Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kiyoshi Hikawa top singer of traditional Japanese

Kiyoshi Hikawa, a top singer of traditional Japanese ‘‘enka’’ songs, entertained fans and tourists recently with a new song with a rumba theme to mark the 10th anniversary of his debut in the business. Hikawa, wearing a black hat and sequined black waistcoat, had the women calling his name as he strutted his stuff at a special gig at Sensoji Temple in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.

In looking back over his career at a press conference later, Hikawa, 32, said it was important for him to work tirelessly to improve his performances. ‘‘I must survive in this highly competitive world that has its ups and downs and perform for a long time. I’ve been working hard and seriously hoping these 10 years will lead to the next 10 years,’’ Hikawa said.
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