Asia no Junshin

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"Asia no Junshin"
Single by Puffy
from the album AmiYumi
Released May 13, 1996
Format CD single
Genre J-pop
Label Epic/Sony
Writer(s) Tamio Okuda, Yōsui Inoue
Producer(s) Tamio Okuda
Puffy singles chronology
"Asia no junshin"
(1996)
"Kore ga watashi no ikiru michi"
(1996)

"Asia no Junshin(Japanese:アジアの純真, Lit."Asia's Innocence")" is a song recorded by the Japanese pop rock duo Puffy, released in May 1996 as their debut single.[1] It was produced and composed by Tamio Okuda, with lyrics written by Yōsui Inoue.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Yōsui Inoue and Tamio Okuda, composers of "Asia no Junshin" recorded the song on their collaborative album Shopping released in 1997.
  • German band Gigantor covered the song on their 1999 album Back to the Rockets.
  • Junko Ohashi recorded the song on her 2007 cover album Terra 2.
  • The Ventures covered the song on their 2005 album "J-Rock Summer Wind (Melodies in Memories)"

They have also sung an English version of it on their album An Illustrated History.

  • Bahashishi covered the song on their 2011 album "Luminescence".

Track listing (3-inch CD single)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Asia no Junshin (アジアの純真 Ajia no Junshin?)"   Tamio Okuda, Yōsui Inoue  
2. "Puffy na Ohirune (Puffyなお昼寝 Pafī na Ohirune?)"   Okuda, Takemi Shima  
3. "Asia no Junshin (アジアの純真 Ajia no Junshin?)" (Karaoke) Okuda  

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Position Weeks Sales
Japanese Oricon Weekly Singles Chart (top 100)[2] 3 46 1,189,000+[3]

Certifications[edit]

Region Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
Japan RIAJ Million[4]

Awards[edit]

The 38th Japan Record Awards
Year Category
1996 Best New Artist[5]

References[edit]