Japanese musicians born in 1953

Here are 26 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1953:

Keiko Han

Keiko Han (April 5, 1953 Shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo-) a.k.a. Han, Keiko or Han Keiko is a Japanese voice actor, actor and astrologer. She has one child, Megumi Han.

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Tōru Furuya

Tōru Furuya (July 31, 1953 Isogo-ku, Yokohama-) also known as Furuya Toru, Furuya Tooru, Furuya Tohru, Toru Furuya, Furuya, Toru, Tôru Furuya, Sōgetsu Noboru, Noboru Sōgetsu or Tohru Furuya is a Japanese voice actor, actor, musician and narrator.

Discography: .

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Takashi Yoshimatsu

Takashi Yoshimatsu (March 18, 1953 Tokyo-) also known as 吉松隆, よしまつたかし, よしまつ たかし, 吉松 隆, Yoshimatsu Takashi or Yoshimatsu, Takashi is a Japanese film score composer.

His albums include Pleiades Dances (feat. piano: Kyoko Tabe), Symphony No. 5, Op. 87 / Prelude to the Celebration of Birds / Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 2, Op. 79a for String Orchestra (BBC Philharmonic feat. conductor: Sachio Fujioka), Piano Concerto "Memo Flora", Op. 67 (Manchester Camerata feat. conductor: Sachio Fujioka, piano: Kyoko Tabe), Symphony No.3, op.75 / Saxophone Concerto, op.59 ''Cyber-bird'' (BBC Philharmonic feat. conductor: Sachio Fujioka, saxophone: Nobuya Sugawa), Symphony No. 4, Op. 82 / Trombone Concerto "Orion Machine" Op. 55 / Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 1, Op. 70b for String Orchestra (BBC Philharmonic feat. conductor: Sachio Fujioka trombone: Ian Bousfield) and Kamui-Chikap Symphony / Ode to Birds and Rainbow.

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Tatsuro Yamashita

Tatsuro Yamashita (February 4, 1953 Ikebukuro-) otherwise known as Yamashita Tatsuro, Tats Yamashita, 山下 達郎 or やました たつろう is a Japanese singer, record producer and singer-songwriter.

His albums: Artisan, COZY, Boku no Naka no Shounen, For You, Best Pack Yamashita, Tatsuro II 1979-1982, Christmas Eve, Big Wave, Ride on Time, Melodies and Rarities. His related genres: Funk, Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Adult contemporary music and Kayōkyoku.

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Ken Matsudaira

Ken Matsudaira (November 28, 1953 Toyohashi-) also known as Sueshichi Suzuki, Matsudaira Ken, Matsudaira, Ken, Matsuken or Suzuki Sueshichi is a Japanese actor and singer.

His albums: and マツケンサンバ II Remix Tracks.

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Naoko Ken

Naoko Ken (July 7, 1953-) also known as Ken, Naoko, Naoko Asada, Asada Naoko, Naoko Noguchi or Noguchi Naoko is a Japanese actor and singer.

Her most important albums: , , , , , , , , and . Genres she performed include Blues, Enka, Novelty song, Adult contemporary music and Folk music.

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Masashi Ebara

Masashi Ebara (May 4, 1953 Yokohama-) also known as Ehara Masashi, Masashi Ehara or Ebara Masashi is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

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Kitaro (February 4, 1953 Toyohashi-) also known as 喜多郎, 高橋正則, Masanori Takahashi, Kitarō or Kitarô is a Japanese record producer, composer, musician, film score composer and music arranger.

His most recognized albums: Oasis, Silk Road, Silk Road, Volume 2, Full Moon Story, Silk Road, Volume 1 & 2, Millennia, Asia, In Person, Tenku and Toward the West. Genres he performed: Instrumental, Folk music, New-age music, Electronic music and Electronica.

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Chosei Funahara

Chosei Funahara (December 10, 1953 Hyōgo Prefecture-) also known as Osao Chosei Funahara is a Japanese film producer, actor, film director, film editor, screenwriter and musician.

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Hiroshi Takemura

Hiroshi Takemura (October 24, 1953 Tokyo-) also known as Taku Takemura is a Japanese voice actor.

