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Wow, I'm glad to hear that Jero's going to release an album soon! I've been wanting to hear more of his stuff, since I like his perspective on enka. It would be cool to hear his version of those enka songs.
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That's great to hear he'll be releasing a full album. I bought his single off yesasia and it's good but not nearly enough to get a handle of his full talent.

Here's a link to an interview from Asahi Shimbun
Jero Article . I don't usually read this paper and found the article in the Nichi Bei Times which is a weekly N. Cal. paper about the local and national JA community as well as Japan.

It's a little early to tell, but it seems like his career is off to a great start. Hopefully he'll make it to the LA area when he sets up his concert in Pittsburgh.


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Thanks for posting that article, Aidhmg!

I liked the part about how he wanted to appear on the Kouhaku because he always used to watch it with his grandma. Really touching. I think he will most certainly appear on it, since he's becoming so popular now in Japan.

Can't wait for his new album to come out!
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Last week, JERO was the guest on NHK's interview show, Studio Park Live.
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And, last night he was featured in an NHK's English education program called Eigo de Shabera Naito. (Let's Speak in English Tonight.)
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In the show, he said he is a regular Kohaku watcher, and he has videos of the show from '82 to present day.

I have a feeling that JERO's dream will eventually come true. The way NHK has been promoting him recently, I think there's a good chance he'll make it to Kohaku.

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Yeah, it looks like NHK will indeed give him a spot on the Kouhaku with all those guest performance opportunities he's been getting!

I was doing a Google search for JERO and I found an online article on him from a Dubai newspaper! Pretty cool stuff, he really is getting international attention.

Here's the link:
http://www.7days.ae/showstory.php?id=68905
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class blockquote bubu13 wrote:

Last week, JERO was the guest on NHK's interview show, Studio Park Live.
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And, last night he was featured in an NHK's English education program called Eigo de Shabera Naito. (Let's Speak in English Tonight.)
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In the show, he said he is a regular Kohaku watcher, and he has videos of the show from '82 to present day.

I have a feeling that JERO's dream will eventually come true. The way NHK has been promoting him recently, I think there's a good chance he'll make it to Kohaku.
kakkoi!!! i have tapes of kohaku from 2004 til present too.....that's is when i was introduce to SMAP!...THAT'S COOL. what also cool is that jero study japanese language....that is what i always want to do..not to sing, but to speak....

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class blockquote diane18 wrote:

 what also cool is that jero study japanese language....that is what i always want to do..not to sing, but to speak....
Go for it! emoticon

Learning Japanese has probably been one of the most enjoyable things I've undertook in my life, so I would really go for it. Dramas really helps when it comes to practicing conversation and vocab.
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Jero's first CM

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May 8, 2008
Enka newcomer Jero has been given his first TV commercial appearance. He is now the face of Kirin Beverage's canned coffee product Kirin Fire Cafe Zero. The ad will begin rotation on May 21.

It was announced last month that the singer will release an enka cover album on June 25.

Source: Sankei Sports | Tokyograph

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JERO was always able to speak Japanese. His grandmother was the one who taught him Enka songs from a very early age. He also went to Japan in an English Conversational Speaking job for a while. I think he also studied in a Japanese Univ.studying Enka but not sure of that. He was detemined to study Enka to be able to become a professional and show his grandmother that he would be a success. Unfortunately she died just a few years ago. I am sure she will know when he is singing.

Such an interesting and happy story about this young man.

Diane he was on the SMAPxSMAP show a few weeks ago.

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If he's already doing commercials, then I'm sure NHK will give him a spot on next year's upcoming Kouhaku. I wonder if he will sing his debut song "Umiyuki" or if he'll perform a new song from his upcoming album.

I went to the Little Tokyo Kinokuniya last Monday and I saw some of his "Umiyuki" singles displayed. Looks like he's popular with the community here as well.
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