Japanese musicians born in 1952

Here are 31 famous musicians from Japan were born in 1952:

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto (January 17, 1952 Nakano, Tokyo-) a.k.a. Ryuchi Sakamoto, Sakamoto, Sakamoto Ryuuichi, Sakamoto Ryūichi, Kyoju, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Ryuichi Sakamamoto, Professor, The Professor or Professor Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, record producer, composer, actor, pianist, film score composer and writer. His child is called Miu Sakamoto.

His albums: Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto, B-2 Unit, Left Handed Dream, Esperanto, Beauty, Gruppo Musicale, The Handmaid's Tale, High Heels Soundtrack, Soundtracks and Field Work / Steppin' Into Asia / The Arrangement. Genres: Synthpop, Electronica, Electronic dance music, Classical music, World music, Film score, House music, Electronic music, New Wave, Experimental music, Techno, J-pop, Avant-garde music, Electro, Soundtrack, Experimental rock, Progressive house, New-age music, Contemporary classical music, Jazz and Ambient music.

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Yukihiro Takahashi

Yukihiro Takahashi (June 6, 1952 Meguro-) also known as Takahashi Yukihiro or Takahashi, Yukihiro is a Japanese musician, actor and record producer.

Related albums: Wild & Moody, Time and Place, A Ray of Hope, A Night in the Next Life, Saravah!, Neuromantic, The Brand New Day, Murdered by the Music, What, Me Worry? and Once a Fool, .... Genres he performed: Electronica, Synthpop, Electronic rock, Avant-garde music, New Wave, House music, Electronic music, Rock music, Experimental music, World music, Pop rock, Techno, J-pop, Electronic dance music, Electro and Art rock.

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Masashi Sada

Masashi Sada (April 10, 1952 Nagasaki-) also known as Sada, Masashi, Sada Masashi, さだ まさし, 佐田 雅志 or まっさん is a Japanese singer, disc jockey, lyricist, actor, film score composer, novelist and film producer. He has two children, Tairiku Sada and Emu Sada.

Related albums: and . Genres he performed include Folk music and Kayōkyoku.

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Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi (April 8, 1952 Setagaya-) a.k.a. Momoi Kaori is a Japanese actor, singer and film director.

Her discography includes: , , and .

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Daisuke Gōri

Daisuke Gōri (February 8, 1952 Koto, Tokyo-January 17, 2010 Nakano, Tokyo) also known as Daisuke Gori, Yoshio Nagahori, Daisuke Gôsato, Daisuke Gouri, Daisuke Gohri, Daisuke Kyôri, Daisuke Gore, Gōri Daisuke, Nagahori Yoshio, Gōri or Daisuke Gôri was a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator.

He was best known for his deep voice and for voicing popular anime and video game characters including Mr. Satan in Dragon Ball series, Dozle Zabi in Mobile Suit Gundam series, Heihachi Mishima in Tekken series, and Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Aside from voice acting, Gōri also appeared in live-action films and television dramas. He was a member of the talent agency Aoni Production until his death in 2010 at the age of 57. His legacy in the voice acting industry lives on, with his iconic roles continuing to be beloved by fans worldwide.

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Takaya Hashi

Takaya Hashi (September 8, 1952 Tokyo-) a.k.a. Takaya Katou or Takaya Katō is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

Hashi began his acting career in the 1970s and has since appeared in numerous stage productions, films, and television dramas. He is also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to many popular anime series and video games, including "One Piece," "Fullmetal Alchemist," and "Fire Emblem: Three Houses." In addition to his acting work, Hashi is also a trained jazz pianist and regularly performs at live events. He is known for his deep and distinctive voice and has won several awards for his voice acting, including the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 3rd Seiyu Awards.

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Peter (August 8, 1952 Chūō-ku, Osaka-) a.k.a. Pîtâ, Shinnosuke Ikehata, Shin-nosuke Ikehata, 池畑 慎之介, Ikehata Shinnosuke or ピーター is a Japanese singer, actor and dancer.

Peter began his career as a member of the popular Japanese music group Pinky and Killers in the late 1970s. He later pursued a solo career and released several successful albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In addition to his music career, Peter also appeared in several Japanese TV dramas and films, including the popular drama series "Tokyo Love Story" in the early 1990s. He is known for his high-energy dance performances and his unique fashion sense. In recent years, Peter has shifted his focus to philanthropy work and has become an advocate for environmental causes.

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Ryūzaburō Ōtomo

Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (May 18, 1952 Tokyo-) otherwise known as Ryuzaburo Otomo, Ryuzaburo Ohtomo, Ryuuzaburou Ootomo, Ryuzaburo Ootomo, Ohtomo Ryusaburou or Ryuzaburou Ohtomo is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

He started his acting career in 1974 with his debut role in the TV series "Kamen Rider X". He later gained fame for his voice acting work in the anime industry, voicing iconic characters such as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan no Bouken", Big Boss in "Metal Gear Solid", and Anavel Gato in "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory". In addition to his voice work, he has also appeared in live-action films and TV dramas. Otomo is known for his deep, commanding voice and his ability to portray both hero and villain characters. He continues to work in the industry today and is regarded as one of the most influential voice actors in Japan.

