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Born Eiji Kabashima
(1969-06-19) June 19, 1969 (age 45)
Yanagawa, Fukuoka,Japan
Occupation Tarento, choreographer
Years active 1996 -
Agent Platinum Production

Eiji Kabashima (椛島 永次 Kabashima Eiji?, born June 19, 1969, in Yanagawa, Fukuoka), better known by his stage name Kaba-chan (KABA.ちゃん?), is an openly gay[1] and eunuch Japanese celebrity and choreographer. After studying dance in New York City, he returned to Japan and was chosen to become a member of the musical group Dos[2] with Taeco Nishikawa and Asami Yoshino. Already known for his flamboyant character in Dos, he came out publicly on a 2002 episode of the Dancing Sanma Palace variety show and later became a regular panelist on Waratte Iitomo! from 2002 to 2005.

Kaba-chan was also a contestant on two editions of Japan's Dancing with the Stars entitled Shall We Dance? (シャル・ウィ・ダンス? Sharu Wi Dansu??), winning its "1 day special" episode with dancing partner Hidemi Yamamoto performing a pasodoble[3] and also winning its second "1 day special" with partner RYOKO performing a salsa.[4]



  • "Challenger!!/Smile" (チャレンジャー!!/スマイル Charenjā!!/Sumairu?, April 28, 2004) performed by Rica Matsumoto/Toshiko Ezaki
    • Track 3: "Pokémon Ieru ka na? 2004" (ポケモン言えるかな? 2004?) performed by Kaba-chan with the Dangerous Friends × 3 (KABA.ちゃん with 愉快な仲間×3 Kaba.chan wisu Kiken na Nakama kakeru 3?)
  • "Tsuraine Akachan!/Saikin Hayari no Make Uta" (つらいね赤ちゃん!/最近ハヤリのメイク歌 Tsuraine Akachan!/Saikin Hayari no Meiku Uta?, July 7, 2004) performed by Chiaki with Kaba-chan
  • "Odorimasenka?" (踊りませんか??, August 24, 2005) performed by C.K.M. (Chiaki, Kaba-chan, & Monroe)





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