Famous Japanese Pop Singers

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Rina Sawayama
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Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
Rina Sawayama is known for her unusual blends of pop with R&B, club music, nu-metal, and other genres. Born in Japan, the singer/model moved with her family to the UK at age 5. She is also a Cambridge graduate and a queer icon who identifies as pansexual and bisexual. 
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Daisuke Ono
(Voice Actor, Singer)
Daisuke Ono
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Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sakawa, Kochi, Japan

Though Daisuke Ono initially wished to build a career in TV broadcasting, criticism from one of his art institute professors made him move toward acting. The Seiyu Award-winning voice actor is now known for his performances in manga series such as Black Butler and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

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Maaya Uchida
(Japanese Voice Actress, Actress and Singer)
Maaya Uchida
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Birthdate: December 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Seiyu Award-winning voice actor Maaya Uchida is the sister of fellow voice actor Yuma Uchida. Initially interested in gaming, she later aspired to be a voice actor for gaming characters and thus ventured into voice acting. She owns a fan club named LIFE IS LIKE A SUNNY DAY.

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

With his Billboard number one track Sukiyaki, Kyu Sakamoto became the first to score a pop number one with a song entirely sung in Japanese. Born to a restaurateur, he had started his career singing in jazz clubs. He died in a 1985 plane crash that killed over 500 people.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
(Japanese Tarento, Singer, and Model)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
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Birthdate: January 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Japanese cultural icon and J-pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu soared to fame with singles such as PonPonPon and Candy Candy. She now promotes everything from soft drinks to fashion and make-up. Also dubbed as the Harajuku Girl, she is also known for her love for blonde wigs.

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

Japanese voice actor Ayana Taketatsu is known for her work in anime/manga series such as Sword Art Online and Guilty Crown. She has also dubbed for movies such as The Angry Birds Movie 2 and is part of the band Hokago Tea Time. She is married to fellow voice actor Yûki Kaji.

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Kyoko Fukada
(Actress, Singer)
Kyoko Fukada
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Birthdate: November 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kita City, Tokyo, Japan

Kyoko Fukada, also known as Fukakyon, is best known for her award-winning lead role of Momoko Ryugasaki in Kamikaze Girls. She has also appeared in countless series and experimented with J-pop, too. In 2021, she went on an indefinite hiatus after being diagnosed with adjustment disorder.

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Crystal Kay
(Singer, Actress)
Crystal Kay
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Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Crystal Kay is a Japanese singer, actress, songwriter, and radio host. Crystal is best known for her album Almost Seventeen which has sold more than 400,000 copies, earning her platinum certificate from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). She is also known for her collaborations with popular recording artists like Chemistry and BoA.
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Yuko Oshima
(Singer with the Japanese idol girl group AKB48, of which she was the captain of Team K)
Yuko Oshima
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Birthdate: October 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mibu, Tochigi, Japan

Yuko Oshima is a Japanese actress and singer best known for her association with the popular idol girl group AKB48 where she captained Team K. Her contribution to the Japanese film and music industry since 1996 has earned her several prestigious awards like the Television Drama Academy Award, Japan Academy Prize, and Hochi Film Award.

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Origa
(Singer)
Origa
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Birthdate: October 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
Died: January 17, 2015
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Takako Matsu
(Actress and singer who starred in the 1994 NHK television series Hana no Ran.)
Takako Matsu
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Birthdate: June 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Genki Sudo
(Politician)
Genki Sudo
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Birthdate: March 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Koto City, Tokyo, Japan

Genki Sudo is a Japanese MMA fighter, singer, dancer, and politician. Known for his unorthodox fighting style and elaborate ring entrances, Sudo was a kickboxer before focusing on his career in the Japanese entertainment industry. He then became a member of a prominent political party in Japan in 2019. Sudo is currently serving as a Member of House of Councillors.

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Beni Arashiro
(Singer best known for her 2004 single "Here Alone")
Beni Arashiro
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Birthdate: March 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan

Beni Arashiro is a Japanese R&B singer who achieved popularity in 2004 after the release of her third single Here Alone. Her popularity soared in 2008 when she started performing under the Universal Music Japan label. Many of her albums and singles have been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) and appear on charts like Oricon.

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Syuri
(Wrestler, Pop singer)
Syuri
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Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ebina, Kanagawa, Japan

Syuri is a Japanese kickboxer, shoot boxer, professional wrestler, and mixed martial artist. Syuri, who has competed in popular promotions like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is currently working for a Japanese women's wrestling promotion called World Wonder Ring Stardom. Over the course of her career, Syuri has won many championships at various promotions.

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Stephanie
(Singer)
Stephanie
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Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Stephanie is an American actress and singer of Japanese and Armenian descent. She is currently signed to Sony Music Japan and has released a couple of studio albums so far. Many of her songs have also been featured in several Japanese films. In 2007, Stephanie was honored at the Japanese Music Awards for her contribution to the Japanese music industry.

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Marius Yo
(Singer & Actor)
Marius Yo
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Birthdate: March 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
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Melody
(Former J-pop singer)
Melody
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Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Anna Tsuchiya
(Actress, Singer)
Anna Tsuchiya
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Birthdate: March 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
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Rei Yasuda
(Singer, Model)
Rei Yasuda
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Birthdate: April 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
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Yuna Ito
(Singer)
Yuna Ito
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Birthdate: September 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Eiji Wentz
(Singer, Actor)
Eiji Wentz
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Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
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Angela Aki
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist)
Angela Aki
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Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Itano, Tokushima, Japan
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Chris Hart
(Singer)
Chris Hart
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Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
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Annabel
(Singer)
Annabel
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Birthdate: March 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Megumi Nakajima
(Voice actress and Singer)
Megumi Nakajima
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Birthdate: June 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
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Rie Kaneko
(Singer, Actress)
Rie Kaneko
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Birthdate: December 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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May J.
(Pop and R&B singer who made her major label debut under Sony Music Japan)
May J.
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Birthdate: June 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Sowelu
(Pop and R&B singer)
Sowelu
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Birthdate: November 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Jessica Kizaki
(Former AV idol, actress, singer and gravure model)
Jessica Kizaki
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Birthdate: June 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Anna Murashige
(Tarento who is former member of the idol groups HKT48 and NMB48)
Anna Murashige
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Birthdate: July 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan
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Rumiko Tani
(Television personality and a former idol singer associated with Hello! Project)
Rumiko Tani
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Birthdate: August 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Yo Hitoto
(Pop singer)
Yo Hitoto
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Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Sarah Bonito
(Pop Singer & Lead Vocalist of 'Kero Kero Bonito')
Sarah Bonito
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Birthdate: March 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan