Kan Kimura (木村 和, Kimura Kan, born September 24, 1962), known by his stage name Kan (commonly stylized as KAN), is a Japanese singer-songwriter.In 1986, Kan wrote the background music for the film directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, and started his recording career the following year. He is best known for the chart-topping hit "Ai wa Katsu", released as a single in 1990. It sold over 2 million copies and won the 33rd Japan Record Award, bringing the artist into prominence. Subsequently, he spawned five top-ten singles and four top-ten albums on the Japanese record chart during the first half of 1990s.Kan has released 33 singles and 15 studio albums. According to the Oricon, he has sold over 4.6 million copies of albums and singles in his home country.