Shigeru Izumiya

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Shigeru Izumiya
Native name泉谷 しげる
Born (1948-05-11) 11 May 1948 (age 70)
Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Genres Folk music
Occupation(s) Singer, actor and tarento
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1971–present
Labels Pony Canyon

Shigeru Izumiya (泉谷 しげる Izumiya Shigeru, born May 11, 1948 in Aomori, raised in Meguro, Tokyo) is a Japanese poet, folk singer, actor, tarento. [1] [2] He established the record company For Life Records with Takuro Yoshida, Yosui Inoue, and Hitoshi Komuro in 1975. [3] He also directed the 1986 film Death Powder (Desu Paudā). [4]

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