I love Japanese music, in particular Enka, but I found this song by Sakamoto Fuyumi which in my opinion is a mixture of Enka and J-pop to appeal to the younger Japanese audience, or maybe I am wrong and its just what any Japanese person would consider to be Enka.
Asia no kaizoku. I cannot translate this into kana, could someone translate the meaning of this song/title please?
Live performance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0d0XZ6O05g
Music Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fDNVC5l4e8
Its nice and fast and up beat, I am trying to put together a Japanese play list to run too as I am a big running enthusiast too, could anyone be so kind as to recommend some upbeat songs, or some artists who have written/performed similar songs? My own searches come up with wonderful music but it is mostly sad songs that I find, which I enjoy but would not try to run with them as that would be very bizzare.