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Yoshi (TREASURE) Profile, Bio, & Facts


Yoshi (요시) is a Japanese singer and a member of the K-pop boy group TREASURE under YG Entertainment. 

Yoshi (TREASURE) Profile

Stage Name Yoshi (요시)
Birth Name Kanemoto Yoshinori (金本芳典)
Occupation Singer
Birthday May 15, 2000
Active Years 2018–present
Age 23 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Height 179 cm (5’10.5″)
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Nationality Japanese
Blood Type A

Yoshi (TREASURE) Facts:

Early Life

– Yoshi was born in Kobe, Japan, but despite being born in Japan, he is of Korean descent, tracing back to the fourth generation.
– Unfortunately, his father passed away when he was in 7th grade (Year 8).
– During his younger years, he learned Taekwondo and even participated in competitions.
– In his childhood, he dreamed of becoming a racer.

Personal Life

– In 9th grade, he auditioned for YG Japan.
– According to Jeongwoo, Yoshi and Jihoon take the longest time to get ready. (Teen Vogue)
– He has an older sister who is raising a puppy named Carol.
– Something he would want to tell his trainee self is “Don’t ever give up, keep going until it works”. (Indian Interview)
– His father used to be in a band.
– He attended the same high school as teammate Mashiho.
– He talks to himself a lot, especially when deciding what to eat. (Seventeen Superlatives)
– His friends said that it wasn’t unexpected of him to become a Kpop idol. (CNBC International TV)
– He enjoys watching anime and has hobbies like skateboarding and playing the guitar.
– Yoshi initially got close with Hyunsuk because of their mutual love for Kendrick Lamar. (Daebak Show S3 Ep11)
– After the conclusion of ‘YG Treasure Box,’ he started studying for the High School GED test in Korea.
– He did the audition for YG Entertainment in 2014 with Haruto and they became trainees on the same day. (Daebak Show S3 Ep11)
– On May 23, 2020, he successfully attained a high school diploma in South Korea after taking the Korean High School Qualification Exam.
– His long leap record is 240 cm. (Idol Einstein)
– His English name is Jaden.
– He has difficulties speaking in foreign languages other than Korean.
– He knows how to beatbox.
– All of his close family members are female; his mother and 3 older sisters. (IDDP TREASURE)
– The first album he ever bought was “Heartbreaker” by G-Dragon.
– Using a tiger emoticon to symbolize himself, Yoshi and Jeongwoo are known for being the most talkative in the group.
– He has a ginseng allergy. (Spoti-Challenge Teaser)
– His motto is “Let’s live together with music.”
– He only told his friends and family about his dream of becoming a K-pop idol after his audition was about to be broadcasted. (CNBC International TV)
– He is among the tallest members in TREASURE.
– He can do the voice of Donald Duck. (KstarNextDoor)
– He and Junghwan have hearty appetites.
– He can mimic the sound of Mario jumps. (Weekly Idol Ep479)
– One of his nicknames is “King of Destruction”. (OSEN KCeleb)
– Nicknames for Yoshi include Dark Horse, Pagoewang, Kim Yoshi, Tiger, King of Destruction, Cutie Yoshi, Pikachu, and more.
– He can imitate the sounds from Animal Crossing. (MY BOMUL Interview)
– He talks to himself frequently.
– He has a good artistic sense for drawing. (TREASURE Studio S1)
– His shoe size is 280 mm.
– He gets inspiration for writing lyrics from a Korean poetry book he got as a gift. (Billboard)
– His Line character name is Yochi.
– If there is this one thing he wants people to remember TREASURE, it would be Performance-type idols. (allkpop)
– He actively participates in composing and writing lyrics for TREASURE’s comebacks.
– His number one treasure is his iMAC. (OSEN KCeleb)
– He once mentioned that if he didn’t become a singer, he would work in the design field.
– He wanted to be a car racer when he was young. (Arena Homme+)
– He gained internet fame for his stunning red hair during the Jikjin era.
– He’d give himself the catchphrase “YG Otaku”. (Cancam)
– He plays games when he has spare time.
– He entered Taekwondo competitions with the Korean name Kim Bangjeon. (IDDP TREASURE)
– He said that he is really bad at studying. (TREASURE Studio S1)
– He has skills in beat-making.
– Yoshi would switch his body with Asahi if given the chance. (Cancam)


– He passed the YG Audition in March 2016 and trained for four years (as of July 2020).
– He contributed to composing the ending song (Beautiful) for the anime ‘Black Clover.
– He officially made his debut as a Main Rapper of TREASURE on August 7 with their single album, “The First Step: Chapter One.”

Likes & Dislikes

– His favourite activities include composing beats and writing songs.
– Gold is his favourite colour.
– His favourite season is summer.
– He prefers soapy scents over sweet scents.
– He likes director Stanley Kubrick. (DAZED Korea)

Food Preference

– He prefers seasoned fried chicken over regular fried chicken.
– He loves steak.
– He doesn’t like mint chocolate.
– He likes pineapple pizza.

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon 

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