Keiko Fuji (藤 圭子), born on July 5, 1951 in Iwate Prefecture is a Japanese enka singer and actress. Raised in a artistic family (her father was a rōkyoku singer and her mother a blind shamisen player) in Hokkaido, she had the chance as a child to often accompanied her parents on tour. In September 1969, Fuji debuted with the song “Shinjuku no Onna”, which was a huge hit (topped the Oricon album chart for 20 consecutive weeks). Her next two singles, “Onna no Blues” and “Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku”, also were major hits, making her extremely famous. She married the Enka singer Hideo Murata (|村田英雄) and retired from singing in 1979. She then move to New York where she met Utada Tezurane, and in 1983 gave birth to an only child, Utada Hikaru. Though Tezurane and Keiko had divorced each other at one point, currently they are remarried.