The Peanuts (???????, Za P?nattsu) are a Japanese twin sister singing group Emi It? (????, It? Emi) and Yumi It? (????, It? Yumi). The twins were born in Tokonameshi, Aichi (Japan) on April 1, 1941; soon after their birth, the family moved to Nagoya. In the first years they sung Japanese covers of standards, foreign hits, and Japanese folk songs, then they began singing originals, written by their producer, Hiroshi Miyagawa, and such songwriters as K?ichi Sugiyama and Rei Nakanishi.