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EXILE THE SECOND Members Profile

EXILE THE SECOND (formerly THE SECOND from EXILE) is a Japanese dance & vocal boy group formed and managed by LDH JAPAN and signed to the record label rhythm zone. The group is the first derivative unit from EXILE. Exile The Second consists of Tachibana Kenchi, Keiji, TETSUYA, NESMITH, SHOKICHI, AKIRA

Exile The Second Fandom Name: ExileFamily
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Exile The Second Official Accounts:
Website: t-second.jp
Facebook: TheSecondFromExile
YouTube: EXILE THE SECOND Official YouTube Channel

Exile The Second Members Profile:
Tachibana Kenchi

Stage Name: Tachibana Kenchi (橘ケンチ)
Birth Name: Teratsuji Kenichiro (寺辻健一郎)
Position: Performer & Leader
Birthday: September 28, 1979
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 180 cm (5’10″)
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese
Twitter: @kenchi_official
Instagram: @kenchitachibana

Kenchi Facts
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
– On December 4, 2015, he was announced as leader of EXILE THE SECOND.
– On October 1, 2019, KENCHI announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman.
– On February 10, 2022, it was announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 but did not experience any symptoms.
– Is fluent in Chinese as well as English and was in charge of MC at EXILE’s overseas performances.



Stage Name: KEIJI (啓司)
Birth Name: Kuroki Keiji (黒木啓司)
Position: Performer
Birthday: January 21, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 180 cm (5’10″)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese
Twitter: @iam_keiji
Instagram: @iam_keiji_

Keiji Facts
Birthplace: Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
– He will retire from the entertainment industry on October 31, 2022, subsequently graduating from EXILE and LDH.
– On July 1, 2012, he was announced as a member of THE SECOND from EXILE, EXILE’s first sub-unit.
– On December 14, 2021, Kuroki announced his marriage to his long-term girlfriend, the business woman and model Miyazaki Reika. With the marriage, Kuroki became the stepfather of Miyazaki’s children from a previous relationship.
– Is the first EXILE member to retire from the entertainment industry entirely.



Stage Name: TETSUYA (テツヤ)
Birth Name: Tsuchida Tetsuya (土田哲也)
Position: Performer
Birthday: February 18, 1981
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 1,75 cm (5’9″)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese
Twitter: @epi_tetsuya
Instagram: @exile_tetsuya_epi

Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
– In 2016, the first “AMAZING COFFEE” store produced by him was opened in Nakameguro.
– In January 2017, he became the director of LDH kitchen.
– On March 5, 2019, TETSUYA announced that he had married a non-celebrity woman. He also announced that they would be expecting their first child to be born around summer 2019.
– On August 20 in the same year, he revealed at the press conference for MACHI cafe’s Amazing Ice Caramel Latte that his first child had been born healthy and safely.
– On May 13, 2019, it was announced that TETSUYA had been diagnosed with bilateral patellar subluxation syndrome and would be halting his activities as performer in order to not affect the treatment.



Stage Name: NESMITH (ネスミス)
Birth Name: Nesmith Ryuta Karim (ネスミス・竜太・カリム)
Position: Vocalist & Performer
Birthday: August 1, 1983
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 1,81 cm (6’0″)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese-African-American
Twitter: @ex_nes_official
Instagram: @exile_nesmith_official

Birthplace: Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
– Japanese TV personality Aretha Nesmith is his sister.
– He is half African-American (Father) and half Japanese (Mother)



Stage Name: SHOKICHI (ショウキチ)
Birth Name: Yagi Shokichi (八木将吉)
Position: Vocalist & Performer
Birthday: October 3, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 1,82 cm (6’0″)
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese
Twitter: @SHOKICHI_927
Instagram: @exxxile_shokichi

Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
– He is also the founder and president of the record label KOMA DOGG.
– Older brother of Gekidan EXILE member Yagi Masayasu.
– A huge fan of musician hide.
– In 2018, he released a cover of hide’s “ROCKET DIVE” as the b-side of his fifth single “Underdog”.
– In 2021, he modeled for a collaborative collection by hide and fashion brand “glamb”.



Stage Name: AKIRA (アキラ)
Birth Name: Kurosawa Ryohei (黒澤良平)
Position: Performer
Birthday: August 23, 1981
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 1,85 cm (6’1″)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese
Instagram: @exileakira_official

Birthplace: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
– In 2020, he became the leader of the EXILE TRIBE.
– On June 6, 2019, AKIRA announced his marriage to Taiwanese actress and super model Lin Chi-ling. Their marriage was registered in both Taiwan and Japan on the same day
– The wedding ceremony took place at the Wu Clan Grand Shrine in Tainan, Taiwan on November 17, 2019.
– On January 31, 2022, the couple announced the birth of their first child, a boy.
– Has taken dance lessons in the US.
– Is studying English and Chinese as he is planning to work overseas as an actor and performer.


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