Akina was born on July 13, 1965 in Kiyose City. A rural, farming community, the city of Kiyose is located 25 kilometers west of Tokyo and has a population of 60,000. Akina's father was the owner of a meat shop in the city. Her mother was originally from Kagoshima in the south of Japan.
The fifth of six children, Akina has two brothers (Akinori and Akihiro) and three sisters (Akie, Akiko, and Akiho). Interestingly, her parents gave all their children names beginning with 'Aki'.
Akina's strong work ethic, independence, and objectivity--traits which at
times have caused her to be misunderstood by others in the entertainment
world--have ultimately served her well.
Akina attended the following schools while she was growing up:
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