Pop star who became a teen idol in Japan with hit singles like "Poppy Flower" and "Splendor in the Grass." She is also a Doctor of Philosophy who has served as the dean of Agnes University.
She spent her early years in Hong Kong, where she learned to sing and play guitar. She graduated from The American School in Japan.
She is a novelist who has published such works as Perfect Couple and Bullet Ring.
She is the younger sister of actress Yi Ling Chen. She married talent manager Tsutomu Kaneko and has children named Arthur, Apollo and Alex.
Her English-language album Forget Yourself (2006) includes a duet with Jackie Chan.