The assurance that “he’s big in Japan” warrants an expected degree of skepticism, but in some cases, you just have to take our word for it. J-Pop sensation, Jin Akanishi is due to perform here this Wednesday as part of his five-city American “Yellow Gold Tour 2010” and, trust us – this is one of those cases.
Currently pursuing a temporary solo career away from his band, KAT-TUN, Akanishi says, “I’m ready to introduce my fans to a whole new world of Jin Akanishi,” so watch out America! His San Francisco debut will be made on November 10th at the Warfield. Akanishi has proved his success through his band, KAT-TUN’s 11 singles, four albums, and two DVDs having topped the Oricon charts, the Japanese equivalent of Billboard. He's also Platinum-certified by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, and has won a slew of awards in Anan Magazine, including “Most Wanted to Hug”, “Most Wanted to be Hugged By," and “Most Favorite.” For the hugging accolades alone, we suggest you see what he's all about.