Uemura Akari (植村あかり) is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project as a member of Juice=Juice and Hello! Pro Kenshuusei. She was first introduced at the 2012 March "Nama Tamago Show!" concert.
Uemura joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei on April 1, at the "Hello! Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~" alongside Murota Mizuki. The aim of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei is to prepare young girls for their debut into full idols, in the program, Uemura received vocal and dance training.
She then participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition alongside several other members of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, but failed.
On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that she would be debuting in a new unit, Juice=Juice, alongside Miyamoto Karin, Kanazawa Tomoko, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki, and Otsuka Aina. They will start off as an indies group, aiming towards a major debut, and begin activities soon.
On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News announced that Uemura will be participating in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara along with Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Miyamoto Karin. There will be 11 showings and it will run from April 24th through the 30th.
On February 23, Uemura appeared in UTB+ magazine, with Murota Mizuki and Miyamoto Karin.
On March 31, Uemura fell ill with the flu and was unable to participate in the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
She appeared in UTB+ vol. 214 with Miyamoto Karin and Otsuka Aina.
On June 23, she will appear in UTB with Miyazaki Yuka and Miyamoto Karin.