|Parent company|| Nippon Columbia (pre-1963)|
Mitsubishi Electric (1963—2001)
Daiichi Kosho Company (2001—present)
|Founded||September 6, 1963|
|Country of origin||Japan|
Nippon Crown Co., Ltd. (日本クラウン株式会社, Nippon Kuraun Kabushikaisha) is a Japanese record label established as Crown Records on 6 September 1963. It is a spin-off of Nippon Columbia and is owned by karaoke maker Daiichikosho. The record label singles which topped the Oricon Singles Chart are Kaze's "22-Sai no Wakare" (1975), and Gackt's "Returner (Yami no Shūen)" (2007).
Artists signed to Nippon Crown Music include:
Oricon Inc., established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan and Western music. It started as Original Confidence Inc., which was founded by Sōkō Koike in November 1967 and became known for its music charts. Oricon Inc. was originally set up as a subsidiary of Original Confidence and took over the latter's Oricon record charts in April 2002.
Microsoft Japan, officially Microsoft Japan Company, Limited, is a subsidiary of Microsoft based in Japan. Their headquarters are at Shinagawa district of Tokyo.
Nissan Group, or formerly Nissan zaibatsu, was one of Japan's most powerful business groupings. Founded in 1928 by Yoshisuke Aikawa, the group was originally a holding company created as an offshoot of Kuhara Mining Co.(became Nippon Mining & Metals Company; currently part of JXTG Holdings), which Aikawa had taken over as president of from his brother-in-law, Fusanosuke Kuhara. After the bankruptcy of the Kuhara zaibatsu following World War I, Aikawa reorganized its assets into Japan Industries or Nihon Sangyo Corporation, Nissan for short.
The East Nippon Expressway Company Limited, abbreviated as NEXCO East, is one of the main operators of expressways and toll roads in Japan. It is headquartered in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
The discography of Japanese recording artist Gackt consists of eight studio albums, eight compilation albums, one extended play, and forty-eight singles. In 1999 Gackt signed a recording contract with Nippon Crown. His breakthrough success was the EP Mizérable, which peaked at number 2 on the Oricon albums chart. His single "Returner ", released on June 20, 2007, was his first and only single to reach the number one spot on the Oricon charts to date. In 2007, his entire back catalogue, with live song recordings from Drug Party tour, was released on the iTunes Store, video collection "The Greatest Filmography" was released in the United States and Canada, and his album Diabolos was released in 18 European countries. From November 2008 until March 2010 his records were released under his own independent label Dears, but still supported by Nippon Crown. In April 2010, Gackt transferred to Avex Group. Since February 2014 they're released by his independent record label G&Lovers, which is supported by Crown Tokuma. As a solo artist, since 2009 are reported sales of over 10 million, and holds the male soloist record for most top ten consecutive chart singles as of July 18, 2011.
Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd., often pronounced Korombia, operating internationally as Nipponophone Co., Ltd., is a Japanese record label founded in 1910 as Nipponophone Co., Ltd. It affiliated itself with the Columbia Graphophone Company of the United Kingdom and adopted the standard UK Columbia trademarks in 1931. The company changed its name to Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. in 1946. It used the Nippon Columbia name until October 1, 2002, when it became Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.. On October 1, 2010, the company returned to its current name. Outside Japan, the company operated formerly as the Savoy Label Group, which releases recordings on the SLG, Savoy Jazz, and continues to operate as Denon. It also manufactured electronic products under the Denon brand name until 2001. In 2017, Concord Music acquired Savoy Label Group. Nippon Columbia also licensed Hanna-Barbera properties in Japan until those rights were transferred to Turner Japan sometime in 1997. Currently, these rights are owned by Warner Bros. Japan LLC
"No ni Saku Hana no Yō ni" (野に咲く花のように) is a single released by Gackt on February 7, 2007 under Nippon Crown. It peaked at third place on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for eleven weeks.
The discography of Yumi Matsutoya, a Japanese singer-songwriter, consists of thirty-nine studio albums and EPs, forty-one singles, two live albums, and compilation albums. It also denotes her early four albums and seven singles that were released under her former stage name Yumi Arai.
"Returner " is a single released by Gackt, on June 20, 2007, by Nippon Crown. It is Gackt's first single to top the Oricon Singles Chart, first by record label since Kaze's "22-Sai no Wakare" released in 1975, and the theme song for NHK drama Fūrin Kazan.
Kanesue Co., Ltd. is a company that operates a chain of supermarkets in Japan. The company operates in Aichi, Mie, and Gifu. The company is headquartered in Ichinomiya, Aichi, and is a member of the CGC Japan.
The West Nippon Expressway Company Limited, abbreviated as NEXCO West, is one of the main operators of expressways and toll roads in Japan. It is headquartered on the 19th floor of Dojima Avanza in Kita-ku, Osaka. The company was established on October 1, 2005 as a result of the privatization of Japan Highway Public Corporation. The company manages roadways mainly in the Kansai and Chūgoku regions as well as on Kyūshū, Shikoku, and Okinawa Island. Roadways in other regions of Japan are managed by East Nippon Expressway Company and Central Nippon Expressway Company.
Flumpool are a Japanese rock band. The band, originally from Osaka Prefecture, was formed in January 2007. The band's name is a portmanteau of the words four, lump, and pool. Thus, the name could be interpreted to mean ‘collective mass of four’ or a ‘quartet’.
Furukawa Group formerly Furukawa zaibatsu (古河財閥) is one of Japan's 15 largest industrial groups. Its origins date back to 1875, founder Furukawa Ichibei. This group specialized in mining, electronics, and chemicals industry before World War II. Now, the predominant companies are Fuji Electric and Furukawa Electric as well as Fujitsu, FANUC, and Advantest. Other well-known companies include Yokohama Rubber.
Aki Yashiro, real name Akiyo Masuda, is a Japanese enka singer and painter. Her stage name "Yashiro" is adopted from her hometown, "Yatsushiro" (八代).
Nitto Records was a Japanese record label, originally published by the company Nittō Chikuonki Kabushiki Gaisha (日東蓄音器株式会社) established in Osaka on March 20, 1920. The label was also called the "Swallow Brand", because of their trademark artwork.
Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation is a private satellite broadcasting station in Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. It is an independent television station and is a subsidiary of Bic Camera. Its channel name is BS11 and was BS11 Digital until March 31, 2011. It was founded as Nippon BS Broadcasting Kikaku on August 23, 1999, changed its name to Nippon BS Broadcasting on February 28, 2007 and high-definition television broadcasts commenced on December 1, 2007.
Team Shachi, formerly Team Syachihoko (チームしゃちほこ), is a Japanese female idol group consisting of four girls from the city of Nagoya.
Space Shower Music is a Japanese record label and talent agency owned by Space Shower Network, best known as the operator of Space Shower TV.
Hinata Satō is a Japanese actress, voice actress, singer, and model affiliated with Amuse. She is a former member of Sakura Gakuin and is best known for voicing Junna Hoshimi in Revue Starlight, Leah Kazuno in Love Live! Sunshine!!, and Noa Fukushima in D4DJ.
Enka is the enka cover album by Japanese singer Akina Nakamori. It was released on 27 June 2007 under the Universal Music Japan. It is Nakamori's fourth cover album.