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Yōko Asagami

Yōko Asagami (July 10, 1952 Otaru-) also known as Yoko Asagami, Ichiryūsai Harumi, Harumi Ichiryūsai, Ōkubo Yōko, Asagami Yōko, Yôko Ôkubo, Youko Asagami or Yôko Asagami is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

Her albums include .

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Takayuki Sugō

Takayuki Sugō (August 1, 1952 Chiba Prefecture-) a.k.a. Takayuki Sugo, Sugō Takayuki or Takayuki Sugou is a Japanese voice actor and actor.


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Kazue Komiya

Kazue Komiya (July 12, 1952 Tokyo-) also known as Komiya Kazue is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

Kazue Komiya began her career as a voice actor in 1980 with the television series "Dr. Slump" where she voiced the character Arale Norimaki. She went on to lend her voice to a number of well-known anime series such as "Fist of the North Star", "Dragon Ball Z", "Fullmetal Alchemist", and "Naruto". In addition to her work as a voice actor, Komiya has also had a successful career as a stage and screen actor. She has appeared in numerous films and television dramas, and has also worked as a stage director. In recognition of her contributions to the world of entertainment, Komiya received the Achievement Award at the 14th Seiyu Awards in 2020.

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Yukitoshi Hori

Yukitoshi Hori (September 12, 1952 Setagaya-) a.k.a. Hori Yukitoshi is a Japanese voice actor and actor.

He has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1970s and has voiced many popular characters in anime, such as Kars from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Sosuke Aizen from Bleach. In addition to his voice acting work, Hori has also appeared in various live-action TV dramas and movies. Some of his notable roles include Detective Shinichi Izumi's father in the live-action movie Parasyte: Part 1 and Tsuda in the TV drama Hanzawa Naoki. Hori has received several awards for his contributions to the voice acting industry, including the Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting Award at the 4th Seiyu Awards in 2010.

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Toshio Nakanishi

Toshio Nakanishi (January 13, 1952 Japan-) also known as Nakanishi, Toshio, Tycoon-to$h, Typhoon Tosh or Tycoon Tosh is a Japanese , .

Genres: Hip hop music and New Wave.

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Keiko Matsuzaka

Keiko Matsuzaka (July 20, 1952 Ōta, Tokyo-) also known as Matsuzaka Keiko, Keiko Takauchi, Takauchi Keiko or Matsuzaka, Keiko is a Japanese actor.

Her albums include and .

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Yutaka Mizutani

Yutaka Mizutani (July 14, 1952 Ashibetsu-) also known as Mizutani Yutaka or Mizutani, Yutaka is a Japanese actor and singer. He has one child, Shuri.

His albums include , , , , TIME CAPSULE and .

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Kentaro Shimizu

Kentaro Shimizu (October 11, 1952 Kokura-) also known as Kentarô Shimizu or Shimizu Kentarō is a Japanese actor and singer.

Related albums: , and .

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Miyuki Nakajima

Miyuki Nakajima (February 23, 1952 Sapporo-) also known as ’†“‡‚Э‚д‚«, Nakajima Miyuki, Nakajima, Miyuki or 中島美雪 is a Japanese singer, author, disc jockey, composer, lyricist, actor and songwriter.

Her albums: Daiginmaku: Starring, Singles, Jidai: Time Goes Around, Best Selection II, Singles II, Paradise Cafe, Lullaby for the Soul, EAST ASIA, Love or Nothing and 10 Wings. Genres she performed include Folk rock, Blues rock, Folk music, Rock music, Kayōkyoku and Enka.

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Ikuzo Yoshi

Ikuzo Yoshi (November 11, 1952 Aomori Prefecture-) a.k.a. Yoshi, Ikuzou is a Japanese singer.

His albums: .

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MoJo (August 24, 1952-) also known as 富田伊知郎 is a Japanese singer.

Genres he performed: Music in Japanese animation.

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Keiji Haino

Keiji Haino (May 3, 1952 Chiba-) also known as Haino Keiji, 灰野敬二 or Haino, Keiji is a Japanese musician.

His albums: Affection, Execration That Accept to Acknowledge, I Said, This Is the Son of Nihilism, Tenshi No Gijinka, So, Black Is Myself, Abandon All Words at a Stroke, So That Prayer Can Come Spilling Out, Black Blues [acoustic], Black Blues [electric], Next Let's Try Changing the Shape and . Genres: Noise music, Rock music, Minimalism, Drone music, Experimental music, Psychedelia, Minimal music, Free improvisation and Psychedelic music.

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Ichiko Hashimoto

Ichiko Hashimoto (July 1, 1952 Kobe-) is a Japanese singer and voice actor.

