Keigo Oyamada, 54, has been a driving force in the music scene since he formed “Flipper’s Guitar” with Kenji Ozawa and others and made his debut in 1989. Many readers may be familiar with the name “Cornelius,” which he goes by during his solo career. In 2009, Oyamada was given the major role of producing music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, but he had to resign from the position with an apology after an article about his past “bullying confession” came under fire.
Since then, Oyamada has been out of the public eye. How has he been doing since then? He has made a wonderful comeback and has a new girlfriend,” said a source in the music industry.
She refrained from her activities for a while after the riot, but in July 2010, she resumed her music activities. Currently, he is actively participating in music festivals overseas.’ Oyamada, who had not had a fling since divorcing his ex-wife, musician Takako Minekawa, in 2012, has had a girlfriend in the same profession in the past few years, who has been supporting his activities.”
When this magazine visited Oyamada’s home in Tokyo, we met a woman coming to his house by cab late at night. She was a fair-skinned, petite, beautiful woman wearing black leather pants. A source mentioned above said, “She is a beautiful woman who is a member of the music unit ‘She Talks.
She is a musician named Minami Yamaguchi, who debuted in 2008 as a member of the music unit “She Talks Silence. Her age is undisclosed, but she is in her late 30s. Her unique whisper voice is highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad, and since ’19 she has also been the owner of a boutique in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
Oyamada lives with his mother and his ex-wife’s son, the musician Mairo Oyamada (22), but at least once or twice a week, Yamaguchi visits Oyamada’s home after work. In other words, they are officially acquainted with each other as father and son.
I hear that their relationship has continued unchanged even after the Tokyo Olympics fiasco. Since they are frequent visitors to her parents’ house, it is possible that they will get married again.
In late June, we directly interviewed Oyamada on her way home from shopping.
–I asked her about her marriage to Minami Yamaguchi.
Oh, we are dating, but we are not married. ……
–Are you planning to get married soon?
No, I have no plans to get married.
On June 16 and 17, Yamaguchi participated in an Australian music festival for the first time in about 10 years. During this period, the boutique that Yamaguchi owns was also closed.
–Did you go to Australia together with Mr. Yamaguchi?
Yes, we were together. We were together. Can you give me a break already? ……
An adult man and woman who have shared hardships together. We may see them perform together on stage at some point.
From the July 14-21, 2023 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Yuri Adachi, Nobuyuki Koike, Sayuki Saito