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Nagasaki Notables

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Rosie Fordham gives readers an inside look into one of Nagasaki’s most prolific notables, Masaharu Fukuyama.

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f all the notable people to come out of Nagasaki Prefecture, Masaharu Fukuyama may be the most multi-talented of the bunch. Fukuyama is best known for his highly successful career as a singer-songwriter. Since 2011, he has held the title of all time best-selling male solo artist in Japan, with over 22 million records and singles sold. Fukuyama is also a wellnagazasshi | March/April 2015

known film and drama actor, a radio personality, and a photographer. Born in 1969, Fukuyama’s parents were survivors of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. According to a 2009 interview in Cut Magazine, Fukuyama was encouraged to leave Nagasaki upon reaching adulthood because of a sense that there were fewer “possibilities” for him in his birthplace. He moved to Tokyo in his

Fukuyama is best known for his highly successful career as a singer-songwriter

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