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Kazutoshi Sakurai
Background information
Born March 8, 1970 (1970-03-08) (age 50)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, entrepreneur
Years active 1992–present
Labels Toy's Factory
Associated acts Mr. Children, Bank Band, Acid Test

Kazutoshi Sakurai (桜井 和寿 Sakurai Kazutoshi, real name 櫻井和寿 March 8, 1970 in Tokyo) is a Japanese musician and entrepreneur. He composes and writes almost all of the songs for his band, Mr. Children. He also writes songs and sings for Bank Band, a solo project. In 2006, he was number eight in HMV's "Top 30 Best Japanese Singers of All Time". In 2007 he was voted number four as the "ideal father image" by Oricon. In 2009, he was picked to be one of the Young Global Leaders in World Economic Forum. He co-founded the non-profit lending group AP Bank. AP Bank gives money to environmentally friendly projects.

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