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Kōichi Hashimoto

Kōichi Hashimoto (January 12, 1953 Chiba Prefecture-) a.k.a. Koichi Hashimoto, Youichi Mihashi, Yōichi Mitsuhashi, Mitsuhashi Yōichi, Kouichi Hashimoto or Hashimoto Koichi is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

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Ikue Mori

Ikue Mori (December 17, 1953 Tokyo-) also known as Mori, Ikue is a Japanese , .

Her albums include Hex Kitchen, Garden, B/Side, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Labyrinth, Myrninerest, Class Insecta, SYR 5, Hemophiliac and Near Nadir.

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Naoya Uchida

Naoya Uchida (May 1, 1953 Tokyo-) also known as Uchida Naaya is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer.

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Akira Nishimura

Akira Nishimura (September 8, 1953 Osaka-) a.k.a. Nishimura, Akira is a Japanese , .

His most important albums: .

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Miki Sugimoto

Miki Sugimoto (January 28, 1953 Kanagawa Prefecture-) also known as Sugimoto, Miki is a Japanese , .

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Reiko Ike

Reiko Ike (May 25, 1953 Tokyo-) also known as Ikeda Reiko (池田玲子), Ike, Reiko or 池玲子 is a Japanese pornographic film actor.

Her most well known albums: 恍惚の世界.

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Kazumi Watanabe

Kazumi Watanabe (October 14, 1953 Shibuya-) is a Japanese guitarist and composer.

His albums: Dandyism, Mobo Club, Mobo I, Mobo II, Mobo Splash, The Spice of Life in Concert, Kilowatt, The Spice of Life, Mermaid Boulevard and To Chi Ka. Genres he performed: Jazz fusion and Jazz.

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Mitsuru Hirata

Mitsuru Hirata (November 2, 1953 Toyohashi-) also known as Hirata Mitsuru is a Japanese actor.

His most well known albums: and .

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June Yamagishi

June Yamagishi (June 6, 1953 Ise-) also known as Yamagishi, June is a Japanese guitarist.

Related albums: Really?!. Genres related to him: Blues, Jazz and Rhythm and blues.

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Chie Mukai

Chie Mukai (February 17, 1953-) otherwise known as Mukai Chie or 向井千恵 is a Japanese , .

Her most well known albums: Kokyu Improvisation.

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Hiroyuki Namba

Hiroyuki Namba (September 9, 1953 Sugamo-) also known as 難波 弘之, Nanba Hiroyuki, Namba Hiroyuki, なんば ひろゆき, なんばひろゆき, Hiroyuki Nanba or Namba, Hiroyuki is a Japanese musician, composer and author.

His albums include Armitage III - Poly-matrix - the Movie, Armitage III, Armitage III Cybermatrix (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Genso Suikoden Ongakushu, Armitage III: Dual Matrix and Armitage III: Poly Matrix. Genres: Progressive rock.

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Kenji Fukui

Kenji Fukui (September 8, 1953 Minami-ku, Hiroshima-) also known as Fukui Kenji is a Japanese announcer.

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Sachiko Kobayashi

Sachiko Kobayashi (December 5, 1953 Niigata-) a.k.a. Kobayashi, Sachiko is a Japanese actor, voice actor, tarento and singer.

Discography: and . Genres related to her: Enka.

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Kōzō Murashita

Kōzō Murashita (February 28, 1953 Minamata-June 24, 1999) also known as Kozo Murashita, Murashita Kouzou, Murashita, Kouzou, 村下孝蔵 or むらした こうぞう was a Japanese singer.

His discography includes: 夢の記録, 林檎と檸檬: 村下孝蔵ベストセレクション, 七夕夜想曲 村下孝蔵最高選曲集 其の壱, 初恋 —浅き夢みし—, 歌人●ソングコレクション, , , GUITAR KOZO and . Genres: J-pop.

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Junichi Inagaki

Junichi Inagaki (July 9, 1953 Sendai-) a.k.a. Inagaki, Junichi is a Japanese , .

His albums: Super Best: Album Favorite Collection, Super Best: Single Hits Collection, on TELEVISION, , , Shylights, , , and . Genres: J-pop.

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Kei Akagi

Kei Akagi (March 16, 1953 Sendai-) is a Japanese jazz pianist.

His albums include Mirror Puzzle and Playroom. His related genres: Jazz and Jazz fusion.

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