Joe Inoue (井上 ジョー, Inoue Jō?) (born August 30, 1985) is a Japanese American rock musician signed to Sony Music Entertainment Japan's Ki/oon Records label. He was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California, to two Japanese immigrants. It was not until middle school that he became interested in music and that eventually led him to start his musical career in 2007. Inoue performs every instrument on his recordings in addition to writing and composing the pieces on his own. Although he was brought up in the United States and English is his first language, nearly all of his lyrics are in Japanese. He claims to have learned to speak Japanese fluently by reading manga and watching anime.
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