Here are 14 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1931:
Kōichi Kitamura (December 18, 1931 Osaka Prefecture-October 2, 2007 Shinjuku) a.k.a. Koichi Kitamura, Kôichi Kitamura, 木村 一, Hajimu Kimura, 北村 弘一, Kimura Hajimu, Kitamura Kōichi or Kouichi Kitamura was a Japanese voice actor and actor.
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Ken Takakura (February 16, 1931 Kitakyushu-November 10, 2014) also known as Gouichi Oda, Goichi Oda, Takakura Ken, The Japanese Clint Eastwood or Oda Gōichi was a Japanese actor.
His albums: .
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Taeko Nakanishi (February 11, 1931 Hiroshima-) otherwise known as 中西 妙子 or Nakanishi Taeko is a Japanese voice actor.
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Kinpei Azusa (May 1, 1931 Fukushima Prefecture-May 24, 1997 Ichikawa) also known as Mio Hashimoto, Mitsuo Hashimoto or Kinzō Azusa was a Japanese voice actor.
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Yonehiko Kitagawa (June 9, 1931 Tokyo Prefecture-) a.k.a. Kunihiko Takeda, Kitagawa Yonehiko, Takeda Kunihiko, Kunihiko Kitagawa or Kitagawa Kunihiko is a Japanese voice actor and actor.
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Shuntarō Tanikawa (December 15, 1931 Tokyo City-) otherwise known as Tanikawa Shuntarō, Shiyuntarou, Tanigawa, Tanigawa Shiyuntarou, Tanikawa Shuntaro, Shuntaro Tanikawa or S. Tanigawa is a Japanese poet, translator, screenwriter and lyricist. He has one child, Kensaku Tanikawa.
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Makoto Shinohara (December 10, 1931 Osaka-) a.k.a. 篠原 眞 or Shinohara Makoto is a Japanese , .
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Junpei Takiguchi (April 17, 1931 Funabashi-August 29, 2011 Tokyo) also known as Kouhei Takiguchi, Junpei Taniguchi, Kōhei Takiguchi, Takiguchi Kōhei or Takiguchi Junpei was a Japanese actor and voice actor.
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Shintaro Katsu (November 29, 1931 Chiba Prefecture-June 21, 1997 Kashiwa) also known as Katsu, Shintarou, Katsu-shin, Toshio Okumura, Katsu Shintarō, Katsutoshi Gatsu, Okumura Toshio, Shintarô Katsu or Katsumaru Kineya was a Japanese film producer, actor, singer, television director, screenwriter, film director and musician. His children are Ryu Gan and Masami Okumura.
His albums: 勝新太郎ベスト.
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Ken Utsui (October 24, 1931 Koto, Tokyo-March 14, 2014 Nagoya) was a Japanese actor. He had one child, .
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Hikaru Hayashi (October 22, 1931 Tokyo-January 5, 2012 Tokyo) also known as Hayashi Hikaru, 林 光 or はやし ひかる was a Japanese film score composer, conductor, pianist and composer.
His albums: Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto / Hayashi: Viola Concerto / Takemitsu: Nostalghia. Genres he performed include Film score.
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Hachidai Nakamura (January 20, 1931 Qingdao-June 10, 1992) was a Japanese composer.
Genres he performed: Jazz and Pop music.
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Yuzo Toyama (May 10, 1931 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Yūzō Toyama, Toyama, Yuzo or Yuzō Toyama is a Japanese composer and conductor.
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Koichi Sugiyama (April 11, 1931 Taitō-) otherwise known as Sugiyama, Kouichi, Koichi Sugiyama, Sugiyama Koichi, Koichi Sugiyma, Kooichi Sugiyama, Sugiyama, Koichi or Kouichi Sugiyama is a Japanese musician, composer and conductor.
His most important albums: Dragon Quest IV on Electone, Dragon Quest VIII Original Soundtrack, Dragon Quest II Symphonic Suite, Dragon Quest IV, , Dragon Quest Suite, 交響シンセ組曲「46億年物語」, Dragon Quest Live Best, and E.V.O. Synthesizer Suite: Tale of 4.6 Billion Years - The Theory of Evolution. His related genres: Film score, Jazz, Classical music, Electronic music, Video game music, Chiptune and Music in Japanese animation.
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