Japanese icon who sold over 68 million records, she is known for songs like "Kawa no Nagare no Yo ni" and is a Medal of Honor recipient.
She sang for her father at a World War II send-off party in 1943.
She became the first woman ever to receive the People's Honor Award.
She was married to actor
Her swan song, "Kawa no Nagare no Yo ni," has been performed by a variety of artists including Teresa Teng.