Japanese musicians born in 1959

Here are 44 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1959:

Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu (March 21, 1959 Kochi-) also known as Nobuo-Uematsu, Nobuo Uemetsu, Uematsu, UEMATSU Nobuo, Nobou Uematsu, Nabuo Uematsu or Uematsu, Nobuo is a Japanese musician, composer, keyboard player and music executive.

His albums: Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III: Original Sound Version, Final Fantasy IV: Original Sound Version, Final Fantasy IV: Minimum Album, Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon, Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V: Mambo de Chocobo, Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends, Piano Collections: Final Fantasy V and Music of Final Fantasy VI. Genres related to him: Rock music, Symphonic rock, New-age music, Neoclassical metal, Electronic music, Chiptune, Video game music, Classical music and Progressive rock.

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Akino Arai

Akino Arai (August 21, 1959 Tokyo-) also known as Arai Akino is a Japanese singer, songwriter, film score composer and lyricist.

Discography: Natsukashii Mirai, Shounen no Hane, 少年の羽, Sora no Mori, Hiru no Tsuki, 昼の月, Tsuki no Ie, 月の家, Kanaete and 叶えて.

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Akio Ōtsuka

Akio Ōtsuka (November 24, 1959 Tokyo-) also known as Ohtsuka Akio, Akio Otuka, Akio Ōtsuka, Ōtsuka Akio, Akio Otsuka, Akio Ootsuka, Ootsuka, Akio, Akio Ôtsuka or Akio Ohtsuka is a Japanese voice actor, actor and voice acting in japan.

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Saeko Shimazu

Saeko Shimazu (September 8, 1959 Isehara-) otherwise known as Shimadzu Saeko or Shimazu, Saeko is a Japanese voice actor.

Her albums include .

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Nobuo Tobita

Nobuo Tobita (November 6, 1959 Mito-) otherwise known as Tobita Nobuo or Tobita, Nobuo is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

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Nagisa Katahira

Nagisa Katahira (July 12, 1959 Ōta, Tokyo-) is a Japanese actor.

Her discography includes: , , , , , and NEW BEST 1500.

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Yuriko Yamamoto

Yuriko Yamamoto (February 13, 1959 Hino-) a.k.a. Yuriko Satou is a Japanese voice actor, actor and singer.

Her albums include KISHIN THE SYMPHONY.

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Chika Sakamoto

Chika Sakamoto (August 17, 1959 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Sakamoto Chika, Chinatsu Sakamoto or Chika Ishihara is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

Her albums include and .

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Ryo Okumoto

Ryo Okumoto (May 24, 1959 Osaka-) also known as Okumoto, Ryo is a Japanese organist, musician and songwriter.

His albums: Coming Through, Winners of the Heart and Makin’ Rock. Genres he performed include Progressive rock and Experimental rock.

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Momoe Yamaguchi

Momoe Yamaguchi (January 17, 1959 Shibuya-) also known as Yokosuka Kei, Kei Yokosuka, Momoe Miura, Miura Momoe, Yamaguchi Momoe or Momoe is a Japanese singer and actor. She has two children, Yutaro Miura and Takahiro Miura.

Her albums include Running to Love / Akai Unmei, , 百恵復活, さよならの向う側, REBIRTH/百恵全集, , L.A.Blue, , and 百恵回帰.

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Toshiro Masuda

Toshiro Masuda (October 28, 1959 Tokyo-) also known as 増田俊郎, ますだとしお, 増田 俊郎 ., Masuda Toshio, Toshio Masuada, ますだ としお, 増田俊郎 , Toshio Masuda, Masuda, Toshio, Masuda Toshiro, ますだとしろう, 増田 俊郎, ますだ としろう, Masuda Toshirou or Masuda, Toshirou is a Japanese composer, film score composer and music director.

Discography: Ai Yori Aoshi OST 1 "Sakura", Naruto the Movie: Original Soundtrack, Jubei-Chan Original Soundtrack, Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful, Naruto: The Illusion of the Ruins of the Depths of the Earth!!, Excel Saga Original Soundtrack, Volume 1, Jubei-chan: The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch: Previously Not-Aired Areas Original Soundtrack, Naruto Original Soundtrack, Excel Saga Original Soundtrack, Volume 2 and Ghost Hunt Original Soundtrack. Genres: Film score, Ambient music, Contemporary classical music and Soundtrack.

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Eriko Hara

Eriko Hara (November 1, 1959 Tokyo-) also known as Setsuko Matsushita, Hara Eriko or Matsushita Setsuko is a Japanese voice actor. She has one child, .

