Famous Disc Jockeys from Japan

List of notable or famous disc jockeys from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top disc jockeys born in Japan and even some popular disc jockeys who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese disc jockeys then this list is the perfect resource for you. These disc jockeys are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known disc jockey from Japan is included when available.

A list made up of people like Miyuki Nakajima and Ami Suzuki.

This historic disc jockeys from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese disc jockeys of note?" and "Who are the most famous disc jockeys from Japan?" These prominent disc jockeys of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese disc jockeys.

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  • Ami Suzuki (鈴木 亜美, Suzuki Ami, born 9 February 1982) is a Japanese recording artist, DJ, and actress from Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. Having been discovered at the talent TV show Asayan, she was one of the most popular female teen idol in the late 1990s. However, in 2000, Suzuki faced legal problems with her management company resulting in a controversial blacklisting from the entertainment industry. Suzuki attempted to resurrect her career under her own steam with two indie singles before signing to Avex Trax in 2005. She released "Delightful", a dance song that reached No. 3 on the Japanese Oricon charts with a style similar to electronic club music, significantly different from her pop idol days. Since her appearance in the 2006 film Rainbow Song, Suzuki has gradually made a name for herself in the acting field, starring in various movies, television series, and musicals.
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Japan, Zama
  • DJ Heavygrinder
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    Bobbie Merveille better known by her stage name DJ Heavygrinder, is an American disc jockey.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
  • Genzō Wakayama (若山 弦蔵, Wakayama Genzō, September 27, 1932) is a Japanese voice actor and disc jockey from Ōdomari, Karafuto Prefecture. He moved to Sapporo, Hokkaido as a youth and graduated from Sapporo South High School. He is currently freelance. Due to his low bass voice, Wakayama often voices villainous or calm characters. He is the official Japanese dub-over artist of actors Sean Connery and Raymond Burr. As a disc jockey, Wakayama hosted a program on TBS Radio from 1973 to 1995 that ran for 5,700 installments. Wakayama also narrated over 800 episodes of the television jidaigeki Abarenbo Shogun from 1978 to 2003.
    • Age: 90
    • Birthplace: Japan
  • Jasmine
    Photo: user uploaded image
    Jasmine, is a Japanese singer, songwriter and producer whose real given name is Asumi. She is represented by Sony Music Japan, and is a DJ for the Japanese radio station J-Wave. In June 2009, she released her debut single "Sad to Say". Described as "the next Hikaru Utada", Jasmine cites Utada as her influence.
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Ken Ishii (ケン・イシイ) is a Japanese DJ and record producer from Sapporo. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University. He has released work under his own name as well as under the pseudonyms: FLR, Flare, UTU, Yoga, and Rising Sun. Strongly influenced by Detroit techno, Ken Ishii had his first release on Richie Hawtin's label Plus 8. He composed the music for the opening ceremonies to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. "Creation the State of Art" was used in the third level of the 2001 video game Rez, and some tracks in the soundtrack release to the game LSD were produced by Ishii. His track "Let It All Ride" has also been used in the PlayStation Portable video game Lumines II. His music video for "Extra" (directed by Koji Morimoto) won Best Dance Music Video of the year for MTV Europe in 1997.
    • Birthplace: Sapporo, Japan
  • Kunihiko Yasui (安井 邦彦, Yasui Kunihiko, born December 12, 1960 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor who graduated from the Aichi Prefecture. He is employed by the talent agency 81 Produce. He was also asked by SNK to participate as a member of SNK's character image band, Band of Fighters based on the game series King of Fighters, under the role of Iori Yagami.
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Japan, Nagoya