Japanese pop icon Seiko Matsuda's recipe for success

Singer-songwriter-actress Seiko Matsuda looks forward to doing new things because it makes her feel alive

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It was a sweltering July afternoon in Singapore, with the mercury surging past 32 deg C.

Sweat glistened on the brows and faces of home-grown film-maker Eric Khoo and his technical crew at a Chinatown tea merchant's shop as they prepared to shoot a scene for his latest film Ramen Teh, a Singapore-Japanese-French co-production about food, family and forgiveness. It opens in cinemas next Thursday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline Japanese pop icon Seiko Matsuda's recipe for success. Subscribe