Famous People in Japan


Date of Birth 13 January 1968
Place of Birth Saitama

Chara started playing the piano when she was four years old. She had already composed some songs by the time she entered elementary school. Her teacher named her "Chara". She started playing the keyboard when she was a high school student.

She appeared in the film "PicNic" which was directed by Iwai Shunji. And she first met with Asano Tadanobu who is an actor. In 1994, she got married with him. In 1995, she gave birth to their baby and named her daughter Sumile.

In 1996, she appeared in Iwai's film "Swallowtail" again. She organized Yen Town Band not only in the film, but also in reality. It was produced by Kobayashi Takeshi. It released the first album "Montage".

Recently, not only does she play an active part in music, but also she is active in radio, CM, essay, fashion model and so on. Her lifestyle and her song are very popular among the young girls.

Date Title Comment
21 September 1991 HEAVEN Debut single
11 November 1991 SWEET First album (EPIC Sony)
1 September 1991 Soul Kiss 2nd album (The New Artist Prize in the Japan Record Grand Prize)
21 July 1993 Kiss Promotion video
9 September 1993 Violet Blue 3rd album
10 October 1994 Happy Toy 4th album
23 October 1995 NOOMISO GOOD HAPPY Book(Sony magazine)
1996 PicNic Film
14 September 1996 Swallowtail Film
1997 Junior Sweet 5th album

References: Nichigai-Associates
Reported by: Morishita Eri
Date of Report: June 1998
Date verified by: Takahashi Nayumi

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