The Talent of Yokohama

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan, the main port of the country and has produced a number of famous, successful and influential people over the years. Here is a look at a few of them and some of the fresh talent breaking through.

Hiroshi Abe Actor from Yokohama, JapanModel turned actor Hiroshi Abe is one to keep an eye on. The 48-year old is a regular on various Japanese drama series and has also made the break through into film in recent years, with Abe starring in a number of hit movies, such as “I Wish” and “Once in a Blue Moon”.

Kanta Airia Actor from Yokohama, Japan

Another popular actor is Kanata Irei who is mainly a stage actor and has won acclaim for his role in productions such as “California Story” and “Musical Elizabeth”.

Renn Kiriyama Actor from Yokohama, Japan
An actor of note also from Yokohama is Renn Kiriyama who played the lead in The Prince of Tennis musical “Absolute King Rikkai feat. Rokkaku: First Service”. Kiriyama is also known for his role in “Shotaro Hidari”, the male lead and half of the eponymous hero of the television series “Kamen Rider W”.

Jūrōta Kosugiis Actor from Yokohama, Japan

Due to the popularity of cartoons and manga in Japan, voice acting work is very highly regarded, Jūrōta Kosugiis best known for his work on “Samurai Pizza Cats”, but was also in things such as “Pokémon” and “Flame of Recca”.

Ippongi Bang Artist from Yokohama, Japan

One of the best manga artists out there is Ippongi Bang, who moved to American in the 90’s and quickly gained a reputation for her fine work notably on comics such as “The Kojiro 2 and 3”.

Kota Yabu Singer from Yokohama, JapanPop groups and idol groups are a big deal in Japan and Kota Yabu is a singer and member of Hey! Say Jump! and also the popular idol group Ya-Ya-yah, and has released a number of albums.

Risa Niigaki Singer from Yokohama, Japan

A singer/actress from a similar background is Risa Niigaki, who got her break the website Hello! and was in the group Morning Musume.

Taku Takahashi Singer from Yokohama, Japan

Dance Music is huge in Japan and M-Flo member and DJ Taku Takahashi who is best known for his songs “How you like me now” and “Come again,” as well as for working with Crystal Kay and Rie Fu.

Salyu Singer from Yokohama, Japan

Another Japanese singer from Yokohama is Salyu, who found fame as fictional singer Lily Chou-Chou in the film “All about Luily Chou-Chou” and has since gone on to record albums and work as a voice actress.

Crystal Kay Singer from Yokohama, Japan

Finally, one singer who is very popular in Japan is Crystal Kay who is thought of as pioneer for multi-culturalism in Japan and has produce ten very poplar albums.

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Gareth Williams

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