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Kosetsu Minami

History

1990's

1990

January 9 &10

Concerts on Queen Elizabeth II anchored at Harumi Quay

 

January
- February

"Body Temperature Concerts" in Shimonoseki, Fukuyama, Sasebo and Kumamoto a great success, with guest appearances by Kozo Murashita and Marlene

 

April
- July

28 concerts throughout Japan for spring tour "Mr. Kosetsu Concert Tour '90 ~Catch Your Dream~"

 

From
April

Boku Wa Kaze Ni Naritai aired as image song for Television Nishinippon new series "We Love Kyushu"

 

April 21

Single Ano Hi No Sora Yo (new version) released

 

June 3

Performs at "EARTH '90" live concert for TV broadcast by satellite to 100 countries from Yoyogi National Stadium Main Gymnasium. This 3-hour live broadcast on NHK BS2 linked 4 countries, Japan, USA, France and Brazil. The broadcast included a duet with John Denver of The Flower That Shattered The Stone.

 

From
June

Commences appearances as the narrator for Fuji Television's quiz series "Naruhodo The World"

 

June 21

Album Summer Picnic released

 

August 5 & 6

Produces and performs in "4th Hiroshima Peace Memorial Concerts" held at Urayasu NK Hall

 

August 11 & 12

"10th Minami Kosetsu Summer Picnic Finale" concert in Seaside Momochi, Fukuoka, broadcast live on NHK BS2, with a digest broadcast on NHK (main) on August 31

 

September 1

Performs in "Takugin Unicef Concert" at NHK Hall

 

October 3

CD single Iwa wo Kudaku Hana no Yoni (The Flower That Shattered The Stone) released
Holds convention with John Denver in Nomad, Roppongi, Tokyo

 

October 5

19 concerts throughout Japan for Mr. Kosetsu Concert '90 tour, starting with Imazu in Shiga Prefecture

 

October 7

First concert in Kosei Nenkin (Employee Pension) Charity Concert Tour at Kosei Nenkin Kaikan. Revenue donated to welfare facilities throughout Japan

 

October 21

Summer Picnic Finale video released

 

November 4

26th National Paralympics Closing Night Concert at former Fukuoka Prefectural Hall site. Minami also wrote Heart Fly - Tobitate, Ai E, the image song for this event (Lyrics: Tomoko Tsukiashi & Kosetsu Minami, Sung by Ryoko Moriyama)

 

November 9 -16

"Bridge" concerts in Oita Prefecture (Toyomae, Hita, Saiki, Kitsuki)

 

December

5 dinner shows throughout Japan

1991

January

Stars in Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Life Insurance TV commercial (image song Myujishan no Chichi Yori)

 

February
-March

6 concerts throughout Japan for Kosei Nenkin (Employee Pension) Charity Concert Tour
9 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Concert '91" Tour

 

April

Stars in Shiseido "Natural" Color Rinse TV commercial

 

May

Record original album in Perth, Australia, for release in September

 

May
- August

16 concerts for "Minami Kosetsu Concert '91" Tour

 

July 3

Appears on "Yoru No Hit Studio" special emergency broadcast for Shimabara Relief (Unzen volcano eruption)

 

August
- October

Writes column in Nikkan Sports (nationwide sports newspaper)

 

August 6 & 7

Produces 5th Hiroshima Peace Memorial Concerts held at Hiroshima Miel Parque Hall

 

September 21

Album Kaerenai Kisetsu and single Hara Hara released

 

September
- November

22 concerts throughout Japan for the Minami Kosetsu Kaerenai Kisetsu (Gone Forever) Concert Tour

 

November 30

Final concert in tour held at the Nippon Budokan

 

December

5 dinner shows throughout Japan

1992

January

Stars in Post Office Life Insurance TV commercial

 

January 21

Best hits album The Best released by Pony Canyon

 

February
- April

20 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu '92" Tour

 

February 21

Single Hoshi No Dekki Ni Shagande (Post Office Life Insurance TV commercial song) and c/w Mienai Okurimono (Miki House image song) released

 

April 29

"Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

May 21

Single Arigato (Shiseido "Natural" Color Rinse TV commercial image song) released

 

May
- August

20 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Concert '92" Tour

 

July
- October

Stars in House Foods Curry Campaign TV commercial

 

August 6

Produces 6th Hiroshima Peace Concert held at Hiroshima Kosei Nenkin Kaikan

 

