Famous Japanese Pop Singers

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 1 Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama.
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan

 2 Hikaru Utada

Hikaru Utada.
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Hikaru Utada is a Japanese-American singer, producer, and songwriter. She achieved popularity after releasing her first Japanese-language studio album First Love, which became Japan's best-selling album of all time. Utada was regarded as the most influential artist of the 2000s in Japan. She is also one of the most decorated Japanese artists of her generation.

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 3 Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wanhua District, Taipei

Taiwanese-Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro was not seen in any major projects after his successful stint in the romantic comedy This Is Not What I Expected, till he announced he was part of the much-delayed Sons of the Neon Night. He is also popular as Samanosuke from the Onimusha video games.

 4 Takuya Kimura

Takuya Kimura.
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo

Takuya Kimura is a Japanese actor, radio personality, and singer. He is best known for his association with SMAP, one of East Asia's best-selling boy bands. After starting his career as a singer, Kimura found considerable success as an actor, which catapulted him to stardom and turned him into a Japanese icon. His acting skills have earned him several awards.

 5 Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono.
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

 6 Daisuke Ono

Daisuke Ono
Famous As: Voice Actor
Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sakawa, Takaoka District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan

 7 Kana Hanazawa

Kana Hanazawa
Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: February 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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 8 Kyu Sakamoto

Kyu Sakamoto
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: August 12, 1985

 9 Ayana Taketatsu

Ayana Taketatsu
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan

 10 Syuri

Famous As: Wrestler, Pop singer
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ebina, Kanagawa, Japan

 11 Genki Sudo

Genki Sudo
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Koto City, Tokyo, Japan