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Shoji Koganezawa’s Brilliant Legacy with Noriko Sakai, Takuya Kimura, and Others

Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, "Behind the Scenes" of the entertainment industry: ......

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Shoji Koganezawa sings enthusiastically on stage. He was famous for his wide friendship through his hobby of surfing…(2010)

Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, “Behind the Scenes” of the entertainment industry: ……

In a commercial for a throat medicine

In a commercial for a throat medicine, he was introduced as “Koganezawa-kun, the singer.

He was introduced as “Koganezawa-kun, the singer,” in a commercial for a throat medicine, which won the Silver Prize in the “Japan New Words and Vogue Words Awards,” and became instantly popular. He was only 65 years old.

Late last year, a friend of singer Joji Yamamoto, who was like a brother to him, said to me.

I heard from a friend of Joji Yamamoto, a singer who was like a brother to me, that he was in pretty bad shape.

I had heard that he was in pretty bad shape, but I had no idea that it had gotten so bad that he had passed away.

Mr. Koganezawa worked as Mr. Kitajima’s valet and driver at Saburo Kitajima’s office and aspired to become a singer. He and Mr. Yamamoto were “brother and disciple” and were close, and he consulted Mr. Yamamoto about anything when he became independent from Kitajima’s office.

In November 2008, Mr. Koganezawa decided to refrain from performing due to drunken driving, and it is true that his career as a singer began to go off the rails. Even after he stopped appearing in public altogether, Mr. Yamamoto was always worried about him.

I grew up with him as if he were my own brother,” he said. I have a gaping hole in my life. I really miss him.

It is hard to hear Yamamoto-san say that.

They were both heavy drinkers and often drank themselves to death. When Mr. Yamamoto lost his hearing in his right ear, Koganezawa was worried about him.

Mr. Koganezawa was born to parents who ran a Chinese restaurant in Yamato City, Kanagawa. When his father passed away and his mother took over the restaurant, Koganezawa was so excited to see his mother cooking with a heavy wok that he said to her, “I want to make her comfortable as soon as possible.

She always said, “I want to make him comfortable as soon as possible.

She always said, “I want to make him comfortable as soon as possible. Koganezawa, a kind and gentle man who loved his parents, had many friends in the entertainment world.

He enjoyed surfing.

I was the one who started the relationship between Noriko Sakai and her ex-husband. Her husband’s parents run a surf store, and I got to know her husband, and I got him involved with Ms. Sakai. That’s why I supported their top-secret date.”

I remember him saying, “I’ve been supporting their secret date.

Before Takuya Kimura and Shizuka Kudo got married, Mr. Koganezawa was close enough to watch them on a “surfing date” at the beach in Chiba.

They both changed into their surf wear behind the wheel of a car,” Koganezawa recalls. “We both change into our surfing clothes in the shade of the car, and then we go into the ocean. I’ve seen them surfing the waves together,” Koganezawa said.

He once told me about their dates.

Mr. Kitajima, the master, was so sad and heartbroken by Koganezawa’s sudden incident that he said

I am so sad and my heart aches. I was worried when I heard that he had been in poor health recently. We met by chance, and he left us with many memories of tears and laughter up to today. I can’t believe we are parting like this. ……》

I can’t hide my shock.

Koganezawa was nursed to death by his own sister and two children. I had heard that they divorced right after the drunken driving, but it seems that he left for heaven with his family taking care of him in his last moments……………..Gassho.

  • Text Toshio Ishikawa (Entertainment Reporter)

    Born in Tokyo in 1946. He has a unique career path from the Shochiku Advertising Department to a reporter for women's magazines to an entertainment reporter. He has appeared on "The Wide" and "Information Live Miyaneya" (both on Nippon Television Network Corporation), and currently appears regularly on "Mentai Wide" (Fukuoka Broadcasting System), "Su Matan" (Yomiuri TV), and Rainbow Town FM.

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