September
- November

"Minami Kosetsu Concert '92" Kaze No Senritsu (Wind Melody) tour

 

From
September

Begins 2 year series of essays "Minami Kosetsu - Kono Chikyu to Kodomotachi" ("Kosetsu Minami - Children and this Earth") in Shogakukan monthly "P-and", starting with October issue

 

From
October

Begins JFN radio series "Minami Kosetsu Shumatsu Wa Log House De" ("Kosetsu Minami's Log House Weekend") every Sunday morning from 8:00 to 8:55am

 

November 20

Single Alone released (TV Tokyo's "Tokumitsu No TV Columbus" ending theme song from October to December)

 

November 30

"Minami Kosetsu in Budokan '92 Kaze No Senritsu (Wind Melody)" tour final concert

 

December 31

First appearance on NHK Kohaku Utagassen (43rd - legendary New Year's Eve program)

1993

January
- April

19 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu '93" Spring Tour

 

March 19

Single Yume No Jikan released. ("Kekkon" ("Wedding" - Shochiku) theme song - film released on April 24)

 

From
April

Begins Yomiuri TV "Yume No Jikan" ("Dream Time") series, broadcast every Wednesday late night 0:10am - 0:40am

 

April 21

Album Yume No Jikan released from Pony Canyon

 

April 29

2nd "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

From
June

"Minami Kosetsu Concert '93" (summer tour) starts

 

August

Produces "7th Hiroshima Peace Concert" held at Hiroshima Kosei Nenkin Kaikan

 

From
September

"Minami Kosetsu Concert '93" (autumn tour) starts

 

November 19

20th album Folksong released

 

December 31

2nd appearance on NHK Kohaku Utagassen (44th)

1994

April 29

3rd "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

June 17

Single Sore Wo Koibito To Yobeba released. (TaKaRa "Jun" Legend TV commercial theme song)

 

August 9

Produces "8th Hiroshima Peace Concert" held at Hiroshima Kosei Nenkin Kaikan

 

From
October

15 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Concert '94 Atarashii Asa (New Morning)" (autumn tour).

 

December 7

Single Ai Wo Yadoshite released. (Title song for TV Tokyo 12-hour drama "Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Tenka Wo Toru!" ("Hideyoshi Toyotomi Takes Power!")

 

December

4 dinner shows throughout Japan


1995

January
& February

Records original album in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for release in July

 

February 7

Single Ano Hi Kara released. (Fuji Television "Yo! Taisho Mikke" ending theme)

 

March 7, 8, 9

Performs in March of the Music charity concerts held at the Nippon Budokan for Kobe Earthquake victims

 

March: 12

concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Ano Hi Kara (From That Day) Concert Tour '95" (spring tour)

 

April 29

4th "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

May 13

Performs in Kosaku Yamada Memorial Akatombo (Red Dragonfly) Concert at Orchard Hall

 

July 5

Single Hito Natsu No Shizuku released

 

July 21

Album Seishun No Hibi released

 

August

Produces "9th Hiroshima Peace Concert Finale" held at Hiroshima Kosei Nenkin Kaikan

 

August 19

Album 25th Anniversary Kosetsu Best released

 

From
September

25 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu 25th Anniversary Seishun No Hibi (Days of Youth) Concert" (autum tour)

 

From
October

Previously unreleased song Kaze No Page used in Food Agency Rice Diet Promotion Committee TV commercial

 

December 1

Guest appearance in "AAA '95 Special Super Auction & Live in Ariake Coliseum" event to celebrate founding of Tokyo Metropolitan TV and opening of Yurikamome New Transit Line

 

December 3

Performs with Shozo Ise on Fuji Television program "Music Fair"

 

December 3

3 dinner shows throughout Japan

 

December 31

3rd appearance on NHK Kohaku Utagassen (46th). Sings Kyu Sakamoto's Ue Wo Muite Aruko

1996

January 29

 

Appears as Champ in Fuji Television program "Hey! Hey! Hey!" hosted by Downtown

 

From
January

 

18 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Concert Tour '96" (spring tour)

 

From
March

"Minami Kosetsu Acoustic Concert" island tour (Kunigami-son and Iejima in Okinawa, and Okino Erabu Jima and Tokunoshima in Kagoshima Prefecture)

 

From
March

 

