Former member of KAT-TUN: a Japanese boy-band from Johnny & Associates made up of Kazuya Kamenashi, Akanishi Jin, Taguchi Junnosuke, Tanaka Koki, Ueda Tatsuya and Nakamaru Yuichi.
5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Actually at concerts and things I occasionally make mistakes in the dance choreography, but I don't show it so I don't get found out. I guess it's my secret. I've got the personality that doesn't rush into anything so even if I'm asked about the error after, I won't talk about it.
In November 2011, Akanishi released his first US single, "Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo", produced by J.R. Rotem. The song hit #1 on US iTune Dance chart and climbed US Billboard up to #11 on its Dance/Club Play chart.