao and gave birth to their first son. She's followed by 2.5 million people on Instagram who are interested in her posts about her family and her fashionable OOTDs as well.
A Japanese-American model, TV personality, and a mother of two, Jun Hasegawa is also a fashion expert and an Instagram celebrity. She posts inspirational quotes and fashionable selfies for her 1.8 million followers to set their eyes on.
Born in Tokyo, the Japanese model and actress Nana Komatsu started her modeling career at age twelve. Now 24 years old, she is already a House Ambassador for Chanel and a famous influencer on Instagram with 1.8 million followers under her belt.
The Japanese-American model and actress Hikari Mori is best known for her role in the popular film Aoi Sora Shiroi Kumo. She is also the granddaughter of the legendary Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori. As of now, this famous influencer has 1.4 million followers on Instagram.
So what are you waiting for? Follow them on Instagram right now!