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Ayumi Hamasaki, 39, 浜崎 あゆみ {Japanese Singer-Actress-Model} Hearing Loss

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Posted: Tuesday December 26, 2017 @ 3:30 a.m PST

 

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music, and has sometimes co-composed her music.

Born and raised in Fukuoka, Hamasaki moved to Tokyo at fourteen in 1993 to pursue a career in singing and acting.

Hamasaki has sold over 50 million records, making her the best-selling Japanese solo artist of all time.[5][6][7] Hamasaki has several domestic record achievements for her singles, such as the most number-one hits by a female artist (38); the most consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist (twenty-five),[8] and the most million-sellers

In January 2008, Hamasaki announced on her blog that an inoperable condition, possibly tinnitus or Ménière’s disease, had caused complete deafness in her left ear.[5][87] She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2006 and that the problem dated to 2000, when she developed an ear infection but continued to perform against the advice of doctors.

Despite the setback, Hamasaki stated that she wished to continue singing, and that “as a professional”, she wanted to “deliver the best performance for everyone”. On May 20, 2017, she wrote that she is also losing hearing in her right ear, and had experienced dizziness and nausea. She vowed to continue performing, writing: “The stage is where I belong. It’s the only place I really, truly exist. I don’t know anything else.

On September 11, 2016, Hamasaki announced that she and her husband had separated.On September 30, 2016, she announced that her divorce had been finalized; however, a motion for dissolution of the marriage was not filed until April, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. As of September, 2017 their marital status remains legally unresolved. According to, Wikipedia

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Kang Jiyoung {Former K-Pop KARA} Acting Career In Japan Under “Japanese Agency Sweet Power”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  Asian Celebrity Blogger

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Posted: Friday January 2, 2015 @ 8:35 p.m PST

 

Former KARA member Kang Jiyoung recently sat down with Japanese music site Oricon Style for an interview  released on January 3rd, to which she revealed her worries as she walks down the path of acting.

Kang Jiyoung has been pursuing her acting career in Japan since withdrawing from popular girl group KARA last summer, and has recently been confirmed for her first Japanese film role in the manga adaption of Assassination Classroom.

To Oricon Style, she states, “I really enjoyed acting the first time I appeared in a drama, and I thought that I really wanted to do this in earnest. But because of my image as part of KARA, I was worried about how people would perceive my image as an actress. But I gained a lot of support from fans and staff, so it gave me strength.”

“I have a lot of time to think now [that she has gone solo] whereas before, I couldn’t think of anything past tomorrow, but now I am able to think about the future five years and even ten years time from now. It’s a bit unnerving to live alone, but I always think to myself ‘this is for my dream, so reach for it.’”

Set to play a sexy hit-woman in her upcoming Japanese film, Kang Jiyoung said, “It was difficult to play the sexy role. The manga is for readers 20 years old and up, and the professional assassin is so sexy and has so much charisma. My thoughts were that if I wore a blonde wig and a mini-skirt, which I don’t usually wear, would I not be sexy?”

“It’s a distant dream of mine to work as an actress in Japan, but I want to become an actress that works across Asia. In 10 years, I’d like to work in Hollywood. I want to expand my skills as an actress. 2014 was the start of my second life, and I was a bit ashamed to call myself an actress. I want to become lonelier and stronger to demonstrate my acting abilities. I heard a lot of actresses are lonely. I want to be so into my acting that I get worried and headaches.”

Kang Jiyoung is currently signed to Japanese agency Sweet Power.

Kang Jiyoung for HIGH CUT June 2012

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