Kazutoshi Sakurai

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Kazutoshi Sakurai
Background information
Born (1970-03-08) March 8, 1970 (age 50)
Tokyo, Japan
GenresRock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, entrepreneur
Years active1992–present
LabelsToy's Factory
Associated actsMr. Children, Bank Band, Acid Test
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[[Category:Articles containing Japanese-language text]][[Category:Articles containing Japanese-language text]] (Top 30 Japanese singer -Top 30- #8)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-07-09. URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  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[[Category:Articles containing Japanese-language text]][[Category:Articles containing Japanese-language text]] (Ideal father image artist rank and Keisuke Kuwata is #1)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-07-27. URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  3. "TIME Magazine: Moguls & Entrepreneurs - Kazutoshi Sakurai and Takeshi Kobayashi". Time. October 17, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-08.