Kota Yabu (薮 宏太 Yabu Kōta?, born January 31, 1990) is a Japanese singer as well as a member of Hey! Say! JUMP. He is under the management of Johnny & Associates. He was born in Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and currently lives in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Goes to Waseda University in Human Science major.
On September 23, 2001, he entered Johnny & Associates as a trainee. Inoo Kei, a member of the same group as him, was also there during that time. From the time he joined the agency (2001) to the year 2004, he had the most high pitched voice in the history of Johnny's. Which eventually led him up to become the leader of Johnny's Jr. Two months later, he was chosen to be the leader of Ya-Ya-yah. They released a CD which was very unusual because they were still members of Johnny's Junior.