Shingetsu was a Japanese progressive rock band from the late 70's. They put out several albums before disbanding - the most well known being their eponymous album. The various members have been in other projects since then. In 1998, singer Makoto Kitayama released an album titled "Hikaru Sazanami" recorded with a few members of the original Shingetsu lineup.
25 Episodes Series been aired in Japanese TV to teach JAPANESE BASICS to foreigners. Maybe someone outthere can still remember the very good series "Yan and the Japanese People - Lets learn Japanese" from 1986, with is still very popular amount Students of japanese language. The 2007 Series is called Erin ga Chosen! NIHONGO DEKIMASU and also comes from Japan Foundation. Nihongo dekimasu is highly recommended to everyone how wants to learn japanese - even its just for next travel as tourist to Japan. The Series is funny to watch (presented by Anime Characters) but its not just aiming to kids and teenagers.