1. ZONE from Japan was a J-pop band started in Sapporo, Japan in 1999, who went on to become a hit in 2000 with their single Good Days. Their most famous song is Secret Base ~Kimi ga kureta mono~. ZONE is categorized in a new genre called the "bandol" (band + idol) and was started by Studio Runtime. ZONE started off as Takayo plus seven other dancers, then was eventually reduced to four members. After becoming popular, the four girls learned to play their own instruments to complement their singing and dancing.