Jero, aka Jerome Charles White, Jr, is Japan's first black enka singer and a rising star in the Japanese music world.
The 26-year-old Pittsburgh native was introduced to enka by his Japanese grandmother and moved to Japan in 2003. Jero mixes hip-hop fashion and dance moves with traditional enka vocals.
Jero's first album "Covers" was released last month and is a compilation of seven 1970s enka classics.
Jero appears in TV commercials for Kirin "Fire" coffee.
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