Kazutoshi Sakurai

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Kazutoshi Sakurai
Born (1970-03-08) March 8, 1970 (age 52)
Tokyo, Japan
GenresRock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, entrepreneur
Years active1992–present
LabelsToy's Factory
WebsiteMr.Children Official Web Site

Kazutoshi Sakurai (桜井 和寿, Sakurai Kazutoshi, real name 櫻井和寿 March 8, 1970 in Tokyo) is a Japanese musician and entrepreneur. He composes and writes almost all of the songs for his band, Mr. Children. He also writes songs and sings for Bank Band, a solo project. In 2006, he was number eight in HMV's "Top 30 Best Japanese Singers of All Time".[1] In 2007 he was voted number four as the "ideal father image" by Oricon.[2] In 2009, he was picked to be one of the Young Global Leaders in World Economic Forum. He co-founded the non-profit lending group AP Bank. AP Bank gives money to environmentally friendly projects.[3]

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  1. 日本のシンガーTOP30 - 第8位 [Top 30 Japanese singer -Top 30- #8] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  2. 理想の父親像アーティストランキング、桑田佳祐が1位 [Ideal father image artist rank and Keisuke Kuwata is #1] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  3. "TIME Magazine: Moguls & Entrepreneurs - Kazutoshi Sakurai and Takeshi Kobayashi". Time. October 17, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2008-01-08.