For 10 years of experience of holding Int'l Red-White Singing Festival(IRWS), we have made a ranking of popular Japanese songs among Non-japanese by considering all applicants and selected performers and the auditions choice of locals in Cebu and Bali where IRWS was held.
2nd most popular Japaese songs for Non-Japanese by IRWS
2nd Zankoku na Tenshi no Te-ze“The Cruel Angel's Thesis”
Probably most Non-Japanese who live in Japan know this song since the majority of them are anime lovers.
ENGLISH “The Cruel Angel's Thesis”
"People are connected by a thread of fate"
Miyuki Nakajima's masterpiece, which has been covered by 120 singers, is often sung at weddings and other occasions. This song, which became the theme of the blockbuster movie, is very popular among foreigners living in Japan.
日本語 "Ito" (Tapestry)
ENGLISH "Ito" (Tapestry) by Rebecca Butler Watanabe
2位 恋するフォーチュンクッキー / AKB48 Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
AKB48's hit song became a boom all over Japan such as universities, companies, and administrative organizations due to the great success of video promotion.
Sister groups are singing not only in Japan but also in Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila, Shanghai, and Taipei. Former members of MNL48 (Manila) also participated in IRWS.
＊＊Popular song for FINALE
1st WE ARE THE WORLD
"Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana" (The Only Flower in the World)
3rd Let it go （MULTILINGUAL）
Most popular Japanese song in the Philippines
Voltes V is the record-making amine series and the theme song was sung by the many Philippines even though it was in Japanese.
心の友 (Kokoro no Tomo) Friends in Your Heart
This song was a charity song composed by Itsuwa Mayumi, who encouraged Indonesian friends who suffered from Tsunami in 2004 which victimized over 160,000 lives.
This beautiful song has been sung by many Indonesian children since then.
Aio Sano is a Japanese songwriter whose Mother has devoted her life to supporting Nepalis in need.
She wrote a soulful song called "Shanti" to heal the earthquake victims in Nepal and send hundreds of Solar lanthanum.
Resham Firiri - Japanese Singer Aoi Sano