Famous People in Japan

Sakamoto Kyu

Date of Birth 10 November 1941
Date of Death 1985
Place of Birth Kanagawa

Sakamoto Kyu made his debut in show business in 1960. The next year he released "Ueo Muite Aruko," entitled, "Sukiyaki," which so became a million seller. "Sukiyaki" became the biggest overseas hit in Japanese pops.

He sang many songs which become popular among Japanese young man, for example,"Miagetegoran Sorano Hoshio" and " Shiawasenara Teotatako."

He was called "Kyu- Chan" for his sincere nature and his charming smile, but he lost his life in a plane crash in 1985.

Now many musicians, Japanese and foreigner still sing his songs.

References: Concise(Japanese name dictionary)

Reported by: Kazuyo Yoshida
Data verified by: Yumiko Hosokawa
Date of Report: November 1995

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