January 1, 2011

Yumi Matsutōya

Yumi Matsutōya (born January 19, 1954) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. She was born in Hachioji, Tokyo. Her nickname is Yuming, which she received at the age of 13 from a Chinese artist, who inspired her to take on a career in music. Her first 4 albums are released under her birth name Yumi Arai. In 1972, she released her debut single ‘Henji wa Iranai’ (, which roughly translates to “No Response Necessary”). The next year she released her first album ‘Hikoki-gumo’... Read More