There are at least two artists with this name: 1) Mizuho (箭原みずほ, Mizuho Yahara) is a Japanese jazz vocalist. She was inspired by James Brown at a young age to love music. She studied with Ken Yahara (箭原顕) at the House of Jazz in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan and moved to Boston in 2000 to study jazz vocals at the Berklee College of Music. She wrote her first album while in Boston, then moved back to Japan and began a solo singing career in 2006. She currently resides in Sapporo. Her latest album, Stars and a Moon, was released in 2010 and is a collaboration with Tiger Okoshi (タイガー大越).