Defstar Records

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Defstar Records
Parent company Warner Music Japan (1997–2000)
Sony Music Japan (2000–present)
Founded 1997 (as T Project)
2000 (as Defstar Records)
by Takashi Yoshida (吉田 敬 Yoshida Takashi?)
Genre Rock, pop
Country of origin Japan
Official website Official website

DefSTAR Records Inc. (株式会社デフスターレコーズ Kabushiki-gaisha Defusutā Rekōzu?), is a Japanese record label, a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan.[1]


  • 1997 – Takashi Yoshida, the president of Warner Music Japan, founded the label as T Project (Tプロジェクト T Purojiekuto?).
  • 2000 – Yoshida transferred to Sony Music Entertainment Japan, and he brought the T Project catalog. He renamed it DefSTAR Records.
  • 2001 – DefSTAR Records becomes a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Yoshida becomes its manager.
  • 2003 – Yoshida returned to Warner Music Japan, but did not try to reclaim his label. Instead, he focused on restructuring his first company.


Their artists include: Aimer, Amoyamo, Chemistry, Mariko Gotō, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shion Tsuji, Ken Hirai, Hirakawachi 1-chome, Beat Crusaders, Kylee, Kanon Wakeshima, Tomoko Kawase, ROOKiEZ is PUNK'd, FLiP, universe, Long Shot Party, On/Off, Lil'B, Sowelu, Pe'zmoku, The Harris and Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku. AKB48 used to release products under Defstar, before moving to King Records[3]


  1. ^ "Profile of DefSTAR Records" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Takashi Yoshida:A Special Report" (in Japanese). Musicman Net. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  3. ^ "List of Artists from DefSTAR Records" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

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