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Toshihiko Sahashi

Toshihiko Sahashi (November 12, 1959 Tokyo-) a.k.a. 佐橋俊彦, Maestro Toshihiko Sahashi, Sahashi Toshihiko, さはし としひこ or Toshihiko Satou is a Japanese composer, film score composer and music arranger.

His albums include 鋼鉄天使くるみ2式 SOUND TRACK With STEEL ANGELS, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Original Soundtrack [II], Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Original Soundtrack [I], Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Original Soundtrack [II], Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Original Soundtrack [III], Symphony Seed ~交響組曲 機動戦士ガンダム SEED DESTINY~, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Original Soundtrack IV, Simoun オリジナルサウンドトラック 1, Gunslinger Girl Sound Track and The Big-O Original Sound Score.

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Dai Matsumoto

Dai Matsumoto (June 1, 1959 Tokyo-) also known as Matsumoto Dai is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

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Mitsuaki Hoshino

Mitsuaki Hoshino (February 19, 1959 Shizuoka Prefecture-) also known as Hoshino Mitsuaki or Mituaki Hosino is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

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Naoko Kouda

Naoko Kouda (March 22, 1959 Hokkaido-) otherwise known as Yumiko Satou is a Japanese voice actor.

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Mari Mashiba

Mari Mashiba (November 21, 1959 Gunma Prefecture-) is a Japanese voice actor.

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Masako Miura

Masako Miura (November 29, 1959 Usuki-) also known as Miura Masako is a Japanese voice actor.

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Naoko Watanabe

Naoko Watanabe (November 21, 1959 Suginami-) is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

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Jun'ichi Sugawara

Jun'ichi Sugawara (March 27, 1959 Miyagi Prefecture-) also known as Sugawara Jun'ichi is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

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Yasuhiro Kobayashi

Yasuhiro Kobayashi (April 29, 1959 Nagano-) also known as 小林靖宏, 小林 靖宏, Kobayashi Yasuhiro, こばやしやすひろ, こばやし やすひろ, coba, こば or Yasuhiro Kobayashi is a Japanese accordionist and film score composer.

His most recognized albums: Roots?, , 33 GIRL, , , , and .

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Chihiro Fujioka

Chihiro Fujioka (October 24, 1959 Osaka-) is a Japanese composer.

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Akari Hibino

Akari Hibino (July 5, 1959 Hamamatsu-) a.k.a. Youko Takahashi, Yôko Ogai or Yôko Takahashi is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

Discography: .

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Tatsuya Ishii

Tatsuya Ishii (September 22, 1959 Ibaraki Prefecture-) also known as Carl Smokey Ishii, Ishii Tatsuya, Tatuya Ishii or Ishii, Tatsuya is a Japanese singer, artist, songwriter, singer-songwriter, industrial designer, visual artist and music artist.

His albums: Deep, GOLDEN FISH & SILVER FOX, GUY, H, HI TENSION LOVE, nipops, NYLON KING, RIVER ~GUNDAM SEED EDITION~, SKETCH and THEATER. Genres he performed: J-pop and Pop music.

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Ikue Sakakibara

Ikue Sakakibara (May 8, 1959 Kawasaki-) also known as Sakakibara, Ikue or Ikue Watanabe is a Japanese singer, actor, voice actor and tarento. She has one child, Yuta Watanabe.

Her albums include , , , , , , , , and Do It BANG BANG.

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Hiroko Hayashi

Hiroko Hayashi (October 16, 1959 Ōta, Tokyo-) otherwise known as Hayashi Hiroko, はやし ひろこ or 林 寛子 is a Japanese singer and actor. Her children are Moe Kurosawa and Yu Kurosawa.

Her albums: , , , , , , , and .

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Shungiku Uchida

Shungiku Uchida (August 7, 1959 Nagasaki-) also known as Uchida Shungicu, Uchida Shigeko, Shungiku Uchida or Harugiku Uchida is a Japanese singer, novelist, actor and mangaka. She has five children, Alpha Uchida, Beta Uchida, Gamma Uchida, Delta Uchida and Arufa Uchida.

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Yoshihide Otomo

Yoshihide Otomo (August 1, 1959 Yokohama-) also known as Otomo Yoshihide, DJ Carhouse, Yoshihide, Otomo, Otomo, Yoshihide, Ōtomo Yoshihide, Yoshihide Ōtomo or Yoshihide Ohtomo is a Japanese film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and composer.

