Yamamoto Junko (山本潤子) is a Japanese singer-songwriter.
- Real Name: Shinko Junko (新居潤子)
- Birthdate: December 30, 1949
- Birthplace: Tenkawa, Nara Prefecture
- Blood Type: A
- Favorite Things: Movies, Reading, Hiking, Viewing Wild Birds, Drinking Black Tea
Yamamoto Junko got her start in the music business world in 1969 when she joined the folk song Akai Tori. With the help of Yamamoto, the group won the grand prix for the 3rd Annual Yamaha Light Music Contest with second place going to another upcoming group OFF COURSE. Akai Tori made a major debut a year after on the record label Columbia Records.
In 1973, Yamamoto married bandmate Yamamoto Toshihiko. A year after, Akai Tori disbanded and Yamamoto would later joined the group Hi-Fi Set with her husband and another bandmate. They made their major debut a year later with their first single. The group's popularity skyrocketed in 1977 with the released of the single "Feeling FEELINGS" and help Yamamoto attend her first Kouhaku Uta Gassen.
In 1993, Yamamoto participated in the charity group USED TO BE A CHILD. A year later, in 1994, Hi-Fi Set disbanded and she released her first solo album, entitled JUNKO YAMAMOTO. She also participated as a chorus member for the Oda Kazumasa concert tour "FUN MORE TIME".
In 2000, she formed two short-term music units, Songs for Memories, which disbanded in 2009, and nanan. A year after, she formed another short-time unit, V3, with Moriyama Ryoko and Shiratori Emiko. Two years later, she formed the chorus group April.
- [1994.10.01] JUNKO YAMAMOTO
- [1995.09.01] Slow Down
- [1997.04.16] OASIS
- [1997.12.10] Fairy Tale
- [2005.12.07] small circle
- [2006.05.10] J's
- [2007.06.06] SONGS
- [2009.10.07] Ongaku ni Koishiteru (音楽に恋してる)
- [1998.12.09] Tsubasa wo Kudasai JUNKO BEST (翼をください JUNKO BEST)
- [2005.08.24] Yamamoto Junko NEW BEST 1500 (山本潤子 NEW BEST 1500)
- [2009.07.15] GOLDEN☆BEST Yamamoto Junko (GOLDEN☆BEST 山本潤子)
- [2012.08.01] Yamamoto Junko Golden☆Best (山本潤子 ゴールデン☆ベスト)
- [1994.10.01] Kagi ga Awanai (鍵があわない)
- [1997.11.12] Tsubasa wo Kudasai (翼をください)
- [1998.07.08] Midori no Kisetsu (緑の季節)
- [1999.08.04] Moshikashite Futari wa (もしかして二人は; with Ise Shozo)
- [2002.02.20] Warabigami (童神)