From J-Wiki

People in the Music Industry, most often singers, but also musicians, composers, producers and music video directors.

Perhaps the best know Japanese song outside of Japan was by Kyu Sakamoto, who achieved a number 1 hit in 1963 with the song "Sukiyaki".

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  • "Godzilla" is a single by U.S. hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, the first track on the band's fifth studio album Spectres.
  • "Hiroshima" is an anti-war song performed by British band Wishful Thinking 1971, charting in 1978.
  • "Japanese Boy" is a hit single by Scottish singer Aneka, released in July 1981.
  • "Mr. Roboto" is a song by American rock band Styx, released as the lead single from their eleventh studio album, Kilroy Was Here (1983).
  • Seiko Matsuda - A popular J-pop singer in Japan, Seiko Matsuda released the song "The Right Combination" in collaboration with Donnie Wahlberg in 1988, which reached number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Tatsuro Yamashita - Known as the "King of City Pop" in Japan, Tatsuro Yamashita had a few hits in the United States. His song "Loveland, Island" reached number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982.
  • Kitaro - A new-age musician and composer, Kitaro's album "Silk Road" was released in 1980 and reached number 102 on the Billboard 200 chart.