Anzen Chitai (安全地帯) was one of Japan's most successful pop bands in the 1980s.
Formed in 1973 as the high-school garage band Invader in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, its original members included vocalist Koji Tamaki(玉置浩二), guitarist Yutaka Takezawa (武沢豊), and guitarist / keyboardist Toshiya Takezawa (武沢俊也, Yutaka's brother). Later in 1973, drummer Kazuyoshi Tamaki (玉置一芳, Koji's brother) and bassist Takahiro Miyashita (宮下隆宏) joined. In 1977, the band changed its name to Anzen Chitai ("Safety Zone"), and Kazuyoshi Tamaki left the group, to… read more
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