Eiko Segawa

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Eiko Segawa
Birth name Eiko Segawa
Born (1948-07-06) July 6, 1948 (age 69)
Origin Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Enka
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1967present
Website www.e-segawa.co.jp

Eiko Segawa(瀬川瑛子, born 6 July 1948 in Shibuya, Tokyo) is a Japanese female enka singer and actress. Eiko is as tall as 168 cm height, comparatively taller than most female singers in Japan. She has her father with careers of singer, Shin Segawa(瀬川 伸,Segawa Shin). Her 1986 single "Inochi Kurenai" reached No.2 on the Japanese Oricon charts and sold 692,000 copies. [1]

Tokyo Metropolis in Kantō

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  1. "Inochi Kurenai" (in Japanese). Nippon Cultural Broadcasting. 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2009-05-04.