Mori Masako About Her Musician Eldest Son’s Marriage “Seems It’s Getting Closer”

This year, 43 years has passed since the debut of singer Mori Masako (56). Masako chose to stop singing when she got married to her senior singer in 1986 in which she gave birth to three sons. When she was officially separated with husband in 2005, she decided to return to entertainment industry.

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[FEATURES] Special Talk of Taka (ONE OK ROCK) x Ken (Crossfaith)

One that raises a revolution both in Japan and foreign music scene, Crossfaith and one which fanbase is growing by leaps and bounds inside and outside the country, ONE OK ROCK. As their much-anticipated two-man concert at Ebisu Liquidroom ended in a big success, we got the chance to interview them! Here is the exclusive interview between Kenta Koie of Crossfaith and Taka of ONE OK ROCK.

I want to bring more excitement to music scene around Japan and embrace a lot of countries

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Releasing day for ONE OK ROCK new album “35xxxv” on February 11 is coming near. On the next issue of Rockin’on Japan that’s going to be on sale this Friday, Taka on front cover special will reveal everything about this work. This issue will also include full, solo interview of himself.

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Recent Story of Mori Shinichi and Taka

Hello! Long time no see 😀
Sorry for the irregular update. I’ve been so busy these days that I almost have no time to read articles nor translate. Some stuff I wanna share keeps piling up in the draft, so sorry 😦
But this time I wanna share about short stories that depict the recent relationship of Mori Shinichi and his son, Taka. Idk if anyone has shared about this, but  I hope you could enjoy it. Thanks a lot to 23chan for the heads up!

Mori Shinichi, Underwent Surgery to Remove Lung Tumor

from Daily Sports Gossip published on May 11

Enka singer Mori Shin’ichi (66) who made an appearance on BS Asahi program “The Interview~ Portrait of The Top Runner” broadcasted at 10th (of May), admitted that he underwent surgery to remove lung cancer 2,3 years ago. There was a suspicion that he got a cancer but the person concerned explained through newspaper coverage, “It was found to be benign from the result of the removal”

Mori said during the program, “There was tumor in the lung and the doctor told me, ‘It’s malignant’ “. He recalled further, “We have to take it off immediately (and the surgery was decided). Eventho it went well but I was shocked to know the removed tumor was around (a pack of) cigarette big. Obviously a cancer as it’s said”

Before the surgery, Mori texted his three sons about his medical condition. The eldest son who is the vocalist of a rock band ONE OK ROCK, Taka (26) begged the doctor in the patient room, “Save my father”

From TV about Nobody’s Home live

Reporter Shimada’s view
Talking about fixing a broken relationship with the eldest son
(Yellow part) The snow breaks when I got invited to the concert
Mori : When “Nobody’s Home” in the encore was over, I stared at him as he looked in my direction and bowed down. There were things happened as he got a rebellious stage, but it’s all gone. I was glad to know that he’s growing up.

Moriuchi Takahiro @ Wink-up June 2002: Truth and Falsity

Hello~ it’s been a long time (・∀・)ノ
Yes, it’s been a long time for me not translating ONE OK ROCK stuff. I’ve used my break time to find more infos about this band. :p
And when I was exploring Twitter, I found this


It’s not a ONE OK ROCK stuff, but since it’s challenging to read the article, I decided to read it (then translating it). Thank you sooo much, 23chan for the help by giving me correction. I learn a lot! (^^)♪
Well, here it is~

There’s a lot of things that readers haven’t heard yet about Moriuchi who’s just joined Johnny’s this year…
today let’s make him to show it off.

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(45) Taka, eldest son of Mori Shinichi has recovered from desperate situation?

Illustration by Iwashi Machiaki
Illustration by Iwashi Machiaki

All of the sudden but dear readers, do you know about the band named ONE OK ROCK? Has released double A-side single “Deeper Deeper/ Nothing Helps” at January 9th and was ranked 2nd on Oricon Daily Chart at January 10th; it is said as the band which its activity is the most expected this year.

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Voice From Friends



The first time I met K, it was 10 years ago, at one studio in Yokohama.
That time was before I joined the recording company, and to edit the music and lyric, I put them into PC and brought it in my backpack,
then going alone to the nearby studio.

One day when I went out to the studio’s lobby after finishing the work, I bumped into a bunch of young fellows looking and smiling at me.
And one outstanding person among those guys was K.
That time K was still active at his previous band,
and they seemed having a meeting at the lobby after rehearsal.

K looked happy when he started to talk to me and we shook hands,then giving me a curious look as he noticed me carrying a backpack and started asking stuffs innocently like what’s inside that backpack, what are you doing with the PC; he was so impressive.

As I could remember, he was the type of man who’s a bit careless once he got some interest and would start talking to anyone,
had impulsive and wild side, also quite sensitive.
That was the impressions I had on K that time.

Years passed by, and the next time I met K, he’s already in PTP.
As I thought, my first impression to him didn’t change. When he’s on the stage,
he would very innocently move around like fish in the water, sang out and screamed.
His voice and performance strongly told that he really loves music and singing, was also greed in a good meaning that he would spiritedly pursue everything he likes to the bitter end.

As he would grow up everytime they released album, he grew up to be a really charming and provocative vocalist.
Thereafter, by the chance of drinking together as common friend increased as well as the chance of having event or the like and joint gig, my interaction with K and all PTP members went deeper.
But no matter how situation had changed, no matter how much he had grown up,
my impression of him never changed and he kept having a naive heart,
a completely young boy.

Again, perhaps that was also because of the other members who warmly watched over him while supporting and motivating each other that K kept being such kind of person.

I respect a band with such passion called PTP.
And I’m grateful to K who always cherished me. Thank you for the beautiful encounter.
To be able to take part in this album, I feel very honoured.
I feel so proud, too.

That radiant, shining voice of K
will keep living inside me, inside everyone, forever.

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Mori Shinichi mentioned his eldest son, Taka of ONE OK ROCK and was glad about Taka’s recent activity


Singer Mori Shinichi (65) made a live appearance on broadcast of NHK talk show ”Studio Park Kara Konnichiwa” (aired on Mon-Fri at 1:05) at November 12th, and there he mentioned about his eldest son who’s a vocalist of a rock band, ONE OK ROCK named Taka (25) when answering a question from TV viewer.

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