Her albums include RahXephon Pluralitas Concentio, RahXephon O.S.T. 1, , RahXephon O.S.T. 2, RahXephon O.S.T. 3 and RahXephon Pluralitas Concentio O.S.T.. Genres: Film score.

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Shogo Hamada

Shogo Hamada (December 29, 1952 Takehara-) also known as 浜田 省吾, はまだ しょうご, Hamada Shōgo, 浜省, ハマショー, はましょー or Hamasho is a Japanese singer-songwriter.

His most recognized albums: CLUB SURF & SNOWBOUND, the best of shogo hamada vol.2, , The Best of Shogo Hamada Vol.1, My First Love, Early Autumn, Save Our Ship, THE HISTORY OF SHOGO HAMADA “SINCE 1975”, Illumination and Home Bound. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Music of Japan, J-pop and Adult contemporary music.

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Yukihide Takekawa

Yukihide Takekawa (October 22, 1952 Urawa-ku, Saitama-) otherwise known as Takekawa, Yukihide, 武川行秀 or タケカワユキヒデ is a Japanese singer-songwriter.


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Rumiko Koyanagi

Rumiko Koyanagi (July 2, 1952 Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-) also known as rumico, Koyanagi Rumiko or Koyanagi, Rumiko is a Japanese actor and singer.

Her albums: , だから京都 and .

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Eitetsu Hayashi

Eitetsu Hayashi (February 2, 1952 Hiroshima-) a.k.a. Eitetsu Hayasi or Hayashi, Eitetsu is a Japanese film score composer, musician and voice actor.

He is best known for his expertise in taiko drumming and has been recognized the world over for his mastery of the art form. Hayashi began his musical career at a young age, receiving his first taiko drum at the age of five. He later went on to study under the renowned taiko master Daihachi Oguchi and was eventually made a member of the legendary ensemble, Kodo. Since his time with Kodo, Hayashi has performed and collaborated with a number of artists and musicians, both in Japan and abroad. In addition to his work as a musician, Hayashi has also composed music for a number of films and television dramas, and has lent his voice to a variety of anime and video game projects. Today, he remains a prominent figure in the world of taiko drumming and continues to inspire future generations with his skill and passion for the art.

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Masami Tsuchiya

Masami Tsuchiya (August 22, 1952 Fuji-) also known as 土屋 昌巳, つちや まさみ, 土屋昌巳, つちやまさみ or Tsuchiya Masami is a Japanese musician.

His albums: Rice Music, Tokyo Ballet, Life in Mirrors and Swan Dive. Genres he performed include Pop music and Avant-garde music.

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Keiko Yokozawa

Keiko Yokozawa (September 2, 1952 Chūō-ku, Niigata-) otherwise known as Keiko Nanba, Nanba Keiko, Yokozawa Keiko or Yokozawa, Keiko is a Japanese voice actor and entrepreneur.

She is best known for her roles as Belldandy in the anime series "Oh My Goddess!", Princess Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty", and Ryoko in "Behind Closed Doors". Yokozawa has lent her voice to a wide range of anime series, movies, and video games, and has won numerous accolades for her work. In addition to her career as a voice actor, Yokozawa is also an entrepreneur and the founder of her own company, Keikore Corporation, which produces and sells health and beauty products. She is known for her commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and for her philanthropic efforts, particularly in support of children's charities.

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Doji Morita

Doji Morita (January 15, 1952 Tokyo-) also known as Morita Doji, Morita Douji or 森田 童子 is a Japanese musician, songwriter and singer.

Her albums: GOOD BYEグッド・バイ, , , , Bokutachi no Shippai - Morita Douji Best Collection -, , , , Wolf Boy and . Genres related to her: Psychedelic folk.

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Takashi Hirayasu

Takashi Hirayasu (January 5, 1952 Nakagusuku, Okinawa-) also known as Hirayasu, Takashi is a Japanese musician.

Related albums: and Jin Jin / Firefly.

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Yann Tomita

Yann Tomita (October 17, 1952-) a.k.a. De Yanns, Dr. Yann or Forever Yann is a Japanese musician, composer, record producer and songwriter.

His albums: Music For Astro Age, Happy Living and An Adventure Of Inevitable Chance. Genres: Musique concrète, Exotica, Electronic music, Experimental music, Avant-garde and Japanese hip hop.

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Lily (February 17, 1952 Fukuoka-) otherwise known as Saeko Kamata is a Japanese actor and singer. She has one child, Juon Kamata.

Lily began her career in entertainment as a singer in 1971, but later transitioned to acting. She has appeared in several films and television dramas, including the popular TV series "Tokyo Love Story" in 1991. In addition to acting, Lily is also notable for being an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in Japan. She has been open about her own identity as a lesbian and has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage legalization in Japan. In 2013, she published a memoir called "Lily's Forefront Report" in which she discussed her experiences as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Japan. Throughout her career, Lily has received numerous awards for her contributions to Japanese entertainment, including the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in 2012.

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