Japanese singer Yasuda Kei (Kei Yasuda) Source: http://morningtime.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/morning-musume-favourite-members.
Former Morning Musume singer Kei Yasuda or Yasuda Kei as she is known in Japan, has had a very rough last few months trying to deal with the fact that her father is missing. But Yasuda, 32, also has a great reason to feel the joy and excitement in her life as well. In May 2013, she got married to Yoichi Ozaki who is a 35-year-old Italian food cooking researcher. He also owns two restaurants in Tokyo. I am so happy for Kei-chan! I wish her all the best in her life and career. Yasuda who will be 33 in December was part of Morning Musume’s second generation of members along with Mari Yaguchi and Sayaka Ichii. She is now part of the unit called Dream Morning Musume. This group as 10 famous former members of Morning Musume. Yuko Nakazawa is the oldest member of the group and she began her career with Morning Musume back in 1997. The other members of Dream Morning Musume are:
- Kaori Iida
- Koharu Kusumi
- Natsumi Abe
- Makoto Ogawa
- Rika Ishikawa
- Hitomi Yoshizawa (Yoshizawa is a member of the duo Hangry & Angry with Ishikawa).
- Miki Fujimoto (As of 2009, Miki has the legal name of Miki Shoji).
- Mari Yaguchi
Yasuda Kei in 2002 with black dress for her photo book called Kei.
Yasuda did not even finish high school, dropping out to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She actually even worked at a McDonald’s restaurant in her hometown until 1998! In addition to being an established singer, Kei Yasuda is also skilled at playing the piano and saxophone. This Chiba Japan native has the life philosophy of love. Love is one of her favorite words and that is the best way to feel. I’m proud of you Kei! You are awesome! At one point, Yasuda was one of my favorite Morning Musume members of the 2nd generation. She still is but I prefer Sayaka Ichii as of 2015.