Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies

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1 Arashi

Arashi of course! They will cheer up the ceremony and give a real taste of what's popular in Japan! Sure, some people say they don't want a Johnny's Entertainment Group but in the end if London managed to get One Direction I don't see why ARASHI can't. They are the most popular JE artist and it doesn't matter if the artists aren't intenationally known because this is Tokyo Olympics- sure; it's international but this is a ceremony to celebrate Japanese artists. It doesn't matter what the other countries think of ARASHI because they don't know the real ARASHI; the boys who have a real bond KIZUNA! They are needed in the Ceremony as any J-Pop fan would have heard of ARASHI whether they like them or not! If we want to give the world a flavour of Japan's music then it's not going to work- let's face it- ARASHI (and AKB48) are the most popular idols especially ARASHI! Arashi rocks! They can sing in Japanese- most of their songs has bits of Japanese in it any way! Long live Arashi <3! ...more

I agree! I know that there a J-POP fans, Japan lovers all over the world who we all love! But as a Japanese person, myself I know that ARASHI is the most popular artist right now (and it looks like they will for a long long time). I don't have anything against Vocaloid but in Japan, there are Vocaloid fans (usually the kids that love anime/Akihabara) but Vocaloid isn't actually that well known to kids. Some kids just haven't heard of Vocaloid because ARASHI and other artists appeal so much more! Whoever they choose, I know all the Arashi fans out there (and that is a LOT OF PEOPLE in japan) will back them up! Come on, boys!

Amazing! Simply the best! Need them there to brighten up the ceremony, and they will do just that. It would be cool to have them talking too, because they r pretty funny, though I guess it would be hard as they will have 2 talk in Japanese, so non-japanese won't be able to understand.

ARASHI is the first group which I like.Thire music always give me power and ARASHI's stage is very wonderful

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2 Hatsune Miku Hatsune Miku Hatsune Miku, sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media.

Far beyond a mere music artist, Miku is an icon of global cooperation, understanding, and collaboration. The Olympics should be honoured to have her grace their stage.

Miku brings everyone together, for love of music, art, and life itself. I always have been amazed at the revolutionary unity which she created, bringing us all together, and then leading us into the future.

That is why I'm a Vocaloid fan. And Miku started it all.

Without a doubt, Miku is the next generation of rock, pop, any kind of musical styled star with no boundaries. And her popularity is growing every hour throughout the world. Miku is pure love, pure artistic masterpiece of an exsistance that ever graced this planet. Miku brings nothing but peace and love for her fans that she embraces all over the world.

Vocaloids are fake. Why not do a real Japanese vocalist? - Yungstirjoey

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3 One Ok Rock

What do I feel when I hear "ONE OK ROCK"? I'm so excited! Why? Becouse it's the best band I've ever heard. I can't explain this... I love them because of them. My only reason why I like them so much is that I love their characters. Toru, Ryota, Tomoya and Taka are so, so, so natural on a stage. They have amazing contact with their fans, all of the world. I was at ONE OK ROCK's concert in London. It was the best experience in my life. they made awesome performance and awesome show! I think that they can do this again at everyone of their concerts, on the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 too. So I think they're the best band to give performance at this time! Do you agree with me, Clockers? MAKE SOME NOISE!

They are the best band ever!

They are an absolutely great rock band and recently, they are starting to get the recognition they deserve not only in Japan and Asia, but also in Europe and America. Their lyrics are so positive and their melodies are not banal. The members are modest and really respect their fans and you can see how grateful they are for being able to live their dream... And, above all, the energy they give at live performances! There is no other band like that in the whole world!

I love to see One ok Rock to Perform at the Olympics

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4 L'Arc-en-Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

They're the best to show to the world what Japanese bands can do. Also L'Arc~en~Ciel is the band that has more fans overseas, and for me (and many fans) is the emblematic band of Japan. They are one of the few bands who have had the privilege of playing in National Stadium (3 times). For this and many reasons they are the ones who should play in the Olympics. No one will do it better than they!

The best rock band Japan has ever produced. Sold out shows, world tours, pulled off an intense night at Madison square garden, beautiful beautiful lyrics and experience to top that off.

There isn't a better band to represent Japan's versatility and extent of music. From contemporary pop to electro, heart rending ballads, strong beats, to well-worn rock. L'Arc~en~Ciel has done it all and are still doing it all!

Plus plus plus, we all get to hear hyde voice open the show. So why not?

Olympics or not, Laruku are my undisputed kings.

They've been around for over 20 years now. They've played some of the biggest venues in the world, including London's O2, Japan's National Stadium, and headlined Madison Square Garden in NYC. They've got a variety of songs and they cover all sorts of genres and types. Their music is beautiful and amazing and have already written songs for the Olympics, specifically the 2010 Olympics for which they created the song "BLESS". Overall, they're the best band to play at the 2020 Opening Ceremonies.

I love LARUKU!

