Yusuke Kamiji

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Yusuke Kamiji
Born (1979-04-18) April 18, 1979 (age 40)
Occupation Actor, tarento, singer, singer-songwriter
Years active1999–present
Website Official Site
Genres J-pop
Instruments Guitar
Years active2009-Present
Labels Sony Music Records
Associated acts Shuchishin, Aladdin, Hexagon All-Stars
Website www.sonymusic.co.jp/Music/Arch/SR/yusuke/

Yusuke Kamiji(上地 雄輔,Kamiji Yūsuke, born April 18, 1979 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan as the first children) is a Japanese actor, singer, and tarento. In the music world, he is known mononymously as Yusuke(遊助,Yūsuke).

Kanagawa Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

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Japan Country in East Asia

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Tarento (タレント) are celebrities who regularly appear in mass media in Japan, especially television. The term is a gairaigo word – a borrowed foreign language word – derived from the English word talent, and has a connotation of "famous for being famous". During the Golden Age of Hollywood, bankable stars in America were described as talents, and were distinguished from production crews, which were seen as having more technical than charismatic talents. In Japan the concept of tarento may approximate the English term celebrity, including the nuance that the fame of a Tarento may or may not be based upon specific accomplishments and abilities.



Kamiji graduated from Yokohama Senior High School. He belonged to the baseball club while in school, and played catcher. He and Daisuke Matsuzaka played together for one year, and when Matsuzaka joined the club, it was Kamiji who first practiced with him. Kamiji assumed uniform number 2 from autumn of his junior year, but handed it over to freshman Yoshio Koyama (currently with the Chunichi Dragons) because of a serious injury to his right elbow during practice.

Daisuke Matsuzaka Japanese baseball player

Daisuke Matsuzaka is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He has played for the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Chunichi Dragons professional baseball team in the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball

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After high school, Kamiji attempted to enter university on a sports scholarship, but gave it up after the injury to his elbow. He then decided to make his way as an actor. He made his debut in the serial drama "LXIXVXE" on TBS in 1999. By this time, Daisuke Matsuzaka had made world headlines in the pros, and it was reported in several Japanese sports journals that his "former wife" had debuted as an actor. Kamiji acquired experience be appearing in bit parts in many TV dramas and movies.

Tokyo Broadcasting System Japanese radio & TV holding company

Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a stockholding company in Tokyo, Japan. It is a parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).

His big break was in a guest appearance on "Quiz Hexagon II", a Japanese celebrity game show, in which he continues to provide comic relief; he is also a regular guest on Fuji TV's Stupid Cara.

Fuji TV Japanese television station

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Along with two of his fellow regulars on Quiz! Hexagon II, Takeshi Tsuruno and Naoki Nokubo, Kamiji was a member of a musical unit called Shuchishin. The trio often performed on air on Hexagon II for roughly one year, after which the group was dissolved. Since then, Kamiji has recorded and released music under the mononym Yusuke(遊助,Yūsuke, written differently from his legal name). All three of his singles released in 2009 charted, with "Himawari" reaching #8 for the year, "Tanpopo/Kaizokusen/Sono Kobushi" at #17, and "Ichō" at #37.

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Takeshi Tsuruno is a Japanese actor, tarento, and musician, originally from Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka Prefecture. He is known for his roles as Shin Asuka/Ultraman Dyna in Ultraman Dyna and as the leader of the musical units Shuchishin and Aladdin. As a member of Shuchishin and Aladdin, he appears regularly on the variety show Quiz! Hexagon II. Tsuruno married his former stylist Miki Endō in 2003. They have a son named Eito and three daughters named Uta, Oto, and Iro. He named his albums after his daughters, and after recording his first album and before the birth of his third daughter he mused naming an album after his son such that it was called Tsuruno Mugendai(つるの∞ , Tsuruno Infinity by rotating the "8" around). 百

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In 2008, Kamiji's blog was officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most unique visitors to the page in a 24-hour period. [1]

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Kamiji's father, Katsuaki Kamiji, is Yokosuka City Congressman.






  1. " Himawari "( ひまわり , "Sunflower") - March 11, 2009
  2. " Tanpopo/Kaizokusen/Sono Kobushi "( たんぽぽ/海賊船/其の拳 , "Dandelion/Pirate Ship/The Fist") - June 24, 2009
  3. " Ichō "( いちょう , "Gingko") - November 4, 2009
  4. " Lion "( ライオン ,Raion) - March 10, 2010
  5. " Mitsubachi "( ミツバチ , "Honey Bee") - July 28, 2010
  6. " Hito "( ひと , "Human") - November 10, 2010
  7. " Zenbu Suki. "( 全部好き。 , "I Love You All.") - July 20, 2011
  8. " Otakebi "( 雄叫び , "Roar") - August 3, 2011
  9. " Isshō Kenmei/Inazuma Zamurai "( 一笑懸命/イナヅマ侍 , "Laugh Hard/Lightning Samurai") - November 9, 2011
  10. "Baby Baby" (Baby Baby) - March 7, 2012
  11. "Viva! Nossa Nossa" (VIVA!Nossa Nossa; "Hooray! Ours Ours") - October 31, 2012
  12. " Lemon "(檸檬,Remon) - February 27, 2013
  13. "Tomorokoshi/Earth Child"(とうもろこし/Earth Child,Tōmorokoshi/Earth Child) - August 7, 2013
  14. "Volt/Jikyū 850 Yen no Santa Claus"(V (ボルト)/時給850円のサンタクロース,Boruto/Jikyū 850-en no Santa Kurōsu) - December 4, 2013


  1. Ano.. Konnan Dekimashita Kedo. ( あの・・こんなんできましたケド。 , "Well.. I Wish I Could Be Like That") - December 16, 2009
  2. Ano.. Yume Motemasu Kedo. ( あの・・夢もてますケド。 , "Well.. I Wish I Could Dream") - February 2, 2011
  3. Ano.. Namida ga Aru kara Ai ga Arun Desu Kedo. ( あの・・涙があるから愛があるんですケド。 , "Well.. I Wish I Was Not In Love So I Would Not Cry") - April 4, 2012
  4. Ano.. Omatsuri Desu Kedo. ("Well.. I Wish I Was at That Festival") - May 30, 2012
  5. Ano.. Deatchatterun Desu Kedo. (あの・・出会っちゃってるんですケド。, "Well.. I Wish I Met You") - April 17, 2013


  1. Ano.. Konnan Yarimasu Kedo.(あの・・こんなんやりますケド。, "I Wish That I Could Give You Something.")
  2. Are.. Gūzen Desu Kedo.(あれっ・・ぐうぜんですケド。, "Uh-Oh.. It Is a Coincidence.")

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