Summary: Japanese sentimental folk singer and actress known as "the Joan Baez of Japan" who won had success in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's with her ballad-type songs such as Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku and Onna no Blues, but who retired from singing in 1979 and relocated to the United States where she lived for several years.
Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration
Born: July 5, 1951
Died: August 22, 2013
Location: Tokyo, Japan