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5 The Gazette The Gazette The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.

In mi opinion, it is the best way for opening c: Russian girls love the GazettE

The GazettE have always been able to understand me and they have touched my heart as I know they have touched many others around the world. They are loved and adored by their fans as they feel the same way for us and I'd love for them to have the chance to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to their music and for the world to be able to hear them play their beautiful music at the Olympics! We are all Sixth Guns and we love the GazettE! GazeRock Is Not Dead!

Even if it isn't that big, Visual Kei is still a part of Japan's culture. And I think GazettE is a great example of this worldwide, so it's only natural they would perform~! Also I really would love to see them like, come on..

I love them - Marvel_1William

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6 KAT-TUN

KAT-TUN is not perfect in dance, because they are KAT-TUN
KAT-TUN's member-ai is not your so all-perfect-I-Love-You to one another, because they don't want to cheapen their relationship
KAT-TUN's voices are not the best yet they're indeed improving, Yuuki No Hana and Sweet Chain are indeed the facts

KAT-TUN is only one, and I'm proud to be one of their not perfect fans.
Well, because nobody's perfect, you know?

Kattun deserves to be there!

They are powerful, they are young. they show you the hope, they can tell you what is persistence.
Moreover,kame and ueda are good at baseball and boxing, how qualified!

Fighting KAT-TUN! ! - Kassyheather

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7 Rin and Len Kagamine

I cried a lot when I listened to Rin and Len's songs, such as the Story of Evil, the Synchronicity series, Soleil,...Their songs can almost reach the bottom of my heart, they showed me the love they gave for each other in each of their songs, the huge connection between siblings. I hope Rin and Len can perform at the Olympic 2020, my favorite twins.

There is no reason why anyone should dislike the adorable twins.. 2 always make a better choreography - a better performance.

Honestly vocaloid isn't always just about Miku, I just think that Len and Rin should get some attention as well as the other vocaloids.

I love Rin and Len forever!

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8 Gackt Gackt

National anthem in the performance of Gackt is the best in the world

GAckt is well respected among all of these artists, has inspired their career even the Gazette with his start with Malice Mizer. It was Malice Mizer who et the tone and still does, and is well respected by the Gazette, and many many other visual K bands. Has been a mentor figure for Miyavi and KAT-TUN. He has worked his whole life and despite health problems and set backs due to his enormous fame he manages to have a positive outlook for the sake of being a role model to anyone who would open their hearts and minds. His hope and urgency to help Japan are only appropriate to allow him to open such a ceremony which will no doubt allow the world to see Japan in a new beginning. He is the most suited representing the new and old generation of all artists in Japan and the true fire in Japanese hearts.

Gackt is the greatest man in my opinion! What is worthy of attention and respect. His Outlook on life and creativity are understandable to people of any nationality. He is the best candidate for this place!

love

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9 AAA

They're really amazing..
Their voices are soft, clear, beatiful and easy to listen..
Also, they song can make your tension up.. :DD

AAA song is many good songs. You listen AAA song one more please. Many good song!

AAA is great singer and dancer!

They're the best singers,and the world should be known to them.

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10 Miyavi Miyavi

Miyavi is becoming more and more of an INTERNATIONAL icon. He doesn't just tour Asia like most Johnny's, isn't some program like Vocaloids. He is a REAL human being and is incredibly considerate (the man once gave me tea while waiting in line on the freezing streets of San Francisco at 3am! ). He and his management go out of their way to do WORLD TOURS (and yes, by WORLD TOUR, I mean they make sure to stop by the USA for concerts, not just the airports like the GazettE. That goes a LONG way in my book).
He's been filming a movie in Hollywood, people from MANY other countries will at least recognize him from that if not his music. Let's put someone on the Olympic map that will have a better chance at being recognized! More likely to please audiences of all countries than anyone! And yes, with all due respect, maybe even more so than Gackt.
I'm a fan of all of these artists that I've mentioned (minus vocaloid), but Miyavi is by far the most deserving! He has NEVER failed to do his ...more

Why isn't our SAMURAI GUITARIST higher on the list?!
He's the first Japanese musician who can pride himself with so many succesful consecutive world tours and he is one of the pioneers who brought the Japanese music industry closer to the rest of the world.
Furthermore, his music unites people from all over the world, as he teaches us to go beyond race, gender, generation, nation, language, history, religion, and to BE ONE. I think that goes perfectly with the atmosphere at the Olympics. Not to mention his ability to completely blow people away with his insane guitar playing and his versatility of style.

Miyavi is constantly sending us a message that no mather what nationality, skin color, age, religion you are music unite us all and that's also what Olympics are partially about so he's the one that should perform there and obviously ROCK THE WHOLE WORLD OUT!

I have been a fan of this man since the start, like 12 years ago during his solo. His shamisen inspired style would be a sight to behold during Olympics 2020!

