Shota Yasuda, mostly called by his nickname Yasu, is a member of the popular Japanese male idol unit Kanjani8 of Johnny & Associates. He is the group's guitarist, and one of its main rappers. He was previously guitarist of Kansai Johnny's Jr unit V.WEST before it was absorbed to form Kanjani8. During the time of V.WEST Yasuda excelled and first earned his nickname "Nandemo dekiru-ko" (The kid that can do anything).
In February 2008, Yasuda held his solo concert entitled "818" which was named after the time of his birth. For the event he designed the unique concert goods including the tanktop and underwear.
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