Japanese singer and songwriter who rose to popularity in the late 80's and early 90's with albums like "DATE" and "Yasuyuki." He is also famous as the star of the 1989 cult film "Peach: I'll Do Anything For You."
He is known for his struggle with drug addiction, having served multiple prison sentences for the possession of drugs during the 2000's.
He has cited "Purple Rain" singer Prince as a primary influence.
He dropped out of high school in the 11th grade and began working at the nightclub Hacoban.
He has one younger sibling. His father worked for Air France.