New song released on June 21, Hatsukoi Wa Yume No You Ni, used as Snow Brand Hokkaido Butter TV commercial song (c/w Kaze No Page used in Food Agency Rice Diet Promotion Committee)

 

April 29

5th "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

June

Performs at "Matsuri in Hawaii", an Ongaku Batake musical event produced by Katsuhisa Hattori

 

July 12

Holds "Peace Concert" at Okinawa Convention Center with sinon

 

July
- August

2 summer dinner shows

 

July
- November

6 summer outdoor concerts throughout Japan

 

October 12

Guest appearance at "Kumamoto City Music Festival" held in Kumamoto Castle

 

September
- December

21 concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Kaze Ni Fukarete (Blown By The Wind) Concert Tour '96" (autumn tour)

 

December 26

Performs at Hibiya Kokaido with Ryoko Moriyama, Koji Tamaki, Masashi Sada in House of Hope charity concert to raise money for the construction of care facility for children orphaned by the Kobe Earthquake

 

December 31

4th appearance on NHK Kohaku Utagassen (47th), singing Yume Ichiya

1997

April 9

Album Kokoro No Niji released. (Kokoro No Niji used as TV Tokyo program "Tokumitsu Kazuo Joho Spirit" ("Kazuo Tokumitsu Information Spirit") ending theme from July to September)

 

April 29

6th "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

From
June

4 "Acoustic Tour" concerts in Hokkaido

Participates in Yuzo Kayama tribute album Maboroshi no Amarilla

 

September 9

Performs in Kyu Sakamoto tribute concert

 

December 17

participates in tribute album released in December

New single Kaze No You Ni Hoshi No You Ni released (Minami composed the melody for lyrics that won the New Radio Age Campaign Hometown Lyrics Grand Prix for Kyushu and Okinawa Area)

 

December 31

5th appearance on NHK Kohaku Utagassen (48th), singing Uchi No Otosan

1998

From
February

Concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Kaze No Komoriuta (Wind Lullaby) Concert Tour '98"

 

February 28

Performs in KBC 45th Anniversary event "Legendary Live Heartful Day" with Tulip, Shozo Ise, Iruka, Kaientai, Konosuke Sakazaki and Masashi Sada

 

April 29

7th "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater
New single Watashi No Hana Wo Sakasetai released. (TV Tokyo drama series Tonde Hi Ni Iru Haru No Yome title song)
c/wOrera Wa Hai Hai Hai released. (NHK BS program Nihon No Uta Folk Daishugo Minami Kosetsu To Acoustic Friends theme song)


June

Stars in Universal Home TV commercial (Song: Okaerinasai)

1999

February

Concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Kaze No Komoriuta Concert Tour '99"

 

April 21

New single Yugure Made released. (c/w Okaerinasai Universal Home TV commercial song)

 

April 29

8th "Green Paradise" concert at Hibiya Outdoor Theater

 

June 17

New album Yume No Kanata He released

 

August 8

"Summer Picnic Dream" concert on special stage at Kashii Park Port in Fukuoka Directs vocals for Kirin Akiaji beer TV commercial

 

From
September

Concerts throughout Japan for "Minami Kosetsu Yume No Kanata He (To the Edge of My Dreams) Concert Tour '99"

 

September

Participates in recording of Ongaku Batake 16 Friends, an album to commemorate Katsuhisa Hattori's 40 years of musical endeavor that is released on October 27

 

November 16

Performs in "Taiwan Earthquake Heart Aid" at the Tokyo International Forum

 

From
December

Ringo No Ki No Shita De, a song composed by Kosetsu Minami (melody) and Iruka (lyrics) and performed by both as a duet, is selected for daily broadcast as an NHK "Minna No Uta" ("Everyone's Song")

 

December 1

Performs in "Act Against Aids '99" Concert at Orchard Hall

 

December 31

Appearance on NHK Kohaku Utagassen (50th) as Kaguyahime, singing Kandagawa
Current regular programs:
NHK BS2 (satellite TV): Nihon No Uta Folk Daishugo Minami Kosetsu To Acoustic Friends (Kosetsu Minami and Friends Japan Folk Gathering)
JFN (FM radio, 21 stations): Minami Kosetsu Shumatsu Wa Log House De (Kosetsu Minami's Log Cabin Weekend)
RKB (TV, Kyushu & Okinawa 8 stations): Minami Kosetsu No Yume No Kayoiji (Kosetsu Minami's Dream Crossroads)

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