His albums include Cathode, Ensemble Cathode, Otomo Yoshihide Plays the Music of Takeo Yamashita, Shabondama Elegy, The Night Before the Death of the Sampling Virus, Anode, Prisoner, We Insist?, Monochrome Otomo and Modulation With 2 Electric Guitars and 2 Amplifers. Genres: Noise music and Jazz.

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Kazue Ikura

Kazue Ikura (March 23, 1959 Ueda-) also known as Ikura, Kazue, Kazu Ikura, Ikura Kazu or Ikura Kazue is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

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Kazuki Yao

Kazuki Yao (June 17, 1959 Kanazawa-) also known as Yao Kazuki is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

His albums: Everything Must Change.

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Kazuhisa Uchihashi

Kazuhisa Uchihashi (November 14, 1959 Osaka-) a.k.a. Uchihashi Kazuhisa or Uchihashi, Kazuhisa is a Japanese musician and guitarist.

Discography: , , , PhonoMetak Series # 7, King Pawns, No Day Rising and .

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小西康陽

小西康陽 (February 3, 1959 Japan-) also known as Konishi Yasuharu, Yasuharu Konishi or Konishi, Yasuharu is a Japanese , .

His albums include Material Girl, A Life of Cityboys 1992-1995, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You and Readymade Digs Disney.

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Tomohiko Kira

Tomohiko Kira (December 6, 1959 Japan-) otherwise known as Kira, Tomohiko is a Japanese , .

His albums: Evil Dead Trap.

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Phew

Phew (September 12, 1959 Osaka Prefecture-) is a Japanese singer.

Her albums include Our Likeness, Phew, View and Five Finger Discount. Genres: Avant-garde and Punk rock.

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Tomotaka Imamichi

Tomotaka Imamichi (October 12, 1959-) is a Japanese guitarist, record producer and songwriter.

Genres: Rock music.

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Tatsuo Kamon

Tatsuo Kamon (March 25, 1959 Japan-) also known as Kamon Tatsuo or Kamon, Tatsuo is a Japanese singer-songwriter.

His albums: The Very Best Of KAEUTA MEDLEY, 替え歌メドレー3 [完結篇], 鼻から牛乳 / 帰って来た替え歌メドレー4, 替え唄メドレー2, 替え唄メドレー, and . Genres: Kayōkyoku and Novelty song.

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Sanae Miyuki

Sanae Miyuki (April 2, 1959 Fukushima Prefecture-) also known as Miyuki Tsukada, Miyuki Muroi, 深雪 さなえ, Miyuki Sanae or Muroi Miyuki is a Japanese voice actor.

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Miki Matsubara

Miki Matsubara (November 28, 1959 Japan-October 7, 2004) also known as 松原みき or Matsubara Miki was a Japanese , .

Discography: Pocket Park, Golden Best and .

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Fushigi Yamada

Fushigi Yamada (November 11, 1959 Fuchu-) a.k.a. Kyoko Yamada is a Japanese voice actor and science writer.

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Mio Takaki

Mio Takaki (December 31, 1959 Fukuoka-) also known as Yukari Sadaya, Mio Takagi or Takaki, Mio is a Japanese actor.

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Akira Jimbo

Akira Jimbo (February 27, 1959 Tokyo-) otherwise known as Jimbo, Akira is a Japanese drummer, record producer and songwriter.

His albums: Palette, Slow Boat, Lime Pie, Panama Man, Penguin Parasol, Jimbo, Flower, Stone Butterfly, Get Up! and Cotton. Genres he performed include Jazz and Jazz fusion.

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Ritsuko Okazaki

Ritsuko Okazaki (December 29, 1959 Hashima Island-May 5, 2004) also known as Okazaki, Ritsuko or Ritsu Morino was a Japanese lyricist and singer-songwriter.

Her discography includes: Sincerely yours,, Ritzberry Fields, , フルーツバスケット―四季―, Life is Lovely, for RITZ, Princess Tutu: Morning Grace, For フルーツバスケット, Morning Grace and . Genres she performed: J-pop, Ballad and Pop music.

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Takako Shirai

Takako Shirai (January 19, 1959 Fujisawa-) a.k.a. Shirai, Takako is a Japanese singer-songwriter.

Her albums: , , , SOMEDAY, Golden Number, , , , and .

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Takeshi Kobayashi

Takeshi Kobayashi (June 7, 1959 Yamagata Prefecture-) is a Japanese film score composer, music arranger, lyricist, music producer and keyboard player.

Discography: Swallowtail Butterfly, , , , , , and . Genres related to him: Film score, Pop music, Rock music and Soft rock.

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