It Changed My Life

It Changed My Life: Ramen Teh star Takumi Saitoh is not your typical Japan A-lister

Takumi Saitoh is Singapore Tourism Board's first Japanese ambassador in a campaign shot by famous photographer Leslie Kee, whom he met nearly 20 years ago as a model.
Takumi Saitoh is Singapore Tourism Board's first Japanese ambassador in a campaign shot by famous photographer Leslie Kee, whom he met nearly 20 years ago as a model.PHOTO: LESLIE KEE/SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD

Growing up, Ramen Teh star Saitoh was not a typical pupil; today, he is not a typical A-lister

Good things do not always come to those who wait; they are more likely to go to those who persevere.

Takumi Saitoh will happily attest to that.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline ''Because it was a very hot day, I painted the sky red''. Print Edition | Subscribe