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The Contenders

11 AKB48

Is the most popular idol group with many records in Japan, only they sold more than one million of copies of their CDS in one day :3

They are very cute! And their songs make us happy!

They are very famous, very active and suitable for representing Japan.

They are good! AKB~48!

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12 NEWS

They've been supporting Japan in many "sporty" events

They deserve to do it

They have so many fans all over the world. They'll be the best represantive.

Because they have beautiful voices! Talented, emotional and handsome guys.

A great group to see.

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13 Hey! Say! Jump

They are so popular at the moment! Come on!

They are very popular. They have fans not only in Japan but also in many other countries! Not only Asia but also in Europe and Russia! I am Japanese, but now live Russia! In Russia, Hey! Say! JUMP is one of the most popular Asian groups angling one year! They're certainly talented! Yamada Ryosuke-kun with his solo single broke many records! They deserve it! You guys are great! We believe you! Good luck! (^ ___ ~)

They are a really hyper and lively group that can suit the occasion perfectly!

When they debut,they stood on the Tokyo Dome and they have a lot of fans in very short time.
They are my favorite Japanese group.
They are the best

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14 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

They are one of the most popular Japanese band around the world. Their leader-yoshiki even have performed for the king of Japan. Their rock obviously can make everyone exciting ~

Have to be X-Japan, they are the parents of Visual Kei they made, they invented the Jrock that we know today. They lost Hide, one of the most talented musicians in Japan and can be amazing a tribute on the olympics, they have Yoshiki maybe the most talented one working on big productions around the world, all people respect, they have Hyms like "Forever Love" that ALL WORLD will understand because they mixed English, they are "The rolling stones/Beatles" of Japan, they have more than 30 years of history, and long ETC...
Please no idols, they are not the Identity of Japan (thanks God)

You know Slash is better than Hide, no doubt. Hell, Eddie Van Halen is better than this hack - LedZepp81

X Japan is history, is emotion, is my life!

X-japan is one of the most popular Asian band around the world!

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15 Yuya Matsushita

I love this artist! And the Olympics too! Fans will be happy! :3

He is simply the best!

Hands down, Yuya's one of the best versatile artists that Japan has to offer that will greatly appeal to the international audience. In fact, he's got quite a number of international supporters out there right now. It would be great for him to represent Japan.

He is my favorite singei.If he is chosen.Iwould like to go to Tokyo to SEE him In 2020

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16 Tomohisa Yamashita

He has a lot of fans all over the world. He is a nice idol, and he always conveys positive energy to us!

I think Tokyo Sinfonetta would be an amazing song to open the Tokyo Olympics with

He speaks real good English. In such an international great event, an idol who is able to speak bilingual languages is really important, showing that Japanese singer is not only capable in singing and dancing ( which should be the basic requirement), but also able to spread Japanese culture, to exchange cultural views!

What is more, he is popular as he has been acting in different dramas. Dramas are always essential in letting people in other countries to start to be interested in Japan culture.

Yamapi is an all rounded idol, who has the name to perform in such an international event for sure!

Tokyo Sinfonetta is really suitable for this occasion.He has a lot of fans and he has really great influence.And the most important thing is his English pronunciation is better than most Japanese.

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17 Megurine Luka Megurine Luka Megurine Luka is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Crypton Future Media, headquartered in Sapporo, Japan.

LUKA-SAMA! You MUST sing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Luka-sama, you have the greatest voice out of all vocaloids! Luka-sama is a goddess!

She can sing in english with better pronunciation and clearance. She has a soothing mature voice which makes her sound like a rel human being which people will like who're watching world-wide.

However, I prefer Rin and Len but maybe Luka should have a chance

I like luka a lot,shes awesome.at pop music like luka luka night fever, it just makes me wanna dance

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18 μ's

μ's (pronounced as "Muse") is a school idol group in Love Live!. They are the school idol group of Otonokizaka High School. The group consists of nine members and was initially formed with the purpose of preventing their school from closing.

μ's and the Love Live! project in general have made such a large impact across the world. Their music is more about following your dreams, which could inspire future generations.

A group which contains miracle of orange has made people all over the world addicted to them! They are idols from Japan, but they belong to the world, because their miracle in Tokyo Dome will not be forgotten permanent! Though they are not pretty like the models, they gave us fun, they told us never give up, whatever the dream comes true! I love them.

μ'sic forever - Honoka

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19 Sexy Zone

I love Sexy Zone!
They are very good!

I love sexy zone forever.

They will be famous singer all of the world.

They have yong power.

They are good~I always love sexy zone~

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20 Jin Akanishi

Jin Akanishi is a talented composer and musician who has a fresh and bold world view. One of his hit singles, Hey What's Up, is based on the concept of showcasing the vibrant city of Tokyo to the world.

He can share to the world a fresh image of Japan

Jin's song "Hey What's Up? " is a good song to show Tokyo to the world.

He is a creative singer and has his own unique features. Hey,what' up is a good song shows us a fantastic Tokyo.

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