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Yasushi Akimoto
秋元 康
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Akimoto in 2012
Background information
Born May 2, 1953 (1953-05-02) (age 68)
Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • lyricist
  • television writer
Years active 1973–present
Labels
  • AKS
  • Fuji-Pacific
Associated acts

Yasushi Akimoto (Japanese: 秋元 康 , Hepburn: Akimoto Yasushi, born May 2, 1953) is a Japanese record producer, lyricist, and television writer, best known for creating and producing some of Japan's top idol groups, Onyanko Club and the AKB48 franchise. Total sales of the singles he has written exceed 100 million copies, making him the best-selling lyricist in Japan.

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