Masafumi Akikawa

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Masafumi Akikawa
Born (1967-10-11) 11 October 1967 (age 49)
Origin Japan
Genres Opera
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2001–present
Labels Teichiku Records

Masafumi Akikawa (秋川雅史?, Akikawa Masafumi) is a Japanese tenor singer. He has released a number of CDs, in which he has sung a broad range of genres, from classical to pop.[1] He appeared on the 57th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen broadcast.

His single Sen no Kaze ni Natte (千の風になって?) (released 24 May 2006) made it to No.1 on the 22 January 2007 Oricon Singles Weekly Ranking following his appearance on Uta Gassen.[2] Based on the poem Do not stand at my grave and weep, the single has since sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies in Japan. and Korean version released in 2014 for Sewol victim [3]

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  1. ^ Summary of appearance on the Eigo de Shabera Night talk show, 22 December 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  2. ^ (in Japanese) Oricon Sen no Kaze ni Natte page. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
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