Hikaru Genji (光GENJI) was a Japanese musical group run by Johnny & Associates from 1987 to 1995. They were named after the character Hikaru Genji of The Tale of Genji. The popular group SMAP started out as backing singers for them.
In 1994 Mikio Osawa and Hiroyuki Sato left the group, the remaining members formed Hikaru Genji SUPER 5 which was disbanded a year later. Of these five, Kazumi Morohoshi, and Jun'ichi Yamamoto have since left the company. Only Atsuhiro Sato and Kohji Uchiumi currently remain with Johnny & Associates, as Akira Akasaka was arrested for possession of methamphetamines on October 28, 2007 and fired the following Monday.
* Kohji Uchiumi(内海光司) born 11 January 1968
* Mikio Osawa (大沢樹生) born 20 April 1969
* Kazumi Morohoshi (諸星和己) born 12 August 1970
* Hiroyuki Sato (佐藤寛之) born 2 November 1970
* Junichi Yamamoto (山本淳一) born 28 February 1972
* Akira Akasaka (赤板晃) born 8 May 1973
* Atsuhiro Sato (佐藤敦啓) born 30 August 1973
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